It's my understanding that, in order to access the Internet, apps must declare internet permissions in AndroidManifest.xml. If an app doesn't declare this permission, but I was to give said app root access, would it still somehow be able to access the Internet if it wanted to?

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  • In short: apps with root access can do anything that's technically possible. They could even upload all your personal stuff to some server and then perform a factory-reset on your device. Or worse (if there is). Which is why one should take extra care when installing such apps (make sure those are.trustable).
    – Izzy
    Sep 8 '15 at 11:45

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