I am thinking about rooting my phone and removing some bloatware apps (like google+ and so on) that come with it. Are there any other ways to limit Google's information about that specific phone?
Doing the following would help in controlling the data being sent out.
- Root your phone
- Install a firewall (Eg: Comodo Antivirus, Avast Mobile Security)
- Turn on firewall for applications which you don't want to communicate with the server.
- Uninstall bloatware and unnecessary google apps using System app remover [ROOT] [ Make sure that the services you uninstall are absolutely unnecessary for the operation of the phone]
Some options allow you to opt out of sending various data sources to google. I'd suggest however limit linking your accounts or switch data off entirely