Let me preface by saying that I have thoroughly read the Usage Guide, the FAQ and the Features for the Sandboxed Google Play services. I am looking for some examples of actual GOS users who use the Sandboxed Google Play Store to install paid apps, and/or to manage updates and install their apps.
I think a step by step guide with explanations that are less opaque would be useful for users like me who might not know the exact meaning of "the compatibility layer teaches it how to work within the full app sandbox".
Something to the effect of,
If you want to install a paid app
- Go to apps > Google Play Services > Install
- Grant it these permissions, or deny it these permissions. That will only give Google servers the name of the type of your device, (or whatever info it will give whom)
- Create a new google account using a VPN to sheild your IP.
Basically, I would like to know explicitly how people are using the Google Services and Play Store, what permissions they granted each part, if they log in with a burner google account, if they use a sudo phone number, privacy.com credit card or what methods they use, what data goes where when their technique is employed. What profile are you using it in and for what apps?
I know a lot of you don't use any of the Google Services, and that is awesome. But for those of you who do use it, and especially those who pseudonomously use the Play Store to buy apps, I'd be interested in your approach, and your permissions settings. I can do without it, but if it can be done without much compromise of my anonymity and user data I would like to know how to do it properly.
I mostly want to buy Symphonium Music and Cast Player, and there are no workarounds. There is Shuttle 2, Finamp, an APK of Poweramp, but Symphonium seems pretty amazing if you have your music on a Jellyfin server and some locally on phone.