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How I can prevent apps from knowing which apps I've installed?

Is there something in premissions in settings or hack or trick with root access apps?

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I'm not making my own answer as correct answer (although it is in some ways) to see if we have other options.


I found this XPrivacy that based on Xposed and it let take control of most API's to send fake data or deny apps requests.

There are 3 things here that might be valuable:

  • Xposed need root access. (and rooting device will wipe all data)
  • Installation (From rooting device to using XPrivacy app) is not easy and user should be advance.
  • Xposed not available for Android Oreo yet. Xposed Github Issue

Here is installed version on OnePlus 3t on android 7.1.1 (Oxygen OS 4.3) and result is success:

Using xprivacy to return empty list of apps for get apps list API

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