Who ships F-Droid? (ROMs, repos, forks, etc.)

@uniqx

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@uniqx
Preinstalled:

Fork:

Official unmodified copies of F-Droid:

  • DivestOS
  • LineageOS for microG
  • RattlesnakeOS

CalyxOS maintains their fork of fdroidclient here: https://gitlab.com/CalyxOS/platform_external_fdroid_fdroidclient

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Shift is a german company that builds modular phones. They provide an official Google-less ROM with F-Droid + privileged extenison included. It’s called ShiftOS-L.

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Is this F/LOSS? If so, where are sources?

I don’t really know, sorry.

@justsomeguy

ShiftOS-L.
Is this F/LOSS? If so, where are sources?

It is LineageOS based iirc. And they usually upstream their changes.

https://review.lineageos.org/q/owner:amartinz%40shiftphones.com

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Does anything like this exist in the US? What an awesome idea! Love Calyx but hate buying Google hardware.

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I heard you can buy a shiftphone with ShiftOS, which includes the GoogleApps. Then you have to register as a beta tester and you can download ShiftOS L, which is without GoogleApps. Then you have to install it anyhow.

I think you can buy a smartphone with /e/ OS in the USA. /e/ OS is a fork of LineageOS for MicroG (L4M).

Greets, wowi63

links including commercial e sales website

Thanks for the spam links.

E does not ship F-Droid. Their app store is a ripoff site, not a fork or repo. And it includes mostly proprietary apps from play store.

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Please excuse me. You are right, /e OS doesn’t ship f-droid.

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Well their app store is not a re-branded f-droid app store but it does supply apps from the f-droid via cleanapk.

Their app store does not directly pull apps from the Google Play Store. It uses https://info.cleanapk.org/
This is a lot worse because anyone can submit apks

Their app store is open source and code is found at: https://gitlab.e.foundation/e/apps/apps

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That app and source is for accessing the dirty, proprietary “clean” apk store. APIs are available, but not source for the store. If that app were submitted to F-Droid, it would be tagged with anti-feature “promotes non-free network services” at least.

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That’s the thing that I don’t like about this app store, that anyone can send an app for them to put into the cleanapk repo. And then they scan it. That’s why f-droid is so good!

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@uniqx , IMO it would be better to put CopperheadOS in a separate category because of their proprietary/closed-source licensing for their ROM.

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@uniqx , Another ROM with bundled F-Droid: LeOS https://leos-gsi.de/

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Sad the sources for https://github.com/LeOS-GSI seem to be awful sparse
(ie. missing).

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After talking through an intermediary, it seems the LeOS sources will be published soon here:

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Yes. I found that too. A decent degoogled GSI with a very helpful dev

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