Cyanogenmod now allows you to selectively revoke certain permissions

Bateluer

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http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/0...port-for-revoking-and-faking-app-permissions/

http://review.cyanogenmod.com/4055

Back in March we reported on a proposed patch to CyanogenMod that would allow users to deny apps access to certain permissions while retaining the connection to others. Rather than denying permissions outright, which would surely result in mass force closes, the new feature fakes them in a completely transparent manner. This lets users install applications they are interested in, while remaining mindful of their privacy.

The proposed patch went live (also here and here) yesterday, making the changes available to those who use the mod’s nightly builds. It remains to be seen whether this new feature will result in a rash of unexpected force closes in applications that don’t play nice with it for some reason as well as an uproar from developers who suddenly start getting flooded with fake data.

Neat.
 

Anubis

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interesting, curious is something like this could get around youtube not letting rooted devices rent movies
 

ChAoTiCpInOy

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interesting, curious is something like this could get around youtube not letting rooted devices rent movies

This is more to keep applications from doing things that you wouldn't want to do instead of applications doing things they don't want to do. I think.
 

shabby

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This feature should be built into android, pity i just ditched cm7, battery life is terrible on the galaxyS phones.