I’m happy owner of Galaxy Nexus 7 and lately I updated my tablet to Android 4.4 Kitkat. One of features I most expected was ability to block some permissions of some applications. Such setting was available in 4.4 version but was removed in latest 4.4.2 - Google didn’t explain it exactly why. I don’t like when for ex. game need: camera or GPS access - for what I asked?

But there is new app so called App Ops that unhides build-in interface allowing edit of application permissions. I strongly suggest to install it.


You will need rooted device with Android 4.3 or 4.4 version. This instruction could brick your device - use it on your own responsibility.

Install Xposed

Read instructions here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1574401external link (because installation of this package have in history some bricked devices).

Install App Ops

Read instructions here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2564865external link