5.46 now requests additional permission on Android


Why was android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED added with version 5.46?



I guess it’s because they want to improve broadcast.



Which broadcast and how would that be related to the permission?

I’d really hope to get a definitive answer from Revolut’s staff.


Hi Alessandro,

This is not something from our side, but Google’s new requirement.


Thanks Andreas, though could you please refer to a source as I would not be aware of any such requirement at all. Applications are not required to all start upon the system boot.


It is this one here: https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/129362589

but we will exclude this permission in the next release 5.47.

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All right, so it got added because you added/updated WorkManager. Fair enough.

Thanks for the quick explanation.