Local Tech Repair: KitKat Android 4.4 Privacy using Privacy guard or AppOps

Sunday, December 22, 2013

KitKat Android 4.4 Privacy using Privacy guard or AppOps

We all may know that Google removed an essential tool for keeping your self privacy in your control on your device. So here are some ways that you can control that.

When using CM11 you do not need to use AppOps at all because they have software called privacy Guard that you can use. It is built probably off the same code though not sure on that. 

Here is a short video on how you can get there on my Galaxy s3.  To get there go to Settings, Security, Then Privacy Guard.




Though when your not using Privacy Guard on CM you may need to extend your ability on kitkat and get that back.
If your running a stock rom with root you can installed a framework called xposed.

Xposed allows you to edit packages at run time and in turn use module to get back some of your things that you loss like AppOps that Google took away in Android 4.4
To check out xposed go to the link below.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2012770
From there you will need to install a module called
AppOpsXposed

once that is installed you can easily get to your AppOps by using an app called App Ops Starter.

Watch video below to see it work.





I hope this helps you guys take back your privacy.

Thanks for reading,
Local Tech Repair Admin