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maybeme2

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You can create an app password so you don't have to share your main password. Here is a website explaining how.

Thank you for your help.

I followed the instructions and successfully generated an application password. But how do I use it? Everytime I try to login in Aurora using my 'Google' account it does not accept the new application password.

What to do?
 

temporarium

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Thank you for your help.

I followed the instructions and successfully generated an application password. But how do I use it? Everytime I try to login in Aurora using my 'Google' account it does not accept the new application password.

What to do?
Have you searched through this thread? There may have been comments on a similar scenario.

I don't have paid apps, so I don't have your problem, but if nothing else works, then update them with the Playstore. Since you've probably already registered your credit card with Google, what privacy do you have left?
 

maybeme2

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Have you searched through this thread? There may have been comments on a similar scenario.

I don't have paid apps, so I don't have your problem, but if nothing else works, then update them with the Playstore. Since you've probably already registered your credit card with Google, what privacy do you have left?
I have paid apps because I like to support developers.
And yes, I did search the thread. Problem mentioned in 2019. I still cannot login using the application password.
 
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Ryouizzaq4

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I have a question about the Aurora store app update I have installed android lineage 10 without gapps and I did make sure I didn't use any of Google services apps but suddenly I found Google play services update appear in the aurora store and it confused me why WHY can someone answer that please
 
I have a question about the Aurora store app update I have installed android lineage 10 without gapps and I did make sure I didn't use any of Google services apps but suddenly I found Google play services update appear in the aurora store and it confused me why WHY can someone answer that please
If you use microG, you will see a false "play services" update, because microG spoofs the existence of the Google Spy Services.
In that case, add the play services to Aurora's ignore list.
 

nicesoni_ash

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Hi,

I recently started using this app and just trying out its featires.

I want to aak a question about manual downloading and spoofing a device.

Right now I have K20 Pro device and if install an app from aurora store, it downloads only the apk for my own architecture (arm64), I want to have a multi architecture file so I can install it on friends phone top which has arm7 phone.

I tried spoofing for Oneplus X and other devices but then it downloads arm7 but not the multi architecture apk which would have both lib files for arm64 and arm7. Other sites like apkcombo etc provides such apk but they don't have the most updated ones but aurora store does so please suggest how to download a multi architecture apk for any app.

Thank you.
 

GekkePrutser

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Question... I currently use Aurora Store to limit the amount of information I have to google. I always use the anonymous mode to access it so I don't have a google account signed in on my phone at all. This works really great. I use 2 paid apps but both of them offer the ability to purchase licenses directly with a registration code.

However, I read about this: https://android-developers.googleblog.com/2021/06/the-future-of-android-app-bundles-is.html and I got really worried... Google will enforce using Android App Bundles for new Play Store apps from August, which are not in the APK form and can't be installed outside of the official play store.

Am I correct in assuming this will break Aurora Store? As far as I understand AABs can't be downloaded from the playstore with other tools and it's not possible to convert them to APKs for sideloading. Does it mean I'll have to restrict myself to using only F-Droid apps or argue with every app developer to make them provide APKs?

Or is Aurora Store somehow capable of downloading and installing these as well? I understand that the use of AABs was already optionally available to developers so some apps probably use it already?
 
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rho-bot

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If I got it right, this will only change the interface between AppDev and PlayStore.
Before AppDev was creating different (or universal) APK, now he delivers AAB package, and PlayStore creates the tailored APK.
So the frontend to customer will not change, format will still be APK, tailored for the requesting device.
 

maybeme2

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I'm on a rooted stock android pie.

When I opened my installed Aurora 4.0.5 it informed me an update was available (see attached). I accepted the update and installed it. The newly installed version crashed repeatedly. So I uninstalled it and restored the previous version from a titanium backup I had and now things work.

Is something wrong with the new version or am I doing something wrong?
 

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temporarium

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I'm on a rooted stock android pie.

When I opened my installed Aurora 4.0.5 it informed me an update was available (see attached). I accepted the update and installed it. The newly installed version crashed repeatedly. So I uninstalled it and restored the previous version from a titanium backup I had and now things work.

Is something wrong with the new version or am I doing something wrong?
Installed fine here on A10. Maybe wipe your app data and cache? And check the app permissions in your Android settings.
 

maybeme2

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Feedback.
Deleting cache was not enough.
Deleting data and cache worked (meaning it did not crash on starting ) but I of course lost all my settings including my blacklist.

So it's a nuisance. It should install over the old one without all this fuss.

'Google connectivity' would not install because 'it was not purchased'.
 
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The update seems have broken the Aurora Services installation method. Anyone else?
I've wiped cache and data, enabled all permissions, but it won't do background installations anymore, or any installations period. It simply downloads the update but then does nothing in the way of installing/updating using the downloaded packages.
 

GekkePrutser

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If I got it right, this will only change the interface between AppDev and PlayStore.
Before AppDev was creating different (or universal) APK, now he delivers AAB package, and PlayStore creates the tailored APK.
So the frontend to customer will not change, format will still be APK, tailored for the requesting device.
Aha thanks! I'm glad I can still keep doing this then.
 

TheSecondOne

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Hello
I can't login with Google Account. I updated Android Webview to the latest version. I deleted and reinstalled google services. I disabled ad blockers. The result has always been the same. No error message appears. But I still got the log record.
I use Samsung S4, i9500. Android:5.0.1-(sdk:21)

Code:
---- 11 Tem 2021 16:02:47 ----

07-11 16:03:30.131 26310 26310 I Timeline: Timeline: Activity_launch_request id:com.aurora.store time:30643324

07-11 16:03:30.136  3232  4010 I ActivityManager: START u0 {act=android.intent.action.MAIN cat=[android.intent.category.LAUNCHER] flg=0x10200000 cmp=com.aurora.store/.view.ui.onboarding.OnboardingActivity} from uid 10225 on display 0

07-11 16:03:31.136  3232  3275 I Timeline: Timeline: Activity_windows_visible id: ActivityRecord{339a0f3a u0 com.aurora.store/.view.ui.splash.SplashActivity t297} time:30644325

07-11 16:03:31.746  1269  1269 I Timeline: Timeline: Activity_launch_request id:com.aurora.store time:30644936

07-11 16:03:31.751  3232  5757 I ActivityManager: START u0 {cmp=com.aurora.store/.view.ui.account.GoogleActivity} from uid 10204 on display 0

07-11 16:03:32.636  3232  3275 I ActivityManager: Displayed com.aurora.store/.view.ui.account.GoogleActivity: +867ms

07-11 16:03:33.171  3232  3275 I Timeline: Timeline: Activity_windows_visible id: ActivityRecord{34d5b37a u0 com.aurora.store/.view.ui.account.GoogleActivity t297} time:30646361

07-11 16:03:40.066  3232  4055 I MultiPhoneWindowManager: Changed -> mCurrentInputMethodTarget : Window{36edd11b u0 com.aurora.store/com.aurora.store.view.ui.account.GoogleActivity}

07-11 16:03:45.161  3232  4139 I MultiPhoneWindowManager: Changed -> mCurrentInputMethodTarget : Window{36edd11b u0 com.aurora.store/com.aurora.store.view.ui.account.GoogleActivity}

07-11 16:04:01.751  3232  3275 I Timeline: Timeline: Activity_windows_visible id: ActivityRecord{339a0f3a u0 com.aurora.store/.view.ui.splash.SplashActivity t297} time:30674943

---- 11 Tem 2021 16:06:17 ----
 

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    Dear @WhyOrean ,

    First of all, thank you so much for this absolute jewel of an app!!!

    I searched but couldn't find an answer to this question: why is download size higher for any given package compared to the Play Store? (sometimes, the difference can be substantial like 30 to 50 MB for "big" apps like office suites)
    It is more noticeable when updating an app and not when installing for the first time.

    Thanks again and have a great day!
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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.