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Isolate your Big Brother apps
Version: 5.5-404b5a48
Added: 09-12-2020
Updated: 29-09-2021
Insular is a FLOSS fork of Island.
With Insular, you can:

  • Isolate app, for privacy protection.

  • Clone app, for parallel running.

  • Freeze app, to completely block its background behaviors.

  • Hide app, for various reasons.

  • Archive app, for potential future use on-demand.

  • Use VPN only on one side, or different VPN on both sides.

  • Prohibit USB access

If your device is incompatible or not encrypted, you can skip this limitation manually. Please refer to the XDA post for details.
To uninstall and remove Insular completely, please first "Destroy Insular" in Settings - Setup - Click the recycle-bin icon besides Insular. If you have already uninstalled Insular app, please "Remove work profile" in your device "Settings - Accounts".


  • DEVICE-ADMIN: Device administrator privilege is required to create the Insular space (work profile), which serves as the fundamental functionality of Insular. It will be explicitly requested for your consent.

  • PACKAGE_USAGE_STATS: Required to correctly recognize the running state of apps. It will be explicitly requested for your consent.

We will never collect any data and Insular has no Internet permission. Please read our privacy policy for more details.

Differences from Island

  • all blobs (gms, crashlytics, etc) are removed to comply with F-droid's policy

  • Internet access for this app is removed because we just don't need it

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