edit 2014: still good XPrivacy Pro [license supports crowdsourced knowledge], but also evolving quickly from the developer of PDroid 2.0 (not svyat) is DonkeyGuard (CollegeDev | github). DO absolutely combine AFwall+ firewall [in whitelist mode] with LightningWall, and UnbelovedHosts, AND BootManager. To that end do also donate to defim for the combo license: DefimDonator [$14 is well worth it] — important: make a note of the name in which you want the license issued. LightningWall does not appear to have a whitelist mode starting from everything blocked, but can function independent of your iptables manager (AFwall+).
(DonkeyGuard requires CydiaFramework… seems to be abandoning XposedFramework in favor, but uses both now)
DonkeyGuard has a better UI style than XPrivacy Pro
vs XPrivacy Pro
edit 2013: better is XPrivacy extension of XPosed framework for android. zero malware market access needed; download only via XDA forums or soon *hub for free OpenSource possibly F-droid.org “You can use an XPrivacy Pro license for all the devices you personally own.”
XPrivacy FAQ#50 also recommends Xmpp Texting [Xabber]
picks up where LBE Privacy Guard leaves off… they play well together. However PDroid claims no need of background service.. still requires root. It requires root to boot into CWM to apply the patch, but does not require root to run the management app.
PDroid allows blocking access for any installed application to the following data separately:
- Device ID (IMEI/MEID/ESN)
- Subscriber ID (IMSI)
- SIM serial (ICCID)
- Phone and mailbox number
- Incoming call number
- Outgoing call number
- GPS location
- Network location
- List of accounts (including your google e-mail address)
- Account auth tokens
- Call logs
- Browser bookmarks and history
- System logs
- SIM info (operator, country)
- Network info (operator, country)
For device ID, phone and mailbox number, SIM serial, subscriber ID and device location it also allows supplying custom or random values.
easy access to APKs from memorable url: http://tinyurl.com/PrivacyDroid
PDroid 2.3.4 source; patches build, frameworks and libcore
cites interesting article on blockery leakiness.