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[APK][28-JUL-2015] Google Play Store v5.8.8 ~ Newest version, unmodded

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By ecs1984, Senior Member on 17th November 2012, 01:33 AM
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An updated version of Google's Play Store was released today, version 5.8.8. The new APK is linked below; it is not themed or modified in any way. It should work on any version of Android in any part of the world.

DOWNLOAD >> PlayStore_v5.8.8.apk

now over 1,000,000+ total downloads since the thread opened! I'm done counting

The attached APK is installable just like any side-loaded APK. Or if you are rooted, you can move the APK to the appropriate /system folder manually or with a flashable zip to replace your existing Play Store (Phonesky.apk or Vending.apk).


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Screenshots are linked from Android Police, I won't pretend like I can create a nicer and more comprehensive collection of all the various pages.


Older versions of the APK are still attached just in case you're weird like that; however you will need to modify the old versions to prevent auto-updating, otherwise you will eventually end up on the latest version.


NB: Just to ease everyone's mind, don't be alarmed by the posts directly below this. @DJxSpeedy and I were trying to figure out some of the new folders and permissions when version 3.10.9 was released and before it hit the mainstream, but that has since been explained by Android Police.
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File Type: apk PlayStore_v5.0.31.apk - [Click for QR Code] (9.02 MB, 23167 views)
File Type: apk PlayStore_v5.0.32.apk - [Click for QR Code] (9.02 MB, 28007 views)
File Type: apk PlayStore_v5.0.38.apk - [Click for QR Code] (9.05 MB, 150413 views)
File Type: apk PlayStore_v5.1.11.apk - [Click for QR Code] (9.70 MB, 296618 views)
File Type: apk PlayStore_v5.2.12.apk - [Click for QR Code] (11.16 MB, 55242 views)
File Type: apk PlayStore_v5.2.13.apk - [Click for QR Code] (11.16 MB, 155114 views)
File Type: apk PlayStore_v5.3.5.apk - [Click for QR Code] (9.83 MB, 58846 views)
File Type: apk PlayStore_v5.3.6.apk - [Click for QR Code] (11.05 MB, 122902 views)
File Type: apk PlayStore_v5.4.10.apk - [Click for QR Code] (10.68 MB, 27450 views)
File Type: apk PlayStore_v5.4.11.apk - [Click for QR Code] (10.68 MB, 37926 views)
File Type: apk PlayStore_v5.4.12.apk - [Click for QR Code] (10.68 MB, 88584 views)
File Type: apk PlayStore_v5.5.8.apk - [Click for QR Code] (10.98 MB, 20194 views)
File Type: apk PlayStore_v5.5.9.apk - [Click for QR Code] (10.98 MB, 25998 views)
File Type: apk PlayStore_v5.5.11.apk - [Click for QR Code] (10.98 MB, 11744 views)
File Type: apk PlayStore_v5.5.12.apk - [Click for QR Code] (10.98 MB, 70756 views)
File Type: apk PlayStore_v5.6.6.apk - [Click for QR Code] (11.01 MB, 58838 views)
File Type: apk PlayStore_v5.6.8.apk - [Click for QR Code] (11.01 MB, 157076 views)
File Type: apk PlayStore_v5.7.6.apk - [Click for QR Code] (11.83 MB, 19308 views)
File Type: apk PlayStore_v5.7.10.apk - [Click for QR Code] (11.80 MB, 92486 views)
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17th November 2012, 02:14 AM |#2  
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warning !!!
there is an suspect new folder in the apk
and it will use GPS
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17th November 2012, 02:25 AM |#3  
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warning !!!
there is an suspect new folder in the apk
and it will use GPS

I think I see what you mean... the "org" folder? The APK is unmodded, just pulled from data/app on my Nexus and uploaded to Dropbox. Could you explain why this folder is suspicious and how it relates to GPS usage?

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I think I see what you mean... the "org" folder? The APK is unmodded, just pulled from data/app on my Nexus and uploaded to Dropbox. Could you explain why this folder is suspicious and how it relates to GPS usage?

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i have 4.2 on it it shows me : new right : use GPS location

and look into the org folder.. folders folders.. folder with JP-***
i think jp is for japan ?

for me its suspect and i didnt get this update from google automatic..

btw its the first time there is an org folder..
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i have 4.2 on it it shows me : new right : use GPS location

and look into the org folder.. folders folders.. folder with JP-***
i think jp is for japan ?

for me its suspect and i didnt get this update from google automatic..

btw its the first time there is an org folder..

Yes, I see that now also, there is a new permission for using GPS location.
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I don't see a lot of folders or anything with JP... screenshot here shows the whole contents of the "org" folder, the only folder path is "\org\keyczar\i18n" and then you can see the 5 files contained there.
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I've seen a few other people in other phones' sub-forums posting that they also received this update today, so I am curious as to why Play Store now requires GPS access but not really suspicious. Hopefully we will get an explanation from Google soon!
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i hope that too
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Why would Google need to include GPS in Google play store settings? I can't see any benefit other than maybe being able to download what others close to your proximity have downloaded. I suppose it gets unknown applications a chance to shine....you know how peer2peer works right by allowing sharing,maybe that new thing under settings kind of legs users share apps...than again who the hell knows,Google does though

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I could be wrong, but I read somewhere that Google is trying to stop people from downloading apps not meant for their country/region. I don't recall where I read it and for some reason I can't find it anymore. It made sense since I can't figure out another reason the gps location would matter.
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If google are trying to stop people from downloading apps to certain regions then goodluck with that one google :P

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Why does it open then close on me

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Why does it open then close on me

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Check my comment to you on the other play store thread you posted in. You probably did not flash gapps after flashing your ROM. What ROM are you on?

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