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[23AUG] "Hacked" Play Store 3.8.17.4 (Wishlist, delta "smart" updates, gift cards)

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webDeWo

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[23AUG] "Hacked" Play Store 3.8.17.4 (Wishlist, delta "smart" updates, gift cards)

Hey guys,

I was looking for this yesterday and I found nothing, so I decided to "hack" the Play Store apk myself.
It's just 3.8.17 Play Store with Wishlist and (US only for now) gift cards activated.

How to install (or update)
1. Make a nandroid or backup Play Store by Titanium
2. Go to Settings » Apps » All » Google Play Store, tap "Uninstall updates" (if active) and confirm
3. Download my APK, place it on /sdcard and rename to Phonesky.apk
4. In Root Explorer (or any other file explorer that uses root permissions, but don't use ES File Explorer) go to /system/app and remove Phonesky.apk
---4.1. If you see any com.android.vending-*.apk file in this directory, remove it too
5. Copy Phonesky.apk from /sdcard to /system/app
6. Reboot


Screenshots
Code:
https://plus.google.com/photos/103113367881493800003/albums/5777438263662654481
or
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.344071545674005.80514.100002134861260&type=3


Changelog
3.8.17.4-2
  • FC fix
3.8.17.4-1
  • updated to 3.8.17
  • something big is coming!
3.8.16.4
  • based on the latest Play Store 3.8.16 (nothing new - updated DE, FA, JA translations and minor bug fixes)
3.8.15.4
  • mobile connection emulation when over Wi-fi (Store thinks you're over 3G and activates Smart [delta] Updates - downloads only small part of every update instead of a whole file)
  • increased cache size
  • easter egg (ha! find it!)
  • buf fixes and performance improvements
3.8.15.3
  • removed device restrictions (you can install every app available in Play Store - even if your device isn't compatibile)
  • Store won't update itself to any newer version
3.8.15.2
  • bug fixes
3.8.15.1
  • first release

DOWNLOAD
Code:
https://hotfile.com/list/2079715/2f98b65

Tested on Galaxy Nexus w/ Jelly Bean (CM10, clean build) - it just works.

Disclaimer: Do NOT reupload the APK. Link to this thread instead. Thanks.

Twitter: @maciej (don't donate, just follow ;))
 
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elesbb

Senior Member
Jun 20, 2010
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Hey guys,

I was looking for this yesterday and I found nothing, so I decided to "hack" the Play Store apk myself.
It's just 3.8.15 Play Store with Wishlist and (US only for now) gift cards activated.

How to install (or update)



Screenshots
Code:
https://plus.google.com/photos/103113367881493800003/albums/5777438263662654481
or
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.344071545674005.80514.100002134861260&type=3


Changelog


DOWNLOAD
Code:
https://hotfile.com/list/2079715/2f98b65

Tested on Galaxy Nexus w/ Jelly Bean (CM10, clean build) - it just works.

Disclaimer: Do NOT reupload the APK. Link to this thread instead. Thanks.

Twitter: @maciej (don't donate, just follow ;))

Can I ask if this is dpi hacked? As in for those who have a dpi of 162 like me :cool: it will fix the market incompatibility error?

If not how can I hack it to force the market to use a set dpi? Instead of reading my build.prop?

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.Bambino

Senior Member
Nov 3, 2010
1,965
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Charm City
Nice work webDeWo. Imma download this now. Funny how you hack a app that is free but not yet available now people want you to start getting apps for free. smh.
 

AngelFeoras

Member
Jul 14, 2009
16
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Hi, and thanks for sharing your work.
I have one question though : if I install an app while on the play store website on the PC, it will still download it to my phone with this hacked store ?
I'm sorry if I don't make any sense, English isn't my native language.
 

elesbb

Senior Member
Jun 20, 2010
7,855
5,310
Nope, it's not. I can hack it if you want.

Can I ask what you did to change it? I've been trying to figure this out for the longest time. Plus sorry to be a pain but can you get rid of just device restrictions and not auto updating the market? I wouldn't mind if the market updated itself





OK, updated to 3.8.15.3. See changelog.



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---------- Post added at 08:43 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:42 PM ----------

Hi, and thanks for sharing your work.
I have one question though : if I install an app while on the play store website on the PC, it will still download it to my phone with this hacked store ?
I'm sorry if I don't make any sense, English isn't my native language.




the answer is yes.


Unfortunately, I don't know what you mean :)

He's talking about going to play. Google. Com and installing an app from there. But Google services framework is what handles that (if I'm not mistaken)

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    [23AUG] "Hacked" Play Store 3.8.17.4 (Wishlist, delta "smart" updates, gift cards)

    Hey guys,

    I was looking for this yesterday and I found nothing, so I decided to "hack" the Play Store apk myself.
    It's just 3.8.17 Play Store with Wishlist and (US only for now) gift cards activated.

    How to install (or update)
    1. Make a nandroid or backup Play Store by Titanium
    2. Go to Settings » Apps » All » Google Play Store, tap "Uninstall updates" (if active) and confirm
    3. Download my APK, place it on /sdcard and rename to Phonesky.apk
    4. In Root Explorer (or any other file explorer that uses root permissions, but don't use ES File Explorer) go to /system/app and remove Phonesky.apk
    ---4.1. If you see any com.android.vending-*.apk file in this directory, remove it too
    5. Copy Phonesky.apk from /sdcard to /system/app
    6. Reboot


    Screenshots
    Code:
    https://plus.google.com/photos/103113367881493800003/albums/5777438263662654481
    or
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.344071545674005.80514.100002134861260&type=3


    Changelog
    3.8.17.4-2
    • FC fix
    3.8.17.4-1
    • updated to 3.8.17
    • something big is coming!
    3.8.16.4
    • based on the latest Play Store 3.8.16 (nothing new - updated DE, FA, JA translations and minor bug fixes)
    3.8.15.4
    • mobile connection emulation when over Wi-fi (Store thinks you're over 3G and activates Smart [delta] Updates - downloads only small part of every update instead of a whole file)
    • increased cache size
    • easter egg (ha! find it!)
    • buf fixes and performance improvements
    3.8.15.3
    • removed device restrictions (you can install every app available in Play Store - even if your device isn't compatibile)
    • Store won't update itself to any newer version
    3.8.15.2
    • bug fixes
    3.8.15.1
    • first release

    DOWNLOAD
    Code:
    https://hotfile.com/list/2079715/2f98b65

    Tested on Galaxy Nexus w/ Jelly Bean (CM10, clean build) - it just works.

    Disclaimer: Do NOT reupload the APK. Link to this thread instead. Thanks.

    Twitter: @maciej (don't donate, just follow ;))
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    It's impossible and illegal. Do not even ask for it.
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    Download link for Playstore 3.9.16 http://mir.cr/DUVBSCBO
    2
    Can I get a version without the update skipper please.


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    In the next update (should be available today or tomorrow) I'll include my own update system. Stay tuned.
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    Got a better link? On my phone it wnt let me copy the text to put in my browser

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