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The Permissions I have Revoked using XPOSED and App Settings Module

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by greg schmeg, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. greg schmeg

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    I've spent a great deal of time figuring out which permissions I can and cannot revoke per app. Once I've got it right and the app is tested and functions properly, I will post pictures of which ones I have revoked specifically. Use it as a base for revokig your own permissions, if you like. Takes a lot of the guess work out of it. Enjoy
     


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  2. greg schmeg

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    Email app, Project X
     

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    Camera version 1.5, Project X
     

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  4. Doc

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    Very cool man, look forward to seeing more.....;)
     
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    Google Keyboard
     

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    Pandora
     

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    Skype
     

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    Swype
     

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    Titanium Backup
     

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    Apollo Music Player
     

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    Google Play Store
     

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    ES File Explorer
     

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  13. bilgerryan

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    Mind if I link this in the Project X thread on XDA? I'm sure some people would find it useful.
     
  14. Doc

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    I have no problem with that as long as its ok with greg.....:)
     
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  15. greg schmeg

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    Absolutely. Go ahead. The information provided here is good. I've tested all that I have posted here extensively.
     
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    Gallery 1.1.40012 Project X

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    Gallery 1.1.30682 Project X

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  18. greg schmeg

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    With these revoked permissions, it seems absolutely everything is in working order, except that they won't display pictures from text messages when selected in your messaging app. I haven't fixed it with reinstating permissions because I like what I have excluded and don't mind this issue. I just save picture, which I usually do anyway, then look at it in Gallery.

    This issue can be corrected with giving a few permissions back, but this is how I run mine.
     
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  19. EarlyMon

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    I've no doubt that you've tested things.

    Just spot-checking, you're removing features here though.

    Example, being able to use EStrongs to set a shortcut where other apps won't let you - that's not a garbage permission.

    Pretty sure that while you may not use all Play Store features, you're removing quite a few there as well.
     
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  20. greg schmeg

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    I've never used es to make shortcuts, ever. So I revoked those permissions not only because I don't use that feature, but to show also that the app works perfectly without it. Someone who is playing with permissions can use this as reference and can allow any permissions they so wish. Thanks for pointing it out for everyone though.

    Also, I haven't found any play store features that aren't working for me
     
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  21. EarlyMon

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    My pleasure. :)

    FTP and Bluetooth network access, along with the ability to make shortcuts to apps that exist in /system but aren't linked to the app drawer by design, are important features to a lot of EStrongs users.

    Do you download books from the Play Store? I used to but I don't recall if that requires sd access now or not.

    And while Samsung s-beam may be fine, pretty sure you'll find that without NFC access you may have cut off support for compatibility with Android Beam for interoperability with other phones.

    No reason to not cut off permissions for features that you don't use, but I'm pretty sure that for folks who aren't familiar with the fact that every permission ties to a feature, some caution may be in order.

    To say that an app works perfectly without some feature is really a personal judgment call. It begs the question, works perfectly for what?

    Cheers! :)
     
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  22. greg schmeg

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    Our phones don't even have hardware for NFC. No i don't download books. Maybe that doesn't work. All apps are downloading fine and all seems normal to the naked eye.

    I don't use es for anything Bluetooth, LAN, or anything else it can do with other networks. If u do, enable that stuff. But for using it locally, works great. Can't tell a difference between what I've revoked and totally stock settings.
     
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  23. EarlyMon

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    Fair enough and I'm not trying to rag on ya. :)

    This is a great thread and likely to get wide exposure.

    Just thought because of that, a bit of a whisper that people's mileage may vary, could save confusion or debate down the road. :)
     
  24. greg schmeg

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    Thanks for the support. I'm really trying to put good information out there.
     
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    Voice Recorder v0.1 Project X
     

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