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Insular

Isolate your Big Brother apps
Insular is a FLOSS fork of Island.
With Insular, you can:

  • Isolate your Big Brother apps

  • Clone and run multiple accounts simutaniuosly

  • Freeze or archive apps and prevent any background behaviors

  • Unfreeze apps on-demand with home screen shortcuts

  • Re-freeze marked apps with one tap

  • Hide apps

  • Selectively enable (or disable) VPN for different group of apps

  • Prohibit USB access to mitigate attacks with physical access

If your device is incompatible or not encrypted, you can skip this limitation manually. Please refer to the XDA post for details.
To uninstall and remove Insular completely, please first "Destroy Insular" in Settings - Setup - Click the recycle-bin icon besides Insular. If you have already uninstalled Insular app, please "Remove work profile" in your device "Settings - Accounts".

PERMISSIONS

  • DEVICE-ADMIN: Device administrator privilege is required to create the Insular space (work profile), which serves as the fundamental functionality of Insular. It will be explicitly requested for your consent.

  • PACKAGE_USAGE_STATS: Required to correctly recognize the running state of apps. It will be explicitly requested for your consent.

We will never collect any data and Insular have no Internet permission. Please read our privacy policy for more details.

Differences from Island

  • all blobs (gms, crashlytics, etc) are removed to comply with F-droid's policy

  • Internet access of this app is removed because we just don't need it

  • All features are preserved and will be synced upon Island's updates

Versions

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 6.0.5-43c525bd (51657) suggested Added on 2022-04-28

    This version requires Android 7.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • install shortcuts
      Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.
    • uninstall shortcuts
      Allows the application to remove Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • request delete packages
      Allows an application to request deletion of packages.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • request install packages
      Allows an application to request installation of packages.
    • This app can appear on top of other apps
      This app can appear on top of other apps or other parts of the screen. This may interfere with normal app usage and change the way that other apps appear.
    • query all packages
      Allows an app to see all installed packages.
    • com.oasisfeng.island.permission.INSTALLER
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
      (7.1)
    • use biometric hardware
      Allows the app to use biometric hardware for authentication
    • use fingerprint hardware
      Allows the app to use fingerprint hardware for authentication
    • moe.shizuku.manager.permission.API_V23

    Download APK 2.7 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 6.0.5-9859c283 (51642) - Added on 2022-03-04

    This version requires Android 8.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • install shortcuts
      Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.
    • uninstall shortcuts
      Allows the application to remove Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • request delete packages
      Allows an application to request deletion of packages.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • request install packages
      Allows an application to request installation of packages.
    • This app can appear on top of other apps
      This app can appear on top of other apps or other parts of the screen. This may interfere with normal app usage and change the way that other apps appear.
    • query all packages
      Allows an app to see all installed packages.
    • com.oasisfeng.island.permission.INSTALLER
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
      (7.1)
    • use biometric hardware
      Allows the app to use biometric hardware for authentication
    • use fingerprint hardware
      Allows the app to use fingerprint hardware for authentication
    • moe.shizuku.manager.permission.API_V23

    Download APK 2.6 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 6.0.4-7d3bbc7c (51638) - Added on 2022-02-22

    This version requires Android 8.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • install shortcuts
      Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.
    • uninstall shortcuts
      Allows the application to remove Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • request delete packages
      Allows an application to request deletion of packages.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • request install packages
      Allows an application to request installation of packages.
    • This app can appear on top of other apps
      This app can appear on top of other apps or other parts of the screen. This may interfere with normal app usage and change the way that other apps appear.
    • query all packages
      Allows an app to see all installed packages.
    • com.oasisfeng.island.permission.INSTALLER
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
      (7.1)
    • use biometric hardware
      Allows the app to use biometric hardware for authentication
    • use fingerprint hardware
      Allows the app to use fingerprint hardware for authentication
    • moe.shizuku.manager.permission.API_V23

    Download APK 2.6 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log