I’m not sure if anyone else is having these bugs. I had to update ~6 apps today and it was horrible.
In the “Updates” tab, pressing “Update all” does nothing if “Show all” is pressed first. I had to open and close the app several times and it worked on my 3rd attempt. After that, the apps are only downloaded but not installed (is it that difficult to check for root access and then change the “Update all” text to “Download all”?). After that, clicking the “update” button for each app often does nothing. Clicking the app title to visit the app’s page, again, does nothing.
Several restarts later, it starts working again (but the apps still show as not downloaded, so I download them one by one each time I restart - it’s very fast on each attempt after the first, so at least the .apks are probably getting cached, thank God). I start updating the apps one by one, the “update” button becomes an “open” button for each, signifying that an app was updated. I get to an update for F-Droid itself. The app restarts during the update. After going to the “Updates” tab again, all apps now show that there is an update available, including the ones I had just updated. Refreshing doesn’t help. I don’t remember which apps I had updated, so I have to (re-)update everything except for F-Droid in one go.
By now, there are tons of useless notifications accumulated. Some, even, are just full progress bars from when the apps were downloading, which did not dismiss themselves. But at least, after I dismiss them, I can be confident that all my F-Droid apps are up to date… right?
I open F-Droid for one last check. All of the apps are still in the “Updates” tab with updates available - 5 minutes after I had updated them. I refresh and they don’t go away. I have no idea if any of these are real updates. To me, the F-Droid app is almost unusable.
Model: Samsung SM-G960F
Android version: 10