- 08-22-2010, 10:43 AM #2
- 08-22-2010, 11:54 AM #5
- 08-22-2010, 12:09 PM #6
- 08-22-2010, 04:50 PM #7
- 08-22-2010, 11:20 PM #8
It's been removed in the most recent nightly, it was in the CM nightly though. These sort of things are scary as ****, esp. cause no one talks about them then you've got people saying "oh don't worry it's just the keyboard"
like i should just believe that? Yeah, nice keyboard that requires all those permissions and just vanishes in new nightlies when someone brings it up. I think there is someone doing some hacking over there but no one wants to investigate. hopefully this opens **** up.
- 08-23-2010, 06:19 AM #10
- 08-23-2010, 08:37 AM #11
- 08-23-2010, 01:40 PM #12
The Pinyin (and I'm still not sure I'm spelling that right) keyboard is part of AOSP. The reason it was removed in the more recent nightlies, is that it's full of bugs. Hopefully someone can fix them and it finds its way back into CM6.
It asks for those permissions so it can interact with things like your messaging app, gmail app, etc. The stock keyboard needs the same permissions, and any keyboard that doesn't use the stock Android KB engine will need them too.
If you're one of the billions of people that need a Pinyin keyboard, and dealing with the bugs is worth it, you can still get it from the Market.
I'm not affiliated with the CM team in any way, just trying to nip things in the bud so they can go back to coding instead of answering questionsಠ_ಠ
- 08-24-2010, 10:08 AM #13
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Just because it lists those permissions does not mean its ripping your ultra secret texts and sending them to some dude in china, nor does it mean its sending automatic texts to some pay per text line either. Its most likely bad programing that needs to be cleaned up and then it will simplify the permissions list. As always you flash the ROM at your OWN risk. The developer could put whatever they wanted to, it's their work. Its your responsibility as soon as you flash it. If and when you find some thing amiss you can bring it to the attention of others in a calm manner. Then you can just remove the app or flash another ROM.