Suppose I want to run some program which requests too many permissions. For example, record from the microphone or read IMEI of my phone. However, there are no practical explanation why recording from the mic or IMEI number is needed for this particular application, except for data mining.
I want to try this app, but restrict its permissions. For example, if it reads IMEI, it should get random IMEI (but the same every time). If it tries to read the mic, it should get silence.
Some other interesting permissions:
- Phonebook read/write access - returns zero contacts, pretend that write is OK, but actually do nothing.
- Send SMS - pretend that SMS is sent, but do nothing.
- Get list of visible Wi-Fi networks - return zero networks.
Obviously the tool should require a rooted phone. Are there any such tools?