[APP] Google Play replacement (Aurora Store) background app install support

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Mar 24, 2016
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Hi all,

I created a modified version of Aurora Services (a system app developed by the Aurora Store team in order to enable apk installation from the Aurora Store or Aurora Droid without user interaction).
My version runs as a user app and uses local adb wifi shell in order to install apps without any user interaction, it also allows batch concurrent updates/installs.

It's of course open source in GitLab and Github.

Install instructions:
  1. Download and install the lasted apk from Github Releases
  2. Enable adb wifi from a computer (this needs to be done every time the phone is restarted) -
    Code:
    adb tcpip 5555
  3. Launch the Aurora Services app and follow the instructions
  4. Whitelist Aurora Store and AuroraDroid
  5. Select Aurora Services as installation method in Aurora Store and AuroraDroid
  6. Enjoy PlayStore like experience on your Huawei!

Feel free to report issues here and on GitLab and Github but note that this project won't be very actively supported.
 

jericho246

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Dec 19, 2015
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Doesn't seem to work for me. It's stuck on "Service Please wait..." for a while then it changes to "disabled".
Any ideas?

EDIT: never mind, it appears to be working now.
 
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Pimmeke1989

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Jan 18, 2012
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Doesn't seem to work for me. It's stuck on "Service Please wait..." for a while then it changes to "disabled".
Any ideas?

EDIT: never mind, it appears to be working now.

How did you get it to work? I have the same problem you had, keeps on "Service, Please wait...", and in the end I get the "disabled".
What did I do:
Enabled USB Debugging in Developers Settings
Connected USB-cable to PC
Checked if Debugging was found (adb devices), and found the device.
Typed: "adb tcpip 5555", device reconnects after that.
Opened Aurora Services, popup comes up to connect to adb again.
After that, it keeps ons "Please wait"...
 

jericho246

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Dec 19, 2015
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How did you get it to work? I have the same problem you had, keeps on "Service, Please wait...", and in the end I get the "disabled".
What did I do:
Enabled USB Debugging in Developers Settings
Connected USB-cable to PC
Checked if Debugging was found (adb devices), and found the device.
Typed: "adb tcpip 5555", device reconnects after that.
Opened Aurora Services, popup comes up to connect to adb again.
After that, it keeps ons "Please wait"...

I didn't do anything in particular, it just happened to start working after I unplugged the cable.
 

MezZo_Mix

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Sep 4, 2020
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So it worked for me.

Just type the commands in then open Aurora Services and let the cable plugged in. Did it with a Macbook and it worked after a second try.

But for me I have a question, how does it work for ppl that have GMS not installed? Is it just for the Aurora store? Because the store worked before. Do I have no benefit without GMS, can someone help me and explain what it does?

Thanks a lot.
 

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Mar 24, 2016
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Sofia, Bulgaria
It just allows the installation and updating of apps from the Aurora Store without interaction.
For example when batch updating many apps you won't need to click install on the package installer and then wait for the installation to finish, it will just download the apps and install them simultaneously in the background.
 

Toinieboy

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May 15, 2018
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I get the service to work "showing enabled" and i also selected aurora services in the aurora store, but still all the installs fail... What am i doing wrong?
 

XDATZO

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Nov 3, 2017
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Thanks for the great modifications, @JavaAndroidGeek .

I modified JavaAndroidGeek's Aurora Services to support setting hostname and fix some issues.

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BUGFIX
* Fixed the issue that unauthorized devices are not recognized for the first time.
* Fixed connection issue if multiple devices on the same network.

ttps://gitlab.com/tcgh/AuroraServices/-/releases

Note: I notice that some huawei phone (ex. Mate Xs) have to enable "Allow ADB debugging in charge only mode" or it will disable adb tcpip when you remove usb cable.
 

lazerbourne

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Oct 21, 2010
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Stockholm
Very strange. The method just doesn't seem to work for me, neither with the apk from the original post nor with the apk from XDATZO's post above. Tried uninstalling the Aurora Store and Services. Re-installed Aurora Store, downloaded and installed the Aurora Services 2.1.1, enabled usb debuging, enabled usb debuging while charging, connected the phone to the laptop and enabled the adb tcpip 5555. Aurora Services seems to be enabled in the app, whitelisted Aurora Store, changed the installation method to Aurora Services.
Tried to update apps in the Aurora Store, the metadata and the apps download show up but then its just stuck at "Installing". Nothing happens after that.
Any ideas?
 

XDATZO

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Nov 3, 2017
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Very strange. The method just doesn't seem to work for me, neither with the apk from the original post nor with the apk from XDATZO's post above. Tried uninstalling the Aurora Store and Services. Re-installed Aurora Store, downloaded and installed the Aurora Services 2.1.1, enabled usb debuging, enabled usb debuging while charging, connected the phone to the laptop and enabled the adb tcpip 5555. Aurora Services seems to be enabled in the app, whitelisted Aurora Store, changed the installation method to Aurora Services.
Tried to update apps in the Aurora Store, the metadata and the apps download show up but then its just stuck at "Installing". Nothing happens after that.
Any ideas?

I reviewed the source code again, but I couldn't find the cause of the problem.
Could you tell me the following so I might be able to investigate a little more closely?
* Uninstalling feature works?
* Can't install all the apps? Only some apps?
I can't make any promises because I can't debug with your device, but I'll try to review it again.

I tested it with my mate xs. I'm sorry if it doesn't work with p40 pro.
If anyone has worked properly on other devices, please let me know.
 

lazerbourne

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Oct 21, 2010
25
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Stockholm
Thanks for helping out @XDATZO.
Uninstall seems to work, no problem there. None of the apps I selected for update in Aurora store get installed.
I tried re-doing all the steps again today. Even tried to update the apps with the USB cable connected to the laptop after restarting the tcpip on 5555. Also tried an install of a new app (instead of an update). It queues up, then downloads fine. Then shows installing and basically is stuck there forever.
 

Cinceres1989

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Jan 14, 2019
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It doesn't work on Huawei P40 Pro.
I tried all version from this thread, debugging is enabled, service is enabled, aurora is whitelisted.
After clicking install, the button is gray, and nothing is happening further.
 

V_A_D_I_M_O_N

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Dec 18, 2019
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Hello everyone, I was able to figure out why the modified Aurora Services did not work for the majority, including me. I wrote on 4pda instructions on how to set it up correctly, here: 4pda.ru/forum/index.php?s=&showtopic=990132&view=findpost&p=101157188 .
 

XDATZO

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Nov 3, 2017
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Thanks for helping out @XDATZO.
Uninstall seems to work, no problem there. None of the apps I selected for update in Aurora store get installed.
I tried re-doing all the steps again today. Even tried to update the apps with the USB cable connected to the laptop after restarting the tcpip on 5555. Also tried an install of a new app (instead of an update). It queues up, then downloads fine. Then shows installing and basically is stuck there forever.

Thank you for reporting!
I released v2.1.2, it notify installation errors. If no errors are showed, I guess the issue is around ADB connection before the installation. (Then I have to check more.)

As @V_A_D_I_M_O_N (thanks) mentioned, I agree that we have to disable "Monitor apps installed by ADB". When I enable it, Aurora services on my device doesn't work. It get stuck at installing as same as your situation. Could you check the option in devloper option?

I'm sorry but I have to leave for about a week. Let me check what happened when we enable "Monitor apps installed by ADB" later.

Hello everyone, I was able to figure out why the modified Aurora Services did not work for the majority, including me. I wrote on 4pda instructions on how to set it up correctly, here: 4pda.ru/forum/index.php?s=&showtopic=990132&view=findpost&p=101157188 .
 
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