- Feb 12, 2013
You did not get my point I'm afraid. When adaway disappeared from the Play store, the only way to get automatic updates was F-Droid. I installed F-Droid only for adaway!
I did get your point but am willing to forgo the convenience of automated updates and install manually, a method which also yields an opportunity to better vet the update before installing it.
When reading adaway thread, it feels for me like every second question is caused by F-Droid version.
Yes, exactly, and this is the fault of Fdroid, due to the fact that they deliver the app with a different signature thereby taking it further from it's designated support path which is the Adaway XDA thread. The problem with those questions in the Adaway thread is that the people repeatedly, repeatedly, repeatedly asking them did not bother to read or search the thread.
I'd like to have people who used F-Droid because adaway was removed from Google Play store to be guided to the official version.
Enter XDA Labs
Many users (like me before xda Labs came out) are not aware that F-Droid version is not provided by the original author.
Easily learned by doing a minimal bit of research in the Adaway thread. It's a good idea to go upstream to the source (pun intended) at least once to know what one is dealing with.
[EDIT] Please dont take my reply as an attack on your suggestion to maintain distinctions in XDA Labs between the "official" Adaway version and the Fdroid version. It is a reasonable idea if XDA Labs Devs are willing to do the extra leg work. My (obvious) frustration comes from the incessant repetition of this easily researched question in the Adaway thread. It also occurs to me, if XDA Labs can find a way to update the "official" version of Adaway perhaps Fdroid can as well.