F-Droid upgrade to targetSDK 33 - Basic alpha out now w/ unattended updates

Those are the Google rules.

But when all this code gets back in the main client, it will be nice.


hi, Just bought my first smartphone Samsung galaxy s21 + and am trying to avoid as much google software as I can.
downloaded the f-droid app from the f-droid home page to the phone and then tried to install it.
At first google protection said I could not download load because the android version in the app was older than the Android version on the phone.
I managed to overide it and installed it any way - I was wondering if there was someone on the f-droid side I should report this to.

Already aware, work in progress… app works fine once installed. :wink:

Basic ( F-Droid Basic alpha | F-Droid - Free and Open Source Android App Repository ) already has this fixed and unattended updates on Android 12 or later, and this will come to main client soon


I’m new with F-Droid. Running most recent update on A12, hit download on the apps I wanted and they all went through. Check back in a few minutes to find that none of the apps were installed as applications but were stored in the app cache and waiting for install. I see no option to look at downloaded apps and let them install, only “Manage Installed” and “Install History” (neither help in this case). I downloaded and installed a few other apps since then, so I know it has no issue installing. Does anyone know how to sort this issue out?
Thanks :slight_smile:

Yes, as expected for now… as F-Droid is not a system app and Google does not allow it to install without your manual intervention.

Now, there’s work for Android 12 or later to enable unattended updates, so you can use Basic today for that ( F-Droid Basic alpha | F-Droid - Free and Open Source Android App Repository ) or main client soon :wink:

/PS: the thing works like this: any app INSTALLED or UPDATED by Basic will be AUTOupdated in the NEXT release

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