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[APP][4.0+] Obstructer: Phone Privacy Simplified

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Default [APP][4.0+] Obstructer: Phone Privacy Simplified

Everyone knows that feeling when someone asks to use your phone but you're afraid to let them because they can go through everything on it. This is a serious privacy issue within Android; there is no easy way to lend others your phone without them being able to go through it. That's why I created Obstructer, an app for Android that blocks access to your device's content when you let others use your phone. It works by disabling the home button, the recent app screen and the notification bar. This makes everything on your phone inaccessible until you enter a password that opens when the call is ended.





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Obstructer, a App for the No Device

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obstructer, obstructer, mochat9

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Status: Stable
Current Stable Version: 1.2.3
Stable Release Date: 2014-01-14

Created 2014-01-27
Last Updated 2014-02-17
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This is pretty good. Could you please upload the apk to your OP so that people without Play Store access can download it as well? Thanks.

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This is pretty good. Could you please upload the apk to your OP so that people without Play Store access can download it as well? Thanks.
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Obstructer, block access to your phone's content when you let someone use it.

Are you an experienced developer? Contact me at obstructerapp@gmail.com if you're interested in helping me improve Obstructer.

 
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Sure.
The article I wrote on this should be up in the Portal shortly . Thanks again.

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Bootloader: Locked

Sony Xperia Z Ultra - GPE
ROM: Stock, Unrooted (KitKat 4.4.2)
Bootloader: Locked

Huawei Premia 4G
ROM: Stock, Rooted (ICS 4.0.4)

HTC One (M8)
ROM: Stock, unrooted (1.57.531.7)
Radio: 1.16.21331931
HBOOT: Locked (S-ON)




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Hello,

I've tried this app on my Xperia Z1 Compact and I have a few security flaws: The recents button is not disabled and when using Google Keyboard, you can long press the spacebar to get into the settings app. Also, you should probably disable the camera button. The lockscreen is a major security flaw too :/ Oh yeah, and I forgot to add that it shows the Sony dialer when calling a number

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Mostly works as intended.
The main weakness of this app is that one can easily uninstall the app by going to settings from a insecure lockscreen.
A lock widget will be a great idea.

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That's interesting, it has worked on every phone I've tested. Did you set it as the default launcher?

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Huh, I never thought of that scenario. I will totally create a widget for this; that's an excellent idea. Thanks!

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Obstructer, block access to your phone's content when you let someone use it.

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