Update an app with the apk file from Github

I installed Feeder from F-Droid. On August 9th a major 2.5 update was released that I would like to have but it is not yet updated in F-Droid.
I downloaded from GitHub - spacecowboy/Feeder: Android RSS reader app the app.release.apk file with version 2.6 and it could not update on the phone.

How should I do it to have the latest version?

The f-droid version and GitHub versions have different signatures. If you don’t want to wait for the newer version to reach f-droid, you will need to export your subscriptions, uninstall the app and install the app you downloaded from GitHub and restore subscriptions


Thank you for your prompt response. The problem is that the latest update includes export the list of filters, so I will have to wait for F-Droid if I don’t want to lose it.

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2.5 has been available. 2.6 is coming.

How wonderful that magic exists. I just put the post and Feeder was updated!!! Thank you very much.


the app is using autoupdate for its metadata ( Update Feeder to 2.6.0 (284) (7f3e4e0a) · Commits · F-Droid / Data · GitLab ) so it will be picked up and built as soon as the checkupdate bot finds it.

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