I’m currently working on making the Android client app more aggressitvely switch to mirrors. If all goes well, there will be an alpha release out within a week that will have a new Expert preference to enable this new behavior.
Guys, can you please get better hosting ? I am more than happy to pay. I don’t know what the situation with mirrors is in 1.6 (I’m having some other trouble with 1.6), but the main f-droid site is rarely usable. https://f-droid.org/repo/ is down at the moment and I get the “error getting index file” error. f-droid has become so unusable that I have replaced all my f-droid apps with play store versions wherever possible. I only use f-droid for the few apps like adaway that are not on playstore.
Finally got to know the reason behind fdroid down.