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Nighthawk (android) app update

Why is the latestNighthawk (android) app update seeking phone permissions?

 

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schumaku
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Re: Nighthawk (android) app update

Not aware, here the Nighthawk App Permissions does list "No permissions granted", and all three Camera, Location and Phone are off (by default).

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This is what I have.

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Nighthawk Android app requesting Super user access - NETGEAR Communities

Just another user.

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schumaku
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That's not a rooted device SU message, this is an elderly Android device @michaelkenward

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So, Is there a reason or need for the app to have phone permissions?

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schumaku
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Since Android 6, specific permissions are granted during App run-time. As shown in the screenshot above, all four critical permissions are disabled.(Camera, Location, Phone, and Storage). When accessing a functionality requiring one of these, e.g. Register any NETGEAR Product and use the [Scan Barcode], granting the special permission is requested:

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Let's put it this way: I have not seen the Insight App (as of today, v5.0.13) requesting the phone permission. Might happen Netgear does intend to add some features - pure speculation - say for general support calls, or for paid priority support, or for the multi-user and the coming up multi-tenancy capability to call other contacts in charge for that specific Insight network. For now you might be fine to keep the Phone permission (requested is explicitly "Phone - directly call phone numbers") disabled.

Most of the Insight features run without these four key permissions. However, under the hood there are many more required:

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