F-Droid Privileged Extension

Services to allow F-Droid to securely install and update apps
New in version 0.2.7

* 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

Instead of this build, most users will want to install the
"Over-The-Air" (OTA) update ZIP file is called
[[org.fdroid.fdroid.privileged.ota]]. This is here to update
Privileged Extension when it has been installed using the OTA ZIP.

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 0.2.7 (2070) - Added on 2017-09-24

    This version requires Android 2.2 or newer.

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

    Download APK 36 KiB PGP Signature

    Permissions

    • android.permission.INSTALL_PACKAGES
    • android.permission.DELETE_PACKAGES
  • Version 0.2.6 (2060) - Added on 2017-09-11

    This version requires Android 2.2 or newer.

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

    Download APK 36 KiB PGP Signature

    Permissions

    • android.permission.INSTALL_PACKAGES
    • android.permission.DELETE_PACKAGES
  • Version 0.2.5 (2050) - Added on 2017-05-12

    This version requires Android 2.2 or newer.

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

    Download APK 38 KiB PGP Signature

    Permissions

    • android.permission.INSTALL_PACKAGES
    • android.permission.DELETE_PACKAGES