I am new to Aurora Store and recently struggle with "timeouts" when trying to open the app. I wonder if that is normal or not?
Checked previous postings already and checked my pi-hole after i heard about people having domains blocked, but it wasnt the case (and wouldnt have happened out of nowhere).
What is the point of aurora if you need to connect your own google account for purchases?I love Aurora Store, will following features be added in future?
1. Automatic Updates in background via Aurora Services (This was removed I guess? Really important to many people)
2. Support for in-app purchases (Maybe impossible without GAPPS, but it would be really needed and completely replace Play Store)
Excited to see what comes next. Thank you devs!
I'm using CalyxOS and Aurora is the only way to download apps from Play Store. It also is more private than the official app (less data leakage).
I believe you would need google services on your phone to support in-app-purchase verification, so the aurora app is not really related in that case.
I also would love a more detailed description of how this feature works from the developer or anyone else that explicitly understands the privacy implications of this feature. Simply making the option is available is great, but I'd love some deeper documentation on just the questions you've raised. Does this assign a GSF ID to my device that could now, in theory, be used to persistently track my activity and future downloads? Or will it simply only tell google that on x day at x time a Samsung S20 downloaded the Mcdonalds app from x location and once I turn the feature off and resume a new anonymous session there will be no further tracking. Furthermore, if I use this feature again will it add to the tracking of that initially assigned insecure GSF ID? Or is a new one generated each time I activate the feature?thanks for your response - with a bit of digging the best documentation on this feature is here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...ore-client-april-8-2021.3739733/post-84739245 (which is the developer's announcement of the feature). Does not give any detail on implications, however.
I have a couple questions. Kinda detailed i suppose, but I greatly appreciate your info as i am trying to understand the privacy implications.
This doesn't seem that well documented anywere - adding searchable text for future folk DuckDuckGo'ing this feature: Aurora store --> Networking --> "Insecure anonymous session" --> "Generate GSF ID locally on device" to force a region for app availability in the Play store/api.
- If I enable this (once) in order to 'find' my app via the official store, then DISable it - are there any privacy implications beyond interacting with google's servers [what I'm obviously already exposed to]- it would look just like a random ID to them, correct?
- eg is there any explicit info left over linking the sessions or device [device/location/usage fingerprinting would still apply obviously]
- is a new id generated every time this is enabled? Eg, if I need to repeat this in the future, am I trailing along a _persistent_ or just new-random ID?
- experimenting with this on/off - i see that once i've installed the app Aurora can display it for updates. Is there anything tying that to the "GSF ID" i used to find/install the original apk?
Install latest Aurora store 4.0.5 like a normal apk file.What to download and install?
The Aurora GitHub site has 3 files available to download :
I am rooted with Magisk and have AuroraStore already installed. Which of the above 3 files do I download and install to update to the latest version?
This is the bug of the latest version. Previous one doesnt have itCannot open app pages in Aurora Store from play store links
Aurora Store version: 4.0.5 (latest, stable)
Suppose I google something on the web browser and an app is suggested on the search page. Now if I click on the app link, it directs me to Aurora Store, but it never loads the app page.
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Even thumbnails are a much better option for the desktop; dont know about the mobile app.