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F-Droid Privileged Extension

Name: F-Droid Privileged Extension

ID: org.fdroid.fdroid.privileged

Author: {{{author}}}

License: GPLv3+







Bitcoin: 15u8aAPK4jJ5N8wpWJ5gutAyyeHtKX5i18

Added: 2015-09-10

Updated: 2015-09-10 (buildlog)

Help F-Droid acquire system privileges - view in repository


Note: This is still in a testing phase. Current F-Droid versions do not yet interact with this extension.

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

Maintainer Notes

Metadata: current history


We have the current version of this app. (Check mode: Static) (Auto-update mode: None)

The current (recommended) version is 0.1-alpha0 (version code 1000).


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

Version code: 1000