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# 139036 25-Jan-2014 15:25
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Recently this has started to bug my OCD again ... 

Anyway - I want to update some apps but will not grant/allow them to have all the stupid permissions access to my life!

So I am seriously looking at flashing my Galaxy S4 9505 4.2.2 to something that supports app opps ... is it worth it? Does it work as fluidly as it should?




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  # 974145 25-Jan-2014 15:29
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Isn't there an official 4.4.2 for the i9505? There is an apk to enable AppOps on .2 which I'm using. It works really well.



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  # 974147 25-Jan-2014 15:31
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hmm ... i read that app opps have been removed in 4.4.2 .... can someone confirm that it works or otherwise?

i will go a custom near stock de-knoxed ROM




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  # 974155 25-Jan-2014 16:05
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joker97: hmm ... i read that app opps have been removed in 4.4.2 .... can someone confirm that it works or otherwise?


Like I said it works, someone compiled the AppOps apk from 4.4 source and you just flash it or copy to /system and it works as it did previously.

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  # 974156 25-Jan-2014 16:09
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Download the apk from here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9O_54T5-obYVVVmaTNoUVZvbEU/edit?usp=sharing

Copy it to /system/priv-app/ and set permissions to rw-r--r--. Reboot and you'll have an AppOps shortcut in your launcher.



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  # 974158 25-Jan-2014 16:21
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Thanks




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  # 974159 25-Jan-2014 16:31
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Another option is to install Xposed framework and use the xprivacy module. Rather than blocking permissions it just feeds the app dummy data so you don't need to worry about force closes. I'm not sure if App Ops does the same thing, but either way it's an alternative if you can't get app ops on your current rom.



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  # 974166 25-Jan-2014 16:58
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Sweet

Do you know which near stock Rom can use stock kernel?




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  # 974644 26-Jan-2014 15:27
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bradstewart: Download the apk from here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9O_54T5-obYVVVmaTNoUVZvbEU/edit?usp=sharing

Copy it to /system/priv-app/ and set permissions to rw-r--r--. Reboot and you'll have an AppOps shortcut in your launcher.


it says i need permission to download.

will it work in 4.2.2?




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  # 974723 26-Jan-2014 18:04
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joker97:
bradstewart: Download the apk from here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9O_54T5-obYVVVmaTNoUVZvbEU/edit?usp=sharing

Copy it to /system/priv-app/ and set permissions to rw-r--r--. Reboot and you'll have an AppOps shortcut in your launcher.


it says i need permission to download.

will it work in 4.2.2?


https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9O_54T5-obYVVVmaTNoUVZvbEU/

Try this link instead. No idea if it will work on <4.3. You can try, I doubt it could hurt.

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  # 974736 26-Jan-2014 18:44
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I'm sure Brad is trustworthy but does anyone else see the irony in joker obsessing over app permissions yet has no issues downloading an APK from someones google drive



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  # 974795 26-Jan-2014 20:10
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Lol doesnt matter ... It's google's forbidden fruit ... Wont let me touch it ... :)




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  # 974875 26-Jan-2014 23:01
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Drive is being uncooperative.

Download from here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2573499



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  # 976041 28-Jan-2014 16:34
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thanks ... i am using telecom's 4.3 rom now and given up on any custom 4.4.2 roms due to issues with my special needs phone ...

but good to know that it can be done on 4.4.2




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  # 976043 28-Jan-2014 16:35
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on another note i actually wonder how effective app ops is ...

i told it top stop apex launcher and disable increasing ring from displaying notifications and they carry on with their notification

probably a gimmick feature giving everyone false security




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joker97: on another note i actually wonder how effective app ops is ...

i told it top stop apex launcher and disable increasing ring from displaying notifications and they carry on with their notification

probably a gimmick feature giving everyone false security


No it was a feature used by Google for testing that wasn't supposed to be accessible and also incomplete. There's nothing gimmicky about it.

Also from my use of it, it has been 100% effective.

Have you upgraded to 4.3/4.4 or are you still on 4.2?

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