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If SETTINGS can change it, why can't Tasker

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Mfracher, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. Mfracher

    Mfracher Newbie
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    Android 5.0 ( LG Sunset LG l33l )
    Since I am able to go to SETTINGS and change LOCATION / MODE, Why can't tasker do it?
    I do not want to go down the "root" path. I am not a developer, just a weekend warrior.
    Want to toggle GPS Accuracy.
    Thank You
     



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  2. Slug

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    The ability for apps to toggle location settings was removed (iirc) in Android 4.4 due to security concerns over apps enabling it without the user's informed consent.
     
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  3. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    The settings app has root level permissions since it is a system app. Tasker as a downloaded app has limited permissions to access hardware. Location settings was deemed as a possible security risk, hence only apps with root level permissions can change it. The only way to give Tasker root level permissions is to root the phone.
     
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