XPrivacy - The ultimate, yet easy to use, privacy manager

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M66B

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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Status: No Longer Updated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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Namoi

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Thanks a lot. I always missed PDroid as i am on stock Samsung ROM.

BTW, the patches also work on Stock Rom ? ie : even if i don't use CM10, i need to install the CM10_4.1 patch isn't it ?

Tanks again
 

Nosferatu Alucard

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Im using this since version 0.3 and think it is really a great Mod!
Thank you very much for your hard work!

I'd really like to contribute, but since I'm pretty limited in terms of coding the only thing I can offer is to translate Xprivacy to German if you like.

I already got some experience in app translating (though it has been some time since then), so just PM me, if you want me to translate it

Gesendet von meinem Xperia Mini Pro mit Tapatalk 2
 

gandhar

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the app has improved greatly, its very usable now.

some suggestions/details:

app/usability:
1. the app is usable when it is not enabled, there should be a check on app launch if it is enabled in xposed.
2. some sort of loading indicator instead of just directly jumping into the batch edit category after a wait.
3. search for apps.
4. app filtering

2,3,4 are already implemented in xposed app settings, perhaps you could look at that code.


ui stuff:
1. all the activities except the main one should have menu items and the navigation action http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/ui/actionbar.html#Home
2. the blocked apps/ apps with the particular permission should be sorted above the rest.
i'd say blocked apps->apps with permission but not blocked-> rest of them
3. scroll bar in batch edit
4. action bar spinners or a viewpager like the xposed app separating the batch edit and the list of all apps. (AB spinners would save space though)

these are suggestions, i love the app as it is, :)
 

graffixnyc

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First the most obvious: did you reboot?
Which ROM do you use?
Do you see orange triangles if you start XPrivacy and browse apps?
Yes, I rebooted twice. I'm on TrickDroid 4.2.2 (sense based) on the HTC One. I do see the orange triangle on some apps when I open up Xprivacy but not on all (going into the different categories)
 

kv1dr

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a have a request. The application is really great, but I would much rather like to get notification(and then I can open XPrivacy by just clicking on it) when new application is installed instead of just popping up. I hope you understand me :)
 

M66B

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Yes, I rebooted twice. I'm on TrickDroid 4.2.2 (sense based) on the HTC One. I do see the orange triangle on some apps when I open up Xprivacy but not on all (going into the different categories)
If you see orange triangles XPrivacy is in any case working.
Maybe your settings layout is different, so that XPrivacy cannot hook into it.
This is not a big problem, because you can access all settings from the app too.
You can do me a pleasure by sending a logcat, starting from the moment your device boots, so I may be able to figure out why this (not) happens.
 

M66B

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the app has improved greatly, its very usable now.

some suggestions/details:

app/usability:
1. the app is usable when it is not enabled, there should be a check on app launch if it is enabled in xposed.
2. some sort of loading indicator instead of just directly jumping into the batch edit category after a wait.
3. search for apps.
4. app filtering

2,3,4 are already implemented in xposed app settings, perhaps you could look at that code.


ui stuff:
1. all the activities except the main one should have menu items and the navigation action http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/ui/actionbar.html#Home
2. the blocked apps/ apps with the particular permission should be sorted above the rest.
i'd say blocked apps->apps with permission but not blocked-> rest of them
3. scroll bar in batch edit
4. action bar spinners or a viewpager like the xposed app separating the batch edit and the list of all apps. (AB spinners would save space though)

these are suggestions, i love the app as it is, :)
Thanks for your feedback, gandhar.
Could you please create issues for these, so I can easily track things?

Loading apps in an async task + spinner has already been realized (will be in version 0.12).
 
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