Permission Blocker for Android

Permission Blocker for Android


NOTE: This App is only for ROOTED phones. If you don't know what rooted means, you probably don't have a rooted phone.

Android Permission Blocker is the cheapest, easiest way to take back control of all of those permissions apps require. Why does a flashlight app need access to your contacts? Why does a news app require permissions to read your SMS text messages? With Android Permission Blocker, you no longer need to worry about these questions. Instead, simply download the apps you want, and block the permissions you don't want the app to have. It's that simple. After a reboot, the app will no longer have access to those permissions.

How does Android Permission Blocker work, you ask? Simply stated, this app uses root permissions (which is why you need a rooted phone) to modify the android subsystem to no longer provide specific permissions to apps as requested by you. NOTE however that SOME APPS WILL CRASH if they do not have the permissions they need. This has nothing to do with how Android Permission Blocker blocks permissions, but rather how apps behave when a permission it requests is not granted. Since app developers expect that all permissions they request will be granted, they do not verify they got the permission before using it. Therefore, when you block a permission, some apps will crash when they attempt to access it. When that happens, you can either re-enable that specific permission, or, if you would prefer the app not have that permission at all, uninstall the app.

Note Android Permission Blocker currently only blocks permissions for "non-system" apps. Non-system apps are all the apps that you install, not the apps that come pre-installed on your phone in the "system" directory. Also note that the app can not yet prevent other apps from running at start-up. We are working on a solution to this and will release a new version once we have one.

Any questions - please send an e-mail!

Recent changes:
Version 1.8 makes minor updates to adhere to new Google Play branding guidelines.
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About Permission Blocker for Android
NOTE: This App is only for ROOTED phones. If you don't know what rooted means, you probably don't have a rooted phone.

Android Permission Blocker is the cheapest, easiest way to take back control of all of those permissions apps require. Why does a flashlight app need access to your contacts? Why does a news app require permissions to read your SMS text messages? With Android Permission Blocker, you no longer need to worry about these questions. Instead, simply download the apps you want, and block the permissions you don't want the app to have. It's that simple. After a reboot, the app will no longer have access to those permissions.

How does Android Permission Blocker work, you ask? Simply stated, this app uses root permissions (which is why you need a rooted phone) to modify the android subsystem to no longer provide specific permissions to apps as requested by you. NOTE however that SOME APPS WILL CRASH if they do not have the permissions they need. This has nothing to do with how Android Permission Blocker blocks permissions, but rather how apps behave when a permission it requests is not granted. Since app developers expect that all permissions they request will be granted, they do not verify they got the permission before using it. Therefore, when you block a permission, some apps will crash when they attempt to access it. When that happens, you can either re-enable that specific permission, or, if you would prefer the app not have that permission at all, uninstall the app.

Note Android Permission Blocker currently only blocks permissions for "non-system" apps. Non-system apps are all the apps that you install, not the apps that come pre-installed on your phone in the "system" directory. Also note that the app can not yet prevent other apps from running at start-up. We are working on a solution to this and will release a new version once we have one.

Any questions - please send an e-mail!

Recent changes:
Version 1.8 makes minor updates to adhere to new Google Play branding guidelines.
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A Google User
Aug 11, 2014
Needs to be made more user friendly. Last up date helps, but there is still a lot of messing about in my view.
A Google User
Jun 11, 2014
To much fussing. To much messing about to make it worth it.
A Google User
May 6, 2014
Ok but.. After removing some permissions its ask for reboot,after the reboot this app is gone! I have to install it again every time i reboot..and permissions are back the same....Galaxy S2
A Google User
Apr 18, 2014
No Info=problem? I like the way this app is set up. It's easy to use and well organized. Only reason I didn't give 5 stars is that I would like some sort of notification or a log of when permissions are actually blocked. As without that I'm not certain it's even working. And does it function in background? Or does it have to remain active to work? Hope that question makes sense. Add a log of permissions blocked and I will happily change to 5 star.
A Google User
Mar 20, 2014
Nice!! Found myself here because LBE Privacy Manager's development has ceased. I needed an app that can let me decide what apps can do and see on my device. Great work.