Really simple to use privacy manager for Android 6.0 Marshmallow and later (successor of XPrivacy).
Revoking Android permissions from apps often let apps crash or malfunction. XPrivacyLua solves this by feeding apps fake data instead of real data.
- Simple to use
- Manage any user or system app
- Multi-user support
- Free and open source
See here for all details, including installation instructions and download link.
Please read the frequently asked questions before asking a question.
This XDA thread is about using the latest version of XPrivacyLua. Off topic comments are allowed as long they are related to XPrivacyLua and are in the general interest of the followers of this thread, but anything not related to privacy is not allowed.
Discussion of purchases is not allowed here, please contact me via here instead.
Custom hook definitions will always be part of XPrivacyLua, but there will be community support only. This means that I won't respond to questions about defining custom hooks anymore. See this thread for the reasons.
If you value your privacy, please consider to support this project with a donation or by purchasing pro features.
XPrivacyLua is not a permission manager, but a privacy manager. XPrivacyLua doesn't block things and doesn't revoke permissions, but does replace real data by fake data. This means you can grant Android permissions to an app and still let XPrivacyLua prevent the app from seeing privacy sensitive data. Revoking permissions can result in an app refusing to work and/or to crash. However, replacing real by fake data generally doesn't let an app crash.
Currently restrictions are quite crude because they mostly replace real data by no data. For example restricting the contacts app from getting contacts will result in an empty contact list. In the near future it might be made possible to select the data an app may see, for example just one group of contacts.
The goal is to have a tool that can properly protect the privacy of many in the near future. However, it isn't paid work, so I do whatever I like whenever I like it.
You can request features in this XDA forum. I will read them, but I will not respond to them and they might or might not be implemented. If I know for sure something will not be implemented, I will let you know.
You can report any problem you have here. There will be no issue tracker on GitHub.
For now I have decided to not implement restrictions that are useful to prevent tracking only. There are simply too many data items that can be used for tracking and it would take too much time to develop restrictions for all these data items.
The basic idea is to restrict only things that 'define' you, so which contacts you have, where you are, which apps you use, etc.
XPrivacyLua is pretty feature complete and will be maintained and supported and when there is a need new hook definitions will be added to better protect your privacy. For the rest this FAQ applies:
As said before, development will also depend on Xposed development, which is just minimal unfortunately.
XPrivacyLua is supported with (Ed)Xposed only. There is limited support only with VirtualXposed and TaiChi.
XPrivacyLua, Xposed for all devices (see above for details)
Source Code: https://github.com/M66B/XPrivacyLua
Xposed Package Name: eu.faircode.xlua
Last Updated 2019-08-24