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How to get Open Source apps on Android

Greetings friends! If you are a free software lover and also an Android user you are in the right place. In Android, there are several alternatives to the Google Play Store, which is one of the advantages of Google’s mobile operating system. That’s why in this post I will show you how to get open source apps on Android. One of the alternatives is F-Droid. F-Droid is a catalog of free and open-source apps. It is also quite secure, unlike its similar ones. It is not as extensive but it has a good amount of apps, most productivity apps. Installing the client is highly recommended because it will make it easier for you to navigate, install and track updates on your device.

First step

Download the F-Droid APK file from its Web site by following the link below:

F-Droid Free and Open Source Android Repository

Second step

Once downloaded from your browser, open the APK file. If this is the first time you install an APK file, your device will ask for permission to install it from unknown sources.

Third step

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Then press Settings and then press Allow from this source. Now go back and the installation wizard will appear, finally press INSTALL.

press Settings open
press Settings
Allow from this source
Allow from this source.
press Install Open
press Install

Fourth step

After that, open F-Droid Install an app, at that time F-Droid will ask for permission to install from unknown sources as in the second and third step. After this quick setup, you will have access to all apps. Enjoy!

press Settings
press Settings
Allow from this source.
Allow from this source.


F-Droid is one of the few alternatives to Google Play Store but besides that with all the advantages of Free Software. You can get secure apps that will not harm your phone. An alternative that should receive more support. Thanks for reading us. Remember to keep visiting us for more content. Bye!

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