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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“This site can't ask for your permission” Chrome error on LG Velvet?

I get this error whenever selecting any choice for permissions prompts in Chrome Dev. No results on Google, XDA, or here; Google has a similar but irrelevant hit for Hwaiwei devices (something to do ...
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In Android 6, how to deny an app permission to access the network?

In Android 6, the user has (finally!) the possibility of approving or denying specific permissions to an app. However, I couldn't find a way to approve or deny network access, either via Wi-Fi or ...
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How to make my app pop up when I detect a certain event? [closed]

Kaspersky Safe Kids, a parental control app, has a feature where it would pop up every time it detects an event that the child was not meant to do (open an app, open anything related to its settings, ...
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Why I cannot grant “Allow all the time” location permission to Whatsapp?

I have a Pixel 4 and Android 10 stock, and the system only offers me these options for location permission of this app: Allow only while the app is in use Deny But there is no "Allow all the time". ...
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not a changeable permission type

There are some android permissions that cannot be granted/revoked through pm (even with root shell). The error message is usually Permission android.permission.XXXX is not a changeable permission type ...
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Can't grant any notification access permissions on Android Pie

Oddly, like the title says, I can't click any of the buttons on the notification access page. Does anyone know what could cause this? I see it may be possible to use ADB to grant the permission to the ...
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How to grant permissions to ADB?

I can use ADB while in recovery mode (TWRP) so to use it normally, I followed Android - Enable ADB from recovery to enable USB debugging. There is always an error while switching users, granting ...
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How to mount system.img on android (or linux)?

I wanna modify some files in my system partition of phone. It's ext4. I plan to flash it later to my phone. I tried: mount -w -t ext4 -o loop /storage/sdcard1/system.img /mnt/njz and got this: ...
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Rooted android device but getting “Security exception: Permission Denial: not allowed to send broadcast android”

I've got a nexus 6P running stock Android 8.1 which is rooted using Magisk (verified by runnign adb shell su). When turning airplane mode on/off using adb (as per these instructions: https://...
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Reset permissions of app versus Google Play Game Services

When installing an app using Google Play Game Services (GPGS) on Android and booting the app first time, we give the app permission to do this and that with the user's account (or similar) on GPGS. ...
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How to avoid leaking private data to apps without rooting my phone?

The majority of apps on the Play Store require access to things like location, contacts, call log, identity, SMS, etc., even when the app functionality clearly doesn't need this information to work. ...
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How to bind mount a folder inside /sdcard with correct permissions?

I am using a Sony Xperia M4 Aqua. As is well known, the internal memory is rather small. Especially the Media directory of WhatsApp uses a lot of precious space, therefore I am trying to move it to ...
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Android 6+ and account permissions: where have they gone to?

I was just browsing the Android Developers Permissions list, and noticed most of the account permissions are gone – in fact, all but GET_ACCOUNTS as it seems. What does that mean, what implications ...
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App is obscuring a permission request settings can't verify your response, can't turn off Overlay

I need to use DroidCam in my phone and PC, it's an app that lets you use your phone cam as a webcam in your PC. Other programs don't work. Since my internet connection is really slow I have to use it ...
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How to fix “Notification access is not available” on Android Go?

I have a TECNO Spark 2 running on Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition). Every time I try to install apps that require notification access, it says that the feature is not available. How to fix it?
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Change file permissions on VMOS for zANTI's IP forwarding

I am using zANTI on VMOS (rooted, 32-bit). When I start MITM, it gives an error setting up IP forwarding sh: <stdin>[2]: can't create /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward: Permission Denied So, I ...
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Permission denied on /system/xbin/su when trying to unroot Sony Xperia L

I'm trying to root my Sony XPeria L reading this tutorial The firmaware is 15.0.А.2.17, model C2105, and my Android version est 4.1.2 Everything was good until step 9, where I get the following error ...
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Why lsusb gets “permission denied” error in Termux?

When I run this command in Termux the output gets permission denied. I don't have root access, perhaps Android system allows me to get the specific access in root.
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'Network permission' notifications for apps in Android 10 - turning off

I have Android 10 on my phone. In the 'Settings - SIM card & mobile data - Mobile Data - Network Permissions' menu, I have set wifi & mobile data access as "disable network" for some ...
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contacts app makes calls with a voip app instead of normal phone app

I installed a voip app, Talkatone, and now Contacts always use Talkatone instead of making normal phone call. Any workaround? Sometimes I would like to place normal call, because Talkatone is not ...
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ANDROID apps installed on my phone without my permission- i think my flatmate is controlling my phone?

Can someone you live with install android permissions to your apps on your phone and control your phone. Strange things are happening on my phone and I can't change permissions on apps and other apps ...
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Can I tweak an app's storage permission and allow it to write on the phone but deny read?

The example I'll use is with an internet browser app — let's say Opera. If I allow its storage permission, I can download files on my phone (write) but the app can read its storage as well (I verified ...
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Applications Permissions Manager for Kit Kat 4.4.2

Before KitKat 4.4.2 there were a variety of Applications Permissions Manager. They worked but with the release if KitKat 4.4.2 they no longer work. This was a non root application so it ran on non ...
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Android runtime permission's internal working?

I was checking Android runtime permissions and was very curious about how Android runtime permissions work. Like if some application is asking for access to external storage, it will ask for ...
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Are there any tools to sandbox a malware application even more than the granted permissions on Android? [closed]

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 ...
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How do I make the Calendar app stop harassing me about permissions?

A few months ago I got a new phone. After a bit, I tapped on the Calendar app, and it popped up with a supremely silly request: it wanted access to my contact list! Now there's no good reason why an ...
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Galaxy S20: Access sdcard/Android/data

I'm using apps e.g. Autoguard and others that record files to their directory (e.g. sdcard/Android/data/com.hovans.autoguard) and I'd like to back them up locally. Unfortunately due to the disastrous ...
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Keeping ADB permissions while USB tethering

It seems that I can only get ADB permissions for my device only while in MTP or PTP mode and NOT in USB tethering mode, which is what I need. I have done plenty of research but I stumbled upon so ...
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How to stop installed apps accessing the unique hardware identifiers for the device?

I understand that Unique hardware IDs such SSAID, IMEI, serial number, and Advertising ID are accessible by installed applications on Android phones and that enterprises and certain governments make ...
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block particular apps from accessing vibration [duplicate]

I'm using Samsung S9 ( OneUI version 2.5, Android version 10 ). Is there any way to stop a particular app from accessing the vibration feature of the phone? Even if I turn on the silent mode and turn ...
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Can applications access users information without having permissions?

When i scan apps with Am pre_release Some apps have this access, which is in the photo. My question is, what is this access?  Can you explain about it first?  And in the second place While camera ...
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Can applications access users information without having ( camera , microphone or etc) permissions?

I recently became very suspicious of apps.  And a few questions have occupied my mind, please help me Is there any way that an application can access the camera without having the camera permission ...
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How to run tcpdump on termux?

I can have tcpdump binary installed, but my (android) OS is not rooted. So if I try to run it on termux: $tcpdump -ni any tcp and port 12345 tcpdump: wlan0: SIOCETHTOOL(ETHTOOL_GLINK) ioctl failed: ...
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ls: /storage/emulated: Permission denied [duplicate]

List all directory in storage with adb : adb shell ls -a /storage . .. emulated sdcard0 self I want to list all directory located in /storage/emulated: adb shell ls -a /storage/emulated ls: /...
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How to determine default enabled permissions for for pre-installed applications?

Many Android apps that are pre-installed by manufacturers have extensive and intrusive requested permissions. When looking at the permissions of each app via Settings > Apps, some of the ...
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Android can't view local content after OS upgrade

After upgrading to Android 10, I am not able to use the Files app to view local files on my phone. If I run Files and view the Downloads folder, for example, it merely says "Can't load content at ...
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Can an app installed from the Google Playstore install another app with different permissions?

I installed an app for custom notifications from the Playstore. The app requires sensitive permissions (camera, contacts, and storage), but has no network access. When I selected a setting the app ...
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Truecaller reads new SMS sometimes even without having SMS permission

I use Redmi 9 Prime. On that I use Truecaller app. I want to use Truecaller only for calls and strictly not for SMS. So I never give SMS read permission to Treucaller app. But still sometimes ...
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How secure is your data in Android when an app is given access to storage, camera, contacts

I am just trying to understand that, these days most of the apps require access to things like camera, storage, contacts. Is there any data privacy link to read through for an app consumer to know ...
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Does Android allows to lock the touch screen, without interfering with any physical button?

I read Kindle books in my Android 9 tablet. Kindle has an option to go to the next/previous pages of the book using the volume up and down keys. Using third-party apps for "touch lock", I ...
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Prevent any Android app from changing WiFi state

At some point in the last year I noticed that my Android device (HTC 10, Android 8.0.0) WiFi would turn on even when I had it turned off. I found out there is a permission called CHANGE_WIFI_STATE, ...
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Can't write to internal storage on a rooted phone

I have a Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) which I rooted with Magisk. Now in the process of installing TWRP and customizing my phone, I might have run some shell commands, like mount or sudo in a place where ...
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Can I mount /data/data/(app_name)/ on external sd card?

Can I mount /data/data/com.termux/ folder on external sd card? My phone is rooted Android 10 and running low of internal storage. As I read from How to bind mount a folder inside /sdcard with correct ...
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Can apps bypass permissions and just use Google Play Services?

I was reading this answer, and the first comment under it, and wondered if apps can bypass their own app permissions and just get whatever data they want from Google Play Services. What got me ...
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Why I get permission denied on ADB on Android phone?

I'm trying to cast my Android device to a PC with adbcontrol (tutorial here). The phone has a broken (black) screen and when I input the command java -jar adbcontrol.jar I get this error: java.io....
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Why allow permission button is disabled?

Problem Today I noticed strange behavior on my test phone, which is Nexus 5 with Android 6.0.1. After opening test app that asks for permission to read contacts allow button is not working - after ...
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What does the “modify/delete USB storage contents” permission really mean?

What does the modify/delete USB storage contents permission really mean? Does it grant access for the application to read, modify and write all the data on my USB storage? Maybe it is this only ...
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Is there a way for a website or app to view the contents of my internal storage without my permission?

I see there are a lot of articles about the restrictions imposed on JavaScript in Windows Chrome. It can't access the filesystem of a user without the user himself uploading it to the server of the ...
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How does su regulate app permissions?

I seen a lot of apps in the market that give superuser functionality to applications. However there is a pre-requisite of rooting your phone. I am curious how a rooted phone has those permissions ...
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Will installing the stock screen recording app from a different model still record internal audio?

My LGV30 phone running on Android 9 has a built-in screen recorder, but it displays an on-screen timer that can't be removed. On newer models (LGV40, LGV50) running on Android 10/11 this timer can be ...

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