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[APP][4.1+][ROOT][1.0.14] GMusicFS: play cloud Google Music in music players apps

28th February 2013, 08:26 AM |#1  
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GMusicFS exposes cloud Google Music as a FUSE filesystem on rooted devices

EDIT 02/20/2015: v1.0.14 released, Lollipop compatible, fixed Google Music issues
EDIT 03/03/2014: v1.0.12+ has no restrictions anymore (100% free). It is not available anymore on Google Play and you can download the APK below instead.

This app is provided "as is" and may not be working properly with some ROMs and/or kernels. It is unsupported and not actively developed.

This app doesn't work with all kernels which explains reboots on some devices.
This app does tricky and hacky things that may not work well on all devices or unreliably.
It's even a miracle that it sort of works on current Android.

You can use it if it works on your device and find it useful, but most people should use the official Google Music app instead.

There will be no bug fixes as I stopped entirely developping it.
Maybe there will be an update if the next Android version breaks it again and there's an easy fix, but that's all you can expect at this point.

Download APK v1.0.14
Documentation
Short youtube video

The goal is to bring Google Music streaming support to most third party music players like Poweramp, PlayerPro, n7player and many more.
From the point of view of these apps, Google Music tracks will look like regular files that can be played.
I you ever wanted to play Google Music with something else than the Google Music app, that should fit the bill.

Make sure to read the Help section within the app as it contains very important usage info (especially on Android 4.2+) and music player specific initial setup.

Requirements
  • a rooted device running Android 4.1+ on ARM, or x86 (untested) CPU. Root is necessary for mounting the filesystem
  • A kernel supporting FUSE filesystems (should be the case of all 4.0+ kernel)
  • SuperSU or Superuser
  • Some music uploaded to the Google Music service
  • A compatible third party music player. Tested working with Poweramp, Winamp, PlayerPro, n7player. Should work with most players using the Android MediaPlayer API or ffmpeg. Doesn't work with Deadbeef and XenoAmp.

Recording a log file


Here's how to setup logging, to troubleshoot issues.
Do not post log files on the forum or on the web as they contain your Google account name.
  • start GMusicFS
  • in the Settings tab, enable Logging (select "App" as the logging mode, unless being instructed otherwise), then click the "Exit" button to exit the app
  • restart the app and operate the app until the error appear
  • exit the app
  • send me (bubbleguuum at free.fr) the log file located on your SD Card as file Android/data/com.bubblesoft.android.gmusicfs/logs/log.txt
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28th February 2013, 09:11 AM |#2  
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Re: [APP][4.0+][ROOT][BETA] GMusicFS: play cloud Google Music in most music players a
It looks very promising, but does not seem to work on my sensation running CM 10.1 (see screenshot)



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@hobbypunk:

Thanks for the report. I'll install CM 10.1 on one of my device to see how it goes. I'm not actually that surprised that mounting is not working on some ROMs. For now, I only tested on Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 running stock rooted ROM as well as my old SGS with CM10 (4.1.2).
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Great app, I love finally having my Google music in player pro. It's a bit of a drain on battery and ram and needs a bit more buffering, but it's great for a beta!
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Originally Posted by hobbypunk

It looks very promising, but does not seem to work on my sensation running CM 10.1 (see screenshot)

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Same here on Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 running Cm10.1

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Failed to create folder
The app gets to about the 10th album and says it is unable to create the folder on the SD card. Have tried multiple times but it always stops. Have created the named folder myself but still get the same error. On CM10.1 on Xperia ARC.

Keep up the good work though this is exactly what I am after. Get it all working and name your price
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@TheMorpheus, @hobbypunk:

I could somewhat reproduce this "permission denied" error. It seems to happen if the SuperSU popup asking for root is not clicked before the countdown reach 0. It is not related to a specific ROM.

There are 2 such popups displayed the very first time the app is started:

- the first one is displayed immediately on app start and ask permission for GMusicFS
- the second popup is displayed the first time the filesystem is mounted (which can happen way later, after initial sync) and ask permission for "ADB shell"

To force these 2 popups to reappear can you do this and report if it fixes the problem:

- exit GMusicFS if it is started (cross button on top)
- launch the SuperSU app and remove both GMusicFS and "ADB shell" from the apps list (long-click on app and "Forget").
- Restart GMusicFS. It will show the first popup (on app start) and the second permission popup (during mounting). Answer "Grant" to both before the countdown reach 0.
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The app gets to about the 10th album and says it is unable to create the folder on the SD card. Have tried multiple times but it always stops. Have created the named folder myself but still get the same error. On CM10.1 on Xperia ARC.

Keep up the good work though this is exactly what I am after. Get it all working and name your price

Thank you for the report. Can you record and send me a log file (bubbleguuum at free.fr):

- start GMusicFS
- in the Settings tab, enable Logging (select "App" as the loggin mode), then click the "Exit" button to exit the app
- restart the app and operate the app until the error appear
- exit the app
- send me the log file located on your SD Card as file Android/data/com.bubblesoft.android.gmusicfs/logs/log.txt

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Quote:
Originally Posted by bubbleguuum

@TheMorpheus, @hobbypunk:

I could somewhat reproduce this "permission denied" error. It seems to happen if the SuperSU popup asking for root is not clicked before the countdown reach 0. It is not related to a specific ROM.

There are 2 such popups displayed the very first time the app is started:

- the first one is displayed immediately on app start and ask permission for GMusicFS
- the second popup is displayed the first time the filesystem is mounted (which can happen way later, after initial sync) and ask permission for "ADB shell"

To force these 2 popups to reappear can you do this and report if it fixes the problem:

- exit GMusicFS if it is started (cross button on top)
- launch the SuperSU app and remove both GMusicFS and "ADB shell" from the apps list (long-click on app and "Forget").
- Restart GMusicFS. It will show the first popup (on app start) and the second permission popup (during mounting). Answer "Grant" to both before the countdown reach 0.

I still can't see a second popup asking for access to ADB shell, synced well over 10 minutes ago. Exited app, got SuperSU to forget app, did it again, first popup appeared straight away, granted it, but still no second popup.
28th February 2013, 02:16 PM |#10  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nitroz

I still can't see a second popup asking for access to ADB shell, synced well over 10 minutes ago. Exited app, got SuperSU to forget app, did it again, first popup appeared straight away, granted it, but still no second popup.

In the SuperSU apps list, is there an entry titled "ADB shell" ?
Btw make sure to update to the latest version of SuperSU, just in case.
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