[App][4.4+] Aurora Store - Open Source Play Store client [April 8 2021]

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dduck669

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Hey everyone, I've only just barely started using F-Droid to experiment with my S7 Edge and going google-less on one of my devices and I noticed the anonymous option does not connect, showing the error: failed to connect to auroraoss.com/146.59.157.181 (port 433) [and some more text before the message gets cut off]. I installed it on two devices and I got the same error. Auroraoss.com seems to be down as well, is anyone else experiencing the same thing?
Hi, I have the same problem starting from last monday. I also tried to ping from my pc auroraoss.com and it doesn't answer, but if I try to ping it from another ip it answer and the app connects. So it looks like aurrora store has banned my home ip from their website. I read that you can connect via vpn, so I think you have the same problem of me
 

temporarium

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Hi, I have the same problem starting from last monday. I also tried to ping from my pc auroraoss.com and it doesn't answer, but if I try to ping it from another ip it answer and the app connects. So it looks like aurrora store has banned my home ip from their website. I read that you can connect via vpn, so I think you have the same problem of me
Thanks for confirming that there may be some banning going on.

Try using a different DNS resolver. I'd be more suspicious of that then of Aurora itself.
 

dduck669

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Thanks for confirming that there may be some banning going on.

Try using a different DNS resolver. I'd be more suspicious of that then of Aurora itself.
I list everything I tried:
- app from my home IPv4 > DOWN
- ping (auroraoss.com and it's ip 146.59.157.181) from my laptop IPv4 > DOWN (also the web site)
- app from my home IPv6 > UP
- ping (auroraoss.com and it's ip 2001:41d0:304:200::d0a4) from my laptop IPv6 > UP (also the web site)
- app from a different IPv4 > UP
- ping (auroraoss.com and it's ip 146.59.157.181) from a different IPv4 > UP (also the web site)

From my home (where I'm not able to connec in IPv4) auroraoss.com is correctly resolved in 146.59.157.181, but that IPv4 address is unreachable from every device in my house
 

temporarium

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I list everything I tried:
- app from my home IPv4 > DOWN
- ping (auroraoss.com and it's ip 146.59.157.181) from my laptop IPv4 > DOWN (also the web site)
- app from my home IPv6 > UP
- ping (auroraoss.com and it's ip 2001:41d0:304:200::d0a4) from my laptop IPv6 > UP (also the web site)
- app from a different IPv4 > UP
- ping (auroraoss.com and it's ip 146.59.157.181) from a different IPv4 > UP (also the web site)

From my home (where I'm not able to connec in IPv4) auroraoss.com is correctly resolved in 146.59.157.181, but that IPv4 address is unreachable from every device in my house
Excellent troubleshooting 👍🏻
And an interesting discovery. Can you file an issue on their repo to see if/why they may be blacklisting?
 

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Excellent troubleshooting 👍🏻
And an interesting discovery. Can you file an issue on their repo to see if/why they may be blacklisting?
🤔 Excellent if you can rule out network-wide IP blocking at @dduck669's home network, like a pi-hole or a service like NextDNS. The IPv4 address might just be present in a blocklist. We don't know anything about if and how his home network is protected.
 
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dduck669

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@Aqq123

To clarify: you disqualify yourself by showing that you have clue what you are talking about (which you did, misinforming your peers in the process).

@heinhuiz

The point was not to state that Auraro is to dangerous to use, but that, as a user, you should be aware of what the dangers are. The "anonymous" accounts will not exempt you from tracking, but potentially open you up to a new threat. As a user you are almost always better off registering your own burner account(s).
... Sorry, I answered your post but it was not the right post
 
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dduck669

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🤔 Excellent if you can rule out network-wide IP blocking at @dduck669's home network, like a pi-hole or a service like NextDNS. The IPv4 address might just be present in a blocklist. We don't know anything about if and how his home network is protected.
Hi, I have pihole but disabling it, nothing changed. I have a VPN with a friend and changing routing only for aurora.IPv4 address (i force traffic to that IP to go through the VPN) everything work. I don't have anything that is blocking that traffic. I also have to say that my home network config did't changed when the problem appears. So I'm sure that the problem is not caused by me. I thought also to my ISP, but I am not the only one having this issue. Maybe it's an ovh problem (aurora is hosted on ovh), but obviously I don't know.
 
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dduck669

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Hi, starting from september 30th the connection from my ipv4 home network is up again. I didn't change anything in my config, so I can confirm that it wasn't a problem caused by my network.
 
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Hi guys, i seem to be having the same issues now. Can connect via another network ie my mobile hotspot no problem...soon as i connect through home ISP im blocked from logging into Aurora store app, and likewise if i try to access there website it wont connect..then went through a VPN and it connects me to there site no problem ..any ideas on a fix or assuming it will magic cure itself like it did for duck?

Aurora Store​

 

dope77

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Hi guys, i seem to be having the same issues now. Can connect via another network ie my mobile hotspot no problem...soon as i connect through home ISP im blocked from logging into Aurora store app, and likewise if i try to access there website it wont connect..then went through a VPN and it connects me to there site no problem ..any ideas on a fix or assuming it will magic cure itself like it did for duck?

Aurora Store​

It's obvious that your isp is blacklisting aurora since using VPN fixes your issue. Had the same issue with my old isp where it would block aurora/aptoide and few other websites. Do u have any parental filters turned on via your isp?
 
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It's obvious that your isp is blacklisting aurora since using VPN fixes your issue. Had the same issue with my old isp where it would block aurora/aptoide and few other websites. Do u have any parental filters turned on via your isp?
They must of suddenly blocked it because it was all working through my ISP at one point...no parental filters as far as aware
 
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As suggested by someone else previously, try setting a different DNS resolver (either in the network settings of one device, or on the router). 1.1.1.1 or 9.9.9.9, for example.
Thanks for the suggestion... just went into the properties for my ethernet connection on pc and changed the ipv4 dns to 1.1.1.1 to no avail. Will give my router a go if i can remember the acsess password lol
 

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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
    74
    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.