Client for F-Droid, the Free Software repository system for Android.
Building with Gradle
See our Contributing doc for information on how to report issues, translate the app into your language or help with development.
We are on
#fdroid-dev on Freenode. We hold weekly dev meetings
#fdroid-dev on Thursdays at 08:30h UTC, which usually last half an hour.
- Why does F-Droid require "Unknown Sources" to install apps by default?
Because a regular Android app cannot act as a package manager on its own. To do so, it would require system privileges (see below), similar to what Google Play does.
- Can I avoid enabling "Unknown Sources" by installing F-Droid as a privileged system app?
This used to be the case, but no longer is. Now the Privileged Extension is the one that should be placed in the system. It can be bundled with a ROM or installed via a zip, or alternatively F-Droid can install it as a system app using root.
This program is Free Software: You can use, study share and improve it at your will. Specifically you can redistribute and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.