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=== (first text) ===
  
===Installing===
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The F-Droid Repository is an easily-installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform. The server contains the details of multiple versions of each application, and the Android client makes it easy to browse, install them onto your device, and keep track of updates.
  
F-Droid is a constantly growing catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) apps for Android. It is also the name of the client application which is the best way to install the apps onto your device and keep them up-to-date.
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Client screenshot
  
You can download the latest version from [https://f-droid.org/FDroid.apk here] or scan the QR code on the right with your phone.
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You can install the latest version from here or see the end of this page for a QR code.
  
To install the F-Droid app and further apps from this repository, you must visit "System settings" -> "Security"  and enable "Unknown Sources" .
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You can also browse the repository with a web browser, and download the applications directly from there if you can’t or don’t want to run the F-Droid client on your device.
 
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[[Image:screenshot-thumbnail.png|framed|alt=F-Droid Client|Client screenshot on a normal-sized phone]]
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Alternatively, you can [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse browse] the F-Droid repository with a web browser, and download the applications directly from there.
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=== Usage ===
 
=== Usage ===
  
Open the F-Droid application and you will see a dialogue box showing the progress of the initial setup – this can take several minutes as the index and icons must be downloaded. When this process is complete you will be shown, under the Available tab, a list of apps that have been added in the last two weeks. Above  this list is a spinner, for choosing the category. There are two other tabs: packages that you already have will be automatically detected and listed under the Installed tab; if there are newer versions of those they will also go in the Updates tab.
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Open the F-Droid application, press the menu key, and choose update. The lists should then be populated with the FOSS apps already in the repository. Stuff you already have will be automatically detected, and put in the ‘Installed’ tab. The ‘Available’ tab contains all apps in the selected category, whether installed or not.
  
Selecting any item from the list takes you to the details of that application. From there, tapping the menu key will give you the option to install, uninstall, run or update. You can also view (in a browser) the application’s web site, issue tracker and source code; you can also choose to view the application on Google Play, if it exists there. If you are using Android 4, some of these items may be chosen directly from the top "action bar".
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Selecting any item from the list takes you to the details of that application. From there, hitting the menu key will give you the option to install, uninstall or update. You can also view (in the browser) the application’s web site, issue tracker and source code, and you can also choose to view the application on Google Play if it exists there.
  
Below the description there is a list of the 3 latest versions and you can select one directly in the list to install it. One of them will usually be shown with a * next to it: this is the recommended version – usually the version that the developers publish on Google Play (but it could be older than that). Versions above this are probably beta releases, and versions below are older versions.
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Additionally, if there are multiple versions available, you can select a version directly in the list and install it. One version in the list will usually be shown with a * next to it this is the ‘current’ version – i.e. the one the developer might publish to Google’s one-version-only market. Versions above this are probably beta releases, and versions below are older versions.
  
 
=== Build Types ===
 
=== Build Types ===
  
There are two types of build available in the repository, which are labelled in the client as ‘source’ and ‘bin’. The majority are source builds – these are verified, automatically built and signed by F-Droid, and accompanied on this website by an archive of source code for that version. For a small number, only the binary packages are provided – these are built and signed by the original developer.
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There are two types of build available in the repository, which are labelled in the client as ‘source’ and ‘bin’. The majority are source builds these are verified, and automatically built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to the source tarball for that version available on this site. For a small number, binary releases are provided these are build and signed by the original developer.
  
Note that Android does not allow you to switch between builds of different signatures, unless you first uninstall the app. Thus, if you install an F-Droid-signed build, you will need to uninstall it before installing an original developer build, and vice versa. The same applies if you build your own version from the source.
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Note that switching between builds with different signatures is not allowed by the Android OS, without first uninstalling. Thus, if you install an F-Droid signed build, you will need to uninstall it before installing an original developer build, and vice versa. The same applies if you build your own version from the source.
  
=== Extra Options===
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=== Automatic Updates ===
  
The F-Droid client automatically checks for new packages daily, but on the Preferences screen you can configure it to check the repos at different intervals. If new versions of any of your installed apps arrive you will get a notification. You can choose to store packages after they are downloaded so that they can be accessed even without an internet connection. The client will not show apps that may have certain ''anti-features'': you can allow them to be displayed by checking the boxes here; the same goes for apps which could be incompatible with your device.
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On the preferences screen, you can configure the FDroid Client to automatically re-scan the repos at regular intervals in the background. You can also receive status bar notifications when there are new updates available for any of your installed applications.
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=== Installing ===
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You can either download from here, or use the QR code on the right from your Android device. Either way, you’re going to need to have set the ‘allow install from unknown sources’ option on your Android device – you will need to do that for the client to be able to install apps anyway!
  
 
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(first text)

The F-Droid Repository is an easily-installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform. The server contains the details of multiple versions of each application, and the Android client makes it easy to browse, install them onto your device, and keep track of updates.

Client screenshot

You can install the latest version from here or see the end of this page for a QR code.

You can also browse the repository with a web browser, and download the applications directly from there if you can’t or don’t want to run the F-Droid client on your device.

Usage

Open the F-Droid application, press the menu key, and choose update. The lists should then be populated with the FOSS apps already in the repository. Stuff you already have will be automatically detected, and put in the ‘Installed’ tab. The ‘Available’ tab contains all apps in the selected category, whether installed or not.

Selecting any item from the list takes you to the details of that application. From there, hitting the menu key will give you the option to install, uninstall or update. You can also view (in the browser) the application’s web site, issue tracker and source code, and you can also choose to view the application on Google Play if it exists there.

Additionally, if there are multiple versions available, you can select a version directly in the list and install it. One version in the list will usually be shown with a * next to it – this is the ‘current’ version – i.e. the one the developer might publish to Google’s one-version-only market. Versions above this are probably beta releases, and versions below are older versions.

Build Types

There are two types of build available in the repository, which are labelled in the client as ‘source’ and ‘bin’. The majority are source builds – these are verified, and automatically built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to the source tarball for that version available on this site. For a small number, binary releases are provided – these are build and signed by the original developer.

Note that switching between builds with different signatures is not allowed by the Android OS, without first uninstalling. Thus, if you install an F-Droid signed build, you will need to uninstall it before installing an original developer build, and vice versa. The same applies if you build your own version from the source.

Automatic Updates

On the preferences screen, you can configure the FDroid Client to automatically re-scan the repos at regular intervals in the background. You can also receive status bar notifications when there are new updates available for any of your installed applications.

Installing

You can either download from here, or use the QR code on the right from your Android device. Either way, you’re going to need to have set the ‘allow install from unknown sources’ option on your Android device – you will need to do that for the client to be able to install apps anyway!

You can help support F-Droid by donating via PayPal, Flattr or Bitcoin.

  • Donate
  • Flattr this!

Latest apps

@fdroid on identi.ca

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