org.fdroid.fdroid.privileged

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F-Droid Privileged Extension

Name: F-Droid Privileged Extension

ID: org.fdroid.fdroid.privileged

License: Apache-2.0

Site: https://f-droid.org

Issues: https://gitlab.com/fdroid/privileged-extension/issues

Source: https://gitlab.com/fdroid/privileged-extension

Activity: https://gitlab.com/search?group_id=28397&scope=issues&search=org.fdroid.fdroid.privileged

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Added: 2015-09-10

Updated: 2016-11-01 (buildlog)

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Description

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

Maintainer Notes

Metadata: current history

Versions

We have the current version of this app. (Check mode: Tags) (Auto-update mode: Version %v)

The current (recommended) version is 0.2 (version code 2000).

0.2

This version is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to the source tarball published with it.

Version code: 2000

0.1

This version is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to the source tarball published with it.

Version code: 1050

0.1-alpha0

This version is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to the source tarball published with it.

Version code: 1000