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Postby barrie » Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:50 pm

Is there any way to make our own android application unremovable or undeleted?

That means only read only by phone holder.

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Postby ninor » Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:31 pm

The user is who has all the responsibility for granting permissions to applications.
With that said, I think there's no possibility to prevent your app from being uninstalled.
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Postby barrie » Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:33 pm

Does user can setup a password to prevent an application to be removed or uninstalled?

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Postby ninor » Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:57 pm

I don't know, but, who's gonna delete your app?
Applications are in a closed environment, and cannot access the file system or another app's files without explicit user permission. And to uninstall any application, it would require another user permission.
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Postby barrie » Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:43 pm

before user delete the application, can we ask them to enter password?
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Postby ninor » Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:58 pm

The app only controls until its process is destroyed. And uninstalling it is outside these "boundaries".
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Postby barrie » Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:00 pm

So G1 Phone user how to install and uninstall application on the phone?

Can we set up a password before doing install or uninstall
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Postby plusminus » Fri Oct 03, 2008 12:28 am

I think he wants to make a kind of child-protection system... or a 'virus'.

Sorry, I haven't seen such a possibility yet.

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Postby MrSnowflake » Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:03 am

The only way I see an apk not being uninstallable is making, or your own package uninstaller and remove the original supplied by Android itself, or make you own Android distribution.

Luckily users can delete software from their own phone, otherwise it won't be his phone :).
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