How to hide an app from the application list ???

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How to hide an app from the application list ???

Postby SatanS » Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:59 pm

HI all,

First of all what a wonderfull forum for Android coders :)

I red most of the tuts on this forum and i found a very usefull one to get an android application to start after boot sequence is complete.

Now my question is: Is there a way to have an application start after boot sequence and not show in the application menu ( i am developping a security related application and for security reasons it as to be as stealthy as possible) i would really appreciate any help on that subject :)


Thank you very much


ps: sorry for my poor english
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Postby plusminus » Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:35 pm

Hello SatanS,

Applications do only appear in the Application-list, when you define the following Action and Category in your AndroidManifest.xml:
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  3.         <activity android:name=".RouteSample" android:label="@string/app_name">
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  5.             <intent-filter>
  6.  
  7.                 <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />
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  9.                 <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
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  11.             </intent-filter>
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  13.         </activity>
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  15.      ...
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Postby SatanS » Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:38 pm

OKay :9

Looks like it was a real noobish question ;)


Thank you very much
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