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There are multiple approaches you could take: a kiosk-mode solution. That would pin the user to a certain app or group of apps defined as "kiosk" parental-control apps, which are often a specific variant of kiosk use an App-Locker The latter most likely is the approach best fitting your current case: You can define which apps should be "locked down" and ...


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I would say the first notification in first image would serve as a good replacement for the first notification in second image. (Click an image to enlarge it) Given that an SMS usually contains information considered private in nature, I would suggest you setup an automation task which would remove the notification created by your default messaging app ...


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Yes, it is normal to have these security certificates. To trust a security certificate you encounter on the Internet, your device needs a way to verify a certificate is good. You can't just accept any certificate that is presented because any adversary able to become a man-in-the-middle (like a public WiFi access point) would be able to spoof any website. ...


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Some mobile phone manufacturers include an OEM app that automatically download and install other apps. (They reduce the cost of the phone or increase their profits with these marketing deals.) So, you will need to find and disable that app which is doing the sly installs. In my case, it was an app called Cube26. Use apps like Startup Manager or Task Killer ...


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There are a few advantages to rooting using the official process. It's officially supported on many phones. This means you can use a process that's documented by the manufacturer, and tools from an official source, or a trustworthy third party (CWM or TWRP), instead of having to run a tool that you got from some dodgy website. Because it's officially ...


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Thanks to AndrewT who posted a link on chat, having this research paper as a refernce in one of the answers. This answer is entirely based on the this paper (May 2015) and highlights common user understandable aspects ( it has a lot of security related material for those interested) What are the pros and cons apart from above? If a device has ...


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It is possible to control the nature of the notifications on a per-app basis. If you go to: Settings > Sounds and notifications > App notifications Then you can select the Messages app and toggle on the Hide content on lock screen option. This isn't as useful as the macro driven approach from Firelord as it hides both the sender and the content. It ...


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As suggested by others in their previous comments, there is currently no application which would do that for you without requiring your phone to be rooted first. LockScreen Tweakbox (which is a module for the Xposed framework) can do this for you. However you need your phone to be rooted, plus, you will also need to install a custom recovery. (Xposed ...


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You'll need root access, a compatible Xposed framework1 installed and EnhancedToast (an Xposed module) installed and activated in Xposed Installer app. Once the Xposed module is activated and device rebooted, launch EnhancedToast → Android System (package name: android) → select the toasts that you want not to show up. Selection of any entry ...



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