I’m happy owner of Galaxy Nexus 7 and lately I updated my tablet to Android 4.4 Kitkat. One of features I most expected was ability to block some permissions of some applications. Such setting was available in 4.4 version but was removed in latest 4.4.2 – Google didn’t explain it exactly why. I don’t like when for ex. game need: camera or GPS access – for what I asked?
But there is new app so called App Ops that unhides build-in interface allowing edit of application permissions. I strongly suggest to install it.
You will need rooted device with Android 4.3 or 4.4 version.
This instruction could brick your device – use it on your own responsibility.
Read instructions here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1574401 (because installation of this package have in history some bricked devices).
- download the Xposed Installer APK and install it
- launch the Xposed Installer and go to the “Framework” section, then click on “Install/Update”
- reboot your device
Install App Ops
Read instructions here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2564865