Quick Guide to Use F-Droid For Complete Beginners
Sharing is very appreciated.
@ademalsasa Yeah! No problem. I'm slowly transitioning onto Graphene OS from iOS, so any information to do with F-Droid is interesting. :)
@abloo main problems:
- slow update cycle
- have to wait an app to download, then click update(you will forget by then)
- updates are manual(though it will be automated in future)
Not everything, but important things.
Awesomeness is 3rd party repo(faster and primary update source)
Interesting. I almost never have to wait for an app update to download. F-Droid periodically checks in the background and automatically downloads the APK for updatable apps.
Then I get a notification that the update is ready to install. I open it and have to click “Update” for each app, which is a little slow, compared to Google Play, but not too bad.
Only once in a very rare while is the APK not already downloaded and I have to wait for that. In those cases, I skip it and come back later when F-Droid has already downloaded it.
@danjones000 that's weird I mean both of us are using the latest updates, are you by chance using Android 11+?
@Dashtop I am on Android 11, on a Samsung Galaxy S7 with default install (no custom ROM).
But I’m pretty sure it worked the way I just described before the upgrade to 11.
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