There have always been words regarding how secure the Android platform is. There have been plenty of cases of Android devices getting compromised with viruses and malware. This has given a bad image to Android because the truth is that no mobile platform is safe. Since Android is the most popular mobile OS, there is more interest for the platform compared to iOS or Windows Phone.
Chances for an Android device getting compromised are slim to none, especially if users download and install applications from trusted sources such as Play Store only, avoiding suspicious APK files. Even though Android is quite secure, you can sleep well at night by installing XPrivacy, one of the most used modules for Xposed framework.
XPrivacy is the ultimate module if you want your phone to be secure and safe. XPrivacy is a module which is used alongside Xposed framework. Every application that you install on your device has access to your data. Some of them have access to your contact list and some can even make phone calls, send text messages and take pictures using the camera of the phone without you even noticing.
XPrivacy reduces the amount of permissions that applications require. You can prevent apps from accessing certain data on your device. Recently, the XPrivacy module has been updated to support the latest version of Android 5.1 Lollipop. XPrivacy already works on Android 5.0 Lollipop and the developer has updated the module adding Android 5.1 support after the high demand.
Install XPrivacy module on Android 5.1
XPrivacy will work on all Android 5.1 Lollipop devices. However, use the module correctly because changing the wrong settings can cause bootloops.
How To Install
- The first thing you should do is to install Xposed framework designed for Android 5.0 and 5.1 Lollipop.
- Download XPrivacy 3.6.10 APK and install it. Enable Unknown Sources if prompted.
- Go to Xposed Installer > Modules and activate XPrivacy module.
- Reboot your phone.
Now you can choose what permissions and what data apps can access, making your phone safer and more secure.