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Location [APP][2.3+] BETA! NoStore Updater - update apps without Play Store

18th February 2015, 10:04 PM |#1  
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NoStore Updater is an app that lets you check and update your installed apps without using the Google Play Store.

Why and who is it for?
Some people don't like Gapps and would like to get rid of Google completely from their device, but the Play Store is often the most problematic. It becomes necessary to receive updates of the installed apps.
NoStore Updater lets you do it (with some limitations, see below), giving you a chance to finally remove BigG Store.

Latest version:
0.9.1 BETA
Download in attachment. Please manually uninstall the previous version before installing 0.9.1!


Permissions:
-android.permission.INTERNET : for obvious reasons, check the apps.
-android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: download the updated app on your external storage.

Limitations:
-the app can't check apps whose version varies with device.
-the app can't check apps whose version contains letters and other symbols (eg. "1a", "5beta", "orbot-NoPIE")

Tips:
-it's HIGHLY recommended to manually backup your installed app, before updating it! I don't have any responsability if you install a wrong version! (in-app backups might be coming later)
-I suggest to use the exclude function to exclude apps that can't be checked (see above limitations). This helps to reduce traffic to Google.

Disclaimer:
-this is a BETA release! Expect bugs.
-BigG could get angry anytime making this app unusable.

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20th February 2015, 04:31 PM |#2  
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Known bugs:
-if after checking updates the result of an app is still blank, it most likely should be "Varies with device".

Found a bug? Report it with this info please:
-device used
-Android version
-your app list (here or in a private message)
-good description of what happened: does it happen clicking a certain app? Does it happen everytime? etc.
-to advanced users only: bug/crash log

Changelog:
v0.9 beta - feb 18, 2015
-first public beta

v0.9.1 beta - feb 24, 2015
-removed NSU from the apps list
-better naming of downloaded apps
-app info dialog now closes after button is pressed
-downloads can now be stopped
-fixed a bug that caused a crash
-added strings for translations
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20th February 2015, 06:29 PM |#3  
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thank you very much
20th February 2015, 06:37 PM |#4  
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@anthologist when i tried to check for update, it force closed after a while. tried it on my samsung galaxy y duos gt-s6102,running stock gingerbread 2.3.6 rom. log attached.

E/00:28:51.781 WindowManager( 3008)
at r.random.nostoreupdater.MainActivity.buttonclick(U nknown Source)
E/00:28:51.781 WindowManager( 3008)
at r.random.nostoreupdater.b.onPreExecute(Unknown Source)
E/00:28:51.781 WindowManager( 3008)
android.view.WindowLeaked: Activity r.random.nostoreupdater.MainActivity has leaked window com.android.internal.policy.impl.PhoneWindow$Decor View@40852860 that was originally added here
E/00:28:51.781 WindowManager( 3008)
Activity r.random.nostoreupdater.MainActivity has leaked window com.android.internal.policy.impl.PhoneWindow$Decor View@40852860 that was originally added here
D/00:28:50.843 VoldCmdListener( 1328)
CommandListener::AsecCmd::runCommand -> r.random.nostoreupdater-1
E/00:28:45.890 AndroidRuntime( 3008)
at r.random.nostoreupdater.b.doInBackground(Unknown Source)
E/00:28:45.890 AndroidRuntime( 3008)
at r.random.nostoreupdater.b.a(Unknown Source)
I/00:27:26.281 ActivityManager( 1530)
Starting: Intent { act=android.intent.action.MAIN cat=[android.intent.category.LAUNCHER] flg=0x10200000 cmp=r.random.nostoreupdater/.MainActivity } from pid 1630
I/00:27:19.601 InstallAppProgress( 2819)
Finished installing r.random.nostoreupdater
D/00:27:17.273 MountService( 1530)
:::: isSecureContainerMounted :: path = /mnt/sdcard, id = r.random.nostoreupdater-1
D/00:27:14.500 PackageManager( 1530)
Scanning package r.random.nostoreupdater
D/00:27:14.492 MountService( 1530)
:::: getSecureContainerPath :: path = /mnt/sdcard, id = r.random.nostoreupdater-1
D/00:27:14.484 Vold ( 1328)
Fat::doMount mount(/dev/block/dm-0, /mnt/asec/r.random.nostoreupdater-1,vfat,0x00200087,utf8,uid=1000,gid=0,fmask=222,dm ask=222,shortname=mixed)
D/00:27:14.039 MountService( 1530)
:::: mountSecureContainer :: path = /mnt/sdcard, id = r.random.nostoreupdater-1, ownerUid = 1000
W/00:27:14.031 PackageManager( 1530)
Mounting container r.random.nostoreupdater-1
D/00:27:14.031 MountService( 1530)
:::: isSecureContainerMounted :: path = /mnt/sdcard, id = r.random.nostoreupdater-1
20th February 2015, 09:38 PM |#5  
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Thanks, investigating. Wait for the next release that I'll upload soon.
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New version uploaded. Please manually uninstall the previous version before installing 0.9.1!
@killoid the crash should be fixed now.
24th February 2015, 07:53 PM |#7  
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New version uploaded. Please manually uninstall the previous version before installing 0.9.1!
@killoid the crash should be fixed now.

now another issue. when i tapped on an app, it crashed. log below.

D/01:07:13.360 VoldCmdListener( 1328)
CommandListener::AsecCmd::runCommand -> r.random.nostoreupdater-1
E/01:07:07.243 AndroidRuntime( 3526)
at r.random.nostoreupdater.h.onItemClick(Unknown Source)
I/01:06:57.306 ActivityManager( 1531)
Starting: Intent { act=android.intent.action.MAIN cat=[android.intent.category.LAUNCHER] flg=0x10200000 cmp=r.random.nostoreupdater/.MainActivity } from pid 1630
I/01:06:50.985 InstallAppProgress( 3338)
Finished installing r.random.nostoreupdater
D/01:06:48.993 MountService( 1531)
:::: isSecureContainerMounted :: path = /mnt/sdcard, id = r.random.nostoreupdater-1
D/01:06:47.728 PackageManager( 1531)
Scanning package r.random.nostoreupdater
D/01:06:47.720 MountService( 1531)
:::: getSecureContainerPath :: path = /mnt/sdcard, id = r.random.nostoreupdater-1
D/01:06:47.720 Vold ( 1328)
Fat::doMount mount(/dev/block/dm-0, /mnt/asec/r.random.nostoreupdater-1,vfat,0x00200087,utf8,uid=1000,gid=0,fmask=222,dm ask=222,shortname=mixed)
D/01:06:47.634 MountService( 1531)
:::: mountSecureContainer :: path = /mnt/sdcard, id = r.random.nostoreupdater-1, ownerUid = 1000
W/01:06:47.634 PackageManager( 1531)
Mounting container r.random.nostoreupdater-1
D/01:06:47.634 MountService( 1531)
:::: isSecureContainerMounted :: path = /mnt/sdcard, id = r.random.nostoreupdater-1
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@killoid That log doesn't show anything. On your device, go on Settings -> Apps -> Manage Applications -> NoStore Updater -> Clear Data.
Does it still crash?
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@killoid That log doesn't show anything. On your device, go on Settings -> Apps -> Manage Applications -> NoStore Updater -> Clear Data.
Does it still crash?

yes it still crashes.
28th February 2015, 08:30 PM |#10  
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Ok so I need more info, because I can't replicate:
-do you mean the "Application info" dialog doesn't show up?
-does it happen with every app? Also exluded/not excluded?
-is NSU installed on the phone or in the SD card?
-can you tell me your app list? Here or in a private message.
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