Some apps have annoying permissions like installing shortcut on the homescreen (everytime u open it). How do I disable these permissions? (see picture)

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  • Speaking explicitly of "installing shortcut", if you are rooted, you can just go disable a corresponding broadcast receiver so no apps can put a shortcut on that launcher anymore. – Andy Yan Dec 25 '17 at 16:34
  • How do I disable a corresponding broadcast receiver? – Aero Windwalker Dec 26 '17 at 2:10

You can try using NoAutoShortcut if your phone/tablet is rooted and Xposed framework installed. It is an Xposed module that prevent apps from creating shortcuts.

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  • I think Xposed doesn't work on 7.0+ – Aero Windwalker Dec 26 '17 at 2:11
  • @AeroWindwalker I dont know about 8 but for Android 7 it does. You can read and check links for downloads here. – Reddy Lutonadio Dec 26 '17 at 2:19

You can try App Permission Manager available on Google market. It pretty much handles permissions with ability to overriding them.

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  • That app only works on KitKat. Any suggestions for later versions ? – beeshyams Dec 26 '17 at 9:50

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