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    Gain more control over app permissions with Cyanogenmod!

    First of all, unless you've been hiding under a rock or are an new Android user, you probably know about Cyanogenmod. This is one the best and most developed ROMs out there. Now read on!

    Jesse Hicks

    @ Engadget Mobile posted May 24th 2011 1:34PM

    We've recently seen Google crack down on
    rogue apps

    and patch some

    security issues, but let's not forget Android does have a small measure of built-in security: app permissions. But as with those pesky EULAs, many users tend to breeze through the permissions screen. And Android forces even the most attentive readers to accept or deny all permissions requested by an app. But the newest nightly builds of the CyanogenMod custom ROM include a clever patch allowing users to grant and revoke permissions individually -- something like the
    TISSA security manager

    we're still awaiting. Obviously playing God with permissions can crash your applications: with great power comes great responsibility. But we figure if you're running aftermarket firmware on a rooted phone, you're comfortable experimenting. See how it works in the video after the break, then hit the source link to download.



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    That's pretty awesome! I'd like to actually see this as a feature that can be done on the app install screen itself, really neat to see it being built in to the ROM though.
    I tried CM7 and didn't really like it much, has a lot of neat features and all, but something felt a little off while using it. Also, a big strike against it for me is needing to re-flash other ROMS to do some tasks (like change PRLs), but it sounds like they've finally fixed the GPS issues at least!
    For anyone looking for a similar permission feature outside of CM, there's an app that'll let you tinker with permissions:

    Permissions Denied | AppBrain Android Market



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