Permissions Denied

Permissions Denied


(2 stars)


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5,000 - 10,000 downloads

  • Easy to enable/disable permissions
  • Backup/restore permissions profile
  • Enable/disable permissions for all apps (at once)
  • Layout could be improved
  • Advanced-users oriented
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Expert's Review

"Permissions is something to take into account"

Reviewed by / Aug 22, 2011

Permissions Denied allows you to manager permissions of your Android apps

This is the donate version of Permissions Denied with no added features (just supporting the developer). First off, this app requires root access. It won't work if your devices isn't rooted.

Permissions Denied makes a list of your installed apps (as well as system apps) in your device. From that list you can see at a glance, under the app name, the amount of active and disable permissions. What's more, if you tap on the app, you it will show in detail each permission and a brief description. From there, with just a tap, you can enable/disable the permission. The changes will be applied after reboot.

Bear in mind that most of the apps need those permissions to work properly and if you reject them it will make it not work. However, there are some apps that ask for permissions that shouldn't be required for its correct performance: for example, access to send/read SMS for a Tetris Game. The purpose of this app is controlling this kind of permissions.

What's different in this app is that you can restore all permissions, disable one permission for all the apps at the same time: for example, access to read/compose SMS, and backup permissions profile. You can do all of this from Advanced Options.

It should be said that, although the app is quite simple and easy of use, the layout is too sober (it reminds developer dashboards).

Permissions Denied has been developed by Stephen (Stericson), a well-known developer focused on apps for rooted devices.

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Developer's original description available here
If you have problems with this app please email me! (

This application does not work on all devices. If this application does not work on your device, please email me and if we cannot get it to work after some troubleshooting I will issue you a refund.

This app Requires Root Access!

Permissions allows you to effectively control the permissions that apps which are installed onto your phone, via the market or some other source.

You must reboot before these changes take place and be aware that denying an app a permission that it is requesting may result in the app Force Closing.

Please us the backup feature with care! Always make backups of your device.

Recently changed in this version

Another update to fix issues some users may be having with no apps showing.

another update to better improve the handling of Bitmaps.

better handling of bitmaps which should resolve some force closes.

Another update, fixed some crashes.

Last update was not suppose to be released, an error with the Google Beta testing system.
This update hopefully fixes some of the issues that people are experiencing.

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Comments and ratings for Permissions Denied
  • (37)

    by James Persek on 04/06/2014

    Works well once you figure out that you must lock the permissions before reboot. Kind of a pain to test each app after changing permissions to verify it wont crash. I would really like to see a simulate permission optoin like other apps have. That way when an app is denied permissions it will be fed false or blank data rather than just crashing since the permission is denied. Overall, a grea

  • (37)

    by Shane Torresan on 04/06/2014

    This app always did work in the past but not now I'm guessing it might not yet be optimised for Kit Kat.

  • (37)

    by Charles Clery on 11/05/2014

    Disappointed as it was not clearly advised that the app only works on routed devices

  • (37)

    by John Smith on 17/03/2014

    Permissions are reset on every update, and it needs a reboot after every change. Rediculous. Author, when you respond to my emails, you might earn a star. Fixing these issues will earn you another.

  • (37)

    by Leeseng Vang on 10/01/2014

    I have problem like doesn't seem to work on my phone after reboot; ATT Note 2.

  • (37)

    by Alan Barrett on 27/12/2013

    I often have to repeat the same action many times before it works, fiddling with lock/unlock and reboot over and over. Reboot menu option does nothing. It's sad that this poor show is better than other apps are able to manage.

  • (37)

    by Star River on 26/12/2013

    Hard to use, and request restarting system

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