Tomek Kondrat · Dec 14, 2013 at 05:30 pm

Get Back App Ops with Just a Root-Enabled Application

Many things has been said about Google’s recent decision to further hide App Ops. It certainly caused a big disturbance in the force, and some critics have a point in saying that Google tries to play the big brother and decide what we should and should not do with our phones. In the last few days, we’ve presented various ways of getting App Ops back on Android 4.4.2. One of the methods used an Xposed Framework module, while the other was a smali hack, which didn’t break ART compatibility.

There is a third method, and it’s probably the easiest one so far. It was created by XDA Forum Member safet.me. The app adds a sub menu in Settings with many common use cases, rather than one-to-one mapping. For now, it requires root access to work, but we hope that the developer will manage to create an application that can be run on unrooted Android.

This application is a great chance to bring back App Ops without much effort. The newest APK can be found in the application thread, where you can leave your feedback regarding this app.


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Tomek Kondrat

eagleeyetom is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Tomek is the only Polish moderator on XDA Developers. He graduated from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn with a degree in journalism and public communication in 2013. He's a big fan of football (not hand egg), post rock and cooking. A total addict of mobile technology, especially Android. Currently flashes dozens of custom ROMs on his OPO.
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