org.fdroid.fdroid.privileged.ota_2070

Services to allow F-Droid to securely install and update apps
New in version be3e3f631e0bd6b5289c98cdb9888f506cb41cc5ceedbd3a264b3a7452ce7e0e

* Fixed OTA ZIP for Android 8.0 Oreo

* translation updates
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.

Packages

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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  • Version be3e3f631e0bd6b5289c98cdb9888f506cb41cc5ceedbd3a264b3a7452ce7e0e (2070) - Added on 2017-10-20

    This version requires Android ? or newer.

    It is built and signed by the original developer.

    Download ZIP 3.5 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions

  • Version 4df012564a2eb6a37e169e4d2ae170f96f62b6f0b50604d3c06038b3ed5a86b4 (2060) - Added on 2017-09-13

    This version requires Android ? or newer.

    It is built and signed by the original developer.

    Download ZIP 3.5 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions

  • Version 6929cd908aaf72c0fe41887001bd9c636b5c6aba4b6899a2f0d29b0b46e6077e (2040) - Added on 2017-04-27

    This version requires Android ? or newer.

    It is built and signed by the original developer.

    Download ZIP 3.5 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions