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A: Android defines certain permissions for certain tasks. For example if the application want to access the Internet it must define in its configuration file that it would like to use the related permission. During the installation of an Android application the user get a screen in which he needs to confirm the required permissions of the application.

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Android eBook readers should take some care to know what a book app does before installing it into their phone. As an Android book app maker’s user, you also should know of android permissions before testing app in your phone. Whatever you should experience first and then you can give your readers much trusting sense to ensure how security your apps.


Google’s hand off approach with the Android Market provides attract most people.  I do think that Google is going to put some controls in place to take care of users who aren’t going to take the time to understand app permissions. In the mean time Android users will need to take some care to know what an app does before installing it on their phone.


Does it make sense that a wallpaper app needs access to your personal information? If you see something that doesn’t make sense, I recommend that you do not install the app. If you are a reader, you must hope you can buy a security book app to read or it will be a pyrrhic victory. Now In order to get rid of diverse unsafe factors, let’s learn these list permissions firstly.

1 Android.permission.ACCESS_CHECKIN_PROPERTIES: Allows read/write access to the "properties" table in the checkin database, to change values that get uploaded.
2 Android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION: Allows an application to access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, WiFi) location.
3 Android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION: Allows an application to access fine (e.g., GPS) location.
4 Android.permission.ACCESS_LOCATION_EXTRA_COMMANDS: Allows an application to access extra location provider commands.
5 Android.permission.ACCESS_MOCK_LOCATION: Allows an application to create mock location providers for testing.
6 Android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows applications to access information about networks.
7 Android.permission.ACCESS_SURFACE_FLINGER: Allows an application to use SurfaceFlinger’s low level features.
8 Android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: Allows applications to access information about Wi-Fi networks.
9 Android.permission.ADD_SYSTEM_SERVICE: Allows an application to publish system-level services.
10 Android.permission.BATTERY_STATS: Allows an application to update the collected battery statistics.
11 Android.permission.BLUETOOTH: Allows applications to connect to paired bluetooth devices.
12 Android.permission.BLUETOOTH_ADMIN允许程序发现和配对蓝牙设备(Allows applications to discover and pair bluetooth devices)
13 Android.permission.BRICK: Required to be able to disable the device (very *erous!).
14 Android.permission.BROADCAST_PACKAGE_REMOVED: Allows an application to broadcast a notification that an application package has been removed.
15 Android.permission.BROADCAST_STICKY: Allows an application to broadcast sticky intents.
16 Android.permission.CALL_PHONE: Allows an application to initiate a phone call without going through the Dialer user interface for the user to confirm the call being placed.
17 Android.permission.CALL_PRIVILEGED: Allows an application to call any phone number, including emergency numbers, without going through the Dialer user interface for the user to confirm the call being placed.
18 Android.permission.CAMERA: Required to be able to access the camera device.
19 Android.permission.CHANGE_COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE: Allows an application to change whether an application component (other than its own) is enabled or not.
20 Android.permission.CHANGE_CONFIGURATION: Allows an application to modify the current configuration, such as locale.
21 Android.permission.CHANGE_NETWORK_STATE: Allows applications to change network connectivity state.
22 Android.permission.CHANGE_WIFI_STATE: Allows applications to change Wi-Fi connectivity state.
23 Android.permission.CLEAR_APP_CACHE: Allows an application to clear the caches of all installed applications on the device.
24 Android.permission.CLEAR_APP_USER_DATA:  Allows an application to clear user data.
25 Android.permission.CONTROL_LOCATION_UPDATES: Allows enabling/disabling location update notifications from the radio.
26 Android.permission.DELETE_CACHE_FILES: Allows an application to delete cache files.
27 Android.permission.DELETE_PACKAGES: Allows an application to delete packages.
28 Android.permission.DEVICE_POWER: Allows low-level access to power management.
29 Android.permission.DIAGNOSTIC: Allows applications to RW to diagnostic resources.
30 Android.permission.DISABLE_KEYGUARD: Allows applications to disable the keyguard.
31 Android.permission.DUMP: Allows an application to retrieve state dump information from system services.
32 Android.permission.EXPAND_STATUS_BAR: Allows an application to expand or collapse the status bar.
33 Android.permission.FACTORY_TEST: Run as a manufacturer test application, running as the root user.
34 Android.permission.FLASHLIGHT: Allows access to the flashlight.
35 Android.permission.FORCE_BACK: Allows an application to force a BACK operation on whatever is the top activity.
37 Android.permission.FOTA_UPDATE: Obligate permission.
38 Android.permission.GET_ACCOUNTS: Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service)
39 Android.permission.GET_PACKAGE_SIZE: Allows an application to find out the space used by any package.
40 Android.permission.GET_TASKS: Allows an application to get information about the currently or recently running tasks: a thumbnail representation of the tasks, what activities are running in it, etc.
41 Android.permission.HARDWARE_TEST: Allows access to hardware peripherals.
42 Android.permission.INJECT_EVENTS: Allows an application to inject user events (keys, touch, trackball) into the event stream and deliver them to ANY window.
43 Android.permission.INSTALL_PACKAGES: Allows an application to install packages.
44 Android.permission.INTERNAL_SYSTEM_WINDOW: Allows an application to open windows that are for use by parts of the system user interface.
45Android.permission.INTERNET: Allows applications to open network sockets.
46 Android.permission.MANAGE_APP_TOKENS: Allows an application to manage (create, destroy, Z-order) application tokens in the window manager.
47 Android.permission.MASTER_CLEAR: Clear some data.
48 Android.permission.MODIFY_AUDIO_SETTINGS: Allows an application to modify global audio settings.
49 Android.permission.MODIFY_PHONE_STATE: Allows modification of the telephony state ? power on, mmi, etc.
50 Android.permission.MOUNT_UNMOUNT_FILESYSTEMS: Allows mounting and unmounting file systems for removable storage.
51 Android.permission.PERSISTENT_ACTIVITY: Allow an application to make its activities persistent.
52 Android.permission.PROCESS_OUTGOING_CALLS: Allows an application to monitor, modify, or abort outgoing calls.
53 Android.permission.READ_CALENDAR: Allows an application to read the user’s calendar data.
54 Android.permission.READ_CONTACTS: Allows an application to read the user’s contacts data.
55 Android.permission.READ_FRAME_BUFFER: Allows an application to take screen shots and more generally get access to the frame buffer data.
56 Android.permission.READ_INPUT_STATE: Allows an application to retrieve the current state of keys and switches.
57 Android.permission.READ_LOGS: Allows an application to read the low-level system log files.
58 Android.permission.READ_OWNER_DATA: Allows an application to read the owner’s data.
59 Android.permission.READ_SMS: Allows an application to read SMS messages.
60 Android.permission.READ_SYNC_SETTINGS: Allows applications to read the sync settings.
61 Android.permission.READ_SYNC_STATS: Allows applications to read the sync stats.
62 Android.permission.REBOOT: Required to be able to reboot the device.
63 Android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Allows an application to receive the ACTION_BOOT_COMPLETED that is broadcast after the system finishes booting.
64 Android.permission.RECEIVE_MMS: Allows an application to monitor incoming MMS messages, to record or perform processing on them.
65 Android.permission.RECEIVE_SMS: Allows an application to monitor incoming SMS messages, to record or perform processing on them.
66 Android.permission.RECEIVE_WAP_PUSH: Allows an application to monitor incoming WAP push messages.
67 Android.permission.RECORD_AUDIO: Allows an application to record audio.
68 Android.permission.REORDER_TASKS: Allows an application to change the Z-order of tasks.
69 Android.permission.RESTART_PACKAGES: Allows an application to restart other applications.
70 Android.permission.SEND_SMS: Allows an application to send SMS messages).
71 Android.permission.SET_ACTIVITY_WATCHER: Allows an application to watch and control how activities are started globally in the system.
72 Android.permission.SET_ALWAYS_FINISH: Allows an application to control whether activities are immediately finished when put in the background.
73 Android.permission.SET_ANIMATION_SCALE: Modify the global animation scaling factor.
74 Android.permission.SET_DEBUG_APP: Configure an application for debugging.
75 Android.permission.SET_ORIENTATION: Allows low-level access to setting the orientation
(actually rotation) of the screen.
76 Android.permission.SET_PREFERRED_APPLICATIONS: Allows an application to modify the list of preferred applications with the PackageManager.addPackageToPreferred() and PackageManager.removePackageFromPreferred() methods.
77 Android.permission.SET_PROCESS_FOREGROUND: Allows an application to force any currently running process to be in the foreground.
78 Android.permission.SET_PROCESS_LIMIT: Allows an application to set the maximum number of (not needed) application processes that can be running.
79 Android.permission.SET_TIME_ZONE: Allows applications to set the system time zone.
80 Android.permission.SET_WALLPAPER: Allows applications to set the wallpaper.
81 Android.permission.SET_WALLPAPER_HINTS: Allows applications to set the wallpaper hints.
82 Android.permission.SIGNAL_PERSISTENT_PROCESSES: Allow an application to request that a signal be sent to all persistent processes.
83 Android.permission.STATUS_BAR: Allows an application to open, close, or disable the status bar and its icons.
84 Android.permission.SUBSCRIBED_FEEDS_READ: Allows an application to allow access the subscribed feeds ContentProvider.
85 Android.permission.SUBSCRIBED_FEEDS_WRITE: Obligate permission (Android think it will add it)
86 Android.permission.SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW: Allows an application to open
windows using the type TYPE_SYSTEM_ALERT, shown on top of all other applications.  
87 Android.permission.VIBRATE: Allows access to the vibrator.
88 Android.permission.WAKE_LOCK:  Allows using PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming.
89 Android.permission.WRITE_APN_SETTINGS: Allows applications to write the apn settings.
90 Android.permission.WRITE_CALENDAR: Allows an application to write (but not read) the user’s calendar data.
91 Android.permission.WRITE_CONTACTS: Allows an application to write (but not read) the user’s contacts data.
92 Android.permission.WRITE_GSERVICES: Allows an application to modify the Google service map.
93 Android.permission.WRITE_OWNER_DATA: Allows an application to write (but not read) the owner’s data.
94 Android.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS: Allows an application to read or write the system settings.
95 Android.permission.WRITE_SMS: Allows an application to write SMS messages.
96 Android.permission.WRITE_SYNC_SETTINGS: Allows applications to write the sync settings.
Android platform partition permissions subtly. If your app can’t run normally, you could check whether lack some relevant permission declaration. Finally we just need android sign tools to sign and then generate apk file which Android book app maker have done for you.
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