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Android Application Installation

Installation Methods

Our Android application is available on our F-Droid repo and Google Play Store. This allows you to connect to your Meshtastic device from your Android phone.

The minimum Android version is 5.0 (Lollipop 2014, first BLE support), however Android 6 (Marshmallow 2015) is recommended as Bluetooth is more stable.

Install with F-Droid

Get it on F-Droid

  1. Download and Install the F-Droid app from f-droid.org
  2. Open the F-Droid app and navigate to Settings > Repositories.
  3. Click on the + icon to add a new repo.
  4. Enter the Meshtastic repo address as follows: https://mesh.tastic.app/fdroid/repo/ (no fingerprint required)
  5. Navigate to the Categories page and refresh (scroll down).
  6. Search for and install the Meshtastic App.

Install from Play Store

Download at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.geeksville.mesh

There is a Play Store testing program with the latest cutting edge changes, though this may come with extra bugs.

It is recommended that you follow the Meshtastic Discourse Alpha Testers channel if you decide to join.

Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC.

Install with Obtainium

  1. Download and Install the Obtanium app from Github.
  2. Open the Obtanium app and navigate to + Add App.
  3. Enter the Meshtastic Android Github Releases address as follows: https://github.com/meshtastic/Meshtastic-Android/releases.
  4. Under Additional Options for Github toggle as desired Include prereleases* or Fallback to older releases and press Add.
  5. The first time you add an application, obtainium will prompt you for permission to install unknown apps, you will need to toggle Allow from this source and press back. Obtainium will download the Android .APK from the Github release page.
  6. Press Install. Android Installer will prompt "Do you want to install this app?" press Install.
  7. Press Open.

Obtanium will provide notifications when a new release version of the Meshtastic App is available and allow you to update it from within the app.

*Alpha releases include the latest cutting edge changes which may come with extra bugs. It is recommended that you follow the Meshtastic Discourse Alpha Testers channel if you decide to use these versions.

Install by Sideloading

The app can also be sideloaded by downloading the .APK from the Github Releases page.

If you do sideload, you may have to give your browser permissions to run a package installer. If you wish to view the code or contribute to development of the app, please visit the app's GitHub page