After weeks of research, development and testing I proudly present the ultimate, yet easy to use, privacy manager: XPrivacy.
XPrivacy can prevent applications from leaking privacy sensitive data. XPrivacy can restrict the categories of data an application can access. This is done by feeding an application with no or fake data. There are several data categories which can be restricted, for example contacts or location. For example, if you restrict access to contacts for an application, this will result in sending an empty contact list to the application. Similarly, restricting an application's access to your location will result in a set location being sent to the application.
- Simple to use
- No need to patch anything (no source, no smali or anything else)
- For any (stock) variant of Android version 4.0.3 - 6.0.1 (ICS, JellyBean, Lollipop, Marshmallow)
- Newly installed applications are restricted by default
- Displays data actually used by an application
- Option to restrict on demand
- Free and open source
- Free from advertisements
Read more on GitHub
- Installation (quite easy!)
- Frequently asked questions
- Similar solutions
The download link is in the installation instructions
You can also use the XPrivacy Installer as an aid to install XPrivacy.
This forum is for questions only. See here for bug reports and feature requests.
I am not active on XDA anymore, you can read here why.
Please post messages related to privacy only.
XPrivacy is not intended to make other application do things they are not supposed to do.
There is only support for the latest official XPrivacy version.
XPrivacy was a lot of work, so please support this project
If you want to donate, see here for all options.
Use at your own risk !
The latest version from a while ago still works properly up to Android 6 Marshmallow, if Xposed works properly on your device
(you can ignore any internal error report of XPrivacy, since these are known to be harmless)
XPrivacy, Xposed for all devices (see above for details)
Source Code: https://github.com/M66B/XPrivacy
Xposed Package Name: biz.bokhorst.xprivacy
Current Stable Version: 3.6.19
Stable Release Date: 2015-07-01
Last Updated 2016-11-11