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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sushifor5, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. sushifor5

    sushifor5 Android Enthusiast
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    Why would an app need to be able to read your "phone state and identity?" If it has nothing to do with making calls?
     



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  2. melim

    melim Android Enthusiast

    Like a game or something? So it can know to stop what it's doing when you get an incoming call. <<< Really technical explanation, there.
     
  3. JerryScript

    JerryScript Android Expert

    It is also how some apps identify the type of phone you have, and therefor know it's abilities and limitations.

    If you think an app has permissions it shouldn't, try one of the CM7 based ROMs. They can revoke individual permissions. You can try the app after revoking the phone permissions, and see if it still functions ok. If not, re-enable the permission if you still want to use the app, or email the dev with your conerns.
     
  4. sushifor5

    sushifor5 Android Enthusiast
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    Thanks guys! It was a book app, so didn't make any sense to me....

    Not ready to do custom ROM, quite green Newbie here, LOL!
     
  5. MacFett

    MacFett Android Expert

    There is an app also called Permissions, you only need to be rooted and you can use it to revoke individual permissions for a single app, or a certain permission for all apps.
     
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