I am having problems with 2 apps, QPython3 and SL4A.

I want to read my contacts from QPython3 and my user dictionary from SL4A.

The 2 apps do not have the relevant permissions.

Is there any way to add permissions to an installed app?

My phone is a rooted Nexus 5 running Kit-Kat.

Thank you

  • 3
    Even if you'd give the app those permissions, they'd have to implement the functionality you need
    – saloalv
    Dec 21, 2014 at 13:58
  • Why would you need to "add" permissions to an app? What purpose are you trying to accomplish?
    – HasH_BrowN
    Dec 21, 2014 at 15:11
  • They are both scripting apps. I want to write scripts that access those features. Thr functionality is already there
    – Chris Read
    Dec 21, 2014 at 18:56

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You cannot add permissions to an installed app - they have to be declared in its Manifest before uploading to Google Play.

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