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This works at my device: Settings -> Security -> Deactivate Administrators. Deactivate anything listed. Settings -> Security -> Clear credentials.
You can simply erase you security credentials in security and this will automatically allow you to remove the lock screen on 5.0
I'm using LBE Security Manager for a while now (as the "lite version", LBE Privacy Guard, is no longer continued and soesn't work with Android 4.1 and above). I first felt it a bit, umm, over-loaded – but it runs decently (no battery drain or performance issues), and after disabling half of its features I don't need, I'm pretty satisfied with it. While my ...
Since I just upgrade to 5.0/Lollipop, I can't confirm for sure if this setting is present in KitKat/4.4, but in 5.0, you can hide the last digit in the PIN unlock screen by turning off the Security setting labeled Make passwords visible, as seen here: This is found under the general Settings app under the Security section. Note, however, that this also ...
The PUC (PUK) is a SIM-specific code assigned by the service provider. - Personal Unblocking Code (Wikipedia) That means you cannot change it with help of your android device. If you want to crack it you must watch this video Video is about 'Rooting The Sim' by Karsten Nohl at BlackHat 2013. In this video Nohl showed vulnerability that almost ...
Yes and no. If you carelessly install apps to your phone without reviewing permissions, then yes your system is more vulnerable to malware and such. But if you "read the fine print" and are conscientious about what you install, then no your system should be just as safe as not rooted. You can also control permissions with the native AppOps or you can use ...
I'd certainly like to see something like this, the best I could find so far was XPrivacy (root required) which you can setup to restrict Internet connections. However unless you apply a global template (license purchase required for batch apply) this is per app. Though maybe you can manipulate the system Internet process, I haven't investigated upon that so ...
You don't need root to stop this dead in its tracks. adblockplus.org Is not on the play store. Its 100% free and works flawlessly. Has several options. Ability to block all ads or just ones like these annoying redirects xploits we talk about here. And it's a browser security issue not an android os issue.
Complementing rubo77's answer: the permission may vary according to the application. WhatsApp, for instance, uses setOutputFile, inside group Media (audio, photo, video) to record short voice messages.
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