org.fdroid.fdroid.privileged.ota_2040.zip
Help F-Droid acquire system privileges

Note: F-Droid will need root privileges to install this app as a system app.

F-Droid 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 F-Droid Privileged Extension.

License: Apache-2.0
Additional requirements: root

Website: https://f-droid.org
Issue Tracker: https://gitlab.com/fdroid/privileged-extension/issues
Source Code: https://gitlab.com/fdroid/privileged-extension
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For full details and additional technical information, see this application's page on the F-Droid wiki.

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.

Version 6929cd908aaf72c0fe41887001bd9c636b5c6aba4b6899a2f0d29b0b46e6077e - Added on 2017-04-27

This version is built and signed by the original developer.

download apk 3.5 MB (+2 kB) GPG Signature
no extra permissions needed

Version cafea902e34ec161e01ca6ec7c9b259180745fc210aa0b488eb1b3b62c6e61ec - Added on 2017-04-13

This version is built and signed by the original developer.

download apk 3.5 MB (-4 kB) GPG Signature
no extra permissions needed

Version 11f9413d9fd01488227b70bdc713486072515fba128f4002fbeb0654153b7c83 - Added on 2017-04-08

This version is built and signed by the original developer.

download apk 3.5 MB GPG Signature
no extra permissions needed


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