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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can one app access an app that has password protected?

On my Android, there is a feature that I can set password for app that I want to. Example, let's say I set a password for my gallery and then I install new app from play store or browser and the new ...
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Package manager has died while checking permission

Caused by: java.lang.RuntimeException: Package manager has died at android.app.ApplicationPackageManager.checkPermission(ApplicationPackageManager.java:427) Caused by: android.os.DeadObjectException ...
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“Screen Recording” in LG Android [duplicate]

I have an LG V40, and in both Android 9 and 10, it seems that the "Screen Recording" app is always running, and not possible to keep it Stopped. Greenify shows it as running in "...
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no write permission to memory card storage from termux [duplicate]

is it possible to write/edit the files on the memory card with Termux i tried the command: termux-setup-storage but it only gives the permission to write on my device storage(/emulated/0/)
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List of all actions protected by given permission

I am supposed to perform static analysis of an APK that has a lot of permissions requested in the Manifest. I would like to find out whether all the permissions requested are really needed by the app ...
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Disable permission to display over apps without app knowing [ROOT]

I am a driver with UberEats and when i get a new request, it doesnt show where the destination is before i accept the order and pick it up from the restaurant. I found a way around this by disabling ...
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Google play services permision for user data

I've faced some lack of feature in play store. Which is in playstore's Wishlist section. Suppose if I have 500 app/game on wish list then I have to scroll all the way to find particular app. There is ...
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How to sniff android app connected URLs

I want to intercept a traffic and found out some streaming URLs from an android app. When I tried to use Packet Capture, the app says "please turn off VPN connection" once started. So I can'...
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Android 11 permission showing soft permission dialog

Is this issue with android 11 where android 11 showing soft dialog? While showing android permission in android 11 (Nexus), and click back button, dialog getting dismissed. Is this new way of ...
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Chromium-based browsers can download without storage permission

I just installed Brave browser, and it looks like the browser can download files into the Downloads folder without being granted the Storage permission. I have not previously granted it, and it does ...
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Whatsapp can access my microphone after disabling all sensors, other apps cannot

I've recently discovered the developer option "quick access toggle" for turning off all sensors on Android 10 on my Redmi and thought: "Finally a way to regain some control for when ...
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Can WhatsApp be used without granting contacts permission?

I'm trying to install WhatsApp, but I'm obviously uncomfortable about serving up my entire address book for Facebook to trawl through. I've found plenty of posts from a few years back saying it is ...
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Cannot access network from non-root users in terminal (Permission denied) [duplicate]

Preamble My problem is, to run specific commands (i.e., start specific processes, possibly at background) on boot. I've installed Termux, so I want to start some of its commands at boot time, such as ...
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When do apps need storage permission?

I thought that each app can always freely manage its directory in /Android folder. AFAIK code is in app/ and data in obb/ folders. But many apps (e.g. games) display a message about needing local ...
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How to (re)mount an FUSE partition and set (or change) its options, especially permission-wise?

Note: If you don't mind reading all these, jump to "The Questions" section. The Actual Problem I have write permissions problems with both my external (i.e. external SD card) and internal ...
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Is it OK to run dnscrypt-proxy as root, in terms of security?

I have dnscrypt-proxy installed. Its file permissions are set to: 755; Its files are owned by root; /etc/resolv.conf file permission is set to: 755; /etc/resolv.conf is owned by root. What bothers ...
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Internal Storage Not showing in andriod

I have oneplus one and I use it for experimental purposes. Yesterday I flashed Lineage OS 17 (andriod 10). It was working fine as I was trying to get Sony Music and Dolby App. After learning my issue ...
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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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Is there a way to allow app permissions while not allowing them?

I have an app (android) I want to use for something minor, so it's not a need, just a want. All it's supposed to do is control some lights. But it's asking for every permission you can think of (...
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Why would an app ask for location permission when configuring an IP camera?

Why would this android phone app for this IP camera need location services to be turned on before it gets set up? Surely that's a security risk. If the camera company's database is ever hacked, an ...
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com.whatsapp_preferences.xml periodically gets overwritten how to prevent that from happening

on a magisk rooted Android 10 device com.whatsapp_preferences.xml ( /data/data/com.whatsapp ? ... can't remember that path now ) has been updated with non default parameters as I needed but it ...
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Does cell service provider has ability to display ads over other apps?

I came to realize that in rare occasions when using the Android phone, Cell service provider (Mobile Network provider) shows some popup advertisements. Regardless of the app, screen I was in it always ...

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