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Get device serial number without "read_device_identifying_information” permission.

Hi,

 

Is it possible to get device serial number without "read_device_identifying_information” permission? If yes, how?

 

Thank you for future replies.

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Re: Get device serial number without "read_device_identifying_information” permission.

It is under the preference (gear icon) in the upper right corner. If you're trying to do it via an API, you have to set that permission for the desired application.
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Re: Get device serial number without "read_device_identifying_information” permission.

Requiring that permission protects against apps that might send that information somewhere to track individual users. It's to protect the user's privacy. If you could get around it (other than as John says by just reading it in the Settings pages), it would be considered a security flaw and RIM would fix it.

Peter Hansen -- (BB10 and dev-related blog posts at http://peterhansen.ca.)
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Re: Get device serial number without "read_device_identifying_information” permission.

Peter and John, thank you for fast repliesSmiley Very Happy