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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Goodspike, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. Goodspike

    Goodspike Android Expert
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  2. gtbarry

    gtbarry Android Expert

    I used a similiar app until I updated to 4.4.2 which kills these off (for now)
     
  3. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator

    You can't use it on the latest version of android either, it crashes right away.
     
  4. Goodspike

    Goodspike Android Expert
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    Apparently Google is killing off the feature, not just stopping the app from working.

    Might be a reason to avoid upgrading to 4.4, since there really isn't much benefit to it over 4.3 on more powerful phones.
     
  5. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    You need root to use it on 4.4.2

    Google says app ops was never meant to be a user facing feature.

    They keep trying to bury it deeper and deeper now

    It still brought plenty of under the hood improvements. Bluetooth low energy, the ability for any phone to use Google wallet, huge battery savings when listening to music, ect

    I wouldn't not take an upgrade just because app ops is a little harder to get to.

    Its actually more powerful than ever on 4.4, but google blocked it from nonrooted users on 4.4.2
     
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  6. Goodspike

    Goodspike Android Expert
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    I thought BT low energy was added in 4.3?

    I can't imagine how much energy savings there would be from just listening to music. I assume you're not talking about the energy consumed by the headphones. But one of the things I like about the S4 is the battery life. With my old phone I used to plug it in while in the car virtually every time no matter what I was doing, while with the S4 I only plug it in about half the time even if I'm using Navigation (which means screen on) and playing music.

    But you're probably right, just this one feature isn't worth not upgrading.
     
  7. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

  8. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female

    I'm running CyanogenMod 11 (4.4.2) on my Google Edition Galaxy S4. I installed that app, but it crashes as soon as you open it.
     
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  9. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Do you need it with CM11? I thought they had a "Privacy Guard" feature which gives access to App Ops.
     
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  10. Mr. Lucky

    Mr. Lucky Android Expert

    I tend to agree - it was useful, but never 100% (e.g., it would list permissions that it did not provide a UI for toggling). Does anyone know what happens if you have disabled permissions and then update? Does it reset the permissions, or are you stuck, with no way of reversing the setting (other than uninstalling/reinstalling, which could be cumbersome, depending on the app)?
     
  11. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator

    I don't believe that app works on anything 4.4 :(

    All the reviews on it says it doesn't work with 4.4
     
  12. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    It worked fine for me on 4.4.0 when the nexus 5 came out

    4.4.1+ breaks it
     
  13. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Yeah ive just tried it on cm11 (4.4.2) and it crashes the settings app :thumbdown:
     
  14. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator

    Ahhh, that must be it, anything above 4.4 breaks it :)

    Thanks for the information RX!
     
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  15. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    The root enabled one *should* work. Ill test it now
     
  16. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Yep, rooted version works as advertised on 4.4.2

    If it won't work on CM based ROMS its something CM did
     
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  17. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Is the rooted one different from the one in the OP mate?
     
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  18. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

  19. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Cheers mate aye that works fine :) so it has to be installed as a system app now hence the root access :)
     
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  20. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator

    Haha what! there was a different one, man we are all pretty smart :rolleyes:
     
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  21. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    I could have probably saved a lot of confusion had I clicked the link in the OP before telling everyone it worked :thumbdown::banghead:
     
  22. Mr. Lucky

    Mr. Lucky Android Expert

    Can someone with the root X PRO version of App opps test it to see if removed permissions on an app with its data stored to SD survives a reboot? The non-root version doesn't.
     
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