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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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MP3 Used to play in WhatsApp, now Podcast Addict wants to play it

Because my front mic don't work, I have to create an MP3 from the back mic, and send it in a Whatsapp message. Sometimes I would click it to play it back myself. It played in Whatsapp just fine. Then ...
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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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Screen Overlay Terror

My phone has recently started a glitch with the screen overly prompt coming up whenever I try to access some of my apps. I can't do anything anymore - there's this floating app I have. I thought it ...
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Running commands operating on files always results in permission denied errors

When I try executing commands operating on files, they always fail. I can't check permissions on the terminal because I'd have to run a command that operates on a file (directory) in order to do so. ...
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No permissions allowed even though the permissions granted

I have an app on my Android 7.1 device. As you may see in the image; app has no granted permissions even though I explicitly gave the WiFi permissions to this app. I am sure some of the ...
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Writable System Revets to RO

I rooted with TWRP 3.2.1-0, installed SuperSU zip (later automatically updated) and added Busybox. I presently have three backups plus one of the EFS directory alone. The older one is some three weeks ...
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Why do so many apps use location permissions on a near-constant basis?

I have an Android 5.1 device with App Permission Manager on, in order to stop apps from using permissions they don't need. Recently, I have noticed that many apps are trying to obtain my location when ...
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How to see, which app locks access to the camera?

My Android 7.0 phone has a flaw: When using the camera often, and the phone's uptime climbs beyond 100 hours (launch camera, capture, lock screen), at one point, the camera viewfinder just freezes, ...
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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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How does MyJio app draw over apps when I've disabled that in the app settings?

The MyJio (com.jio.myjio) android is able to draw over other apps in my Moto G5+ running Android 7.0. I have disabled the 'Draw over apps' feature by going to Settings > Apps > Gear icon > Special ...
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android: how to clear restrictive permissions on internalSD

background - symlinking gone wrong from internalsd to externalsd on android 7, that makes the CrypticFolderName inaccessible to the app that needs it. https://forum.xda-developers.com/android/apps-...
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How do I tell whether an app or website has accessed my account password?

Is it possible for apps to access one's Google account login credentials? How can a user determine whether this has occurred?
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Portable storage: do I have to re-grant app permissions when switching microSD cards?

I'm using a Moto Z2 Force running Android 7.1.1 with a 128 GB microSD card installed. I wanna upgrade to a 400 GB card. Would I have to re-grant microSD access app permissions for the new card, or do ...
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What can a “Device Owner” app do?

I've been searching around to find an answer to what "permissions" a device owner app on 7.0< has, but I can't find a clear answer? Can anybody hear help me out, or maybe point me in the right ...
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What is device administrator supposed to be set to on a smartphone?

I have an LG smartphone, and I'm curious what my device administrator should be set to. I have two options, one is Android, and the other is the anti-virus program that I'm running. Neither one are ...
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What permissions I shouldn't block with my Privacy Guard?

I have installed LineageOS with "stock" version of Open GApps. I noticed Privacy Guard can control which apps have access to which information. I have changed nearly every permission to "ask me" and ...
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How can we get a list of URLS recently visited by an android device? And the amount of time spent on a URL?

I am trying to figure out how much data collection for time tracking can be automatically done on android devices. So basically I want to collect the amount of time that a user spends on youtube, ...
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Changing file permissions in SD card with my phone [duplicate]

I have arch linux on a SD card and I need to change a configuration file. I can only do it with my phone (Android 6.0 cyanogenmod based). Problem is that the file manager (I'm using cyanogenmod ...
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Permissions conflict with screen overlays [duplicate]

I installed Marshmallow on my Galaxy Note 4 like 2 months ago. Everything was nice and peaceful, and I was happy to be able to select custom permissions per app. A few days ago, out of the blue, I ...
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How do I hide the “App permission management is running” notification? [duplicate]

I have a vernee Apollo Lite which runs Android 6.0. There's a permanent notification called "App permission management is runn..." The App name seems to be Permission Control. It's always there and ...
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Can I trust MoboClean to deny specific permissions of other apps?

A couple of articles on the Internet about how to block specific application permissions refer to some app called MoboClean. It doesn't seem very popular and well-known trusted-by-users app so I ...
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Moved mp3's from internal storage to sdcard with su privileges - music apps don't see them now

In order to free up space on internal storage I opened a terminal and su removed some uneeded files. While still su root, I also moved my mp3 collection out of internal storage onto the external ...
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Screen Overlay Detected, Permission problem

I keep getting this dialog that says "Screen Overlay detected" that basically tells me to turn of the screen overlay in order to proceed with the change in the permission settings of the apps. I have ...
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Why do many apps (Including the stack exchange app) need the 'send MMS' permission?

Many, many apps seem to need the 'send MMS' permission, even though there is no clear reason why, including but not limited to the Stack exchange app. Why? Device: Bush SPIRA B3 5 running ArchOS (...
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chmod failed “Unable to open FILE: invalid argument”

Device-info: Phone: Sony Xperia Z1 Model number: C6903 Android version: 5.1.1 Build Number: 14.6.A.1.236 Rooted In order to solve another problem on my phone I want to change permissions of a folder ...
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Gmail ask every 20s for SMS permission

Since the last update on my Huawei to Android 6.0, and even after configuring things properly, Gmail is displaying a message every 20 seconds asking for me to activate the sms permission. The problem ...
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Set default location mode to device only [duplicate]

On my Motorola Moto G XT1068 with 5.0.2 whenever I'd turn on "location" it would ask permission to use high accuracy mode, and if I remember rightly, send information to Google. I always chose ...
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Turn off call forwarding warning popups

I recently downloaded an app for automatically forwarding calls to my office phone when I'm connected to the office WiFi. However, whenever the forwarding is activated/deactivated, I get a popup ...
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Can apps with root access the Internet without listing internet permissions in AndroidManifest.xml?

It's my understanding that, in order to access the Internet, apps must declare internet permissions in AndroidManifest.xml. If an app doesn't declare this permission, but I was to give said app root ...
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Do any google apps have any special privileges that normal apps don't have?

Every android app has a series of permissions which is granted at install time. Some google apps seem to be able to do some pretty global things that not many other apps have (eg. google now ...
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None of any chatting apps shows contact list

Today I updated my Lenovo A6000Plus to Lolipop Via OTA Now I am suffering from a very weird problem. WhatsApp Hike doesn't show any contacts in List. Although When I open my contact List I can see ...
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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 can an app decide whether the device is trusted or not?

I downloaded the trustable app from the play store which identifies whether the phone is trusted or not. I run the application and it gave me a score of 4.3 with a suspicious. Is this a genuine ...
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Can't boot my android after changing permissions

I recently rooted my android (Nexus 4). I wanted to make /system folder permissions 777, I needed that for another application. I got Root Explorer application, and changed permissions to 777. Then ...
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How to revoke permissions from applications? [duplicate]

I don't understand, why some programs are requesting some permissions, especially concerning my privacy. So I want not to grant them or revoke after granting. I don't care if application will crash....
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Terminal emulator permission denied on complex commands

I'm porting a script that runs well on android 4.0.4 to android 4.4.2 Simplified it does this: ls *.a | ./busybox xargs ./busybox rm -f I'm using a busybox binary in mi app's folder. The error I'm ...
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Add Permissions to Installed App

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 ...
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Permissions for /system/etc

I was trying to enable writing titanium backups to the SDCard by editing the file: /system/etc/permissions/platform.xml However I was not paying attention and now everytime I boot up I get spammed ...
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Revoke GPS permission for a system app on 4.0.4

I have a Sony Xperia Miro running Android 4.0.4 - Not Rooted, Stock Firmware. It contains Facebook as system app. Now, i don't want them to track me so i usually have GPS disabled. My question is now: ...
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How to modify app permissions on a rooted device without third party?

Is there any way to modify app permissions on a rooted (running Android 4.3) device "by hand"? Or maybe I should ask how third party apps (like "access denied" or "Gemini") can block app permissions?
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Android permission and ProtectionLevel [duplicate]

How Do we find what level of Android permission is required for a specific permission. Lets say we have android.permission.SET_ACTIVITY_WATCHER(docs) What permission group does it fall into?(docs) ...
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detect when application using permissions ~ Android

I list all permissions of the new installed application on rooted Android device. But I want to detect when an application uses these permission. For example, I installed an app and it uses ...
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Why does Sound Recorder in Cyanogenmod need network permission?

It doesn't seem to be able to share sound recordings. Why does it need that permission? Cyanogenmod 10.1 although I've seen it in other versions.
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How can I lockdown an android phone? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a way to help lockdown an Android phone. I want to be able to configure a phone so that only certain users can make calls/send messages to specific contacts. It should also only ...
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apps wanting setting control [duplicate]

I am new to Galaxy S3 abd am trying to download apps. With each one I get the list of settings the app wishes to share/link. With the i-phone there is the yes/no option of allowing this control, but I ...
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Is it possible to filter Google Play search results by permission? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to search the Play Store by permissions? I would like to exclude apps that require permissions I find too intrusive from Google Play search results like network access, ...
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How to determine what capabilities are blocking an app from installing [duplicate]

My bank has an app for Android phones, but that same app won't install on my tablet. Is there a way to determine what capability or permission is blocking it from even being listed in the Play store?
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How to get Tasker CPU options available on MT4GS?

myTouch 4G Slide [MT4GS/Doubleshot] ICS Virtous Inquisition ROM I cannot get the tasker CPU options available. I've checked the common problems listed at http://tasker.dinglisch.net/userguide/en/cpu....
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How to disable the OTG (USB) on Android 9?

I want to disable the OTG (USB) on Android 9. I coud control it on Android 6 by disabling a permission on the file android.hardware.usb.host.xml located in /system/etc/permission but it is not working ...
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Android app not working in Reliance JIO 4G connection

I have an android app which is working completely fine in WiFi and 3G connection. However, I have found that the app is not connecting to my web-services when Reliance JIO 4G connection is used. ...

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