This screen that shows on when installing really bugs me. It is purely based on the integer value targetSdkVersion, without considering our security model, public audits results, track record over 10+ years, exclusive use of memory safe languages, or even what our code actually does. It is as if marked anything that comes from Google as containing ads and trackers. 1/2

I will go one step further and say that calling an "unsafe app" by this standard is dishonest. It seems that some at also agreed, since the older version of that screen was honest: "Blocked by Play Protect" instead of "Unsafe app blocked". Looks like the team is still focused on protecting their , this time using scare tactics. 2/2

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Looks like the latest release of , v1.17.0, does not get flagged by , at least in the 14 emulator. I heard some reports that v1.16.4 also isn't flagged. I don't really know why its flagging F-Droid then. v1.16.4 has an unchanged , but v1.17.0 has it bumped to 28. I have found no way to get info on why they are flagging the app, just this silly "unsafe" warning screen. Is F-Droid being flagged by Google Play Protect on your devices? Please let me know.

@eighthave No, because I have an ungoogled device with CalyxOS.

@mark22k yeah me too, that's the hard part. We want to make it easy for users stuck on to escape. That means making things work well on Google devices.

@MyWoolyMastadon F-Droid Nearby is actually a different app, it is not the client app, it is just the nearby app swapping functionality, nothing else. does not allow other app stores in.

@eighthave F-Droid 1.16.4 is flagged as unsafe. 1.17.0 isn't.

Fairphone 4 with Android 12.

@eighthave I use LineageOS and a warning pops up when I use an app targeted at an older Android version when it needs permissions. I don't see that warning on F-Droid but going in the settings revealed that it was considered as a "Legacy app", but installing F-Droid Basic Alpha (targets A13) I see no issues whatsoever.

@vitali64sur Could you try installing version 1.17.0? I believe that's fixed now

@vitali64sur ok, that's fine. I was just hoping you could test the F-Droid client to see if it still triggers that warning

@eighthave F-Droid Basic alpha doesn't have this problem so I'd assume this is fixed. :)

@eighthave By the way, as said before no warning pops up. In the settings it was just listed as a legacy app.

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