I’ve installed F-Droid directly from fdroid.org
The version I got there is 1.0.2. I’m pretty sure there’s a newer version which may be the reason no apps etc show for downloading and installing. After installing and open the app, a pop up notification of “error index files”. It never shows again. Only upon installing. How do I get the latest version of F-Droid? Is this why I’m getting the above error and seeing no apps to download?
I’ve uninstalled, downloaded again, and reinstalled three times, but nothing different.
I’m using Pixel 2 XL using the latest version of Oreo. I’m not sure if this helps. I gave the app permission as well.
Looks like after toggling the repositories for F-Droid and The Guardian Project several times, the apps have now populated.
I figured it out on my own. Go to Settings > Repositories > F-Droid and toggle the switch next to it. I kept toggling that switch sbd and the one next to F-Droid Archive and finally the apps appeared. Hope this helps.