Google Play services is used to update Google apps and apps from Google Play.
This component provides core functionality like authentication to your Google services, synchronized contacts, access to all the latest user privacy settings, and higher quality, lower-powered location based services.
Google Play services also enhances your app experience. It speeds up offline searches, provides more immersive maps, and improves gaming experiences.
Apps may not work if you uninstall Google Play services.
This release fixes two major bugs introduced with v0.2.20.212158.
Notice regarding updates from v0.2.20.212158
If you already updated to v0.2.20.212158 and you can’t install the update to v0.2.21.212158 the usual way, you may need to connect your device to a compute with
adb installed and invoke the following commands in a shell:
adb push path/to/play-services-core-212158042.apk /data/local/tmp/play-services-core-212158042.apk adb shell pm install-create -r --staged # This returns a session id in brackets adb shell pm install-write *session-id* base /data/local/tmp/play-services-core-212158042.apk adb shell pm install-commit *session-id* adb shell rm /data/local/tmp/play-services-core-212158042.apk adb reboot
If this doesn’t work, you might need to directly update the
.apk on your
/system-partition or wait for the ROM developer to update to v0.2.21.212158.