How to set up and use F-Droid and Yalp Store

Article overview

F-Droid application
Yalp store application
Usage example

F-Droid application

F-Droid is an open-source app store for free applications. Starting with emteria.OS version 0.5.3, it is included in all emteria distributions by default. This guide shows how to install the Yalp Store from F-Droid and use it to download additional applications.


Preparation

  1. Open F-Droid app.
    You can find the F-Droid app on the home screen or in the list of all available applications. Swipe up to open the Drawer, or click on the white circle with the six dots.
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  2. On the first start, F-Droid will take a moment to download and update its app database. Wait for this process to complete.
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Yalp store application

Yalp Store lets you download apps directly from Google Play Store, as well as browse categories, view and leaving reviews, black/whitelisting apps for updates and filtering apps.

Warning: While it might be useful for testing, Yalp Store violates §3.3 of Google Play Terms of Service. Your account might be disabled, robbing you of any apps you have purchased. Please use it at your own risk.

Installation

  1. Use the built-in search of F-Droid to find Yalp Store.Yalp-1
  2. After selecting the app from the drop-down menu you will see a page with all the information on the selected app.
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  3. Click INSTALL to start the download and installation process.
  4. You will be prompted for permission to install the app. Confirm this dialogue by clicking INSTALL.
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Usage example

  1. After the installation, you can start the Yalp Store from the Drawer.
    It is listed along with other installed applications.
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  2. Yalp shows itself in the app list, which may be confusing. Just ignore it and use the search function in the top right corner in order to search for your favorite apps.
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  3. You can also open the category view from the settings menu and browse through all available applications.
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