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Disabling gps on individual applications?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by alaskanpixie, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. alaskanpixie

    alaskanpixie Lurker
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    I was wondering if it's possible to disable certain applications ability to use gps? When I search for this question (here or google) I get many results on blocking applications, or turning them off completely, but nothing on just disabling the gps.

    I have an lg optimus (which, apparently isn't so helpful, your website shows like 15 different kinds) and I've figured out how to disable gps completely, but I just want individual apps not to be able to access this.

    Would anyone know if this is an option? or possibly an app that has that feature for me?
     



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  2. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy

    You have two options (that I know of):

    1) You can root and install LBE Privacy Guard and disable the "Positioning" permission to the apps you do not want to have access to GPS. I recommend this because I use it, myself.

    But, if you're not interested in rooting, there is a non-root alternative.

    2) You can try App Shield. This app makes a 'clone' of your app without the permissions you don't want it to have.
     
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  3. alaskanpixie

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    Well, I don't know what rooting is, so I'll go ahead and try the second one. Thank you!!
     
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