Uninstall these apps and install XPrivacy. Remove SuperSU and install Phh's Superuser. You won't have any issues with them if you do things right.Hm, has anyone else had problems with 'Privacy Blocker' and 'Permissions Denied Pro'? Not sure which one of these 2 apps it is, but after I installed the 2 of them my phone went a bit crazy. First apps such as TiBu were no longer granted root access and just kept hanging on a screen waiting for root access, never receiving it. Then also Nova Launcher got messed up, slow as hell and started also hanging. AFWall+ started crashing again and again, no matter how many times I rebooted. Nova Launcher wouldn't respond any longer to a double-tap-to-sleep/wake. All kinds of weird stuff. So I switched to the default home launcher and remedied the situation by uninstalling both apps and reinstalling (for now only) Nova. Either Privacy Blocker or Permissions Denied caused some havoc. I didn't tweak much in those apps. In P. Blocker I just scanned all my apps and performed a fix on 1 camera app, nothing else. In Permissions Denied I tweaked another 3rd party app ... I think it was an SMS reminder, but nothing related to SuperSU or TiBu or Nova Launcher. Very mysterious. Has anyone else had issues with those two apps and can they actually be trusted? What I have is 'Privacy Blocker v1.4.1' and 'Permissions-donate-v3,7-build32'. Share your experience pls.
Yes you need the power of Xposed but it's worth it.Thanks for the reply! To install XPrivacy I think one needs to have the Xposed Framework on board, which I don't have. So for now an uninstall and staying away form those apps will do it.
How is Phh's Superuser superior to SuperSU. Just curious. Thought SuperSU is THE one!
I never used these apps but it seems Permissions Denied doesn't require Xposed. No idea for Privacy Blocker since I can't find it on Google Play.
Note that Permissions Denied hasn't been updated since June, 2013... Moreover, managing the permissions is not enough since apps can have access without asking for permission. I guess you don't have a real-time control, and so on... Better than nothing, though.
Read the Play Store descriptions. I think Xposed is always mentioned if it's a requirement.
A real-time control is very important:Thank you for the reply, but that's sad better than nothing yes, you are right, but what good is Permissions Denied if 'apps can have access without asking for permission'. If that's really the case then I don't see how Permissions Denied helps in any way, anyone is welcome to correct me. Just trying to get to the bottom of this.
As to your guess if I have a real-time control ... as far as I dug into it, I came to some apps similar to Perm. Denied. Any other apps or ways to have the real-time control you mention are welcome to be thrown in to this discussion.
A real-time control is very important:
1. You install a crappy app
2. A few seconds after the installation, it will immediately have a look at your contacts. You don't have enough time to open Permissions Denied to block the access. Too late...
I don't know any other apps as XPrivacy to have a real-time control, sorry.
• Android system permissions are completely useless. I did a quick test with two apps promoted on Google Play: New Airpush detector and Material Apps. Android system permissions didn't ask me anything when browsing into the apps! (that's normal for New Airpush detector though. Android system permissions don't manage Internet permissions and the app is only requesting "a full network access" and "to view network connections").
• However I noticed that AirPush Detector had access to these data: Identification / Internet / IPC / Phone / Shell / System (get installed package) / View.
This is more than Internet permissions, isn't it?
Permissions Denied can help in some situations. Most of reliable apps are asking permissions when they really need them. If I were you I would open Permissions Denied before opening a new installed/updated app. Of course, it will be more difficult to have a full control with apps that do not respect user privacy...Point taken! Thanks for dropping some knowledge. For ppl who don't have Xposed framework is there even any point in using Permissions Denied, if as you said 'apps can have access without asking for permission'? If not 'Permissions Denied' what else (non-Xposed) can we use then, if anything at all?
Permissions Denied can help in some situations. Most of reliable apps are asking permissions when they really need them. If I were you I would open Permissions Denied before opening a new installed/updated app. Of course, it will be more difficult to have a full control with apps that do not respect user privacy...
I always use Xposed so I have no idea for other solutions and I guess you do need Xposed for having such a feature. Others may have more ideas.
Read the news, with one year late
The last version built by Chainfire is v2.78, available in the XDA thread.Ahhh I see. Thanks for the update! If that's the case then can't we just use the last stable version/release which is presumably right before CCMT got involved? This will be similar to using uTorrent's v2.2.1 ... I guess ppl will have to find out which version it was and just stick to it. Ofc there's the alternative of using phh's SuperUser, which is being actively developed, but I just know some apps want SuperSU and am not sure if they'll be happy with phh's SuperUser.
Yep, true, the addresses I put in OP are only addresses I hadn't found in the host files I checked.