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Great. The app I have is on the list (near the top), and there's some claims it asks for a lot more permissions than an app like needs. OTOH, as I mentioned, Google's own Permissions app under Settings/Apps claims it only needs to access the camera.
Somebody's lying. Given the data usage, I have to think Google's app might not be as accurate as it could be.
The only reason an app like this can remain near the top of the list must be that people don't care that an idling app is still chewing through half a GB worth of data over a month.
But if an app hasn't requested (and hasn't been granted) permission to read storage, does it REALLY mean it can't access storage? I read about some malware that don't request these permissions (so they don't even show up on the Play store in the permissions section) but once downloaded, they 'phone home' to download more executable code that has a malicious payload, which includes access to, say, storage that the original app didn't have. How tight is the sandbox really?
I just wonder if your app might be doing something like this. One thing you can do is install a firewall and see what IPs the app connects to. I've used NoRoot Firewall by Greyshirts (who came up with that name? ) in the past that can do this.
"We have already been through this, I am not going to repeat myself." - fat_boy, in a global warming thread
NoRoot Firewall by Greyshirts (who came up with that name? )
Someone who is married.
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004