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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view detailed permissions

Recently, Google grouped its permissions making it nearly impossible to tell what an app was asking for. Is there anyway to tell what fine grain level permissions are being requested from an app ...
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Alternative for Storage permission

I noticed that almost all apps request the Storage permission, and this is quite OK since they need to store stuff to function properly. But it's a bit bugging me that they have access to all of my ...
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AOKP Permission Manager?

I am running Paranoid Android and love it, but it is hard on battery life. So I am looking at flashing back to AOKP. In looking around, I've seen some vague references to a "Permission Management" (...
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File Explorer for HTC Desire X - too many permissions asked for?

I have a HTC Desire X running Android 4.0.4 (not rooted) I am looking for a file explorer mainly for 2 things - Just browsing around the file system - Copying an apk from my PC and executing it. I ...
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Officially rooted HTC, denies su permission in Android Emulator app

officially rooted from htcdev.com, I followed the instructions step by step and had the screen confirmation that my phone (HTC Sensation XL) is rooted. Now when trying to gain super user access ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Trouble with USB debugging permissions

My screen is cracked and I'm using an app called Vysor to be able to view the phone and to transfer files when my new phone comes in. The problem I'm running into is that even though I'm in developer ...
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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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to identify these services after upg. to andr 10?

To all, please tell me if this is relevant to the forum. the problem: I want to identify these services that appear after the upgrade to Android 10, in adjustments -> applications and ...
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How is it possible that I run android apps with the right user rights

I learned for every app I installed on my Android, a new user is created. And the data for this app is stored in /data/data/app folder with the only access permission to the user that is created for ...
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Can I uninstall preinstalled apps and reinstall them from Play store for enhanced security?

I'm reading Android Hacker's Handbook, and it chapter 2 it says: Applications are typically broken into two categories: pre-installed and user-installed. Pre-installed applications include [..]. ...
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Why `diag_mdlog` not able to write on `/sdcard` if it is fired from an Android App that has write permissions?

I am getting a weird behavior with diag_mdlog executable. I am executing it from my Android app as su -c /vendor/bin/diag_mdlog -o /sdcard/abc -f /sdcard/Test.cfg The issue is: if the android ...
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Is permission elevation still a security issue for end users when updating Android?

Is this still an issue for end users?: Researchers have determined that the Android update process has a vulnerability that allows permission elevation without user knowledge. Android allows ...
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How do I prevent apps from trying to gain permissions?

I downloaded an app for a restaurant I frequent to collect points. When I tell it to show the QR code to scan at the register, it switches to a screen in my Android Settings to "Modify system settings"...
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Are Android App Permissions Placebos (Android Pie)?

I'm looking at every app that has 'Microphone' permissions on my Android Pie Galaxy Note phone, accessed through: Settings > Apps > Hamburger Menu > App Permissions > Microphone Five ...
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How to get rid of SeLinux Denials in Permissive mode?

Need some help with 3 issues: In Permissive mode I get denials, why does this happen and how do I fix that? If I am enforced, how do I give access to my Partitions to various processes. Right now I ...
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Permit use hardware (camera,microphone,etc) to application for some time, not forever

In Android 6 and latter, when application asks for permission (for example camera access) user can allow, or dismiss, or check 'do not ask any more' and dismiss. I would like to have one more ...
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What is the meaning of “need access to: ” in when we want to install an application?

Whenever we want to install an application from Google Play, the application will ask permission to access to some things. The number of permissions are different from one to another application. ...
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Not granting permission because it was previously installed without?

An app i installed fails at startup, in the logs i see this permission problem: Not granting permission android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION to package com.nianticlabs.pokemongo because it was ...
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App downloads big data again on every start

I have changed many of the permissions (especially by Play Store and Play Store Services). Now many apps works unusual and many doesn't work but doesn't give any understandable error. One of them is ...
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Developer permissions

Is there a way to remove or deny permission of system packages Example an app has permission to com.android.vending.BILLING? I have root access
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What is this permission group?

When I ran adb shell pm list permission-groups one of the groups was: com.google.android.gms.permission.CAR_INFORMATION. I've never seen this before in system settings and I can't find anything ...
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Just rooted and can't enable premium messaging

When I attempt to enable it, it's stuck like in the picture. I then receive the message: Free Msg: Unable to send message - Message Blocking is active. I've tried other messaging applications, but I ...

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