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
    Commented Dec 25, 2017 at 16:34
  • How do I disable a corresponding broadcast receiver? Commented Dec 26, 2017 at 2:10

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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.

  • I think Xposed doesn't work on 7.0+ Commented Dec 26, 2017 at 2:11
  • @AeroWindwalker I dont know about 8 but for Android 7 it does. You can read and check links for downloads here. Commented Dec 26, 2017 at 2:19

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

  • That app only works on KitKat. Any suggestions for later versions ?
    – beeshyams
    Commented Dec 26, 2017 at 9:50

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