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F-Droid Privileged Extension OTA

Services to allow F-Droid to securely install and update apps
New in version 7d14a91

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Note: F-Droid requires root privileges to install Privileged Extension
as a system "priv-app".

org.fdroid.fdroid can make use of system privileges or permissions
to install, update and remove applications on its own. The only way to
obtain those privileges is to become a system app.

This is where the Privileged Extension comes in - being a separate app
and much smaller, it can be installed as a system app and communicate
with the main app via AIDL IPC.

This has several advantages:

* Reduced disk usage in the system partition
* System updates don't remove F-Droid
* The process of installing into system via root is safer

This is packaged as an OTA (Over-The-Air) update ZIP file. It must be
installed using TWRP or other Android recovery that can flash updates
to the system from the /data/data/org.fdroid.fdroid folder on the
/data partition. The standalone APK is called
org.fdroid.fdroid.privileged, and that provides updates after this
OTA package is installed.



Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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