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App Ops lets you do this. Grant the permissions like normal, then revoke them in App Ops and the app will think it has the permission but really it doesn't.
9.0 + Root + App ops allows you to do the only if foreground permissions.
Anyone got thoughts on AppOps with Shizuku Manager vs Bouncer?
AppOps allows for doing permissions only when the app is in the foreground.
So Uber and maps only have my location when using them.
With bouncer I have to keep tapping allow every time I use the apps.
If you have a rooted device you can use a Permission Manager such as App Ops to disable/remove permissions from the app.
I don't know what sort of data the app can gather if you install it them disable permissions before it's first run.
With appops and some simple ADB comands you can prevent apps from starting at system boot or running as background service. Basicly you'll have full control over the permissions of all of your apps.
And if you're running data hungry apps like Facebook or Messenger, I'd replace them with the lite editions. Or third party apps that consume less system recources.
You can use App Ops. It gives detailed information about app permissions. It can also disable them. The App Ops settings overrule any app permissions. This is sweet 'cause you can grant permissions needed to run an app and still block them afterwards. No more worries e.g. for an app to use your mic.
You may want this, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=rikka.appops
This app requires a one-time setup procedure and you could use AppOps on your phone without a PC any more (unless the phone is rebooted).
>...possible to get privacy guard from LOS ob other Roms?
No. It's too much integrated in the System files unless they are based on LineageOS so they would include it already.
>...If not, what similar apps/services can you recommend?
I use App Ops - Permission manager on my Galaxy S5 G900M LineageOS 16.0 klte once in a while but it requires root & only the paid version can sort by permission.
Privacy Guard with advanced app permissions management including grant or deny start at boot, run in background, etc works right out-of-the-box without the need to root or using adb permission commands like in traditional ROMs.
Privacy Guard is my favorite LineageOS feature.
> ...and use something like App Ops
I use App Ops - Permission manager once in a while but it requires root (thread's title question) & only the paid version can sort by permission.
>...in which case you can restrict its access to the internet via netguard or afwall+ as well as isolate it with shelter.
Errr... in LineageOS 16.0 > Settings > Apps & notifications > select app > press Data usage for Cellular data & Wi-Fi data restriction options.
Settings > Network & internet > Data usage > tap on App data usage > select app > for Cellular data & Wi-Fi data restriction options. Same for > Data usage > Wi-Fi data usage.
>...As far as permission management goes, you're probably well-off using PrivacyGuard. I don't know of any alternative to it that doesn't require xposed, magisk or the like.
In LineageOS 16.0 without root > Settings > Apps & notifications > Advanced > App permissions.
I use Privacy Guard > 3-dots > Advanced a lot. You can create a shortcut to Privacy Guard Advanced with the Settings widget.
In LineageOS 16.0 + LineageOS AddonSU for root App Ops - Permission manager works great with more app permission options.
No, but I sure wish there was. There should be a way to adjust the default template so that you could choose what permissions get denied by default for any new app installs.
I also wish privacy guard gave us access to the external storage read/write permission.
There's an app called "App Ops" that gives you access to the system AppOps interface and lets you do all this. I've resorted to using that instead of Privacy Guard.
https://imgur.com/a/J3MpwXU - screenshots
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=rikka.appops - Play Store
Haven't heard about XPrivacy, but apparently it requires Xposed which is not supported on Pie
You could try https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=rikka.appops .
Without root, you need to enable it every time after your phone reboot (with a PC).
You can turn them off if you like to. I use this app that allows me to control all the requested permissions from any app on my phone. Take a look and see if it's suitable. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=rikka.appops
> ios seems to be more privacy-friendly compared to Android
While this is true for out-of-the-box, if you put a bit of effort into it Android can be even more privacy-friendly than iOS as it puts more control into your hands.
For starters, AdGuard solves most of the privacy issues, particularly when it comes to tracking and leaking data. However, you can take it a step further and install App Ops, this allows you to a lot more granular permission control compared to Android's default permission settings. You can use its "Template" feature to automatically restrict certain permissions for newly installed apps, so you don't have to worry about some rogue app accessing your microphone for eg.
And if you want to take it even further, you can root an Android device or load a privacy-focused custom firmware (like LineageOS), which will give you even more control and privacy features.
These are just a couple of examples, there's a lot of stuff you can do on Android if you value your privacy and love having full control over your device. Hit me up if/when you decide to switch over, and I can help you get started (or join us over at r/AndroidQuestions and r/Android).
Try this. It works well on my phone with no Xposed and can turn off permissions that you won't find in the standard Android permissions menu. There's also a Magisk Module that integrates with the app. Works very well for me! Might be what you're looking for?
For controlling app permissions, I would recommend using App Ops (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=rikka.appops).
For keeping apps from running in the background, you might want to check our Greenify (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.oasisfeng.greenify).
Hope this helps :)
Fairly straightforward once you grant root or install with ADB. Sometimes if the app you're looking for is a system app, you'll have to hit the upper right menu and enable system apps in the list.
To have the ability to provide fake permissions "App Ops" can be used. It has the "ignore" function that grant the permission for the app, but the app will get empty data or the operation will not be performed: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=rikka.appops&hl=pt_BR&gl=US
I use this on LineageOS 18 and works great.
It should be possible, App Ops is already able to do this (but you need to use ADB and grant permissions to it, and as far as I can tell it's not open source so you would need to trust it's not doing anything bad). In the context of Snapchat, the app lets you "ignore" permissions like storage and camera where Snapchat will think it has access to those, but actually doesn't.
It would be really nice if this was a feature CalyxOS had though so you wouldn't need to use apps like this to achieve that.
If you are comfortable with ADB, you can try App Ops. It works without root. It allows you to restrict the data that apps can access.
For apps that mandatorily require you to grant some permissions to use them (like JioTV and other Jio apps), you can then allow the android permission prompt and block from App Ops. The app will think you have provided permission but will not have access to any data.
You could use the AppOps system service. You can manage it by apps like this one
It works as a second layer of permission management, the main point is that most of the apps doesn't check if they have the permission disabled on this level, but they only check on the regular permissions level, so if you enable access to contacts in the settings, but block it here, then the app won't have access, but will believe that there are just no contacts saved on the phone
maybe you accidentally set location for Pokemon GO to "ignored" in LOS 16 and it retained those settings after the upgrade. Unfortunately, since privacy guard is deprecated in LOS 17.1, you will have to rely on a third party app
>- You can see when apps read your clipboard (copy any passwords from a manager lately?)
Can do that in android, without root.
>- Or when they listen to your mic or camera even when you’re not making a video (Hi TikTok!)
Can do that too. Again without root.
>This is a lot more than any offering native to Android, or even available with custom ROMs.
With some other oem skins and few custom roms, you can even feed bad or empty data to apps.
>Does that mean that if I'm using a torch app, it can read what's on my clipboard without me knowing?
>Also, why is there no clipboard permission?
There is actually. Just not available to users. But there is a way to access that. First you need to download App-ops and Shizuku manager. Then if you are rooted you need to grant shizuku manager root permission and if you are not rooted then you need to use some adb commands on your computer. All the info about it is available in the shizuku manager app, so not much hassle there.
A lot of tracking is done server side so the best you can do is feed it false data. Eg, use a VPN to prevent revealing your real IP. Then there's apps like App Ops which you can use restrict permissions. Your best bet though is to stick to the website or lite version of Instagram which has limited permissions by default.
For Android users, you might want to try App Ops, which recently added this feature (besides being useful for permissions already). Disclaimer: closed source.
You need an app from the play store called AppOps, I don't know exactly how it works but if you block the permission via the app, but allow it in system, it still won't get the permission, but will think that it has it. You can tweak a lot of stuff in there, even disable reading clipboard for apps like TikTok (which I did like 2 months ago just because why not and look what's happening now).
SHAREit might have failed to restore them when it changed your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth configurations (as part of its file transfer feature). Try changing them back to what they should be. Also, try closing the file transfer page and leaving the connection in the SHAREit app after transferring files instead of swiping it outright in the application switcher.
If you are paranoid about it changing your connections and such, you can try using tools like App Ops to force deny some permissions for apps like SHAREit (this, however, may break certain features; for instance, denying access to approximate location and/or viewing of Wi-Fi connections may cause SHAREit to fail to find SHAREit recipients running in hotspot mode).
You need 2 apps and a computer. It's easy to do, so you wont face any difficulty. I have done it.
App1 is appops and app 2 is shizuku.
With AppOps, you can control permission of every app. Even system apps like samsung apps.
AppOps needs Shizuku (to work on non-rooted phones). If you have root, only AppOps is needed. Without root, you give adb permissions to shizuku and it gives control to appops.
Certian apps can literally do whatever they want to post toasts. So I suggest you crack down on apps that might be suspicious, or get app ops. The kind that can block even the smallest things.
You'll also need this.
As a replacement to Privacy Guard, you can use AppOps that utilizes Shizuku + LOS deny network. I think it should bridge the gap.
Don't forget to disable network access for both AppOps and Shizuku (just in case of...)
If it's really something you'd be worried about, using ADB to set up App Ops would definitely be worth your time. Gives a lot more control over permissions including those the system doesn't actually show normally. Netguard could also be great since it allows restricting internet access on both data and WiFi on a per app basis (if your version of Android doesn't allow this by default)
Was getting error 127 using the app ops shell command so I solved the problem by using a third part app /u/DutchOfBurdock /u/Dummy-BF1 works well now, thanks for the help guys!
> ...Also https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=rikka.appops exists.
Privacy Guard > 3-dots > Advanced works without root and you can swipe between Location, Personal, Messaging, Media, Device, Run in Background, Bootup, Root access & Other.
Those are all "child" permissions of location access, storage access, phone access and network access respectively. Afaik, they cannot be toggled individually. The developer is supposed to individually request permissions for these according to their needs. Xiaomi devs obviously (like most other android devs) didn't want to bother with that shit and requested access to all the settings. If you deny access to the main permission, all it's sub permissions are also denied
Network access isn't a user controllable permission. All apps get access to it by default if they request it. Xiaomi devs probably just copy-paste a common set of permission code for all their apps even though they never actually access those permissions
Tip: you can use App Ops to see if any app has requested data via any permission and when
Oh right, I forgot you were on Android 6.0. Newer versions have it built-in.
You can try: App Ops if you don't have Root it requires you to run a few commands via ADB, but it works.
I'm already rooted and I'm using AppOps to manage what apps can and cannot do. It also shows me when a permission was last used by an app, which is cool. I would like to investigate a bit more how often some apps request a specific permission, this is why I would like to get a log
Unfortunately this works only with root or ADB. You can revoke permissions like toasts/vibration/media volume/write&read storage etc.. after that.
There was a similar app that was better, but I don't remember it now, since it's built-in feature in my Lineage OS rom. I never needed it.
You can try app ops which, where even if the app requests the permission at runtime, you can disable it with App Ops and the final permission will be denied.
I had seen this one in the past:
but it's saying it requires another app? I don't want to install another app, I want to run an adb command and to be ready to go
App Ops. It's everything that the Android Permissions system should have been. While you can use all the features for free it's worth supporting the dev and getting rid of ads.
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I use App Ops
you can disable or enable any permission for any app. You have to run an adb command before you change permissions. Once they're changed you don't have to run adb anymore even after a reboot and the settings will still be there.
I use App Ops to further control the app’s permission settings. Plus I use BlackBerry phone which is encrypted from the hardware, and DTEK to monitor which app is using a specific permission (Samsung phones has a similar feature but I prefer original Android experience). As for browsing the web, I am currently using Firefox Focus/DuckDuckGo for the websites that I won’t browse again. And Brave/Firefox to those website I need cookies.
I’m avoiding using Google’s apps as long as they are not privacy-friendly, you can turn off Location and Device sharing in the account settings to stop Google from collecting more personal specific data.
I think those settings, as far as them being restored) come from Google services or the play store. If you're restoring an app from a different device (new rom installs usually create a new device, see here), the permissions will go back to default.
There is a checkbox option in titanium that is about migrating system something, I forget the exact wording, you can play with that and see if it does anything.
I have been using AppOps Pro for a while and am happy with it. You can set it to restore app permissions if they've been set previously every time an app gets installed.
I've been using this app-ops app, it requires a companion app and elevated access via ADB or root.
For Xposed, XprivacyLua is one of them.
App Ops or AppOpsX. Neither require root, but that makes things more convenient.
App Ops. Allows incredibility granular control over app permissions, I'm surprised it isn't suggested more by people.
App Ops. If you are rooted it allows you to have complete control over an app's permissions. It allows you to allow or igonre every permission an app asks for and allows you to deny permissions that would usually break the app if denied in the permission manager within settings.
I've also found this annoying. On my quest to find solution to this problem, I've found this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=rikka.appops
It allows to ignore permission request from applications and prevent them from using it. The does require however an adb permission. I still haven't tried the app due to the adb requirements.
Yes, Android. It's just not exposed to the user. And it's not spoofing per-se, but with App Ops and Shizuku you can deny permissions without the app noticing[*].
That's part of the reason why after a decade of rooting (and years of using Xposed), my phone isn't rooted for the first time since I've been using Android.
[*] Technically, they could still notice, but I haven't had a single app complain about the empty data it gets. From my experience with PDroid and Xprivacy, very few apps actually complain when they get empty data, as long as they think they've been granted the permission they requested.
Try App Ops (root is not required), you can give permissions only if the app is in the foreground https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=rikka.appops
>...Ive never used the fingerprint reader on any phone, currently got a Galaxy S5 with Lineage and was wondering does it consume much battery?
A Galaxy S5 LineageOS 16.0 user reported here a difference in battery usage at idle with vs. without fingerprint using BetterBatteryStats:
>... I think that removing all my fingerprint change everything for idle battery consumption. I went from 1%/hr to 0.1%/hr...
An other S5 user reported big battery usage @ idle w/ fingerprint enabled here but it's not clear which firmware he was running.
>...anyone tried comparing fingerprint vs PIN when it comes to battery consumption?
I did not have the time yet to capture two BBS Dumpfiles using BetterBatteryStats w/ vs. w/o registered fingerprint and no other setting changes but did see this in one I made with registered fingerprint:
BetterBatteryStats version: 2.5-330...
...Statistic Type: Screen Off to Current
Since 7 h 35 m 27 s...
system (Android System): Uid: 1000 Sys: 2 m 23 s Us: 4 m 56 s Starts: 0
android.hardware.biometrics.fingerprint @ 2.1-service (Android System): Uid: 1000 Sys: 4 m 29 s Us: Starts: 0
android.hardware.biometrics.fingerprint @ 2.1-service
(Android System): Uid: 1000 Sys: 4 m 29 s Us: Starts: 0
com.google.android.gms.persistent (Google Play services): Uid: 10024 Sys: 1 m 17 s Us: 2 m 40 s Starts: 0
Edit: there is no space before & after the @ in android.hardware.biometrics.fingerprint @ 2.1-service but if I don't add those spaces the Reddit robot will delete the post saying don't publish an email.
I guess the battery usage @ idle depends on which apps have the android.permission.USE_FINGERPRINT permission as I can't see why the android.hardware.biometrics.fingerprint @ 2.1-service would run at all while the S5 is at idle.
Sadly that permission is not listed in my Galaxy S5 G900M LineageOS 16.0 klte build 2019-07-28 > Settings > Apps & notifications > App permissions but in Privacy Guard you can see for individual apps which one has the Use fingerprint permission but there is no way to list all apps with it.
For that I use App Ops - Permission manager but only the paid version can sort by permission. In this case it's under use fingerprint hardware.
>...Settings > Security and Privacy > Trust > Privacy Guard > Advanced...
FYI you can create a direct link to Privacy Guard Advanced & much more like to Updater for example with the LineageOS Settings widget.
>...under e.g. "Location" and "Messaging", implying access to my coarse location and SMS, however on the details for the app I can only allow /deny permission to "read/write to external storage"...
I noticed that some permissions are not shown in Privacy Guard > app's name until I actually use the app & grant or deny some permission it requested.
Edit: u/joaocandre - I downloaded F-Droid 1List & on the web page it says nothing under Permissions and in the F-Droid app > 1List it says > Permissions - No permissions are used.
Before opening 1List I checked in Privacy Guard > 1List & it did not show any permissions.
Then checking in App Ops - Permission manager it showed:
* read clipboard - Allow
* modify clipboard - Allow
* run in background - Basic restriction
Settings > Apps & notifications > 1List > Permissions was greyed out.
After using 1List, creating a list, copying from a text app & pasting:
Privacy Guard > 1List > Read clipboard, Use haptic feedback, Read & write to external storage.
App Ops and Apps & notifications > 1List > same as above.
I can confirm what you wrote in the OP:
>...Privacy Guard > Advanced it is listed under e.g. "Location" and "Messaging", implying access to my coarse location and SMS...
As you can read in Android Developers > Docs > Guides > Permissions overview:
>...An app must publicize the permissions it requires by including <uses-permission> tags in the app manifest. For example, an app that needs to send SMS messages would have this line in the manifest...
My guess is that there are some mistakes in the 1List manifest or Privacy Guard Advanced list possible permissions but I don't see any location request granted, denied or ignored in the counter under Location > 1List.
BTW check Simple Notes Pro. I use the dev's Simple Draw & Simple Gallery Pro & they all work great on S5 LineageOS 16.0 klte.
App Ops - this and this one.
App Ops enabled this as a feature recently.
App Ops does exactly what you want: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=rikka.appops
If you want to restrict apps even further, also check out App Cloner and Island.
If you guys like this, you should also check out App Ops (doesn't require root).
Some ADB functions revert upon reboot. Examples are wireless ADB and the commands for starting the Shizuku app (used for things like AppOps without root).
However, app permissions granted with ADB are usually (if not always) persistent.
I am unfortunately not knowledgeable enough about ADB to know why some commands are persistent while others are not, but it appear it can differ by device (see comments in this stackoverflow thread).
Check out App Ops, you can fake location permissions to apps, among other things.
App Ops can do that.
Are you rooted? App ops is an app that can control this and even prevent apps from start on boot among many other permissions
It doesn't have as much functionality, and technically not xposed, but it's actively maintained.
This one works! u/rhayneves
Tracking wakelocks w/o root
Permission management w/o root. Such as running in the background or stopping an app from going to sleep.
Tested on Android 7.1.1 on my Nexus 6P. The instructions are pretty straightforward but here's a quick write-up anyways:
Note: For Android 4.4.1 and earlier, any app that launches App Ops will do + you don't need root. For 4.4.2 and later you need root as Google disabled access. However, the app I linked has a hacky way of enabling App Ops access without root - but I haven't tested it myself.
I use App Ops + Shizuku. Simply check "ignore" in the App Ops permission manager in "read contacts" and the app will have permission granted but will get empty data or the operation will not be performed.
ok, I've found it: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=rikka.appops
Try App Ops.
Found this - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=rikka.appops&hl=en_IN
Try it maybe
you are welcome
App Ops, if you trust it.
Looks like it's not as straight forward as you would hope...
You can use App Ops + shizuku for this. Choose the option ignore instead of deny a permission. The ignore function "Grant" the permission for the app, but the app will get empty data or the operation will not be performed". Shizuku can be activated by root access or ADB:
I use App Ops + Shizuku for this. It has the option to ignore rather than deny the permission. This option "Grant" the permission for the app, but the app will get empty data or the operation will not be performed.
well i use shizuku for app ops its an app to modify the permissions for apps
and you can use it with droid-ify for silent installs
App Ops + Shizuku can block background running for whatever app you want. Just change "Run in background" from basic restriction to severe restriction: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=rikka.appops&hl=pt_BR&gl=US
You can get something close to this using App Ops + Shizuku. The App Ops has the Ignore option which according to the description: "Grant" the permission for the app, but the app will get empty data or the operation will not be performed"
Use this as a temporary workaround:
> app manager with +1 click ops
Could not find this one
> App ops
Is it this one?
you can check this app for temporary resolution. it might work on android 12 beta. am not sure though. let me know in case you try.
Should work fine with Android 11. I think so.
Checkout this app once
Install the Magisk "Axet ́s Call Recorder" module to record calls. Install the "App Ops - Permission Manager" + "Shizuku" + magisk module "Shizuku Starter" to have full control over the permissions of all apps including the system. Install the "Warden" Apk to turn off all trackers in all apps installed on your phone. Install the "Battery Charge Limit" app to limit battery charge and increase battery life. Install the "Greenify" app to increase phone performance and decrease battery consumption (it works by forcing apps that aren't in use to stop).
I use "App Ops" + "Shizuku". Shizuku can be started using ADB for rootless devices but the process needs to be repeated every time you restart your phone. On rooted phones this is not necessary: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=rikka.appops&hl=pt_BR&gl=US
If your device gets android 11 update it would have been easier . For now you can harden android and thus avoid any access to your data from 3rd party . Since you have old version its better to root and install stock ram that does that or install app like App ops and Storage isolation
For permissions, one can use AppOpsX or proprietary App Ops.
For app ops thingy try this. It has rootless mode, but it needs additional app for that. You need ADB set up to run it tho.
I think the log file event might help, not sure thought.
We have an app for this already, you can try "App Ops" from play store
I know this is late and perhaps you all (/u/dextersgenius and /u/Liamb135 included) found a solution in the four months that have passed. As far as I can tell, nobody else has posted it for others to see -I couldn't even find the previous fix and all the current questions about it end in "yeah I have that problem too" "Same" "Same" "This thread is now closed."
How to get rid of the the "Exposing sensitive info during casting/recording" warning for Android 10
Download App Ops and Shizuku
If you are NOT rooted, follow the instructions at the top using adb commands. You'll have to do that each time you restart your phone. There is a way to only do it once using the Delegated Device Admin app, but my phone is rooted so I can't vouch for it
If you ARE rooted, click Start for Rooted Devices. Once it's finished, make sure you go to Authorize 0 Applications and toggle App Ops
Go back to App Ops and choose Shizuku mode, then press Continue
Search for the app that is most likely the source of your warning annoyances - probably Quick Settings
Scroll down to the bottom and find project media
Change to Allow or Allow Only While Using the App
Boy, what an irritating journey it was, learning the new way to disable this. My apologies if that doesn't work for all, but it should work for many!
I'm trying out Rikka's App Ops rn as an alternative. + Storage Isolation to emulate the same functionality that's coming in Android 11.
You can use App ops that would help you
you can use app ops available in play store
thanks for the explanation - for permissionis i use and app called AppOps (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=rikka.appops) which is more granular than every other app i tried so far
Check App Ops - Permission manager on Play Store and AppOpsX on github with link to F-Droid.org.
Found an app to block toasts per app basis. Thanks for the help guys! /u/WeakEmu8 /u/KeronCyst /u/Skaxen
If you are rooted then https://f-droid.org/en/packages/com.zzzmode.appopsx/
And if you use xposed framework then https://forum.xda-developers.com/xposed/modules/xprivacy-ultimate-android-privacy-app-t2320783/amp/
App Ops ( rooted ) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=rikka.appops
I Also have the pocophone, AND i use bouncer AND this one https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=rikka.appops Is way More complete
Can't share this enough, rootless full appop control depending on the ROM.
sorry , I missed that. I'm now experimenting with App Ops and Storage Redirect, take a look at those:
You can use Appops. With it you have full control over all app permissions. Including running in background.
Might be a little bit overkill but download App Ops and disable the 'control vibration' permission for Snapchat.
This might help you: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=rikka.appops
Oh crap, I didn't even click the link. Yeah that seems to be a scam, this is the one I use. (well the pro version).
If you're rooted, install App Ops, and inside the app, deny any rogue app (Like in this case find my device) the permissions to prevent the phone from sleeping, and running in the background or waking up.
App Ops may help with that.
Not exactly a problem. I've had control over app permissions since Marshmallow. People need to learn how to use an OS again. You can't expect OS developers to spoonfeed everything to you. That being said there are apps like App Ops, AppOpsX, xPrivacy, PrivacyGuard (LineageOS) that let you set templates to automatically set permissions on every new app installed. I have mine set to always deny contacts, camera, microphone and location.