Tomek Kondrat · Dec 19, 2013 at 07:30 am

Yet Another Way to Restore App Ops

Removing App Ops was one of the biggest unpleasant surprises in the recent 4.4.2 update—one that has been criticized throughout the industry. We already informed you of 3 methods of restoring this functionality. Now in addition to the Xposed module, smali workaround and root only application, there is one more way to bring it back to Android 4.4.2 devices.

The previously mentioned methods restored App Ops to the Settings menu, where it is somewhat hard to find. There is one more way to bring back App Ops. XDA Senior Member ssrij made an application to control the App Ops straight from the application drawer, so it’s really easy to find.

Installation is not the easiest, though. This app needs to be pushed through ADB to your /system partition, and the correct permissions must be set. It’s worth mentioning that this application is fully open source, so all possible issues can be resolved with the help of its contributors. To use this application, your device must be rooted.

More information about this application can be found in the original thread. As you can see, there are lots of ways to restore App Ops. Do you think Google will ever bring it or similar functionality back into future versions of Android? Share your thoughts in the comments.


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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. View eagleeyetom's posts and articles here.
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