PlayPermissionsExposed

The newer Play Store versions bring the following changes in regards to permissions:

  • Permissions are now shown under vague categories when you press the "Update"/"Install" buttons. 42 permissions are also hidden from this screen (list below). To see almost all individual permissions, you can scroll down and tap "View details". Also note that unknown permissions (those defined by apps) are usually hidden in both screens.
  • Auto-updates only check for new categories, not new permissions.

For more info, I'd recommend you read this article by pulser_g2.

This module aims to fix this problem for users who care about permissions. It'll do the following:

  • Make the Play Store show you all of the app's permissions.
  • Require you to manually update apps with new permissions (regardless of the category).

It more or less restores the old behavior.

Author(s): 
Package: 
com.germainz.playpermissionsexposed
Version name: 
1.0.7
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
14,540 in total · 36 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
6cf500f66a9b4b239f4cfa44c374de3b
Uploaded on: 
Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 12:50
Changes: 

- Added support for recent versions of the Google Play store (tested with v6.0.5). Backwards compatibility with previously supported versions should be preserved. (Patch by @pR0Ps, thanks!)
- Added Italian translation (patch by @TimeFireDS), improved French translation (patch by @Micks29).

Many thanks to all contributors!

Version name: 
1.0.6
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
23,467 in total · 1 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
fd56bd5c3600faa401cbeefccb7f98e8
Uploaded on: 
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 17:49
Changes: 

This version should be compatible with Google Play Store 5.4.12 and above. Please don't install it if you're still running an older version.

Version name: 
1.0.5
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
32,597 in total · 0 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
ee947bf820247c3f0866968900c32a66
Uploaded on: 
Friday, August 8, 2014 - 23:32
Changes: 
  • Don't capitalize unknown permissions (e.g. "com.package.permission" should not be shown as "Com.package.permission").
  • Add Polish translation (by veteran29).
Version name: 
1.0.4
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
11,772 in total · 0 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
3232c42c043f9a9ebec71a87d3a0f27d
Uploaded on: 
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 10:51
Changes: 
  • FC fix.
  • Updated French translation.
  • New translations: Brazilian, Swedish, Dutch and Czech. Thanks to all translators.
Version name: 
1.0.3
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
8,875 in total · 0 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
b3604fd69aa80b18ec3b5323a52db71e
Uploaded on: 
Monday, June 16, 2014 - 19:27
Changes: 
  • Installable on Gingerbread and higher.
  • Added German, Spanish, Slovenian and French translations.
Version name: 
1.0.1
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
5,761 in total · 0 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
b7b47f3007c4986044252ed059ceb164
Uploaded on: 
Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 00:03
Changes: 
  • Forgot to lower minSdkVersion (this version can be installed on 4.0+ instead of 4.4+).
  • Very minor code change.
Version name: 
1.0
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
782 in total · 0 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
1186d5a331b8cb269f1eb93a37a2d730
Uploaded on: 
Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 23:53