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XPrivacy showing Kiwi Browser calling `shell/start` and `shell/exec`, what is this?

According to the XPrivacy app, shortly after starting the Kiwi Browser app, the app executes the following: It's a shell command with /system/bin/cmd package compile -r shared com.kiwibrowser.browser ...
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Would using a VPN, different browser and XprivacyLua prevent a website from remembering me?

Let's say I registered at a website using Google Chrome on my phone, then later on I used a VPN and Firefox restricted through XprivacyLua to access the same website. Would it be able to know that it ...
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An Android App for blocking trackers completely using AI

About my device: Android version: 10 ROM: Stock ROM(Android One) Bootloader status: Unlocked and Rooted with Magisk 21.4 Stable Tweaks that I've done till today: AdAway AfWall+ Warden Ditched ...
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Disable Contacts sync does not work

I have found that with my Pixel 4XL (or maybe it's Android 10) disabling Contacts syncing NO LONGER WORKS! With my older Pixel 2 it did work, and I would manually trigger a Contacts or Calendar sync ...
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problem installing Xprivacy : where is the install button?

I try to install Xprivacy but I cannot find the install button. When I click on the app logo on my phone, I get the below screen. Clicking on check for root, gets me the new message "Device is rooted"...
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How to greatly improve privacy against Google apps such as Play Services?

This is really a long and tiresome journey. So I hope you become my companion! Device info changed with build.prop and XPrivacy/Lua. Magisk/Xposed in Systemless mode. I am on my way to achieve ...
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""Unfortunately Google (or other app) has stopped error.

I read recently about a privacy app that causes the above error to display to keep out unwanted intruders. Does anyone know this app? I remember something about opening yourself by tapping something 3 ...
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XPrivacy: ability to batch-set one permission for all apps?

I would like to select all (or multiple) apps in xprivacy, then revoke (for ALL of them, at the same time), the media/microphone permission (etc.) (how) Is this possible?
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Manage file access for apps (Linux user accounts/groups)

I recently realized that Xprivacy is not capable of restricting the file storage access. So now I'm looking for a reliable way to do that. I guess denying the general storage permission would ...
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What do the categories in XPrivacy mean?

In XPrivacy it is unclear to me what the different categories mean. So are obvious, but many are not. What is Accounts - to get the gmail address android is signed in with? Browser - the ability to ...
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Why does Setup Wizard transmit/receive data even long after the Android device has been set up?

Even weeks after Android devices (tested on KitKat) have been set up, Setup Wizard still gets called frequently. Using Xprivacy, it is clear that Setup Wizard frequently connects to Google servers. ...
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XPrivacy - explanation of restriction settings

Maybe it's me but I don't understand XPrivacy's per-permission-settings. The legend sais first check box: restrict category or function second check box: restrict on demand first check box is ...
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NANDroid on CM12.1, Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100

I would like to install XPrivacy on CM12.1 (Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100). For that I have to: Preferably do NANDroid backup Flash correct version of Xposed framework (xposed-v78-sdk22-arm.zip) Install ...
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What is "srv_listen" permission used for?

I've noticed (by using XPrivacy) that many applications (and some that has nothing to do with location, such as TextSecure) require the following permissions: Location: srv_listen Phone: srv_listen (...
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Can I use XPrivacy as an Antivirus?

I am using XPrivacy + Xposed Framework. is it safe to consider that malware can be controlled thank to Xprivacy?
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Google Dialer crashes when Contacts are disabled

I disabled the Google "10003 Contacts" App in the Apps preferences, and although I have installed CardDav for my contacts that I use via my owncloud, the Dialer crashes when I click on a Contact in ...
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Which rights are needed to add widgets to the desktop?

I installed xprivacy on my rooted device and blocked all privileges to the "Google Search"-app. Now i cannot add any widgets any more. Which rights do I have to allow and how could I find out such ...
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