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  • 7163 AdAway in 1 toolbox
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    AdAway is an open source ad blocker for Android using the hosts file. It needs Android >= 2.1 and ROOT access.

  • 7164 AFWall+ in 1 toolbox
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    AFWall+ (Android Firewall +) is an improved version of DroidWall front-end application for the powerful iptables Linux firewall.It allows you to restrict which applications are permitted to access your data networks (2G/3G and/or Wi-Fi and while in roaming).

  • 7121 Android Open Kang Project in 1 toolbox
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    We fork the source code of Android that Google puts out in the open with every major version release, and we then add the magical unicorn bytes (read: we add some of the coolest features that are both useful and make your ROM awesome).

  • 7125 Android Open Source Project in 1 toolbox
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    Android is an open-source software stack for a wide range of mobile devices and a corresponding open-source project led by Google.

  • 7134 Android Privacy Guard (APG) in 1 toolbox
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    OpenPGP for Android. It's open source and its goal is to provide a similar OpenPGP implementation as GnuPG.
    * more secure random number
    * fix multi-select in recipient list
    * manage secret/public keys (eg. GPG/PGP)
    * encrypt/sign/decrypt/verify emails and files
    * some integration into GMail accounts on the phone
    * integration with K9
    * HKP Keyserver support
    * basic key creation and editing possible (beta)
    * Intent API for other apps

  • 7156 AnySoftKeyboard in 1 toolbox
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    Any Soft Keyboard is an on screen keyboard with multiple languages support.
    This is one of the most customizable keyboard available.

  • 7161 Barcode Scanner in 1 toolbox
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    Scan barcodes on products then look up prices and reviews. You can also scan Data Matrix and QR Codes containing URLs, contact info, etc.

  • 7128 ChatSecure (formerly Gibberbot) in 5 toolboxes
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    ChatSecure (Gibberbot) is a secure chat client capable of firewall and filter circumvention, surveillance blocking and end-to-end encryption. It works with Google, Facebook, any Jabber or XMPP server, such as OpenFire or eJabberD. Unlike Blackberry BBM’s broken single key security, Gibberbot uses the Off-the-Record encryption standard to enable true verifiable end-to-end encrypted communications.

    Free unlimited, private, secure messaging with your friends over Facebook Chat, Google Talk, Hangouts, Jabber, Dukgo & more! Works with Android, iPhone, Mac, Linux or PC.

  • 7124 ClockworkMod in 1 toolbox
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    ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) is a replacement recovery option for Android devices

    tagged: android, recovery
  • 7138 Cryptonite in 1 toolbox
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    This is a free and open-source file encryption solution based on the original EncFS code. Cryptonite is fully compatible with all EncFS features. Cryptonite brings EncFS and TrueCrypt to Android. You can browse, export and open EncFS-encrypted directories and files on your Dropbox and on your phone. On rooted phones that support FUSE (e.g. CyanogenMod) you can also mount EncFS and TrueCrypt volumes.

  • 7129 CSipSimple in 2 toolboxes
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    CSipSimple is a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) application for Google Android operating system using the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP).

  • 7117 CyanogenMod in 1 toolbox
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    CyanogenMod is an aftermarket firmware for a number of cell phones based on the open-source Android operating system. It offers features not found in the official Android based firmwares of vendors.

    tagged: android, OS, ROM
  • 7115 F-Droid in 1 toolbox
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    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.

  • 7131 Firefox OS in 1 toolbox
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    Firefox OS is a Linux-based open-source operating system for smartphones and tablet computers and is set to be used on smart TVs.

    tagged: android, firefox, mozilla, OS
  • 7151 Ghost Commander File Manager in 1 toolbox
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    Ghost Commander is a file manager for the Android™ platform with two panels. Its development was inspired by famous (Norton|Midnight|Total) Commander desktop applications, so if you are familiar with those great software, you will find the Ghost Commander familiar and a very convenient environment.

  • 6980 GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG) in 26 toolboxes
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    The GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG) enables people to securely exchange messages and to secure files with both privacy and strong authentication. GnuPG is a free software replacement for the PGP suite of cryptographic software.

    Guardian Project port to Android: https://guardianproject.info/code/gnupg/

  • 7165 Guardian Project Installer in 1 toolbox
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    This is a flashable zip that installs most of the apps from the Guardian Project. The guardian project is a non-profit organization that is building apps and tools to help users and whistle-blowers alike to stay safe and anonymous in this day and age. This is a faster way to setup a secure/private device. I also encourage enabling Full Disk Encryption in ICS/JB settings.

  • 7105 Guardian ROM in 2 toolboxes
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    Secure Android ROM

    XDA-Developers Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2317794

    Guardian ROM is a custom android ROM for Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4 devices. The ROM is completely Open Source and based off of the Android Open Source Project. The ROM aims to due the following:

    Secure/Harden the android kernel with GRSecurity
    Remove uneeded/Insecure binaries (Similar to SecDroid)
    Replace insecure Text Messaging app with TextSecure
    Include apps from the Guardian Project Installer (Optional add-on)
    Include support for SQLCipher
    Change Android Full Disk Encryption from AES-128 to AES-256 for more security
    Allow for seperate Login and boot passwords
    All of these have been completed except the final three which are underway but will take much more time.

  • 7136 InformaCam in 2 toolboxes
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    A mobile app for controlling visual media and metadata in a manner that allows the person capturing the media to secure, protect it, and share it with only the people you intend to.

    InformaCam uses the built in sensors in modern smartphones as well wi-fi, bluetooth, and cell tower information to create a snapshot of the environment in which an image or video was captured. This validates the date, time and location of capture. Digital signatures and encryption ensure that your media hasn't been tampered with and can only be opened by the intended recipient.

  • 7133 K-9 Mail in 2 toolboxes
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    K-9 is an opensource email client based on the Email application shipped with the initial release of Android.
    K-9 is focused on making it easy to chew through large volumes of email.
    K-9 Mail is an open-source e-mail client with search, IMAP push email, multi-folder sync, flagging, filing, signatures, bcc-self, PGP, mail on SD & more!
    K-9 supports IMAP, POP3 and Exchange 2003/2007 (with WebDAV).

  • 7155 KeePassDroid in 1 toolbox
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    KeePassDroid is a port of the KeePass Password safe for the Android platform.

  • 7160 Minimal Open Source Flashlight in 1 toolbox
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    It consists of only one switch to turn the camera LED on and off. Not more. No widget. No timer. No colored display. No unnecessary artwork. Only 38KB!

  • 7162 MultiROM in 1 toolbox
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    MultiROM is a one-of-a-kind multi-boot solution. It can boot android ROM while keeping the one in internal memory intact or boot Ubuntu without formating the whole device. MultiROM can boot either from internal memory of the device or from USB flash drive.

    tagged: android, boot, Dualboot, ROM
  • Icon-tool NOGAPPS Project in 3 toolboxes
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    The NOGAPPS package - a set of applications and frameworks with the goal to fill the gap of missing proprietary Google apps package.

    Makes up for lost functionality by providing:

    BlankStore (An open source Google Play Store client)

    Maps API (A replacement of the often used google maps api with an open source one using OpenStreetMap.)

    Network Location (Geo-location using wlan and data from Apple or a database of gsm phone cellphone towers)

    Not useable yet:
    LoginService (used by some Tasks/Feed -Apps) [Development]
    Services Framework [Development]
    Maps API v2: This time with onboard map rendering, so we can use it offline even for navigation purposes and search


    Google apps track users more than most other apps as they are system-apps and therefore have full rights on android.

    There are several problems with avoiding Google apps:

    You won't get regular updates for your apps. Google's apps are not bad in functionality, but are in privacy.

    No access to Play Store (There are many alternative markets, but nothing is as good for free apps as Play Store) Meanwhile, F-Droid provides nearly everything you need.

    Some apps do not install because of missing Google Maps API

    Some apps Force Close at start-up because of missing Maps API or market license check issues

    Some apps hard-coded links to several Google Apps and therefore Force Close or react unexpectedly on certain cases.

  • 7139 NoScript Anywhere in 1 toolbox
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    NoScript Anywhere (NSA) is the nickname for the next major iteration of the NoScript security add-on (NoScript 3.x), whose guts have been turned upside down in order to match Mozilla's Electrolysis multiprocessing architecture and implement a porting for Firefox Mobile, available on Android smartphones and tablets.

  • 7144 NoteCipher in 1 toolbox
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    This is a simple open-source notepad app which demonstrates the capability of the SQLCipher for Android encrypted database library. All notes created and stored by this app are saved fully secured using industry standard 256-bit AES encryption. They are never stored in an unencrypted state on the disk, only in memory.

  • 7135 ObscuraCam in 1 toolbox
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    This app will also remove all identifying data stored in photos including GPS location data and phone make & model. You can save the protected photo back to the Gallery, or share it directly to Facebook, Twitter or any other “Share” enabled app.

  • 7159 OpenDocument Reader in 1 toolbox
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    OpenDocument Reader, formerly known as OpenOffice Document Reader, allows you to read your ODF documents wherever you are. In the bus on your way to school? No problem! With OpenDocument Reader you can read and search through your documents in a very clean and simple way. Available for Android and Google Drive.

  • 7169 OpenVPN for Android in 1 toolbox
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    Openvpn for Android is an open source client based on the open source OpenVPN project.

    tagged: android, open, source, VPN
  • 7149 Orbot: Mobile Anonymity + Circumvention in 6 toolboxes
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    Orbot is an application that allows mobile phone users to access the web, instant messaging and email without being monitored or blocked by their mobile internet service provider. Orbot brings the features and functionality of Tor (read more below) to the Android mobile operating system.

  • 7150 Orweb: Proxy+Privacy Browser in 6 toolboxes
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    Based on the open-source Shadow browser from the University of Cambridge, Orweb works hand in hand with Orbot to provide web access that is able to circumvent web filters and firewalls, while also improving a users ability to remain anonymous online. Orweb also enables whitelist control of cookies, keeps no local history, disables Flash, and requires only Internet permissions, keeping you safe from malicious content. Beyond Tor, Orweb also supports any HTTP proxy server.

  • 7148 OsmAnd Maps & Navigation in 1 toolbox
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    OsmAnd (Open Street Maps Automated Navigation Directions) is a map and navigation application with access to the free, worldwide, and high-quality OpenStreetMap (OSM) data. All map data can be stored on your device's memory card for offline use. Via your device's GPS, OsmAnd offers routing, with optical and voice guidance, for car, bike, and pedestrian. All the main functionalities work both online and offline (no internet needed).

  • 7127 OStel in 5 toolboxes
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    Ostel is a tool for having end-to-end encrypted phone calls. Our goal is to promote the use of free, open protocols, standards and software, to power end-to-end secure voice communications on mobile devices, as well as with desktop computers.

  • 7157 ownCloud in 6 toolboxes
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    Personalized cloud service providing greater control of data.

    Client for Android:
    ownCloud is a free software package you can install on a server to manage files, contacts, calendars, music, pictures and much more. This is the official Android app which enables you to view and upload files.

    Available for free on F-Droid Market:

  • 7119 Paranoid Android in 1 toolbox
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    tagged: android, OS, ROM
  • 7137 Pixelknot in 1 toolbox
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    Pixelknot is an Android application that allows users to hide short text-based messages in photographs and share them across trusted channels.

  • 6691 prey in 4 toolboxes
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    Prey lets you keep track of your laptop, phone and tablet whenever missing, whether you're in town or abroad. Open source, proven software with hundreds of documented recoveries all around the world.

    tagged: anti-theft
  • 7142 Proxy Mobile in 1 toolbox
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    Extension for Firefox for Android. Simple add-on for settings HTTP, SOCKS and SSL proxy settings. Works by default with Orbot: Tor on Android.

  • 7154 RedPhone: Secure Calls in 1 toolbox
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    RedPhone provides end-to-end encryption for your calls, securing your conversations so that nobody can listen in.

  • 7113 Replicant in 1 toolbox
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    Replicant is a free and open source operating system based on the Android mobile platform, which aims to replace all proprietary Android components with their free software counterparts. It is available for several smartphones and tablet computers.

  • 7211 Sailfish in 1 toolbox
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    Sailfish brings and fosters innovation to offer unique differentiation and a competitive advantage for OEMs and ODMs, chipset providers, operators, application developers and retailers.

  • 7107 SecDroid in 1 toolbox
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    SecDroid hardens the android kernel by disable certain binaries that have internet access or can be used as an attack vector and by securing the TCP Stack using Systctl. This helps prevent some MITM (Man-In-The-Middle) and Spoofing attacks. It may also prevent some DOS (Denial-Of-Service) Attacks.

  • 7152 SuperSU in 1 toolbox
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    SuperSU allows for advanced management of Superuser access rights for all the apps on your device that need root. SuperSU has been built from the ground up to counter a number of problems with other Superuser access management tools.

    tagged: android, Root, Superuser
  • 7122 TeamWin Recovery Project in 1 toolbox
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    TWRP is a custom recovery built with ease of use and customization in mind. We started from the ground up by taking AOSP recovery and loading it with the standard recovery options, then added a lot of our own features. It’s a fully touch driven user interface – no more volume rocker or power buttons to mash. The GUI is also fully XML driven and completely theme-able. You can change just about every aspect of the look and feel.

    tagged: android, recovery
  • 7153 TextSecure: Private SMS/MMS in 1 toolbox
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    TextSecure encrypts your text messages over the air and on your phone. It's almost identical to the normal text messaging application, and is just as easy to use.

  • 7145 TinFoil for Facebook in 1 toolbox
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    Tinfoil for Facebook is for those users that require a Tinfoil Hat when logging in to Facebook. It creates a sandbox for Facebook's mobile site in order to protect your privacy and to avoid the ability others to track your browsing history.

  • 7132 Tizen in 1 toolbox
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    Tizen is an open source, standards-based software platform supported by leading mobile operators, device manufacturers, and silicon suppliers for multiple device categories such as smartphones, tablets, netbooks, in-vehicle infotainment devices, and smart TVs. Tizen offers an innovative operating system, applications, and a user experience that consumers can take from device to device.

  • 7141 Twidere for Twitter in 1 toolbox
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    Twidere is a powerful twitter client for Android 1.6+ 1 , which gives you a full Holo experience and nearly full Twitter's feature.

  • 7130 Ubuntu Touch in 1 toolbox
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    Ubuntu for Android enables high-end Android handsets to run Ubuntu, the world’s favourite free PC desktop operating system. So users get the Android they know on the move, but when they connect their phone to a monitor, mouse and keyboard, it becomes a PC.

    tagged: android, OS, ubuntu
  • 7146 VLC for Android in 1 toolbox
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    Plays all files, in all formats, like the classic VLC.
    Audio and video media library, with full search.
    Support for network streams, including HLS.
    Supports Android from version 2.1 (platform-7).
    Supports ARMv6, ARMv7 and ARMv7+NEON.
    Subtitles support, embedded and external, including ASS and DVD subtitles.
    Multi audio or subtitles tracks selection.
    Multi-core decoding, for Cortex-A7 A9 and A15 chips.
    Experimental hardware decoding.
    Gestures, headphones control.

  • 7168 Voodoo OTA RootKeeper in 1 toolbox
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    Does not work for Android 4.3 updates
    This application makes a backup or a protected backup of your device's root. This device must already be rooted: OTA RootKeeper doesn't have the ability to root devices. If several conditions are matched, OTA RootKeeper will make root survive OTAs, and anything else except /system partition formatting.

    tagged: android, FOSS, Root, WTFPL
  • 7166 WordPress for Android in 2 toolboxes
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    A client for WordPress blogs, which allows post creation and editing, and comment viewing, replying and moderation. Supports multiple blogs, both WordPress-hosted (wordpress.com) and self-hosted.

  • 7103 Xposed Framework in 2 toolboxes
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    ROM modification without flashing or altering APKs

  • 7143 XPrivacy in 1 toolbox
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    Module for Xposed Framework.

    XPrivacy can prevent applications from leaking privacy sensitive data. XPrivacy can restrict the categories of data an application can access. This is done by feeding an application with no or fake data. There are several data categories which can be restricted, for example contacts or location. For example, if you restrict access to contacts for an application, this will result in sending an empty contact list to the application. Similarly, restricting an application's access to your location will result in a set location being sent to the application.