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    testing environment for verifying apps are safe

    I pick up apps now and then that are 3rd party (ie, either they were never on the store, or they got pulled and i wanted to share them with friends) but one thing thats bugging me is there's no way that i know of off the top of my head to test the apps outside the android devices themselves. granted, beyond having rooted my thrive, i'm not very experienced in the android world. but is there some sort of way to run an android simulator sandbox that can load up an APK and verify that the app doesn't try anything, ie, make sure its safe to install on a legitimate device?

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    You can download the Android SDK and run one of the simulators, but they are slow and require some horse power.
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    so beyond just the developer kit, there's nothing yet that can be used to actively test apps? i don't mean test as in just run em and see if they work, i mean monitor what functions the app attempts to access and such, and then gives a log of activity. seems like it'd be a pretty useful tool if such a thing exists or is planned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slegiar View Post
    so beyond just the developer kit, there's nothing yet that can be used to actively test apps? i don't mean test as in just run em and see if they work, i mean monitor what functions the app attempts to access and such, and then gives a log of activity. seems like it'd be a pretty useful tool if such a thing exists or is planned.
    Not sure if there is anything like that. If you find something, let me know.
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    will do. something like that would definitely be useful for any android user/developer ^^

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