PrivaDroid - UofT APK

Version 0.62 - com.weichengcao.privadroid
Last updated: 2020-04-24

PrivaDroid - UofT is to understand how users interact with Android system.

PrivaDroid - UofT apk

APP Information

Download Version 0.62 (62)
Apk Size8.45 MB
App DeveloperUofT Android Privacy Team
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android6.0 and up
App Packagecom.weichengcao.privadroid.apk

Download PrivaDroid - UofT 0.62 APK

App Description

PrivaDroid - UofT is weichengcao,privadroid,education,uoft, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 5 by 1 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit UofT Android Privacy Team website who developed it. com.weichengcao.privadroid.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 6.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 0.62 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 64+ times on store. You can also download com.weichengcao.privadroid APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

PrivaDroid - UofT is to study the reasons for decisions users make when answering runtime permission requests and when installing and uninstalling applications. Survey questions will appear at some app install and uninstall events, and sometimes at the moment of a permission request. We collect demographic information once at the beginning and ask for your opinion on a few items in an exit survey. The app collects no personally identifiable data except for your Google Advertising ID and we will not use this ID to re-identify you. Your data and answers are only shared with our research team and access control is used to secure your data.

Participants need to enable accessibility service and app usage access for PrivaDroid to work properly. Participants who answer the demographic questionnaire and stay in the experiment for 30 days will qualify for a 10 USD reward in the form of PayPal payment. We ONLY support PayPal payment method. Multiple enrolments in this experiment only qualify for one payment. Payments may take about three weeks and longer. Currently, we only accept participants from Canada, United States, United Kingdom, South Korea, Spain, France, Hong Kong, India, South Africa, Argentina and Singapore. Users outside of the above countries can still participate but will not be eligible to receive a reward. During the experiment, your Android language MUST be set to one of the following languages: English, Spanish, French, Korean and Traditional Chinese. You won't be eligible for the reward otherwise. The University of Toronto receives donations from Google. However, no raw data collected from this research will be shared with Google or any of its staff. Thanks for joining!

App ChangeLog

  • We fixed the issue where users cannot enter reward request.
  • We continue to improve our app to provide better user experience.
  • Users can join the community now and the app will help users keep track their app installs, uninstalls as well as permission request decisions.
  • Rewards status is added. Users can check their rewards status and submit rewards request after staying for 30 days.
  • Added exit survey, which must be answered before requesting for reward.

App Screens

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requires following permissions on your android device.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

read Usage data
Provides access to device usage history and statistics. Usage data is aggregated into time intervals: days, weeks, months, and years.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

receive data from Internet
Allows apps to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app's service. Using this service will incur data usage. Malicious apps could cause excess data usage.

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Google Play Reviews

  1. guest-avatar

    Easy enough to do and does not take much time, but after completing the process and the exit interview, I have still not received my payment- over 3 weeks after completing! I have emailed them with no reply. I cannot recommend this app until this is sorted as it is the main reason people are looking at using it.

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    Bianca Demoulin


    This is a legit app. After exactly a month, I got my reward after a few hours of the exit survey and putting in my paypal ID. You do get a fee taken out so your reward total is about $9.26 as mentioned in some other reviews. But still, its really not that hard and it is free money. Just sucks that it's only a one time thing. Once the month is up and you get your reward, that's it. I did have it crash quite a few times but it didnt affect my overall experience much.

  3. guest-avatar

    Good experience. Got the reward in less than 24 hours. Not sure what the other reviewer's mention of a VPN is all about. There's nothing like that in this app. Yes there's a fairly heavy battery drain, but it's not terrible. To be expected with an app like this, honestly. Anyway, I had a good experience and you should too if you decide to install this app.

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    It is easy to install and use this application on my android 9. I'm very happy that after my 30 days, I have received my payment within 24hrs. Sometimes you need to open it to detect installation, uninstallation and permissions because it closes itself ever n in the background a few minutes after opening it.

  5. guest-avatar

    Does it really use a VPN? Otherwise, the app is laid out well with all features easy to find and I'm enjoying using it. Successfully cashed out through PayPal! It was $10.80, which covered the 80¢ fee. My phone is now beginning to not even last the night due to this app, so I sleep through my alarm.

  6. guest-avatar

    Generally unobtrusive app, except for when I opted to get a notification to disable a different app's permission and continued to get notifications all the time to do so long after I did! Otherwise payment was quick, if you want to/don't mind participating in an experiment and want to earn $10 I would definitely recommend.

  7. guest-avatar

    I used this for a month and completed the surveys as they came up for apps I had installed/uninstalled. I have noticed no issues with my phone slowing down or anything like that. The only thing is I was sent $10 instead of £10 that was promised but I am not going to complain about free money :)

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    shaun gillespie


    The app is as described. They ask questions about the apps you download and the permissions those apps ask for. For those that don't pay attention to what permissions are asked by apps it will make you start looking at what privacy you are giving up to use an app. As a bonus you get a $10 payment after a month of use

  9. guest-avatar

    12/31: They sent my PayPal pmt (minus the fee) after sending the email. Not too bad for essentially having an app running in the background. Wish this was a monthly thing :) 12/31: Took final survey but after several hours have not gotten anything. Will send an email but you would think this should be auto. 12/12: It's okay. Downloaded at start of month, & didn't seem to have any issues. However, last couple days I haven't gotten surveys when I uninstall apps, & has also been crashing both app & my phone. Going to try to give it another day or two, since overall it's easy money. But if this doesn't change, I'm uninstalling it.

  10. guest-avatar

    In ordered to get paid you have to keep the app for a month. Totally worth it though, I received my $10 in my PayPal in just a few short hours. Unfortunately it's only a one time payment. I'm hoping in the future there will be monthly rewards for keeping the app! 🌹

  11. guest-avatar

    I do feel that this app will give you what its offering, but at this time the amount of battery usage this app takes outweighs that reward. Im getting almost a third less battery life when I was using this app. Until there is a way to optimize it, I wouldn't reccomend this even with said reward unless you like to painfully recharge your battery every 3 hours.

  12. guest-avatar

    Edit- Received Reward within 24 hours of completing final survey So basically this app is about app permissions and privacy. Simple and easy to understand questions are asked even layman can understand it. After having this app for 30 days you will surely think twice about giving permission to any app :) Wonderful project best of luck for this And count me in if you start any other project in future, would be happy to participate

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    Soumya Kanti Paul


    Excellent app. Received my payment on PayPal within hours of placing reward request. Moreover during this one month study, it raised my awareness about app permissions and also helped me monitor the app installs and uninstalls during this period. Thank You so much

  14. guest-avatar

    It's legit, recieved 10$ USD to my PayPal 1 day after completing the exit survey and submitting for reward. Really simple and it did make me double think about permissions requested by certain apps. I didn't notice much drain on my phone.

  15. guest-avatar

    Very cool security alert app. It will make you more comfortable when installing new apps that may be less than forthcoming with regards to the access of your personal info. A much needed app in this day and age.

  16. guest-avatar

    Asked for reward on 1/10/2020 waited 2 weeks emailed them they reponded they got alot of reward request wait another week or 2. It has now allmost been a month since asking for reward and still nothing. I also emailes again and no reply

  17. guest-avatar

    Tried entering my PayPal email in the app and the app is not letting me submit it. Found out had to compete the edit interview first, but really the rewards page should of given me a proper error telling me what I needed to do, rather then just being unresponsive. Will update if I receive my reward.

  18. guest-avatar

    Very enjoyable experience. You have to answer surveys based on the apps you install. This makes you question permissions certain apps ask for and privacy. Money was paid after 30 days via PayPal

  19. guest-avatar

    Antoinette Gathers


    Good app, no ads. Not intrusive at all. I didnt mind doing all the surveys. I did get a $10 reward for participating :)

  20. guest-avatar

    Just got the payment after 30 days! There's hardly 2 serveys per week. Just takes 3 minutes to complete one survey. So yeah! Great app!

  21. guest-avatar

    Joharren Stewart


    Very simple app. Answer a few questions for each event for 30 days and receive payment. Got my payment a day or so after submitting. Fantastic app overall.

  22. guest-avatar

    I absolutely recommend participating in this research. Nor just the PayPal transaction is rewarding, but also seeing for yourself what your installed apps are allowed to do.

  23. guest-avatar

    Doesn't lag as it works in the background with minimum battery usage. I've received the payment on time.

  24. guest-avatar

    I've never seen something like this. I got Paid $10 Just by answering few questions.. Guys this is True!!!... much love for the app fire🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  25. guest-avatar

    Jolene Livingstone


    Legit easy $10, only issue I had was the app would close for no apparent reason and I'd have to make sure it was running.

  26. guest-avatar

    Started off well but now has been well over 3 days since I completed the exit survey. And no money. Disappointing after completing every install survey over the period required

  27. guest-avatar

    Sabeela Beevi R


    Fake app. It does not any reward. They are fake. Reward is not received I have submitted request on Jan 7th. If I receive reward then I will update the review One month is gone still reward not recieved. No reply from developer no email response

  28. guest-avatar

    A real easy to use app. Received payment within 24 hours. More than happy to recommend to anyone.

  29. guest-avatar

    No issues with app at all very easy to use. Took about a week to get payment though but still quite happy with that

  30. guest-avatar

    The app does exactly what it says, asks you a few questions every now and then and after a month they pay you $10 great app

  31. guest-avatar

    Very user friendly and simple design. Options are well oriented for the use of many.

  32. guest-avatar

    Cristela Hernandez


    It has provided on time reviews within the app and has also been a crucial reminder on what i do with all my apps but well worth it!

  33. guest-avatar

    Update : Received reward after 30 days after installing the app. The app is a little tough on the battery but is worth it. Best payout

  34. guest-avatar

    Danielle McKenney


    Been on this for 30 days. And I received my $10 a couple hours or so afterwards Pretty cool!

  35. guest-avatar

    Legit Reward and Unobtrusive I got my reward (I used PayPal) within a short time after putting in my email info. The surveys are short and it was great to get money for not really doing much. I appreciate that I actually got the prised reward, and just in time for Christmas lol

  36. guest-avatar

    Katlego Christina


    I rate this app 5 stars if it was possible i could rate it 100% I did got my 10$ . The app works so good... it doesn't interrupt, I recommend it to every one free money

  37. guest-avatar

    Sheshe LeShez Mlotea


    No issues, app runs in the background... Got my payment as well...

  38. guest-avatar

    Very heavy drain on battery and uses either a VPN or Proxy. I should have been told before setting it up as your app has stopped other apps from working.

  39. guest-avatar

    Malhar Jivrajani


    Fully Satisfied and Appreciate the Approach. Got the reward within 2 days of submission. Easy to use and there is nothing that disturbs privacy of yours. Go for it 👍

  40. guest-avatar

    Zaakiyah Hassam


    I have entered my PayPal email, it does not want to proceed any further, everytime I click submit, nothing happens. Please help.

  41. guest-avatar

    This is a very good app and its featurs are loveable its remind you that your privacy is more importent then a app ....

  42. guest-avatar

    Excellent app but rewards are only for one time only.

  43. guest-avatar

    Samuel Shadrach


    Works perfectly. Not a scam. Got my payment after 3 days, that was the only issue.

  44. guest-avatar

    Milind Khobragade


    waited 30 not a single penny given, fake app just want to collect your data.

  45. guest-avatar

    Cassie Williams


    Finished all surveys including the exit survey on the 18th. There's nowhere to put my email. I'm about to report the app to google, they are probably stealing personal information.

  46. guest-avatar

    Best app ever Not only did I earn 10 USD but it taught me a lot about app permisions. (I think we need more apps like this)

  47. guest-avatar

    This app is legit! Very easy to use and recieved my money the same day I finished!

  48. guest-avatar

    Very awesome app i am totally love with app i got money within 1 day of completing the exit survey 😍😍

  49. guest-avatar

    The app really gives you money as promised. It was an awesome experience.

  50. guest-avatar

    Update: Received the payment in next 24 hours of submitting exit survey. Old: I have not received my PayPal payment yet , will update the review if I get the payment.

  51. guest-avatar

    Scam. Used it the full 30 days and answered all the questions.. I did the exit survey and gave my email address and never got my amazon card. Don't waste your time.

  52. guest-avatar

    Amazing just used it for 30days and earn 10$

  53. guest-avatar

    Michaela Kamenská


    Still didn't receive my reward even though everything appears to have checked out. Throoughly disappointed.

  54. guest-avatar

    Dole Perfection


    Honest developer, I really did get my reward! This app is neat as it really makes you more aware of the privacy concerns each app you install may bring. In this age we are in, that's something many of us could use some help in. Helpful as you can choose to get reminders to remove permissions you wish to give a certain app only temporarily. I did not see a battery drain like other users have commented.

  55. guest-avatar

    It was $10 to PayPal in exchange for running a background program for 30 days.

  56. guest-avatar

    So far it's good but I wonder how long it takes to get the reward after the 30 days are up

  57. guest-avatar

    I am not having any reward or redemption option even after completing alll surveys and keeping it more than a month. Developers plzz 😣 help

  58. guest-avatar

    sylvester Sekhwela


    Wow thank you so much I got my $10.90 and 24hrs PrivaDroid really pays!

  59. guest-avatar

    Amazing App! Quick Payout too!

  60. guest-avatar

    great app recieved payment to my paypal after 30 days

  61. guest-avatar

    Got paid without any hassles. Love the app

  62. guest-avatar

    Not recieved reward...exit survey answered at 9/1/2020. Even not recieved reply from contact mail id.

  63. guest-avatar

    Easy app to use and does reward in very quick time after completing your exit survey after the 30 days. Thank you and I hope my app information helps in your goals!

  64. guest-avatar

    I have not received any reward the reward option is not showing in my app.

  65. guest-avatar

    The reward is credited today morning, if anyone didn't receive Reward then contact Developer ASAP

  66. guest-avatar

    Great App i had no issues.

  67. guest-avatar

    Privadroid is one of the best apps I've ever come across. The support is amazing and I received my reward on Christmas day, how awesome is that!

  68. guest-avatar

    Jonathan Tinsley


    Completed the 30 days and received my reward a few hours after completing the exit survey.

  69. guest-avatar

    Great app. Makes you aware of you app choices and pays you on top of that.

  70. guest-avatar

    Mudit Vishwakarma


    Finally after completing all tasks in this app i am getting my payment after 30 days as discussed with the app. This is legit app . Install this app if you want to earn some money.

  71. guest-avatar

    Just have it on your phone for a month and answer some questions at the end and then you get $10. It's legit!

  72. guest-avatar

    Learned more in this experience than others and it was well worth the time.

  73. guest-avatar

    Mohammad Abdullah


    Got $10 in PayPal after using for a month, great app!

  74. guest-avatar

    This is totally a scamming app. You won't get any reward except your personal information will be stolen. When you contact their customer service on reward matter, they are disappearing like chick. Scam, Scam and Scam P.S : All 5 stars raters are their people I believe.

  75. guest-avatar

    Easy surveys. $10 paid after 30 days as promised.

  76. guest-avatar

    I joined a month ago and received my reward today! Good app and not a lot work needed.

  77. guest-avatar

    Govind Maheshwari


    Great app and services.

  78. guest-avatar

    very disappointing after investing my one month in this app i have not received my reward.

  79. guest-avatar

    Doesn't pay 3 days after claiming nothing in PayPal no email nothing at all avoid

  80. guest-avatar

    I've tried giving my card and PayPal id, it always says your payment is declined, why this happens i need a solution?

  81. guest-avatar

    Debasish sadhukhan


    Real app. I got 10$ reward for participating.

  82. guest-avatar

    Right after I gave my review, the payment of 10 dollars was cancelled for some reason. But I was contacted and the issue was cleared up so that was nice

  83. guest-avatar

    Updating my review. App is ok, no issues. Only advice to the app makers is make sure the payment is received faster for users, I was told it's supposed to take 1-2 weeks, ending up taking more than a month for me to finally get it.

  84. guest-avatar

    The app itself always ran in the background and so did use some battery. But the survey questions were easy to understand and answer and I got paid promptly after the end of my 30 days (after completing the exit survey).

  85. guest-avatar

    Part of a research project from UofT. App monitors installation of other apps and has a survey about your experience of installing apps. There is some noticable battery drain while using Priva. Team was responsive to my feedback of the app.

  86. guest-avatar

    Alexander Matthieu


    Really interesting study. Helped me realised who un-trasparet privacy is. And fot me some money in the process. Also ofered me a clear overview on what I install and unistanll and made me think about why I do that.

  87. guest-avatar

    Unboxing9food universe


    This app is Legit! They actually pay you to install apps and take surveys of why you installed em!! This is crazy! I waited 30 days while letting Privadroid run in the backround to check if I installed any apps, Download this! It's legit!

  88. guest-avatar

    I have submitted review three days ago and waiting for reward in paypal account and haven't got yet.

  89. guest-avatar

    This app is wonderful, legit and genuine. I installed this app and kept for 30 days, I got my reward of 10 USD PayPal cash within 12hrs of requesting it. Awesome! Experience But what to do after 30days?

  90. guest-avatar

    Sascha-Lee Ruiters


    Received my award on the same day that I requested it ❤️ It's actually given me a few things to think about, I'll definitely be paying a lot more attention to permissions requested from apps! Thank you, I really enjoyed this!

  91. guest-avatar

    LeSashea Feagin


    This app really made me mindful of the permissions I give on apps, and I question how the info gathered and permissions given are benefiting me and the company. This app paid out promptly. 5 star.

  92. guest-avatar

    A survery here and there when you download or delete an app. The surveys are less than 10 choice questions so they're quick to do. Only had to keep the app on my phone for 30 days. Promptly recieved the reward afterwards. Legitimate app.

  93. guest-avatar

    the app is not giving me what it promised. everything was good but my payment has not been done yet. WHYYY? its been days. why isn't my payment coming through. i filled the correct paypal id. my paypal is working fine but still. But i am still hoping for the payment to arrive.

  94. guest-avatar

    30 days. It asked questions about every app I installed and uninstalled. After the exit survey, it actually did pay out to PayPal.

  95. guest-avatar

    Arunselvan srirangam jayakumar


    Great. Reward works!

  96. guest-avatar

    It's different but definitely helps you realize and keep track of what you allow to have access to your information.

  97. guest-avatar

    Very simple questions with no problems using it for one month, got the 10$ reward with little effort.

  98. guest-avatar

    I have Download this app on 06/12/2019 and Keep it on my Phone , I have done nothing, just Completing some Survey, which is related to Apps I download, and Permission I give them .., not Only for that, We need to keep this app 30 days on Phone.. So, I did all of this , And request for payment On 06/01/2020 , and Today 09/01/2020 At Midnight Time I received my 10$ at PayPal.. I love this app , Till one of best app for me ...Recommend you pls try this app, this is legit ..And Thank you for 10$ :)

  99. guest-avatar

    Trailer Studios Presents


    First this send me a email of payment error then I replied that you can pay me through my PayPal website. But No response till now from their side.. Very sad that every buddy gets their reward but I don't get It. It's not fake but also not responsive..

  100. guest-avatar

    Joshua Anderson


    Not annoying, and easy to set up. Payment received.