Umbrel 0.5.2 is here with Community App Stores, Tor access toggle, search in app store, and more

Today, we’re taking the censorship-resistance of Umbrel to a whole new level. Introducing Umbrel 0.5.2 with Community App Stores. Now anyone can publish an app store for Umbrel, without submitting apps to our official app store. :tada:

Here are the docs on how to create your own community app store.

And here’s a demo of community app stores in action:

Community App Stores in Umbrel 0.5.2 | video

Our goal with the Community App Stores is to ensure that we don’t retain an exclusive control over what apps you can or cannot install on your Umbrel. It also helps developers distribute their beta apps for testing before they’re ready for our official app store. :hammer_and_wrench:

Also new in Umbrel 0.5.2 — enable/disable Tor remote access from settings. There’a also a new super-fast search in the app store. Yep, we were tired of doing Cmd/Ctrl+F on the app store too. :sweat_smile:

This release also contains tonnes of bugfixes and performance improvements. The full changelog is on our GitHub.

Twitter announcement:

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Looks brilliant and couldn’t have come soon enough for me — got the new microsd card wear out warning on my dashboard after update.

Only one problem, the link to the 0.5.2 image doesn’t seem to be updated yet?

Appreciate the amazing work you guys are doing.

Thanks, @ravine.storewide416! Glad you like the update!

Sorry about that, the new OS image will be available in ~1 hour.

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I’m getting the SD card notification as well, and the link to the file is still down. Should I just ignore this or am I able to follow the same process using 0.5.1?

Same here, changed with a brand new mSD (just bought today) and the message still appearing 🤷 Is umbrel able to recognise broken particles in the mSD or is just a reminder?

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