org.fdroid.fdroid.privileged.ota_2070

Services to allow F-Droid to securely install and update apps
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.

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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 be3e3f6 (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 4df0125 (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 6929cd9 (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