Hello everyone! This is kinda awkward but I need some help: a week ago the location icon on my in the status bar on my Android phone lit up and there’s no way to make it disappear, unless you straight up disable all the location services on the phone. There’s no report of rogue apps using location data and I’ve been monitoring though PiHole (too lazy to setup Wireshark really) all the traffic going through my phone but there’s nothing weird there.
Digging in the web I’ve seen this reported even on the official Google’s Android forum. Some absolute knob who’s in charge of it decided to tell users to disable location services.
What I know is that the most affected people are people using chinese manufactured phones (Motorola especially, Honor, OnePlus/Oppo) running Android 12 and located in the EU. I might be wrong but this is all I got in the past days.
So I’d like your help for a couple things:
- if you’re affected or know people affected please let me know, I’m really curious to know how deep this rabbit hole goes. Also would be useful data for the second point.
- if @wendell could hook me up with someone at Google that will look into this I’d be extremely happy because looks like no forum or any kind of help to troubleshoot this problem has been given so far. I’d be the guinea pig if they need logs or details.
Thank you for your help!