The access that apps advertise that they need to function. Example: Full internet access, send SMS messages, etc. Please use this tag for app-permissions only. For file permissions, use 'file-permissions' instead.

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Add Permissions to Installed App

I am having problems with 2 apps, QPython3 and SL4A. I want to read my contacts from QPython3 and my user dictionary from SL4A. The 2 apps do not have the relevant permissions. Is there any way to ...
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How to have the OS launch applications at startup time?

I am running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on a Samsung Galaxy SIII. I am trying to figure out how to configure applications such a Skype to start up automatically once the system has gone through the ...
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Why does the Google Maps app need my phone call permission?

Is there any way this is justified? Seems like Google is becoming an evil spy to me, cause this is not the first time their apps need ridiculous permissions.
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New access permissions for google maps 9.1.1

I recently got an notification for the latest google map update 9.1.1. With this update, the app asks for 2 new access rights: Phone and Device ID and call information. After checking the changelog I ...
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error copying files after rooting

I rooted my micromax a27 a few days back. It installed an app Kinguser to give root permission. Earlier it was working fine. I did a factory reset last night. Now, when I try to copy file to root ...
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Preventing apps from detecting other apps

I have an app that does not allow me to enable certain settings because another app is installed. Every time I try to enable these settings it says "You cannot because app x is installed". I know they ...
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view detailed permissions

Recently, Google grouped its permissions making it nearly impossible to tell what an app was asking for. Is there anyway to tell what fine grain level permissions are being requested from an app ...
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WhatsApp - Privacy Settings - Visible only to selected contacts

If i install WhatsApp on my Android Phone, it will access all my contacts. How can i ensure that only some Contacts are added to WhatsApp? OR i am visible only to some contacts? Any way to achieve ...
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What is “srv_listen” permission used for?

I've noticed (by using XPrivacy) that many applications (and some that has nothing to do with location, such as TextSecure) require the following permissions: Location: srv_listen Phone: srv_listen ...
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How can I gather service's permissions of all the installed apps on Android?

all I want to gather all the permissions of all the installed apps + its services' permissions in a way to figure out the apps that misuse its permissions or the services' permissions of others apps? ...
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Permissions for /system/etc

I was trying to enable writing titanium backups to the SDCard by editing the file: /system/etc/permissions/platform.xml However I was not paying attention and now everytime I boot up I get spammed ...
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Permission denied while installing a system app with SSH

I have the APK file for an application I want to install as a system application via SSH on rooted Android tablets. I'm able to install this application via ADB with a script but the installation ...
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What is Launcher3 4.4.4-9 application?

I'm new Android user. I just found that I have "Launcher3 4.4.4-9" on my Moto G 2-gen. It has permissions to make calls. I cannot uninstall it. Is this normal? This is system app/service?
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Recommended way to restore transparency about permissions after Google Play store changed rules

It's been quite a time when Google decided to not any more let the customer decide whether or not to let apps access the internet. (see ...
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Location Consent & undo Remeber This Setting

Like many, I found the Location Consent prompts to be annoying. I was excited when Google finally extended the option to 'remember this setting' in the latest update, but dismayed when I could only ...
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How to list apps, which have a permission to access the camera?

I am experiencing the problem with the mm-qcamera-daemon on a Nexus 5 with 4.4.4, as described in this question. I would like to know if there is a way to see which apps have a permission to access ...
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Once an app asks for root, why does it ask for other permissions?

I see apps that require both root as well as regular permissions. What's the point, as root implies that it can do everything?
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Google play store does not show all persmissions at app install

So recently, I was searching for a news app that needs few permissions as possible. I found an app called Flipboard. Google play said I need to allow the following: Identity Photos/Media/Files ...
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Nexus 7 v2 remount internal sdcard with exec,suid,dev privilages

I have a root nexus 7 v2 I'm trying to put an Ubuntu filesystem to ChRoot into. I have the filesystem and do this on many development boards that have external SDCARDs and ensure they are mounted with ...
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Revoke GPS permission for a system app on 4.0.4

I have a Sony Xperia Miro running Android 4.0.4 - Not Rooted, Stock Firmware. It contains Facebook as system app. Now, i don't want them to track me so i usually have GPS disabled. My question is now: ...
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what is uses-permission “android.permission.INTERNET”? [duplicate]

I read something about uses-permission in android application , but I don't know what is "android.permission.INTERNET" , or why we need this.
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Android system folder permission lockout

I have apparently messed up the permissions to the /system/ folder in android (a galaxy s3 sgh-i747, which is rooted). I think I locked myself out of being able to execute anything in that folder, ...
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Is there a way to know the actual permissions of an app now before installing?

I'm not a fan of the current so-called "simplified" permissions in the Play store, and would like a way to check the exact permissions of an app before installing. This need not be a tool that does ...
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Baidu Android Store automatically installed without permission

Android Store (com.baidu.androidstore) is automatically installed on my device without permission. It happens in last 2 weeks. Two months ago, I had installed Baidu Browser (com.baidu.browser.inter) ...
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Understanding SMS APP permissions

On android KitKat i have run into the following permission: SMS Uses one or more of: SMS, MMS. Chrages may apply. How do i get a more fine-grained explination of this permission? Does it mean that ...
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Why does Google Search suddenly need a lot more permissions?

I obviously have Google Search installed on my stock Nexus 4, however, a recent update for this app appears to require no less than 11 new permissions. Google does not appear to give any explanation ...
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Which current, major roms include permission management? [duplicate]

Current, major and trustworthy ROMs only please. I'm not implying that smaller ROMs all contain malware - 99% probably don't, but for something like this I want to be as sure as possible. A simple ...
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Give fake permission details to apps on Xperia X10i

Because of the recent update to Google play stores permissions, I wish that as apps can access very personal information, I want to deny permissions to the apps, but as I have heard that this might ...
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Administrative permissions for remote disabling of phone

I have following question I have Galaxy S3 with Android 4.3. If I choose option for remote disabling phone if the phone lost or stolen , i asked for some give some administrative permissions. Are ...
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what does SERIAL and proc permissions stand for?

Often in my rooted android device, since I have installed xprivacy manager, applications ask me for serial perm in category identification (hardware) (that very often, translation may be approximate), ...
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How to find out which new permissions are required by an update?

When updating an app that requires new permissions, those new permissions used to be labelled with a green NEW tag. No more. Now I can only see the full list of permissions required. I'm still ...
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Can the RECEIVE_SMS permission be used to intercept SMS messages?

I've noticed quite a few apps requesting the RECEIVE_SMS permission. Two things are clear to me here: RECEIVE_SMS enables an app to "snap" incoming SMS READ_SMS just applies to SMS already stored ...
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Help understanding Whatsapp's permissions

Whatsapp has been nagging me for the past few days that I have to upgrade it to continue using it. With the Facebook acquisition and the Play Store no longer marking the permissions that are "NEW" ...
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How can I set the correct SELinux / SEAndroid policy for an App?

I am using the free SSHelper SSH server on my phone to get SSH access. However, the application is not behaving correctly under SELinux when set to Enforcing mode, but seem to be OK when using ...
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Permission Request for account <name>@gmail.com

Starting tonight, I started getting notifications that read "Permission requested for account @gmail.com". When I click and hold to go to App Info, it disappears and nothing comes up. When I click on ...
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Rooted Android 4.4 does not show mounted external-usb disk to all apps?

I am using a custom Android 4.4 ROM (rooted) with ext4 file-system support on my Radxa Rock ARM dev-board, the board shows detects the attached disk driver (shows USB device safe to remove ...
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How to modify app permissions on a rooted device without third party?

Is there any way to modify app permissions on a rooted (running Android 4.3) device "by hand"? Or maybe I should ask how third party apps (like "access denied" or "Gemini") can block app permissions? ...
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Can I prevent auto-update of apps with changed permissions?

I would like to auto-update any app that has no change in permissions. Apps with changed permissions, I would like to review the changes before updating. Is this possible?
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What really needs to be wiped before flashing rom or kernel?

Wiping Questions Does wiping cache wipe dalvik cache? What to do with dalvik cache in recovery when flashing when I changed the default from Dalvik to ART? When I flash kernel what partitions to ...
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What lurks behind these Gmail/GTalk permissions?

I just stumbled upon some permissions which sound clear at first sight (noticed them already quite a while ago, just decided to dig deeper right now). Thinking about possible implications, I'd really ...
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What is the difference between Android user app with root access and a system app

The answer I am looking for is in the aspect of permissions. Can a system app do everything? Can a user app with root access (on rooted device) do everything? If so, are they the same? For example ...
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Manually add UID to a system group

Let's say i create a custom group on Android (We will call it GID 5000) and i want to add users (apps) to this group, how can i manually add the app's UID to GID 5000 ? If possible, without touching ...
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Workaround for Android 4.4 not being able to write to SD cards?

Yesterday I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S4 to Android 4.4 KitKat and had the bad surprise that it cannot write to my SD card anymore... I know this problem is widely documented everywhere, but has any ...
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How can I revoke an app's permission to access USB after granting it permanently?

I have an app that requested USB access, and when prompted I selected "Yes, allow this app to use USB" and checked the "permanently" checkbox. Now I would like to revoke this permission so that the ...
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Alternative for Storage permission

I noticed that almost all apps request the Storage permission, and this is quite OK since they need to store stuff to function properly. But it's a bit bugging me that they have access to all of my ...
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Facebook Messenger without permissions

Facebook Messenger for Android requires a lot of permissions - like reading my SMS and other stuff. I really don't like that. Is there any fb chat application which doesn't require such permissions? ...
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Can an app make phone calls in the background [duplicate]

I saw a number of apps that require "Services that cost you money" permissions, my question is if I install such an app and that app will make a phone call, is that call visible to the user or the app ...
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Where does Android keep app permissions?

I have a rooted Android, and I want to disable (not read/write/execute) permissions to an app (for example, I don't want it accessing the camera or the phone). Where does Android keep those ...
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Android permission and ProtectionLevel [duplicate]

How Do we find what level of Android permission is required for a specific permission. Lets say we have android.permission.SET_ACTIVITY_WATCHER(docs) What permission group does it fall into?(docs) ...
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Why are so many apps using permissions that take my personal data?

I am again and again noticing that a ton of apps ask for ridiculous permissions, and I'm getting frustrated by searching for apps that don't ask me for too much - and frankly, I would download 3 times ...