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This is a privacy oriented and deblobbed web browser based on Mozilla technology. It enables many features upstreamed by the Tor Uplift project using preferences from the arkenfox-user.js project. It is recommended to install 'uBlock Origin'.

Anti-Features

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  • The upstream source code is not entirely Free

Versions

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

Download F-Droid

  • This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access

      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

    • view network connections

      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

    • read the contents of your shared storage

      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage

      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.

      (9.0)
    • access approximate location only in the foreground

      This app can get your approximate location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location.

    • access precise location only in the foreground

      This app can get your precise location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location. This may increase battery usage.

    • take pictures and videos

      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera while the app is in use.

    • record audio

      This app can record audio using the microphone while the app is in use.

    • install shortcuts

      Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.

      (8.0)
    • control vibration

      Allows the app to control the vibrator.

    • use biometric hardware

      Allows the app to use biometric hardware for authentication

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    • query all packages

      Allows an app to see all installed packages.

    • run foreground service

      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.

    • android.permission.DOWNLOAD_WITHOUT_NOTIFICATION

    • prevent phone from sleeping

      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

    • change your audio settings

      Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.

    • use fingerprint hardware

      Allows the app to use fingerprint hardware for authentication

    • run at startup

      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

    Download APK75 MiBPGP Signature|Build Log

  • This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access

      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

    • view network connections

      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

    • read the contents of your shared storage

      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage

      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.

      (9.0)
    • access approximate location only in the foreground

      This app can get your approximate location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location.

    • access precise location only in the foreground

      This app can get your precise location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location. This may increase battery usage.

    • take pictures and videos

      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera while the app is in use.

    • record audio

      This app can record audio using the microphone while the app is in use.

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    • install shortcuts

      Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.

      (8.0)
    • control vibration

      Allows the app to control the vibrator.

    • use biometric hardware

      Allows the app to use biometric hardware for authentication

    • query all packages

      Allows an app to see all installed packages.

    • run foreground service

      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.

    • android.permission.DOWNLOAD_WITHOUT_NOTIFICATION

    • prevent phone from sleeping

      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

    • change your audio settings

      Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.

    • use fingerprint hardware

      Allows the app to use fingerprint hardware for authentication

    • run at startup

      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

    Download APK68 MiBPGP Signature|Build Log

  • This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access

      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

    • view network connections

      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

    • read the contents of your shared storage

      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage

      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.

      (9.0)
    • access approximate location only in the foreground

      This app can get your approximate location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location.

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    • access precise location only in the foreground

      This app can get your precise location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location. This may increase battery usage.

    • take pictures and videos

      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera while the app is in use.

    • record audio

      This app can record audio using the microphone while the app is in use.

    • install shortcuts

      Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.

      (8.0)
    • control vibration

      Allows the app to control the vibrator.

    • use biometric hardware

      Allows the app to use biometric hardware for authentication

    • query all packages

      Allows an app to see all installed packages.

    • run foreground service

      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.

    • android.permission.DOWNLOAD_WITHOUT_NOTIFICATION

    • prevent phone from sleeping

      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

    • change your audio settings

      Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.

    • use fingerprint hardware

      Allows the app to use fingerprint hardware for authentication

    • run at startup

      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

    Download APK75 MiBPGP Signature|Build Log

  • This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access

      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

    • view network connections

      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

      (Video) F-Droid - All Of Android Free (and Open Source) Software in One Place

    • read the contents of your shared storage

      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage

      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.

      (9.0)
    • access approximate location only in the foreground

      This app can get your approximate location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location.

    • access precise location only in the foreground

      This app can get your precise location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location. This may increase battery usage.

    • take pictures and videos

      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera while the app is in use.

    • record audio

      This app can record audio using the microphone while the app is in use.

    • install shortcuts

      Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.

      (8.0)
    • control vibration

      Allows the app to control the vibrator.

    • use biometric hardware

      Allows the app to use biometric hardware for authentication

    • query all packages

      Allows an app to see all installed packages.

    • run foreground service

      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.

    • android.permission.DOWNLOAD_WITHOUT_NOTIFICATION

    • prevent phone from sleeping

      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

    • change your audio settings

      Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.

    • use fingerprint hardware

      Allows the app to use fingerprint hardware for authentication

    • run at startup

      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

    Download APK68 MiBPGP Signature|Build Log

FAQs

Is F-Droid open source? ›

F-Droid is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform. The client makes it easy to browse, install, and keep track of updates on your device.

Is F-Droid safe for Android? ›

F-Droid is a non-profit volunteer project. Although every effort is made to ensure that everything in the repository is safe to install, you use it AT YOUR OWN RISK. Wherever possible, applications in the repository are built from source, and that source code is checked for potential security or privacy issues.

How do you use F-Droid on Android? ›

Open f-droid.org on your Android device to download the app and get started!
  1. Get more content. To get more, add a repo to F-Droid. A repo is a collection of curated content. ...
  2. Send and receive apps offline. No internet? No problem. ...
  3. Add your own apps and files. Create your own customized repository of apps.

Is F-Droid safe Termux? ›

F-Droid is entirely open-sourced and has millions of eyes monitoring the source code of the apps submitted. It has strict compliance for the app submissions, and a zero-tolerance for Google APIs.

Is all of Android open source? ›

Android is an open source operating system for mobile devices and a corresponding open source project led by Google.

What parts of Android are open source? ›

Android is based on the Linux kernel, and like that complex piece of code, most parts are open-source with a few binary blobs included to make things work with specific hardware. The core Android platform, known as the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), is available for anyone to do what they wish.

What is the safest APK for Android? ›

The 8 Best Sites for Safe Android APK Downloads
  • APKMirror (www.apkmirror.com)
  • APKPure (www.apkpure.com)
  • Aptoide (www.aptoide.com)
  • F-droid (www.f-droid.org)
  • APKMonk (www.apkmonk.com)
  • APKHere (www.apkhere.com)
  • Softpedia (www.softpedia.com)
  • APK Downloader (www.apk-dl.com)
16 Jun 2022

Is Termux secure? ›

Termux is as safe as any app that has been responsibility developed. It's how you use it and what you do with it that may expose risk. Just by downloading and using commands pre-bundled, only you would be able to hack you and even then it'd be a feat worthy of Mitnick himself.

What is the safest Android cleaner? ›

Check out the best phone cleaner apps for Android that help you clear out junk files taking up space on your device.
...
Here are the best cleaner apps for Android phones and tablets you should try.
  1. Files by Google. 3 Images. ...
  2. Droid Optimizer. 3 Images. ...
  3. CCleaner. 3 Images. ...
  4. All-in-One Toolbox. 3 Images. ...
  5. SD Maid. ...
  6. Norton Clean.
14 Jan 2022

What is Termux app? ›

Termux is a free and open source terminal emulator for Android which allows for running a Linux environment on an Android device. In addition, various software can be installed through the application's package manager.

What happened to F-Droid? ›

As of 2021, F-Droid Limited was no longer used for donations, and was being shut down, according to spokesman Hans-Cristoph Steiner.

What is Baidu in Android phone? ›

Baidu Yi is a smartphone operating system based on Android OS, announced in September 2011. Baidu Library is an open online platform for users to share documents.

What is better than Termux? ›

There are many alternatives to Termux for Android if you are looking for a replacement. The best Android alternative is ConnectBot, which is both free and Open Source.

Can Termux root my phone? ›

No, termux is just a command line emulator for Android. You can't root your device with it. Although if you are rooted, you can do a variety of tricks on your device, but you can't root your phone with it.

Which Termux is best for Android? ›

Best Termux Tools For Ethical Hacking
  • Nmap.
  • Hydra.
  • Metasploit.
  • SQLmap.
  • Wireshark.
  • Social Engineering Toolkit.
  • Nikto.
  • Tool-X.

Can I make my own Android OS? ›

Since all the Android source code is available, you can build your own firmware. Here's how to build your own Android ROM. One of the key features of Android is that it is open source. The source code for the full operating system, including the kernel, UI, libraries, and key apps, is available for free.

Can a mobile app be open source? ›

Users can add on certain specific features by altering the source code of such apps made using android app development software. Open source apps are available for several operating systems such as Android, Windows, iOS and Linux.

Is playstore open source? ›

Compatibility. Google publishes the source code for Android through its "Android Open Source Project", allowing enthusiasts and developers to program and distribute their own modified versions of the operating system.

What are the 4 types of APP components in Android? ›

There are four different types of app components:
  • Activities.
  • Services.
  • Broadcast receivers.
  • Content providers.
2 Sept 2022

Why is Android called open source? ›

The Android source code is open, so anyone can use it to build any kind of device.

What are the 4 main components of Android? ›

Android applications are broken down into four main components: activities, services, content providers, and broadcast receivers. Approaching Android from these four components gives the developer the competitive edge to be a trendsetter in mobile application development.

What apps should not be on my Android phone? ›

Dangerous Android Apps You Should Stay Away From
  • UC Browser.
  • CLEANit.
  • Dolphin Browser.
  • Virus Cleaner - Antivirus Free & Phone Cleaner.
  • SuperVPN Free VPN Client.
  • RT News.
  • Super Clean - Master of Cleaner.
  • Fildo Music.
27 Dec 2021

Can APK files be hacked? ›

Not all APK files are harmful and malicious. If you randomly download APK files from untrustworthy sources, your device may end up getting attacked by malware and viruses. However, there're still some accredited websites providing free and original APK files such as Apktovi and Apkmirror.

Will APK damage my phone? ›

Your Android phone is vulnerable to viruses and malware if you download apk files from untrusted websites. Therefore, it's important to find a reliable source such as apktovi.com to download. If you still don't believe in the security of an apk file, we will show you some tools to help you scan and check it.

Can termux run without root? ›

You can do lots of things with termux without root, You can use and learn programming stuff, like python, ruby, nodejs, lua . You can compile c and c++ stuff with clang and gcc.

Can termux be used without root? ›

Termux is merely a “terminal emulator”. It allows you to type in text commands. But there are many text commands that require you to have “root privileges”. So, if you try to execute any of those commands on an unrooted device, you will get an error message saying “permission denied”.

What things can I do with termux? ›

Here are some easy tasks you can get done on Termux in moments.
  • Check your connection health. ...
  • Install software on Termux. ...
  • Running IRC clients. ...
  • Using Termux as a web downloader. ...
  • Connecting to a remote device using ssh. ...
  • Using Termux as a development environment. ...
  • Accessing Termux-installed packages using Android.

What is the best free Android Optimizer? ›

Here Are the Best Android Cleaner and Optimizer Apps 2021
  • Speed Booster – Phone Booster, Cache Cleaner.
  • Avg Cleaner.
  • Droid Optimizer.
  • All-in-One Toolbox.
  • Norton Clean.
  • Go Speed.
  • Clean Master.
  • Files by Google.
26 Jul 2022

What is powerful cleaner app? ›

Powerful Cleaner is a complete tool that frees up space on your terminal while you safely surf online. Gain performance and streamline any process on your Android.

Can I create app using Termux? ›

Scripts in these directories can build thousands of APKs on device with Termux in an Amazon and Android smartphone, tablet, TV and Chromebook. You can use the BASH scripts located here to start building APKs on device.

How do I use Andronix app? ›

Install Linux on Android Devices using Andronix app

Click on the Linux distribution and proceed as below. Install the un-modded Ubuntu OS by clicking proceed. Select the desired Ubuntu version. Select if you want to install the OS with a Desktop environment, Window managers, or the Command-line only.

What is Termux root? ›

Root is an automated tool which help you to gain to access of fake root privileges and real root privileges without rooting your device. You don't need to install any other OS to gain the root privileges in your termux. This tool(ROOT) is specifically made for termux and termux users.

What is Aurora app store? ›

The Aurora Store is a popular open-source client of the Google Play Store, allowing users to search, download, and update Android apps and games on any device running Android 5.0 and above. The app's main highlight is that it doesn't require GApps, MicroG, or Google service of any kind.

How do I install Termux? ›

Installing Termux
  1. Open the Google Play Store on your Android device.
  2. Search for Termux.
  3. Locate and tap the entry by Fredrik Fornwall.
  4. Tap Install.
  5. Allow the installation to complete.
13 Aug 2019

How do I download Aosp? ›

Android AOSP Source Code Download and Build
  1. First, create one folder like “aosp-m” to copy AOSP code in your machine.
  2. Open terminal(Ctrl+Alt+T) and change your Dir to latest created Dir let say “aosp-m”
  3. After that Run the following command in terminal:- ...
  4. Run Following command in terminal one by one.

What do Chinese use instead of Google? ›

Baidu is China's largest and most widely used search engine, much like Google in the U.S.

What does China use instead of Whatsapp? ›

1. WeChat. WeChat is China's most popular messaging app for iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows. It's free to use and is fully approved by the Chinese government.

Which browser does China use? ›

The Qihoo 360 browser comes preinstalled on most Chinese computers, making it the Internet Explorer of China.

Is Android code open source? ›

Android's code is open source, so we can't prevent someone from using an old version to launch a device. Instead, Google chooses not to license the Google Play client software for use on versions that are considered obsolete.

Who owns F-Droid? ›

F-Droid was founded by Ciaran Gultnieks in 2010.

Is Android 12 open source? ›

The first beta was released on May 18, 2021. Android 12 was released publicly on October 4, 2021, through Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and was released to supported Google Pixel devices on October 19, 2021.

Why is F-Droid not on Play Store? ›

Why isn't F-Droid on Google Play? Pick your favourite reason (both are true and valid): We don't use proprietary software: Google Play is proprietary software; F-Droid, as an app that “competes” with Google Play, is against their Terms of Service (paragraph 4.5).

Can I create an Android app without coding? ›

AppMaster is a necessity if you need to create an app without coding. This tool contains pre-programmed templates and easy-to-use features that you can use to customize and edit your app. An Android app developing flash form is a set of pre-programmed tools into templates.

Can a mobile app be open source? ›

Users can add on certain specific features by altering the source code of such apps made using android app development software. Open source apps are available for several operating systems such as Android, Windows, iOS and Linux.

What coding is used for Android apps? ›

What language are Android apps written in? The majority of Android apps are written in Java and Kotlin. In some cases, programming languages like C, C++, and Basic are also used.

What is Termux app? ›

Termux is a free and open source terminal emulator for Android which allows for running a Linux environment on an Android device. In addition, various software can be installed through the application's package manager.

Who own Android now? ›

Android Inc., was bought by the American search engine company Google Inc., in 2005. At Google, the Android team decided to base their project on Linux, an open source operating system for personal computers.

What are the benefits of using F-Droid? ›

Advantages and disadvantages of using F-Droid
  • Highest privacy level as compared to other app stores that you may opt for.
  • It supports Tor that takes your privacy into the boss mode!
  • Has an open-source project.
  • Offers its users every kind of information that one may want to know about the applications.
10 Feb 2022

How can I get Android 12 for free? ›

If you have a supported Google Pixel device, you can check and update your Android version to receive Android 12 over the air. In most cases, you don't need to do a full reset of your data to move to Android 12, but it's recommended that you back up data before installing Android 12 on your device.

Can I make my own Android OS? ›

Since all the Android source code is available, you can build your own firmware. Here's how to build your own Android ROM. One of the key features of Android is that it is open source. The source code for the full operating system, including the kernel, UI, libraries, and key apps, is available for free.

How big is the Android source code? ›

At least 250GB of free disk space to check out the code and an extra 150 GB to build it.

Is F-Droid better than Play Store? ›

The selection of apps is much smaller in F-Droid than the Play Store, around 3,000 compared to around 3 million, but that's to be expected. If you're looking to de-Google your life a bit, or you just want to try some apps that have better ethics, F-Droid is a great place to go.

Why is GB not in Play Store? ›

Why isn't GB WhatsApp available in the Play Store? The google Play Store requires software to pass certain standards of security and privacy in order to be approved. Therefore, the fact that it isn't available on the store means that it does not follow Google's rules to be able to be included in the official store.

Can I install Google Play on Chinese Android? ›

Usually, all Google service files and apps are already included on current China smartphones. Google Calendar Sync, Account Manager, Service and so on are pre-installed. The only file that is missing is the Play Store. You can always get the latest version on APKmirror.com.

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