Permission Manager X

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About this app

Using eXtended Permission Manager, for each installed app, on single screen, you can:
- View, grant or revoke manifest permissions
- View AppOps permissions and choose one of multiple modes
- Set your desired reference value for every changeable permission

Manifest permissions are those normally called permissions e.g. Storage, Camera etc. AppOps (app operations) is a robust framework Android uses at back end for access control. They provide a fine-grained control over many of the manifest permissions. Plus it provides additional controls like background execution, vibration, clipboard access etc.

With every Android release manifest permissions are becoming more dependent on AppOps. So it's fun to control both simultaneously and see how they relate to each other.

When you reinstall an app, or change your device, or upgrade your ROM, it's a time-taking process to review all installed apps for granted permissions and revoke the unnecessary ones (after all privacy matters). PMX provides you the solution. Set reference states of permissions, which can be quickly backed up and restored, and colored bars at left make it quite easy to review packages and permissions at a glance.

Need help?
We are here to explain.
Guide / FAQs:
It answers the basic questions including:
- What is PMX?
- Why do I need to use PMX?
- What are manifest permissions and AppOps?
- What are Permission References?

Are you concerned about Performance, Privacy and Control?
You can control, which apps:
- Run in background
- Keep your device awake
- Know about your location
- Can send SMS and make calls
- Read your contacts and logs
- Are aware of your accounts
- Are making sounds and vibrations
- Use camera and mic
- Access your files
- Can read and write to clipboard
- Can install other apps
And many more, depending on your device and Android version.

Paid Features:
- Sort apps and permissions by different parameters
- Scheduled Checks to notify bad reference states
- Auto Revoke granted permissions with RED states
- Permission Watcher to remove unwanted permissions quickly
- Make changes to critical apps and permissions
- Multi-users / work profile support
- Auto create backup file on changes
- Permissions description
- Search suggestions
- Theming options
- Permission summary view (upcoming)
- Batch operations (profiles) (upcoming)

Permission Watcher removes permissions as soon as you stop using an app. For details please see the help / guide linked above.

Required Privileges / Permissions:
- In order to let Permission Manager X serve you fully, either the device must be ROOTED or you need to enable ADB over network. Otherwise, very limited information is available.
- android.permission.INTERNET is required to use ADB over network. The only connections made outside the device are to check for app updates and to fetch help contents. We respect your privacy, so no data is collected.

- You need to uninstall the app installed from other sources before installing this one.
- The app is tested on stock Android 7-13. Some highly customized ROMs may behave unexpectedly.

And yes, the basic functionality of Permission Manager X is completely free and open-source. No ads, no trackers, no analytics. You are encouraged and requested to support the development.

Source code:

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Updated on
Jun 4, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
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Ratings and reviews

67 reviews
BebéTechManiac 2018
April 28, 2023
The best, better and better. Everyone should have this. | Last update, great. What's is running another great app from the dev and works great to get a lot of information, to see all that is running. / The info helps for non-root users to set the permission that is req over adb and Termux app. I was able to do it with both methods. This app is better than the one I was using, provides more permissions to disable.Orange not yet set, disable perm, set as reference, set sched, app will revoke perm
4 people found this review helpful
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Irfan Latif
August 28, 2021
Hello, Thank you for the feedback. You can please go through the basic guide and FAQs from within app or online: We are available for any assistance. You can join the Telegram group or drop us an email.
April 29, 2023
Need selection/checkbox in permission view to select apps. It's very annoying to open each app, change setting and go back and repeat the process for multiple apps.
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Irfan Latif
May 4, 2023
Permission Profiles / Batch Operations is an upcoming feature.
clvn g
May 6, 2023
Turns out, you have to also install google play store, rather than aurora store to use the app
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Irfan Latif
May 6, 2023
Sorry for the inconvenience. What is the reason mentioned on license verification failure screen? You can talk to us through Telegram or email.

What's new

- Crash fixes

- Minor fixes and improvements

- Permission View
- Pretty permission names
- Updated permission descriptions, groups, icons
- Updated translations

- Chinese and Greek translations
- Target Android 13
- Improved ADB pairing and connection
- Replace AppOp states drop-down menu with toggle switch
- Option to reset / cleanup permission references database

Detailed changelog: