[CLOSED] XPrivacy - The ultimate, yet easy to use, privacy manager

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JohnC

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I don't want to monitor this thread for the few people that are still using XPrivacy.

I must be missing something and I apologize if I am..But my understanding is that you don't have to spend any time to keep logging into and viewing this thread on a regular basis because that would be a total waste of time.

But, won't you get an email when someone posts something in this thread and wont the email also have the contents of the post so you don't even have to login to see it?

So if there is truly only a few users still using this app, then I can't imagine you receiving any more then one or two emails a month, so that shouldn't take up hardly any of your time.
 

M66B

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I must be missing something and I apologize if I am..But my understanding is that you don't have to spend any time to keep logging into and viewing this thread on a regular basis because that would be a total waste of time.

But, won't you get an email when someone posts something in this thread and wont the email also have the contents of the post so you don't even have to login to see it?

So if there is truly only a few users still using this app, then I can't imagine you receiving any more then one or two emails a month, so that shouldn't take up hardly any of your time.
It is not about time. XPrivacy will not be supported anymore, which was the main reason for opening this thread.

You can always open a new thread to support each other, without my involvement.
 

JohnC

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It is not about time. XPrivacy will not be supported anymore, which was the main reason for opening this thread.

You can always open a new thread to support each other, without my involvement.

My intention is not to be difficult, but really, how is anyone subscribed to this thread going to see any posts made by other Xprivacy users? That is definitely not workable.

I'm not asking you to support xprivacy anymore - just ignore the posts asking for help - simple.

I depend on this app everyday, so much so that I purchased it to support your work.

All I am asking is to keep this thread open so it will be EASY for us existing users to support each other.
 

M66B

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My intention is not to be difficult, but really, how is anyone subscribed to this thread going to see any posts made by other Xprivacy users? That is definitely not workable.

I'm not asking you to support xprivacy anymore - just ignore the posts asking for help - simple.

I depend on this app everyday, so much so that I purchased it to support your work.

All I am asking is to keep this thread open so it will be EASY for us existing users to support each other.
If you create a new thread, you can link it here, so it can easily be found.
 

JohnC

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If you create a new thread, you can link it here, so it can easily be found.

That could work but only if the link to the new "unofficial XPrivacy support" is the very last post before the thread is closed so it will be easy found and not hidden higher in the thread.

So, after you close this thread, can I contact you with a link to the new thread and you'll be able to place that link in the very last post of this thread?
 

M66B

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That could work but only if the link to the new "unofficial XPrivacy support" is the very last post before the thread is closed so it will be easy found and not hidden higher in the thread.

So, after you close this thread, can I contact you with a link to the new thread and you'll be able to place that link in the very last post of this thread?
Just create the thread, link it here and I will close this thread.
 

M66B

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XPrivacy EOL

XPrivacy has been around for about 6 years, which is about an eternity in IT, but all good things come to an end.

The bad news is that I will close this thread and ending support of XPrivacy after submitting this comment.

The good news is that XPrivacy has been succeeded by XPrivacyLua.

The latest version of XPrivacy "classic" will stay available for download.

You can continue to discuss about XPrivacy in this unofficial support thread.

Goodbye XPrivacy.
 
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    XPrivacy

    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.

    You can use the successor XPrivacyLua on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and later.

    Features

    • 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


    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.

    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)

    XDA:DevDB Information
    XPrivacy, Xposed for all devices (see above for details)

    Contributors
    M66B
    Source Code: https://github.com/M66B/XPrivacy

    Xposed Package Name: biz.bokhorst.xprivacy

    Version Information
    Status: No Longer Updated
    Current Stable Version: 3.6.19
    Stable Release Date: 2015-07-01

    Created 2014-08-03
    Last Updated 2018-02-08
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    "More than 250 Android Games Use Your Mic to Track What You’re Watching"
    https://www.xda-developers.com/android-apps-tracking-mic-always-listening/

    The above made me decide that we still need a decent privacy solution.

    At this moment I have a fully functional proof of concept where Xposed hooks can be defined in JSON (text) files and can be applied to any app at runtime. The hook code can be written in LUA script. This means that hooks can be added without updating the Xposed module (for now called XLua).

    To test XLua I have defined two hooks to fake the device location and applied them to the GPS status app. The result is that GPS status reports a fake location.

    I will start with built-in privacy related hooks, but in the near future there might be a repository where you can download hook definitions from.

    There is a lot more to tell about this, but I want to keep it brief for now. You are free to ask questions, but don't ask when it will be ready.

    I wish you a happy and private new year.
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    Due to too many bad experiences I will not be active on XDA anymore, which means that this will be my very last XDA comment. However, this doesn't mean I don't follow the XDA XPrivacy and NetGuard threads anymore and that development will be stopped. XPrivacy will be updated when critical bugs are found only (which didn't happen in more than a year). NetGuard will be maintained as well and new features might be added occasionally.

    If you check my post count, you can see that I have been very supportive and that more than likely all mayor questions have been answered already. So, if you have a question, use the XDA search and you'll likely find an answer. If that fails, then other XDA members might be able to answer your question.

    So, my last word: goodbye.
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    After almost nine months since the initial release and after 85 experimental, test and beta releases since the last stable release, I have just made available stable version 2.0.

    The main changes since the last stable version 1.11 are:

    • Replaced XML settings files by a privacy service and privacy a database
      - Increased speed, stability and security
      - Allows for new features formerly not possible, like:
    • Added on demand restricting
      - XPrivacy will ask to allow/deny on actual function usage
    • Added white and black listing for files, IP addresses, domain names, commands, libraries and URLs
      - White and black listing on demand are available to anyone
      - White/black list management from the user interface requires a Pro license
      - Clearing restrictions will clear white/black lists too
    • Added parameters to usage data (option) (only Pro license)
    • Added a service to migrate settings, upgrade and randomize
    • Added sorting and extended filtering
    • Added multiple select and batch operations to set, reset, import and export restrictions
    • Added a series of new restrictions and improved existing restrictions
    • Added template for functions
    • Added user defined dangerous functions
    • Added in application documentation for all functions
    • Added switch to disable restrictions for each application
      - Allows for disabling restrictions, without taking away the ability to edit restrictions
    • Support for multiple users (if your device supports this)
    • XPrivacy became one of the Open Source Rookies of 2013
    • The number of crowd sourced restrictions is more than 5 million now
    • Donations are accepted in Bitcoins now too
    If you want to know all changes since the last stable version, you'll need to read the changelog, but be prepared: it is a long list.

    Read here about how to upgrade:
    https://github.com/M66B/XPrivacy#upgrading

    After handling over 1500 bug reports and feature requests and more than 5000 commits, I guess XPrivacy is pretty feature complete and bug free now. As I have said before, I don't want to continue working almost full time on this project, which doesn't mean reported bugs will not be addressed and also not that XPrivacy will not be updated for the next Android releases. It just means that no new big features will be added anymore. Since the core feature of XPrivacy is to protect your privacy, new restrictions will be added when requested.

    XPrivacy was really a lot of work, so thanks or donations are appreciated.

    If you think something should be written about this greatly enhanced version of XPrivacy on the XDA portal, you might want to use Tip us?.
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    IF an Xposed version for Android 7 Nougat will be released, I MIGHT consider developing a paid only, slimmed down version of XPrivacy to protect your most privacy sensitive data, like contacts, calendars and location. We can discuss about what should be included. However, there would be no support to prevent tracking, so no restriction of device IDs, IP addresses, etc, since this is a lost battle anyway.

    Would there be interest in this?