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Default [APP] Raccoon v3.0 - A google play desktop client

Ever ran into one of these problems?
  • You want to check out an app, but your device is not officially supported.
  • After flashing a custom ROM, you no longer have Google Play available on your phone.
  • You updated an app, but the new version causes nothing but trouble and you want to go back to the previous version.
  • You are not satisfied with Google's privacy policy and would rather download apps without hooking your phone up to Google.
  • You want to check out apps without them cluttering up your "My Apps" list and potentially influencing app suggestions.
  • You don't have unlimited bandwidth at your disposal but want to install an app on multiple devices in your household.

Raccoon is a Google Play desktop client that will enable you to download APK files from Google Play and cache them locally on your desktop computer. You can maintain as many caches as you like (e.g. one per Google Account or one per device you own). Each cache is able to hold apps in multiple versions.



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Usage instructions:
  1. Install Java (java.com)
  2. racoon.jar should now be executeable, start it like any other program
  3. Enter your loginname and password (prefererably from a throw away account).
  4. type "Onyxbits" into the textfield.
  5. You should now see a list of all my apps (yes, shameless plug, I know).
  6. Maybe download "List My Apps"
  7. you will get an APK file, transfer that to your phone by whatever means suit you (e.g. copy via USB cable).
  8. Enable "Unknown Sources" on your device to install the APK
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Been waiting for something like this, great idea. Will test during the day.

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The brave of heart will find some neat stuff in the development version:

java -jar racoon.jar -u -a <archive>

Will conveniently fetch the latest APKs for all the apps stored in the archive.

java -jar racooon.jar -a <archive> -f de.onyxbits.listmyapps,14,1

Is a way to simply download an app without searching for it (you have to know packagename, versioncode and offertype). Just in case someone wants an older version of something.

There also now is proxy support (but you don't really wanna use that, the -f option does a better job).

Minor request: If you build from source, please DON'T make your build available to the public. I really don't want to deal with support requests for software I don't know the version of.
 
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The brave of heart will find some neat stuff in the development version:

java -jar racoon.jar -u -a <archive>

Will conveniently fetch the latest APKs for all the apps stored in the archive.

java -jar racooon.jar -a <archive> -f de.onyxbits.listmyapps,14,1

Is a way to simply download an app without searching for it (you have to know packagename, versioncode and offertype). Just in case someone wants an older version of something.

There also now is proxy support (but you don't really wanna use that, the -f option does a better job).

Minor request: If you build from source, please DON'T make your build available to the public. I really don't want to deal with support requests for software I don't know the version of.
Would you make GUI for this app?

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Jun 07, 2014 7:14:49 PM java.util.prefs.WindowsPreferences <init>
WARNING: Could not open/create prefs root node Software\JavaSoft\Prefs at root 0
x80000002. Windows RegCreateKeyEx(...) returned error code 5.
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Would you make GUI for this app?

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The app has a GUI (not a very pretty one atm, I have to admit). Your error is a windows problem. You'll have to use regedit to create the preferences key/allow access to it.
 
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The app has a GUI (not a very pretty one atm, I have to admit). Your error is a windows problem. You'll have to use regedit to create the preferences key/allow access to it.
OK
How to solve my problem? Step by step please...
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OK
How to solve my problem? Step by step please...
Try this:


http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1...refs-root-node
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it works, thanks you.
Btw, what the meaning of <archieve>, should I write on cmd "<archieve>"?
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it works, thanks you.
Btw, what the meaning of <archieve>, should I write on cmd "<archieve>"?
The archive is a directory. Think of it as your downloadfolder. It contains your credentials and subfolders for storing apps in multiple versions.
 
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Teaser of the GUI for the upcoming v2.0 version. Thumbs up, thumbs down?


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