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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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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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Prevent/manage Google Play from knowing what sideloaded apps are on my device?

I recently tried out FDroid and going Google-less. I had to install Google Play to get some updates and apps I paid for, and much to my horror, I discovered that Google play still inserted itself all ...
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Syncing with (local) desktop taskwarrior server on Ubuntu 16.04 on Windows 10

After installing the Taskwarrior and Taskwarrior server on Ubuntu 16.04 on Windows 10 and successfully synchronizing Taskwarrior with the Taskwarrior server on that laptop, I am trying to synchronize ...
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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 of apps that were installed from other stores

f-droid again and again downloads updates for a 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 ...