eXtended Permission Manager - a small app to manage permissions and AppOps.
Using eXtended Permission Manager, for each installed app, on single screen, you can:
- View, grant or revoke manifest permissions
- View AppOps permissions and choose one of multiple modes
- Set your desired reference value for every changeable permission
The app evolved from a shell script to a GUI for my personal needs. After a ROM upgrade or changing device, it's a time-taking process to review all installed apps for granted permissions and revoke the unnecessary ones (after all privacy matters). To come up with a solution, you can set reference states of permissions which can be quickly backed up and restored. Colored bars at left indicate reference states and make it quite easy to review packages and permissions at a glance.
Manifest permissions are those normally called permissions e.g. Storage, Camera etc. AppOps (app operations) is a robust framework Android uses at back end for access control. With every Android release manifest permissions are becoming more dependent on AppOps. So it's fun to control both simultaneously and see how they relate to each other.
In short, AppOps provide a fine-grained control over many of the manifest permissions. Plus it provides additional controls like background execution, vibration, clipboard access etc. Explore the app to see more.
And yes, the basic functionality of Permission Manager X is completely free and open-source. No ads, no trackers, no analytics. You are encouraged and requested to support the development. Source code is available at below Github link.
Required Privileges / Permissions:
- In order to let Permission Manager X serve you at its best, either the device must be rooted or you need to enable ADB over network.
- android.permission.INTERNET is required to use ADB over network. The only connection made outside the device is to check for app updates.