Questions tagged [permissions]

The access that apps advertise that they need to function. Example: Full internet access, send SMS messages, etc. Please use this tag for app-permissions only. For file permissions, use 'file-permissions' instead.

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Access request to account by com.eg.android.AlipayGphone.perf

The message below keeps popping up. Access request The following one or more apps request permission to access your account, now and in the future. Alipay com.eg.android.AlipayGphone.perf Do you ...
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Accessibility won't turn on for auto-clicker apps

If I try to turn on accessibility for an auto clicker I downloaded on my phone, it says unsuccessful and shows the dialog box below. If an app is blocking a permissions dialog, drag the overlapping ...
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Write into android/data on Android 12 using ADB?

With the addition of scoped storage in Android 11/12 I no longer have access to certain application directories within android/data. I would like to write into this directory but since I have no ...
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How do I stop Android/Google Play from removing permissions from rarely used apps?

Is there a way to stop Android 10 or 11 from automatically removing permissions from apps that haven't been used for a month without having to disable all app protection on a given device, or ...
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Device cannot access Internal Storage without elevated rights

After my NANDroid restore didn't work as expected, flashed a clean ROM + Magisk. When booted to system, internal storage is not accessible (regular File Manager, MTP, adb shell, MiXplorer's Internal ...
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Getting permissions for new apps and apps updates on the new Play Store

That's already been discussed on Hacker News, however the question remains: How can you learn the permissions required by a new app without installing it? How can you learn the new permissions ...
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How to find app permissions in the new Google Play Store web version? [duplicate]

In the new updates, the Google Play Store web does not show the permissions of apps. If I want to check the permission of an app before downloading it, how can I do it now? In the picture, missing ...
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OpenVPN Connect Android 3.2.7 has no permission to open profile file from local storage

Short version: DNS push stopped working so used apkmirror to downgrade OpenVPN Connect app to v3.2.6 but can't load the .ovpn profile from local storage (in Downloads) - Settings only offers "...
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How to grant app "on top" permission via USB debugger?

I have a projector wanbo t6 max Android 9 The projector is too bright I installed the twilight app The app needs permission on top When I click allow, I get to a blank permission on top interface, and ...
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How to list all apps with a specific permission in ADB?

I want to list all apps with a specific permission. For instance, output the package names of apps with the VIBRATE permission. The apps with a specific permission then be revoked or enabled as ...
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Tweak rooted Android 12 to access SD card files from normal apps

I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S20 FE with Android 12, and I quickly noticed that many applications were unable to access files on the SD card. For instance, I used to access local HTML/MP3 files ...
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Grant shell user permissions to apps

Using adb, one has a lot of additional permissions, that apps running locally on the phone have. Specifically, I am interested in the wm size command. Is there a good way to allow apps access to those ...
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Can installed apps access data on android storage in background

Will it be possible for an app to read data in the background if it has media access permissions or even full storage access permission? Assumptions: Android 11 and above Media and file storage ...
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Assign "Read" permission to files in Chrome (Android 11) [duplicate]

I want to open/read my HTML file in Chrome (Android 11). It can be displayed when deployed over an HTTP server. However, I want to read it locally from internal memory. It seems that newer Androids ...
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chmod and chown silently fail in shell for TwinApps media directory

I think I have a similar issue to Can't use chmod to alter permissions on emulated phone but the emulation is happening on the android device itself via the TwinApps feature, which allows you to ...
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How to permit secondary profile to create/manage hotspot

How can I modify the permissions of my Android's secondary profile/user to be able to create & manage a WiFi hotspot on the device? I'm running Android 11 (LineageOS). I have a secondary user that ...
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Changed /system permissions, now corrupt

I own a Galaxy S5 and recently rooted it using SuperSU/TWRP. I was trying to set the /system partition to read-write, but instead, I accidentally set the permissions of the /system folder to R W for ...
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How do I disable automatic hibernation for all apps? [duplicate]

New versions of Android contain a feature called app hibernation that automatically deletes files and disables notifications if you don't open an app in long enough. I know you can turn it off on a ...
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How to disable dialog and other accesses for another app, optionally with root

I'm looking for a way to prevent a certain app from showing any dialogs, on a rooted commercial device running android 11 or 10. Further, I'm also interested in intercepting its location data requests ...
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Apps asking only permission to read external storage

Some of my apps only ask for a permission to read external storage, not to write. I trust these apps (even my banking app), so I guess they are not looking at my files. Any idea why they need this ...
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Can I somehow allow an app to access all files?

I have some applications which I want to allow access to not just for media folder: OS: Android12, OneUI4 Can I somehow gently ask the OS to provide extra permission to this application without ...
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Android runtime permissions and older apps

Since android 6 there are runtime permissions. Is this applicable to all apps? Or only apps that target the API of android 6 and higher?
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Allowlist permission on android

I was reading about the read external storage permission on https://developer.android.com/reference/android/Manifest.permission#READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE. It says: This is a soft restricted permission ...
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Debug Android Permissions

I would like to analyze deeply the behavior of the android permissions. When a permission is granted or not, what android do, etc. I have some ideas, but I would like to know which one could be the ...
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How to read html on my sdCard

A new tablet with Android 11. I have a collection of linked html pages; offline. There are quite a few and I would prefer to store these on my sdCard. Using file manager I click the index.html and it ...
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Difference between "manage all files" and "access media only"?

This question refers to Android 11. What is the difference between the following two permissions: "manage all files" and "access media only"? I could guess but I would like to ...
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Can I get a virus from a browser that doesn't have storage permission?

I am using Android 8.1.0 on an LML212VL LG Tracfone (more info at bottom). I downloaded the "DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser" app through the Google "Play Store" app. (This is the link ...
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What are the risks of allowing an app the "Draw over other apps" permission?

There's an app I'd like to install on my phone (Android 12) that blocks access to distracting apps. It requires the "Draw over other apps" permission. This seems like a dangerous permission, ...
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apk install fails due to REQUEST_INSTALL_PACKAGES

I am having issues with installing an apk that is compiled from an ionic project. After transferring the file to my phone, nothing happens when I tap it. Logcat gives me the following error: E/...
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Connecting to OpenVPN running on OpenWrt from Android

OpenVPN 2.5.3 aarch64-openwrt-linux-gnu [SSL (OpenSSL)] [LZO] [LZ4] [EPOLL] [MH/PKTINFO] [AEAD] library versions: OpenSSL 1.1.1l 24 Aug 2021, LZO 2.10 I installed OpenVPN on the latest OpenWrt 21.02....
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How can I disable the Android 11's auto-reset permissions globally?

Since Android 11, there is a system feature where it resets app permissions after a certain amount of time has passed and you haven't used the app. I hate this, it keeps resetting apps I use ...
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Is it possible to "fake" / isolate App or Permissions for an App without root (gravely invasive permissions Galaxy Wearable App)

I can't believe the wearable app (for galaxy buds) is actual allowed on the playstore. The permissions the app asks for are nothing I've ever seen before. It asks for EVERYTHING , literally. And if ...
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Allow phone calls to use microphone in background on speaker mode

I keep running into a problem with my Pixel 5, when using the phone in speaker mode. As soon as the phone locks (because I haven't touched the screen in a while), I get muted. I can hear them, but ...
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Cant uninstall but device admistrative is empty

I have an app which was downloaded by pre-owner of the phone and I can't uninstall.That app uses all permissions and I cant change its permissions nor uninstall.Im using samsung galaxy A8 star (...
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Is there a way to have apps ask permission/warning first before opening links?

I have to use several apps that are extremely trigger-happy about hiding links in empty spaces to force the user to "click" on them without intent. I know some apps have a dialog box ...
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Apps I use every day marked "unused", and permissions reset

The automatic permission removal of unused apps is a great feature that I quite like (and therefore don't want to necessarily disable for a bunch of apps). However, my phone does not correctly ...
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Are contacts stored in Contacts Provider under one application's account visible to all other applications?

I have read about the Contacts Provider API, but it is not clear to me how applications interactions are regulated. If an application stores contacts in an account specific to that application, can ...
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Grouping of permissions

The topic of permissions appears to be a rabbit hole. I am an Android beginner, and I am trying to enter it and not die trying. Apparently, the list of an App's permissions in the Play Store ...
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Reliable information on permissions required

Whenever I look for an app in Play Store, the description states the list of required permissions. Is that list (taken from the Manifest?) up to what the developer declares, or is it automatically ...
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Permissions for Photos/Media/Files vs. Storage

I have seen apps requiring permission for Photos/Media/Files read the contents of your USB storage access USB storage filesystem modify or delete the contents of your USB storage Storage read the ...
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Permissions categories... Do they have any practical implication?

In each app description in Play I have seen permissions "grouped" by category. Does this grouping have any effect on what can or cannot be done? Or is it just for convenience of reading, ...
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Restricting app permissions

If the specification for a given app states that a given permission is required, e.g., Noise Meter requires control vibration: Is there a way to instruct Android to not give the permission to the app,...
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Android 11 - permission to not ask for screen recording?

I'm using phone screen streaming app that can be activated remotely but phone keeps asking me to grant permission to start screen recording. It ruins whole sense of remote desktop if I need to ...
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How to grant runtime permissions to an android application without prompting the user

How to grant permissions automatically for 3rd party applications.My device android version is android 6.0.1(AOSP 6.0.1). I followed below steps: Copied 3rd party application to /system/pri-app/...
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permission denied only AFTER becoming root (in Termux)

I'm running SuperSu 2.82 (latest) and Termux (latest) on Andriod 7. What is causing the permission denied error below? I get the same error with mount namespace separation turned off (or on) in ...
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Apps read/write storage without asking permissions

I have noticed that some apps are accessing/reading/writing in the storage without asking for permissions. Note that I am not talking about apps' internal folder, but the shared storage located at /...
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ROOT: How do I disable or hide the "Reset Factory Defaults" button or feature?

Root user here: I'm trying to protect my customers from erasing my company's launcher app and all preset data. Is there any way to disable or hide the "Factory Reset" button in the settings ...
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primitive ftpd refuses upload: 550 – permission denied

As this forum has been recomended there for my issue, I hope that you can help me with this question: I have set up and started primitive ftpd on my android tablet (via F-Droid) and successfully ...
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Permissions denied but still the app can use it

As you can see in the attachment, i have denied access to microphone. But when I go to "All Permissions", it shows that the app can still use microphone. What does that mean? And how can I ...
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Fdroid apps seem to lack permission for SD or sim card (outside of phone storage)?

I have a rooted Razer Phone 2, and I'm attempting to slowly degoogle. I'm finding some of the apps I've downloaded from fdroid seem to have access (permission?) issues for the SD and/or sim cards, ...
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