Android :: Compile Droid Application With System Permissions?

Aug 30, 2010

I need to compile an application with system permissions in order to use target application com.android.settings. For now while I try to run my apk I get the error message

Test run failed: Permission Denial:
starting instrumentation
ComponentInfo{com.jayway.test/android.test.InstrumentationTestRunner}
from pid=354, uid=354 not allowed
because package com.jayway.test does
not have a signature matching the
target com.android.settings

How can I compile my application with system permissions?

Android :: Compile droid Application with system permissions?


Android :: Application Compatible With System Assigned Permissions Automatically

Apr 7, 2010

I've noticed a troubling issue with app permissions. It seems that after installing, some apps that didn't ask for these two permissions:
Storage: modify/delete SD card contents
Phone calls: read phone state and identity
will magically acquire them after install! These apps do not ask for these permissions during install, nor do their Market pages disclose that they need them. After looking through many logcat messages during an install, I found this:
04-07 03:23:08.973,I,PackageParser,1016,com.some.app.nam e.here: compat added android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE

Digging around, I found this online:
Android permissions: Phone Calls: read phone state and identity - Stack Overflow. It seems that an app that is compatible with systems earlier than 1.6 will automatically be assigned those two permissions. If a developer is willing to make their app compatible only with 1.6+ systems, they can change their app's manifest:
<uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion="4" android:targetSdkVersion="4" />
and when users on 1.6+ devices install the app, those two extra permissions won't show up.

I bet a lot of app developers don't know this, and therefore their apps will seems to acquire those two permissions magically. Users will install those apps, see the two extra permissions when they inspect the app security setting and be very puzzled. They'll probably think the app is malware and uninstall it. I've contacted some app developer about this issue, so that they can (hopefully) fix their app so it doesn't look like malware. Unfortunately, until all legit apps are fixed, it'll be hard to distinguish amongst apps that have those permissions, which app actually needs those permissions, which apps need fixing, and which apps are malware.

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Which apps that are considered bloatware are required to have system app permissions? I removed a few and I want to set their permissions correctly but I dont want to screw up and possibly brick.

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How the permissions work to determine whether or not an application has permission to set the clock.

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Aug 18, 2010

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[javac] symbol : class DrmStore
[javac] location: package android.provider
[javac] import android.provider.DrmStore;
[javac] ^
[javac] /home/mrucci/camtest2/src/com/android/camera/Util.java:32: cannot find symbol
[javac] symbol : class MediaMetadataRetriever
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[javac] ^
[javac] /home/mrucci/camtest2/src/com/android/camera/MenuHelper.java:29: cannot find symbol
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[javac] location: package android.media
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...
[javac] ^
[javac] /home/mrucci/camtest2/src/com/android/camera/ActionMenuButton.java:81: cannot find symbol
[javac] symbol : variable mScrollX
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[javac] mScrollX + mRight - mLeft),
[javac] ^
[javac] /home/mrucci/camtest2/src/com/android/camera/ActionMenuButton.java:81: cannot find symbol
[javac] symbol : variable mRight
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It's possible those files need not to be compiled. Or it might be that I need some special configuration to compile them.

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Jun 28, 2009

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Sep 3, 2010

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Jul 11, 2010

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I have a question about a simple application, the only permission that i have set is Internet, because it's a simple application that reads something on the net. Anyway, the app requires to me (when i install it) three permissions, Internet, SD Storage and Phone usage.

Anyone knows why happens this?

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Feb 25, 2010

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I would like to know how to execute a system command from an android application?

For example :

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Jul 3, 2010

I was wondering, is there anyway a developer can hide or exclude a certain app permissions from being seen by Android market users? And are the permissions for an app controlled or regulated by Google? Another question I have - Is there anyway to restrict PDF files from opening in the default browser? This is a problem when I am on a search engine and accidentally click a link that's a pdf file- I don't want pdf's downloaded without asking me permission atleast. And my last question, is there a way to view current extensions that are installed in the browser.? Where is androids inbuilt file manager? Does uninstalling an application completely take off everything related to that app from your phone?

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Apr 29, 2010

I have two published apps that are pretty targeted to the user collecting their personal medical data (like Blood Pressure, etc.) and then, eventually sending it somewhere, if they choose.

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When the user installs my apps, they are also given a warning that the app requires that permission (even though it's the one that declares it), and it shows up in the Marketplace also.

The question is: Is it possible that the permission acceptance part of installing my app could be putting customers off? I don't know what other's acceptance rate is, but mine is around 50% of customers who download it have active installs.

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Jul 15, 2009

What are the differences in ant script we should take care to compile the application which uses maps api. Tried with bootlcasspath with both android and maps.jar file. but it fails to create dex file.

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Apr 14, 2010

I use navigation on my motorcycle and I used to be able to use Pandora at the same time, but lately just keeps stalling. Some seem to think in 2.1 Android's memory management is somehow messing with services that Pandora needs to run. Would installing it as a system app help in any way? I am running Cyanogen 5.0.5.7 if it matters at all.

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Apr 17, 2010

I am still getting to know the ins/outs of my newly rooted phone. I am using an app called PowerManagerPro and it gives the following instructions to install to the system/app directory to activate certain rooted functions.
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I am not able to get this done using the Terminal Emulator, it keeps saying "cp not found". I also cannot find a function in Root Explorer to install the APK in the the system/app. Is there another way to install APK's into the system/app folder?

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May 4, 2010

I want my Android application to have maximum reach, and hence want to support all versions V1.5 onwards. I find some features lacking in V1.5 that are available in V2.0 or V2.1. Could I compile on V2.1, and then set minSDK for the application to run on 1.5? Plain logic says 2.1 specific features would not work, but let me know your thoughts. Also, what are some other workarounds? What would "you" normally do in such a situation?

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Jun 5, 2010

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Mar 5, 2010

I'm a big fan of Toggle Settings but my one wish would be that it could toggle GPS. From what I understand, the security of Android doesn't allow any app to turn GPS on/off. My question is, since installing Mobile Defense as a system application allows it to turn my GPS on, would installing Toggle Settings as a system app enable the same feature? Does anybody know of a way around this or another app that is similar and can toggle GPS settings?

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Jun 9, 2010

I use system panel light to check what is running in my background, just to have an idea. My question is, what is a cached application (inactive)? I am wondering, because I am trying to optimize my battery life and I want to know how this phone works with things running in the background. Should I end those applications that are cached, or are the really not doing anything sitting there?

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Jan 18, 2010

Is it possible to make a folder in the apps and then put all the system apps icons (better keyboard, android icons pack, font packs, etc.) in it so the are hidden?

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Is there any way to not grant these permissions and still get updates?

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Apr 2, 2009

How to compile android app with static library?could somebody give me a example?

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Jan 27, 2009

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Sep 27, 2010

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