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An early CyanogenMod 9.0 review

An early CyanogenMod 9.0 review

Posted Jul 5, 2012 18:38 UTC (Thu) by josh (subscriber, #17465)
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Does stock Android have the ability to adjust the permissions an app wants yet? That seems like the biggest feature that would tempt me to run CyanogenMod.


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An early CyanogenMod 9.0 review

Posted Jul 7, 2012 9:04 UTC (Sat) by iarenaza (subscriber, #4812) [Link]

As far as I know, it doesn't.

An early CyanogenMod 9.0 review

Posted Jul 7, 2012 9:44 UTC (Sat) by xav (subscriber, #18536) [Link]

You can easily install "Permission Denied" which will do that. But most applications tend to crash when they are refused to do something they think they can.

An early CyanogenMod 9.0 review

Posted Jul 8, 2012 2:03 UTC (Sun) by zlynx (subscriber, #2285) [Link]

Someone wrote a permission denied but lie about it system but Cyanogen rejected the patches because they didn't want to completely turn Google and the manufacturers against them.

I bet that you can still find those patches but they may need some tweaking to apply.

Stuff like randomly generating a new system ID on every boot, returning Contact lists with randomly generated nonsense contacts, log files that aren't actually live, filesystems that are virtualized and "precision" GPS that slowly drifts miles away from where you are. That sort of thing.

An early CyanogenMod 9.0 review

Posted Jul 8, 2012 6:20 UTC (Sun) by xav (subscriber, #18536) [Link]

Yes, that sort of thing would be very useful, and would make your phone belong to you more than to an alien application.

An early CyanogenMod 9.0 review

Posted Jul 17, 2012 14:48 UTC (Tue) by TRauMa (guest, #16483) [Link]

So far, though, I get by surprisingly well by just not installing them. Even without spending money. The only thing I needed was a non-intrusive firewall, and now most apps don't even show ads and I'm now even free to install data grabber apps (location, ID, phone numbers), as long as the collected information stay on the phone.

An early CyanogenMod 9.0 review

Posted Jul 12, 2012 12:47 UTC (Thu) by kragil (guest, #34373) [Link]

AFAIK _CM9_ removes that feature. Editor???
That would be my top reason to stay with 7.2. I don't believe that other apps work as flawlessly as the one integrated in CM. I usually just revoke net and location permissions and no apps really seemed to cared so far.


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