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Aurora Store
Unofficial Google Play client

Disclaimer :
Using Aurora Store with your own Google account may cause your account
to be blacklisted, use at your own risk.




Aurora Store is an Unofficial FOSS client to Google's Play Store, with an elegant design,
using Aurora you can download apps, update existing apps, search for apps, get details about app tracker & adware.
You can also Spoof your Device Information, Language, and Region to get access to the apps that are not yet available or restricted in your country or Device. Aurora Store does not require Google's Proprietary Framework to operate,

It works perfectly fine with or without Google Play Service or microG.

Earlier based on Yalp store, v4.0 is a Kotlin rewrite from scratch that follows
Material Design and runs on all devices running Android 4.4 and above.




Aurora Store is derived from the following projects, special thanks to the devs
YalpStore | AppCrawler | SAI | Raccoon

Important Links
GitLab | Telegram Support Group | Telegram Channel

Downloads
Stable | Nightlies

Special Thanks for Help & Inspiration
Sergey Yeriomin | Nick Kountouriotis | Krzysztof Szczepański | Andreas Itzchak Rehberg (IzzySoft)

Core Developers
Rahul Kumar Patel

Designers
Iacob Ionut | Radek Błędowski | Lumiq Creative

Aurora Community Members
Anunay | Snoop | Sicarious | My Translators | BadAss Bug Reporters | Alpha Testers & Khaleesi

Version Information

4.0.4

XDA:DevDB Information
Aurora Store, App for all devices (see above for details)

Contributors
WhyOrean
Source Code: https://gitlab.com/AuroraOSS/AuroraStore


Version Information
Status:
Stable

Created 2018-01-24
Last Updated 2021-04-07
 
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Changelog : v4.0.4 (35)
• Fix missing download entries
• Do not allow users to install bundled apps via Native Installer
• Updated Translations

Changelog : v4.0.3 (34)
• Add back search filters
• Add back manual downloads
• Fixed installer related issues
• Fixed language spoof issue
• Fixed dispenser timeout issue
• Added support for insecure anonymous sessions
• Fixed ABI mismatch issues on Huawei devices
• Added options to disable ForYouPage & customize default tab
• Bug fixes & improvements
• Updated Translations

Changelog: v4.0.2
• New GPlay API
• New improved UI
• Better app installers
• Theme Engine
• Bug fixes & improvements

Changelog : v3.0.2
• Updated translations & added new Koffrora (Meme) locale
• Enforced root install method to set installer as 'com.android.vending' allowing app to work that
impose restricts if installed from other sources except Play Store.
• Fix bugs related to search bar & search history
• Fix bugs related to Downloader
• Added option to view changelogs in updatable app list
• UI improvements

Changelog : v3.0.3
• Sort app list in ascending order of app name
• Enforced proxy network on download requests
• Show update size in updatable app list
• Disable quick notification completely if notifications are turned off

Changelog : v3.0.4
• Bug fixes & improvements
• Added new locales (Asturian, Catalan and Sardinian)
• Added new spoof location : Tokyo, Japan

Changelog : v3.0.5
• Bug fixes & improvements

Changelog : v3.0.6
• Improved legacy card style
• Added support for TV
• Improved Accounts and added support for 2FA
• Fixed exodus showing old reports
• Fixed and improved search results
• Added new locale - Dutch
• Updated translation

Changelog : v3.0.7
• Added option to use custom token dispensers (Settings->Network)
• Added new dummy accounts & dispenser
• Added support for Aurora Services
• Added option to view AppInfo from list menu
• Zip the splits to backup bundled apps
• Bug fixes & improvements
• Updated translation

Changelog : v3.0.8
• Added option to export current device info
• Improved Search UI
• Bug fixes and improvements

Changelog : v3.0.9
• Added option to install apps directly to work profile (only rooted users)
• Added cleanup routines and image caching control routine
• Added new locales - Punjabi, Belarusian and Norwegian Bokmål
• Bug fixes and improvements

Changelog : 3.1.0
• Cache apps to reduce network calls, auto clear after 3 days
• Fix Google account login
• Fix OBB issue for big games
• Bug fixes and improvements

Changelog : v3.1.1
• Do not cache updatable apps, its fetched on each launch
• Make installation sequential
• Improve notifications
• Improve app aesthetics
• Bug fixes and improvements

Changelog : v3.1.2
• Fix downloads on Android 10
• Notify user if 2FA is enabled
• Improve dummy logins and handle rate-limit
• Add self-update module
• Bug fixes and improvements

Changelog : v3.1.3
• Fix Google login issue
• Fix user reviews
• Update exodus trackers list
• Bug fixes and improvements

Changelog : v3.1.4
• Fixed login issues
• Bug fixes and improvements

Changelog : v3.1.5
• Updated translations
• Bug fixes and improvements

Changelog : v3.1.6
• Update UI
• Fixed issues related to beta subscriptions
• Fixed login issues
• Bug fixes and improvements

Changelog : v3.1.7
• Fix a critical serialization/deserialization issue

Changelog : v3.1.8
• Fixed Exodus report
• Fixed Login/No network issue
• Fixed Splash screen issue
• Fixed 2FA login issues
• Fixed multiple other issues
• Updated translations

Changelog : v3.1.9
• Updated translations
• Bug fixes and improvements


Changelog : v3.2.0
• Updated translations
• Bug fixes and improvements

Changelog : v3.2.1
• Updated translations
• Fixed search issues

Changelog : v3.2.2
• Updated translations
• Bug fixes and improvements

Changelog : v3.2.3
• Fix root installs
• Fix files details not being displayed

Changelog : v3.2.4
• Fix notifications & auto-installs
• Fix few apps not downloading issue

Changelog : v3.2.5
• Fixed auto-install issues for bulk updates
• Fixed no-network issues for Anbox setups
• Various other bug fixes and improvements
• Updated Translations

Changelog : v3.2.6
• Bug fixes and improvements
 
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the difference between Aurora Store and Google PlayStore ?
Unlike Google Play Store, Aurora doesn't track your downloads or the apps you use. We respect your privacy. Aurora is also uneffected
by Google marking your device as uncertified or a lack of Google Apps.''

Is Aurora Store a fork of Yalp Store ?
Technically No, the Aurora Store v3 is written from scratch, but it does share some code from Yalp Store (the POJO xD)

How can I report a bug or suggest something?
You can open issues here, or you can join our Telegram Development Group Join Now

How to Join | Contribute to Aurora Store ?

I am open to any kind of suggestions/feature request, you can either mail me at [email protected] or ping me on Telegram.

Why Aurora store ?
Because PlayServices have always disappointed and are proven to be Spyware & Malicious to the end user link.
Unfortunately, we cannot always get-by with just FOSS Apps. Aurora store helps us retrieve apps from the PlayStore repository,
without having to trouble you and your device with Google Apps.

If I don't need GApps, Do I need MicroG ?
No. Aurora Store was built to access PlayStore without any kind of google services. It doesn't care if you use it with or without GApps or MicroG.

What is the FakeStore ?
Badly designed apps detect if PlayStore is missing and start misbehaving. The FakeStore is a stub that pretends to be as PlayStore and
preventing the apps from crashing, as the package name for FakeStore is same as PlayStore (com.android.vending).

Is it safe to use Aurora store ?
Aurora is fully open source and verified by F Droid. If you're talking about the safety of the apps in the store, it just gets them from the same place
that the Play Store would, and are verified by Google. A lot of dangerous stuff seems to sneak past them though, so as a rule of thumb, don't download anything
which you're not sure about.

What data does Aurora store send to Google ?
Aurora Store does its best to send the least identifiable information possible. It does send list of package names of your installed apps (for fetching updates),
your search queries and your downloads for obvious reasons.

Do I need to use my own Google account to log in ?
Nope, Aurora Store can log you in with a dummy account so that nothing gets linked to your own account.

Why would I use my own account? Is it safe ?
You can use your own account to download apps purchased by you or to access your wishlist. Although you may want to be careful, as Google retains
the right to block any account, so probably use a dummy account.

How do I login if I have 2-factor-authentication enabled ?
You just need to get an app password from the Google dashboard and use that to login into Aurora Store.

How do I purchase paid apps ?
Purchase the apps from the PlayStore website, and login using your own account in Aurora Store to download them.

Can Aurora store verify licences ?
Not yet. All you can do at this point is pester the dev of the licenced app to give you an alternative method for verification.

Can I use Aurora store to get paid apps for free ?
No. Get out.

What is the F Droid filter ?
Since F-Droid signs APKs with its own keys, the Play Store variants of apps cannot be installed over them. The F Droid filter excludes all the apps
it finds with F Droid signatures on your device to prevent such conflicts.

What is the spoofing feature ?
Spoofing allows you to pretend to be any other device at any other location in the world, to download geo-restricted apps. You can use your own custom device
configs by dropping the .properties file in the Downloads directory (Settings -> Downloads -> Download Path).

How does Aurora install apps ?
Aurora Store can install apps in 3 ways

  • Manual - Whenever an app is downloaded, it will open the manual installation screen. This doesn't require root or system perms.
  • Root | System - By giving Aurora Store root or system permissions, it will automatically install apps in the background as soon as they are downloaded.
  • Aurora Services - By installing Aurora Services as system app, Aurora Store can automatically install app upon download completion in background.

How do I use Aurora services ?
Install Aurora Services (to system preferred), open it, do everything it says, open Aurora settings and choose Aurora Services it as install method.
You don't need to give Aurora Store system or root grants. Aurora Services handle all install & uninstall requests in background.
NOTE: Aurora Services support has yet to be implemented in v3.


How to give Aurora Store|Services system permissions ?
You need to either manually push the APKs to /system/priv-app, or install the magisk module from the group.

Can Aurora Download and install Split or Bundled APKs ?
Yes, with or without root.


How can I submit/improve translations ?
Go to POEditor, and inform me when done.
(Although I keep track of translations progress, but in case I miss, let me know)


Why do I have two Aurora Stores after installing the new builds ?
Because the v3 is a completely new rewrite, it comes with a new package name. You can uninstall the older one or keep it if you want.

Why are the versions on FDroid and XDA labs outdated? When will they be updated ?
Aurora Store is still in a development phase right now, and only infrequent stable builds will be uploaded there (Also, FDroid's review & build process is quite lengthy).
You can always grab the latest tests builds either from the Telegram Group or from AuroraOSS


"Please add FDroid | Amazon App Store| Yada support"
No, this is a PlayStore client. Which means it's for the Play store only. Different clients for different services (^_~)
 
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Screenshots?

And, since you are using github, why not attach apk automatically to release section? Instead of having separate AFH
Travis and gradle can do it for you
 
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maxriter

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You can check BlankStore from MicroG. It fakes the Google Play Store. So yes signature spoofing is required from custom rom end. And only if its not too much trouble for you. Good app Material UI still only around 4MB! :D
 

maxriter

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Can you move "Developer:" below App name, like

Pixel Launcher
By Google

"Depends On:" on the same line as "No ads", and "Updated:" in "Changelog" section? This way all info can be viewed in single screen.
 
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Nice one. I was using YalpStore along with the PlayStore mainly to check for the updates of the apps which didn't show up in the genuine PlayStore for me due to SafetyNet fail (coz of rooting+xposed...) like Netflix or Super Mario Run. The one thing that was pissing me off was the Eclair-like UI. It is nice to see such a kind remix.

I'd like to ask if the app contains or is planned to contain any self-update mechanism? How do I know if the new version is released? Did you consider adding id to xda labs?

Thanks for a great job!
 

stylemessiah

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Is anyone going to mention getting you *may* (remote chance) have your google account blacklisted by using this? Same as the app from which its derived and all other fake stores...

Should be in the OP as a disclaimer....irresponsible to not make people aware of this
 

WhyOrean

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Nice one. I was using YalpStore along with the PlayStore mainly to check for the updates of the apps which didn't show up in the genuine PlayStore for me due to SafetyNet fail (coz of rooting+xposed...) like Netflix or Super Mario Run. The one thing that was pissing me off was the Eclair-like UI. It is nice to see such a kind remix.

I'd like to ask if the app contains or is planned to contain any self-update mechanism? How do I know if the new version is released? Did you consider adding id to xda labs?

Thanks for a great job!

Yess !

Would implement the auto-update mechanism the github way
 

stylemessiah

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Is anyone going to mention getting you *may* (remote chance) have your google account blacklisted by using this? Same as the app from which its derived and all other fake stores...

Should be in the OP as a disclaimer....irresponsible to not make people aware of this
 

WhyOrean

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Is anyone going to mention getting you *may* (remote chance) have your google account blacklisted by using this? Same as the app from which its derived and all other fake stores...

Should be in the OP as a disclaimer....irresponsible to not make people aware of this

Well yess ! This should be mention, a moment plz !
 

esgie

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Is anyone going to mention getting you *may* (remote chance) have your google account blacklisted by using this? Same as the app from which its derived and all other fake stores...

Should be in the OP as a disclaimer....irresponsible to not make people aware of this
I absolutely disagree. Using third-party client to access Play Store IS NOT forbidden via Google TOS thus it cannot be a reason of terminating the contract by Google basing on the pt. 8.3 TOS.

I am aware that yeriomin (the creator of YalpStore) states otherwise in the readme at yalp's github or even in in-app warnings, but I guess the reason he does so is that he's much better programmer than lawyer... And even until now this is being repeated and repeated - but NO ONE took an effort to verify that thesis.

yeriomin indicates that Yalp violates pt. 3.3 of Play Services TOS - available at https://www.google.com/mobile/android/market-tos.html - which in result *may* lead to banning an account (see pt. 8.3). But that pt. 3.3 says:
3.3 You agree not to access (or attempt to access) Google Play by any means other than through the interface that is provided by Google, unless you have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate agreement with Google. You specifically agree not to access (or attempt to access) Google Play through any automated means (including use of scripts, crawlers, or similar technologies) and shall ensure that you comply with the instructions set out in any robots.txt file present on the Google Play website.

The facts:

1) So, does Yalp access the store via "the interface that is provided by Google". Let me quote the developer ("How it works" at github): "Yalp Store uses the same (protobuf) API [application programming interface] the android Play Store app uses". Yes, YALP's requesting Play Store content by utilizing exactly the same genuine Google Play set of commands as original Play Store, thus it is true that Google Play is being accessed by interface provided by Google. Period. AFAIK it does not communicate with Play Store by any other means, for example via requests to third party proxy server illegally caching Play Store content or by utilizing http protocol and parsing the response html or any other non-official techniques. The main difference between original Store and Yalp is the way of presenting the data to the user, but the only decisive factor, i.e. accessing the Google Play, is being performed via the very same Google interface. Please also note that even if Yalp uses some undocumented requests, obtained via reverse-engineering (I don't know if it does), it still doesn't violate 3.3 - the only condition the interface has to met is that it has to be "provided by Google". Hidden API, even if undocumented and never announced to the public, is still an interface "provided by Google". I'd rather say that in purpose, this clause was aimed at the ones who are trying to exploit Google Play by issuing somewhat broken API requests looking for some unhandled situations etc.

2) Does yalp access the store via "any automated means" (like scripts or crawlers)? Just run the app once and it'll be obvious that Yalp does perform it's communication with Google Play in result of the decisions made by the user. Yalp has to be operated manually. Yalp does not offer any automation features like queueing the instalation of a lot of apps or pre-buffering any data except the one which is needed to serve the user's request. No, it definitely does not break this clause either. Let me explain that the "robots.txt" part is about the crawlers which are avoiding the fact that they are blacklisted in Google's robots.txt standard configuration file by acting that they are other crawlers. In fact this whole fragmen is mainly aimed at accounts used by some third parties to index huge amount of Play store resources via automated http crawlers, and the data is then used to - for example - provide a fake app store which steals credit card data etc. This condition is not related to YalpStore in any way.

Let's sum up. As you can see, using any third party client DOES NOT violate 3.3 of Google TOS in any aspect - until it does not perform any malicious or forbidden connection attempts or until it does not automatically mine for Play Store resources.

Therefore, there should be no worries to use YalpStore with your daily-driver account.
 

GreatGodvin

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Awewome work!! But is it possible to have an option to pretend to be in another country?(using vpn or something?)
 

GreatGodvin

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Video's ratio is not correct
 

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    Aurora Store
    Unofficial Google Play client

    Disclaimer :
    Using Aurora Store with your own Google account may cause your account
    to be blacklisted, use at your own risk.




    Aurora Store is an Unofficial FOSS client to Google's Play Store, with an elegant design,
    using Aurora you can download apps, update existing apps, search for apps, get details about app tracker & adware.
    You can also Spoof your Device Information, Language, and Region to get access to the apps that are not yet available or restricted in your country or Device. Aurora Store does not require Google's Proprietary Framework to operate,

    It works perfectly fine with or without Google Play Service or microG.

    Earlier based on Yalp store, v4.0 is a Kotlin rewrite from scratch that follows
    Material Design and runs on all devices running Android 4.4 and above.




    Aurora Store is derived from the following projects, special thanks to the devs
    YalpStore | AppCrawler | SAI | Raccoon

    Important Links
    GitLab | Telegram Support Group | Telegram Channel

    Downloads
    Stable | Nightlies

    Special Thanks for Help & Inspiration
    Sergey Yeriomin | Nick Kountouriotis | Krzysztof Szczepański | Andreas Itzchak Rehberg (IzzySoft)

    Core Developers
    Rahul Kumar Patel

    Designers
    Iacob Ionut | Radek Błędowski | Lumiq Creative

    Aurora Community Members
    Anunay | Snoop | Sicarious | My Translators | BadAss Bug Reporters | Alpha Testers & Khaleesi

    Version Information

    4.0.4

    XDA:DevDB Information
    Aurora Store, App for all devices (see above for details)

    Contributors
    WhyOrean
    Source Code: https://gitlab.com/AuroraOSS/AuroraStore


    Version Information
    Status:
    Stable

    Created 2018-01-24
    Last Updated 2021-04-07
    72
    Changelog : v4.0.4 (35)
    • Fix missing download entries
    • Do not allow users to install bundled apps via Native Installer
    • Updated Translations

    Changelog : v4.0.3 (34)
    • Add back search filters
    • Add back manual downloads
    • Fixed installer related issues
    • Fixed language spoof issue
    • Fixed dispenser timeout issue
    • Added support for insecure anonymous sessions
    • Fixed ABI mismatch issues on Huawei devices
    • Added options to disable ForYouPage & customize default tab
    • Bug fixes & improvements
    • Updated Translations

    Changelog: v4.0.2
    • New GPlay API
    • New improved UI
    • Better app installers
    • Theme Engine
    • Bug fixes & improvements

    Changelog : v3.0.2
    • Updated translations & added new Koffrora (Meme) locale
    • Enforced root install method to set installer as 'com.android.vending' allowing app to work that
    impose restricts if installed from other sources except Play Store.
    • Fix bugs related to search bar & search history
    • Fix bugs related to Downloader
    • Added option to view changelogs in updatable app list
    • UI improvements

    Changelog : v3.0.3
    • Sort app list in ascending order of app name
    • Enforced proxy network on download requests
    • Show update size in updatable app list
    • Disable quick notification completely if notifications are turned off

    Changelog : v3.0.4
    • Bug fixes & improvements
    • Added new locales (Asturian, Catalan and Sardinian)
    • Added new spoof location : Tokyo, Japan

    Changelog : v3.0.5
    • Bug fixes & improvements

    Changelog : v3.0.6
    • Improved legacy card style
    • Added support for TV
    • Improved Accounts and added support for 2FA
    • Fixed exodus showing old reports
    • Fixed and improved search results
    • Added new locale - Dutch
    • Updated translation

    Changelog : v3.0.7
    • Added option to use custom token dispensers (Settings->Network)
    • Added new dummy accounts & dispenser
    • Added support for Aurora Services
    • Added option to view AppInfo from list menu
    • Zip the splits to backup bundled apps
    • Bug fixes & improvements
    • Updated translation

    Changelog : v3.0.8
    • Added option to export current device info
    • Improved Search UI
    • Bug fixes and improvements

    Changelog : v3.0.9
    • Added option to install apps directly to work profile (only rooted users)
    • Added cleanup routines and image caching control routine
    • Added new locales - Punjabi, Belarusian and Norwegian Bokmål
    • Bug fixes and improvements

    Changelog : 3.1.0
    • Cache apps to reduce network calls, auto clear after 3 days
    • Fix Google account login
    • Fix OBB issue for big games
    • Bug fixes and improvements

    Changelog : v3.1.1
    • Do not cache updatable apps, its fetched on each launch
    • Make installation sequential
    • Improve notifications
    • Improve app aesthetics
    • Bug fixes and improvements

    Changelog : v3.1.2
    • Fix downloads on Android 10
    • Notify user if 2FA is enabled
    • Improve dummy logins and handle rate-limit
    • Add self-update module
    • Bug fixes and improvements

    Changelog : v3.1.3
    • Fix Google login issue
    • Fix user reviews
    • Update exodus trackers list
    • Bug fixes and improvements

    Changelog : v3.1.4
    • Fixed login issues
    • Bug fixes and improvements

    Changelog : v3.1.5
    • Updated translations
    • Bug fixes and improvements

    Changelog : v3.1.6
    • Update UI
    • Fixed issues related to beta subscriptions
    • Fixed login issues
    • Bug fixes and improvements

    Changelog : v3.1.7
    • Fix a critical serialization/deserialization issue

    Changelog : v3.1.8
    • Fixed Exodus report
    • Fixed Login/No network issue
    • Fixed Splash screen issue
    • Fixed 2FA login issues
    • Fixed multiple other issues
    • Updated translations

    Changelog : v3.1.9
    • Updated translations
    • Bug fixes and improvements


    Changelog : v3.2.0
    • Updated translations
    • Bug fixes and improvements

    Changelog : v3.2.1
    • Updated translations
    • Fixed search issues

    Changelog : v3.2.2
    • Updated translations
    • Bug fixes and improvements

    Changelog : v3.2.3
    • Fix root installs
    • Fix files details not being displayed

    Changelog : v3.2.4
    • Fix notifications & auto-installs
    • Fix few apps not downloading issue

    Changelog : v3.2.5
    • Fixed auto-install issues for bulk updates
    • Fixed no-network issues for Anbox setups
    • Various other bug fixes and improvements
    • Updated Translations

    Changelog : v3.2.6
    • Bug fixes and improvements
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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    What is the difference between Aurora Store and Google PlayStore ?
    Unlike Google Play Store, Aurora doesn't track your downloads or the apps you use. We respect your privacy. Aurora is also uneffected
    by Google marking your device as uncertified or a lack of Google Apps.''

    Is Aurora Store a fork of Yalp Store ?
    Technically No, the Aurora Store v3 is written from scratch, but it does share some code from Yalp Store (the POJO xD)

    How can I report a bug or suggest something?
    You can open issues here, or you can join our Telegram Development Group Join Now

    How to Join | Contribute to Aurora Store ?

    I am open to any kind of suggestions/feature request, you can either mail me at [email protected] or ping me on Telegram.

    Why Aurora store ?
    Because PlayServices have always disappointed and are proven to be Spyware & Malicious to the end user link.
    Unfortunately, we cannot always get-by with just FOSS Apps. Aurora store helps us retrieve apps from the PlayStore repository,
    without having to trouble you and your device with Google Apps.

    If I don't need GApps, Do I need MicroG ?
    No. Aurora Store was built to access PlayStore without any kind of google services. It doesn't care if you use it with or without GApps or MicroG.

    What is the FakeStore ?
    Badly designed apps detect if PlayStore is missing and start misbehaving. The FakeStore is a stub that pretends to be as PlayStore and
    preventing the apps from crashing, as the package name for FakeStore is same as PlayStore (com.android.vending).

    Is it safe to use Aurora store ?
    Aurora is fully open source and verified by F Droid. If you're talking about the safety of the apps in the store, it just gets them from the same place
    that the Play Store would, and are verified by Google. A lot of dangerous stuff seems to sneak past them though, so as a rule of thumb, don't download anything
    which you're not sure about.

    What data does Aurora store send to Google ?
    Aurora Store does its best to send the least identifiable information possible. It does send list of package names of your installed apps (for fetching updates),
    your search queries and your downloads for obvious reasons.

    Do I need to use my own Google account to log in ?
    Nope, Aurora Store can log you in with a dummy account so that nothing gets linked to your own account.

    Why would I use my own account? Is it safe ?
    You can use your own account to download apps purchased by you or to access your wishlist. Although you may want to be careful, as Google retains
    the right to block any account, so probably use a dummy account.

    How do I login if I have 2-factor-authentication enabled ?
    You just need to get an app password from the Google dashboard and use that to login into Aurora Store.

    How do I purchase paid apps ?
    Purchase the apps from the PlayStore website, and login using your own account in Aurora Store to download them.

    Can Aurora store verify licences ?
    Not yet. All you can do at this point is pester the dev of the licenced app to give you an alternative method for verification.

    Can I use Aurora store to get paid apps for free ?
    No. Get out.

    What is the F Droid filter ?
    Since F-Droid signs APKs with its own keys, the Play Store variants of apps cannot be installed over them. The F Droid filter excludes all the apps
    it finds with F Droid signatures on your device to prevent such conflicts.

    What is the spoofing feature ?
    Spoofing allows you to pretend to be any other device at any other location in the world, to download geo-restricted apps. You can use your own custom device
    configs by dropping the .properties file in the Downloads directory (Settings -> Downloads -> Download Path).

    How does Aurora install apps ?
    Aurora Store can install apps in 3 ways

    • Manual - Whenever an app is downloaded, it will open the manual installation screen. This doesn't require root or system perms.
    • Root | System - By giving Aurora Store root or system permissions, it will automatically install apps in the background as soon as they are downloaded.
    • Aurora Services - By installing Aurora Services as system app, Aurora Store can automatically install app upon download completion in background.

    How do I use Aurora services ?
    Install Aurora Services (to system preferred), open it, do everything it says, open Aurora settings and choose Aurora Services it as install method.
    You don't need to give Aurora Store system or root grants. Aurora Services handle all install & uninstall requests in background.
    NOTE: Aurora Services support has yet to be implemented in v3.


    How to give Aurora Store|Services system permissions ?
    You need to either manually push the APKs to /system/priv-app, or install the magisk module from the group.

    Can Aurora Download and install Split or Bundled APKs ?
    Yes, with or without root.


    How can I submit/improve translations ?
    Go to POEditor, and inform me when done.
    (Although I keep track of translations progress, but in case I miss, let me know)


    Why do I have two Aurora Stores after installing the new builds ?
    Because the v3 is a completely new rewrite, it comes with a new package name. You can uninstall the older one or keep it if you want.

    Why are the versions on FDroid and XDA labs outdated? When will they be updated ?
    Aurora Store is still in a development phase right now, and only infrequent stable builds will be uploaded there (Also, FDroid's review & build process is quite lengthy).
    You can always grab the latest tests builds either from the Telegram Group or from AuroraOSS


    "Please add FDroid | Amazon App Store| Yada support"
    No, this is a PlayStore client. Which means it's for the Play store only. Different clients for different services (^_~)
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    #Update : New build is up !
    Changelog : v3.1.7
    • Update UI
    • Fixed issues related to beta subscriptions
    • Fixed login issues
    • Bug fixes and improvements

    EDIT : Updated to a new build
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    Hey all!

    A little update, secondary dispenser server is back!
    The primary server is still offline.

    How to enable secondary dispenser ?

    1. Go to Settings -> Networks -> Enable custom tokenizer
    2. Enter Tokenizer URL "http://www.auroraoss.in:8080"
    3. Go to accounts -> Logout -> Login
    4. Enjoy! (Optional)


    Keep calm & stay safe.