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Old November 3rd, 2011, 08:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Fire walls! Non rooted

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I'm looking for an app that can act like a firewall but does not need root permissions.
Every firewall I find seems to need root.
Don't even want to put 5min into rooting. I have all the internet I need on a pc/mac and I don't really see a need to have net access on some apps...

Are there apps that can just block other apps ability to connect to the net? What category do those apps fall under?

Using HTC Evo 3D

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Old November 3rd, 2011, 09:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are there apps that can just block other apps ability to connect to the net?.
You can't alter the firewall rules without root permissions. Android is setup so that an app cannot affect other apps unless two or more apps are designed to work together.
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Old November 4th, 2011, 06:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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This is the only app I know of that revokes app privileges for non rooted people:






You would just have to revoke the internet permission for the apps you didn't want to have internet access. I'm rooted and use DroidWall, so I have never used this app, but it claims to be able to do what you need.
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Sorry that link is not working. What is the name of that program??
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That just takes you to the dead market link. Doesn't let you download.
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It appears that App Shield was revoked. I'd imagine it's because it would copy the app and modify the copy to not call for the permissions it asked for and installed that alternate version. I imagine that violates some sort of license agreement.
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Never mind I figured it out. I downloaded "easy installer" from the market and now I'm good. Just had to enable unknown sources from the settings and it is installed now thanks.
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I understand it can be frustrating when an app you like is removed from the market, but please do not post links to sites that offer paid apps for free. It is piracy and not condoned or tolerated at Android Forums.

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Further, the app in question for all of this was removed from the Market for a reason -

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I'm afraid that AppShield has been removed from Android Market by Google. It was due to a violation of Android Market developer terms. Further, Google also pointed out that AppShield had a security flaw. I don't describe the detail of the flaw but PLEASE STOP USING APPSHIELD. We don't have any plan to provide AppShield anymore because it's a big security flaw and there's no way to fix it. It's not AppShield itself that have a security flow but apps that AppShield creates. And that flaw can be attacked by malicious software. It's not that AppShield put a backdoor to shielded apps intentionally. It's a flaw that all other repackaging software may have. We haven't found any malicious apps that attack the flaw so far but we recommend uninstalling any shielded apps AppShield created. I'm afraid we'll get out of business. Thank you for your support.

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I understand it can be frustrating when an app you like is removed from the market, but please do not post links to sites that offer paid apps for free. It is piracy and not condoned or tolerated at Android Forums.

If you have any question about policies, please review the site rules.
Sorry mate if that's because of the link that I put up. I was just trying to help and if it was against forum rules, I apologise, I didn't do it on purpose.
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Default Try Mobiwol

Mobiwol use the VPN interface for firewalling (without actually connect you to any VPN server)

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.netspark.firewall
Mobiwol Personal Firewall - Protecting What's Personal
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