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Questions tagged [f-droid]

questions dealing with the F-Droid open-source "app market" or its app. Note that questions related to publishing or otherwise interacting with F-Droid in a development capacity are off-topic.

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"package installer keeps stopping"

I have a rooted (Magisk) Fairphone 5 running the Fairphone ROM. I installed F-Droid using adb. I cannot update F-Droid itself from with in F-Droid. From F-Droid I have tried to install OI File ...
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Deploy Android apps via Microsoft Intune from alternative sources

Has anyone experience or knowledge of whether it is possible to deploy Android apps via Microsoft Intune when the source of apps is e.g. the F-Droid app store? I am considering setting up fully ...
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Why isn't Wireguard available on F-Droid?

Lots of sites speak of Wireguard being available on F-Droid but I noticed it's no longer on the site. Why is this? And how can I install it?
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How can I rollback an app from F-droid without loosing settings? [duplicate]

My question follows the discussion under link How to get an older version of an app from F-Droid? but the moderator unfortunately does not allow to ask for additional details in the same thread. So my ...
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Why is Google's Play Store suddenly trying to update apps installed via F-Droid?

Historically, Google did not mess with Android apps installed via the open source F-Droid project. Suddenly, however, Google's Play Store is now trying to update apps installed via F-Droid. There are ...
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How to get an older version of an app from F-Droid?

I used https://f-droid.org/ to search the F-Droid repository for an app and to download the respective APK file. I did find the app, however, the newest version has unwanted changes or requirements ...
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F-Droid v1.15.2: archive.newpipe.net/fdroid/repo: Error getting F-Droid index file => null All other repos didn't create errors

I'm trying to add the custom F-Droid repository, and when I do I am getting this error? archive.newpipe.net/fdroid/repo: Error getting F-Droid index file => null All other repos didn't create ...
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How to see only new apps (not updates, or shows apps) in F-Droid "Latest" view?

I'd like to receive or browse new apps in F-Droid's app store. Currently, it shows both new & updates. Furthermore, I'd love to filter out apps by category, or by keywords, in F-Droid's "...
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Freennode Weechat Android Protocol error and Failed to connect error

I'm using weechat-android that I installed using f-droid and trying to connect to freenode in order to join an irc server. I am able to connect freenode on my Windows 10 PC using mIRC as expected. Not ...
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Persist changes to /system partition on A/B device (Android 9)

I’m trying to add the F-Droid Privileged Extension using the OTA .zip to a Fairphone 3 on which I’ve installed /e/ OS. I tried modifying the update-binary script because the mount points assumed in ...
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FreeOTP or FreeOTP+ - Which is More Secure?

I have been using FreeOTP by Redhat/Fedora for a few years now as my main two way authentication app. However, I have realised that the current version (1.5) is quite a few years old (having been ...
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OsmAnd+ Voice Navigation Not Working

I am using OsmAnd+ 3.5.5 from F-Droid on my Samsung A3 2016 running LineageOS 16 (Android 9). It all seems to working fine, but for whatever reason the voice navigation will not work, making me have ...
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System Application was uninstalled and could not be recovered in android

I have rooted my device. I have installed crDroid-7.1.2-20171202-j5nlte-v3.8.3 and android 7.1.2 I am using j5nlte model of samsung. I have accidentally uninstalled contact and contact storage ...
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How to set the time (including seconds) on Android

How do I set the time on Android, including setting the seconds? I have an android handset that has no SIM, is permanently on airplane mode, and therefore doesn't sync its time from cell towers. I ...
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Is there a reason to install, say, VLC from F-droid instead of play store?

I'm a fan/contributor/user of FOSS, but not an RMS-style purist. Is there some advantage I'd get installing OSMAnd or VLC, etc. from there instead of the playstore? Some privacy thing or frequent ...
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Was unable to install any app - how to find out what was blocking the installs?

I was unable to update/install any apps earlier today, using either Play Store, F-Droid, or Play Store in my work partition, even though I had over 500MB free on my phone (Pixel XL running Android 9.0)...
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How to make F-Droid hide data about incompatible packages?

In 2019 with F-Droid v1.22 running on an ancient DROID Pro about 95% of the much newer software is incompatible and grayed out. When browsing by category, these grayed out apps consume most of the ...
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Why do I have Termux and Termux(failsafe)?

Why do I have two Termux applications, and what's the difference? This happened recently, after updating Termux I believe. I've installed Termux from F-Droid, and it mentions (failsafe) in the ...
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Is the Android F-Droid client still actively maintained?

According to the G-Droid app description on the F-Droid website, "the F-Droid client is not [actively maintained] any more". I could not find evidence that this is true. Is the Android F-Droid ...
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How to get F-Droid to detect updates of itself - how to remove "ignored updates"?

I'm using F-Droid and noticed that there are newer versions of the F-Droid app available that are not shown when F-Droid checks for updates. I found that when looking at F-Droid's options > installed ...
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Fdroid OTP Authenticator, how to move accounts to new phone?

This is NOT the Google enabled Authenticator. This is https://f-droid.org/en/packages/net.bierbaumer.otp_authenticator/ There is no signing in. Is there anyway to move credentials / accounts over to ...
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Sideploading apps in multi-user setups

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note Tab Pro 12.2 with several users defined. I would like to side-load on-device some APKs not available in the Google Play Store to the other accounts — specifically, to ...
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Unknownn, unnamed and blank icon app show up in app drawer?

I am using FDroid on a XPeria XZ. Today I had problem updating Street Complete. Since, I have a unnamed, blank icon showing up in my app drawer. I can't seem to remove it even via settings. I have ...
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Connect USB stick using fdroid

I know there is stickmount on PlayStore to connect a USb stick to android, but is there an alternative on fdroid?
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F-Droid keeps downloading apps that were installed from other stores

F-Droid, again and again, downloads updates for an app that is installed via another (namely Play) store. Obviously, it cannot be installed because of different signatures. How can I get F-Droid to ...
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Why the F-Droid repository doesn't show latest version of Firefox to download?

The latest version of Firefox available for download is v50.0 but on Play Store v52.0 is available.. Why F-droid doesn't show latest version? Firefox (Browse the web) - https://f-droid.org/app/org....
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How to restore a Google Play adb backup to use it with another version of the app (downloaded with another app store)?

I have an adb backup I created when the app was installed via Google Play. Now I want to uninstall this app and switch to the FDroid version of this app. However restoring the "Google Play version" ...
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F-droid: keep partial downloads

I am trying to install OSMAnd~ which is 43 MB, but I am sitting on a crappy connection that cuts out after 10-20 MB. Can I somehow ask F-droid to keep the partially downloaded file and continue ...
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F-Droid java.io.FileNotFoundException / won't update

I'm having the problem, that I can't install a new app from F-Droid, instead I get java.io.FileNotFoundException: ... update my package sources, I get something like unknown error (F-Droid ...
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F-Droid 0.91 disappears after being installed as system app on cyanogenmod 12

I tried to install F-Droid (0.91) as system app on Cyanogenmod 12. The installation succeed but after that the F-Droid icon disappears. Of course i tried to restart more times, i tried also to ...
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What is the advantage of making f-droid a system app?

F-droid (0.7) has two options: One to grant it "root" powers, and another to give it "system-app" powers. Just using it as a "root" app will let it install apps without going through the whole "Are ...
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How to make packages from f-droid to be treated as from a "known source" (if I have root)?

I usually get packages from http://f-droid.org/ repository through their package browser (because then I have a guarantee that I use free (= libre) software); and they are signed with their key. I ...
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