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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. If you install this app, F-Droid will need root privileges to install it 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

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