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By klau1, Senior Member on 16th October 2013, 12:26 AM
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Control Your App Permissions Natively (no root)

Thanks to Android 4.3, it is possible to control app permissions natively. In other words, root access is no longer necessary, nor is xPrivacy & Xposed.



However, because Samsung's Touch Wiz doesn't launch "activities", it's impossible to access this function without an app, which you can download off Google Play for free.

Check out this review for more info: http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/07...dividual-apps/


App Ops on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...sstarter&hl=en
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16th October 2013, 03:56 AM |#2  
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Good to know, thanks.

There is also a setting for all apps under 'Data Usage' in settings that allows you to restrict access to Mobile Data. Combining these two gives you almost complete control over apps. The only aspect still missing (without Root) is WiFi data access.

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Good to know, thanks.

There is also a setting for all apps under 'Data Usage' in settings that allows you to restrict access to Mobile Data. Combining these two gives you almost complete control over apps. The only aspect still missing (without Root) is WiFi data access.
16th October 2013, 06:25 PM |#3  
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Good app.

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29th October 2013, 03:57 AM |#4  
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Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Ed
Just bought new galaxy note 10.1, but app ops doesn't seem to work on it. I used the app mentioned above but it just took me to settings. can someone verify this? also is there any other way to restrict app permissions without root? some devs/apps want hardware control to take photos and video that have nothing to do with the app itself. thanks much
14th December 2013, 02:47 AM |#5  
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Just bought new galaxy note 10.1, but app ops doesn't seem to work on it. I used the app mentioned above but it just took me to settings. can someone verify this? also is there any other way to restrict app permissions without root? some devs/apps want hardware control to take photos and video that have nothing to do with the app itself. thanks much

Hi tominator, I just got wise to AppOps and it works in my GS4 but the same thing is happening to me on my Note 10.1 2014 Ed.

And now EFF reports that Google didn't want us to access it anyway. Guess it's time to reinstall Permissions Denied.
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Originally Posted by tominator007

Just bought new galaxy note 10.1, but app ops doesn't seem to work on it. I used the app mentioned above but it just took me to settings. can someone verify this? also is there any other way to restrict app permissions without root? some devs/apps want hardware control to take photos and video that have nothing to do with the app itself. thanks much

This must be old news to you by now, but the same thing happened to me with the 2014 Edition. Have you found a way to do it? Thanks.
22nd June 2014, 12:11 AM |#7  
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This must be old news to you by now, but the same thing happened to me with the 2014 Edition. Have you found a way to do it? Thanks.

Me too, I'm searching for the same for my SM-P601. Tried all Google play applications, none of them worked at all.

If someone finds a way or workaround, please, post.

Thx.
30th June 2014, 12:43 PM |#8  
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Excellent app. I've just enjoyed switching off camera permissions for a lot of apps.
30th June 2014, 01:16 PM |#9  
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nice find
30th June 2014, 02:14 PM |#10  
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Sorry for the noob question.. The meaning of on means it block the permissions or allowing it to access the permissions?

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