[MOD] Spotify Dogfood 8.4.39.612 - The Open-Source Ad-Free Spotify mod for Android

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The open-source ad-free version of Spotify for Android

Hello all,

First of all, I'd like to address about the reason behind making this thread, and the project that is behind it.
I thought to myself, why people are free to publish YouTube mods to avoid ads, but not Spotify? So there's why the project started.
Spotify Dogfood is a mod of the Spotify Android App, coming directly from the Google Play Store and in both it's Beta and probably Stable releases, and modded in the cleanest way possible. This mod is "open-source". The Spotify app itself of course isn't, but the alterations/modifications done to the app in order to avoid ads are clear and concise, well-documented, and are getting uploaded as patchsets, so that they are perceptible and crystal clear at plain sight. This is because people, starting by myself, don't easily trust modded applications out there, so this makes it easier for you all to "audit" the modifications, and even contribute to the project by forking it, making your changes and then pushing it back to me.

This project has been running for several months now, and it's been now that I decided to move a step forward and make it public.

Restrictions and limitations:
  • This application replaces your current Spotify installation. You need to uninstall any previous installations of it first.
    If the app came bundled with your device, like most Samsung devices, you can't use this mod out of the box, since you need to change the package name to a different one.
  • This application has been signed with a different key than the one used by Spotify. This means that Facebook login won't work unless you don't have Facebook's app installed, or you uninstall and/or deactivate it, if it came bundled with your device. Once done, log-in to your account using Facebook and, once logged-in, re-download and/or re-activate your Facebook app, if you want to.
  • This application won't work with Android Auto, since it hasn't been installed by the Google Play Store's agent. Fortunately, there's a fix found by XDA's News Writer @MishaalRahman, which you can read here.
  • As commented by Senior Moderator @matt4321, please, refrain from asking for other premium features to be unlocked.

What is different from *others'* mods:
Like I said previously, I didn't feel comfortable trusting code I had never seen, then I started investigating on how to disable Ads and such on my own and with help of awesome pages like this one that helped me clear my mind on how to properly modify the liborbit-jni so file. Once I had finally understood how it worked, I've made it public so that anyone can revise it on it's own.

How to contribute:
You can have a bit more information in the README uploaded in the repo. But basically, feel free to fork any branch you want, modify or investigate the patchsets as you want and recreate them in a different package.

Cool story bro, where's the download??!1:
Whoa there, cowboy! :cowboy:
All downloads, both precompiled APKs and Source code can be found in the GitHub Releases section.
Please, also kindly note the following - Do NOT re-upload them.

GitHub Releases - GitHub Main page - Project's webpage - Telegram Group


Disclaimer / Final words:
This thread, as well as the provided patchsets and precompiled APKs are just for demonstrative & educational purposes. They should not be used for illegal actions, and/or any action that can imply a violation in the ToS of the software used in the thread.
XDA-Developers.com takes no responsibility either, as this thread is hosted only and exclusively as for information purposes and doesn't attach any content that is copyrighted, but a link to it, just as it could have been found at Google.
It is yours, the final user, the one who takes the responsibility of using it wisely, as a functional PoC, and not for piracy or any other illegal actions.

XDA:DevDB Information
Spotify Dogfood, App for all devices (see above for details)

Contributors
linuxct

Version Information
Status: Stable
Current Stable Version: 8.4.39.612-dogfood
Stable Release Date: 2018-01-28

Created 2017-07-06
Last Updated 2018-03-01
 

linuxct

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How to apply the PatchSets

To apply the patchsets manually, you need the following tools:
Once you meet all of the above, it's as easy as it follows:

Code:
#unpack the apk
java -jar apktool_WhateverVersion.jar d NameOfTheApk.apk && cd NameOfTheApk
#now copy the patch file to the dir you're on
git apply --stat NameOfThePatch.path #checks the stats
git apply --check NameOfThePatch.path #sees if it's compatible with the environment
git apply NameOfThePatch.path #applies the patch
#compile the result
java -jar apktool_WhateverVersion.jar b NameOfTheDirectory
#sign with your key
jarsigner -verbose -sigalg SHA1withRSA -digestalg SHA1 -keystore /path/to/your/keystore NameOfTheDirectory/dist/NameOfTheResultingFile.apk YOURALIAS
#install the final apk
adb install -r NameOfTheDirectory/dist/NameOfTheResultingFile.apk
If you want to review the patch itself, you can use git-am.

You have more info in GitHub's README file.
 
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linuxct

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In order to comply with XDA's Rules and CoC, Spotify Dogfood has taken a new direction, and now offers *exclusively* Ad-free music playback. Any other features won't be included anymore in this mod. But, that doesn't mean anything if you're a true, a core user of this app, because there will still be regular updates to it, as there has been up until now.

However, all patchsets, branches and everything that has been posted up until now will be deleted progressively, in order to comply with the above mentioned.

Still have doubts? Read this:
FOR ALL THE PEOPLE WHO WON'T READ THE FIRST POST:

1. Dogfood only supports shuffle mode at normal quality with No ADVERTISEMENTS.

2. The mod had to be changed due to xda rules

3. This thread is not the place to complain. If you have an issue with the changes go to the telegram chat and talk with other dogfood users

4. There is nothing you can do to change the situation - be happy with what you get. No advertisements is still a really good perk

5. Support the developer if you can, monetarily or through teaching noobs about how to read the OP.

6. Look outside of xda if you can't handle the changes, but do not post any information on this board. Keep it related to dogfood
 
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After a day of usage, Spotify now tells me to buy premium to play my songs.

Sent from my A0001 using Tapatalk

How many songs/hours worth of music have you played non stop? Have you tried basic stuff like rebooting your device or clearing the app data? Can you try running Spotify in your desktop pc and let it run for a few songs to see how it reacts?

I've been using latest version at my workplace for 8+ hours, and I've a small group of early adopters that have been trying it out too, and none of us have ever seen that kind of message in our devices.
 
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How many songs/hours worth of music have you played non stop? Have you tried basic stuff like rebooting your device or clearing the app data? Can you try running Spotify in your desktop pc and let it run for a few songs to see how it reacts?

I've been using latest version at my workplace for 8+ hours, and I've a small group of early adopters that have been trying it out too, and none of us have ever seen that kind of message in our devices.
I haven't done any of that, sorry. I jist tried playing around 30 minutes last night then tried the morning and then it started giving me the message.

Let me try to do the following later.

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Oh yeah!!!!!! Great work and great dev to make this open source app... Congrats

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Nice, I'm currently using a modded one anyway but an open source version on XDA is always preferred. Can you add a changelog at all? The one I'm currently used to using shows all changes and features that it enables but I haven't seen a list like that here.
 
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    The open-source ad-free version of Spotify for Android

    Hello all,

    First of all, I'd like to address about the reason behind making this thread, and the project that is behind it.
    I thought to myself, why people are free to publish YouTube mods to avoid ads, but not Spotify? So there's why the project started.
    Spotify Dogfood is a mod of the Spotify Android App, coming directly from the Google Play Store and in both it's Beta and probably Stable releases, and modded in the cleanest way possible. This mod is "open-source". The Spotify app itself of course isn't, but the alterations/modifications done to the app in order to avoid ads are clear and concise, well-documented, and are getting uploaded as patchsets, so that they are perceptible and crystal clear at plain sight. This is because people, starting by myself, don't easily trust modded applications out there, so this makes it easier for you all to "audit" the modifications, and even contribute to the project by forking it, making your changes and then pushing it back to me.

    This project has been running for several months now, and it's been now that I decided to move a step forward and make it public.

    Restrictions and limitations:
    • This application replaces your current Spotify installation. You need to uninstall any previous installations of it first.
      If the app came bundled with your device, like most Samsung devices, you can't use this mod out of the box, since you need to change the package name to a different one.
    • This application has been signed with a different key than the one used by Spotify. This means that Facebook login won't work unless you don't have Facebook's app installed, or you uninstall and/or deactivate it, if it came bundled with your device. Once done, log-in to your account using Facebook and, once logged-in, re-download and/or re-activate your Facebook app, if you want to.
    • This application won't work with Android Auto, since it hasn't been installed by the Google Play Store's agent. Fortunately, there's a fix found by XDA's News Writer @MishaalRahman, which you can read here.
    • As commented by Senior Moderator @matt4321, please, refrain from asking for other premium features to be unlocked.

    What is different from *others'* mods:
    Like I said previously, I didn't feel comfortable trusting code I had never seen, then I started investigating on how to disable Ads and such on my own and with help of awesome pages like this one that helped me clear my mind on how to properly modify the liborbit-jni so file. Once I had finally understood how it worked, I've made it public so that anyone can revise it on it's own.

    How to contribute:
    You can have a bit more information in the README uploaded in the repo. But basically, feel free to fork any branch you want, modify or investigate the patchsets as you want and recreate them in a different package.

    Cool story bro, where's the download??!1:
    Whoa there, cowboy! :cowboy:
    All downloads, both precompiled APKs and Source code can be found in the GitHub Releases section.
    Please, also kindly note the following - Do NOT re-upload them.

    GitHub Releases - GitHub Main page - Project's webpage - Telegram Group


    Disclaimer / Final words:
    This thread, as well as the provided patchsets and precompiled APKs are just for demonstrative & educational purposes. They should not be used for illegal actions, and/or any action that can imply a violation in the ToS of the software used in the thread.
    XDA-Developers.com takes no responsibility either, as this thread is hosted only and exclusively as for information purposes and doesn't attach any content that is copyrighted, but a link to it, just as it could have been found at Google.
    It is yours, the final user, the one who takes the responsibility of using it wisely, as a functional PoC, and not for piracy or any other illegal actions.

    XDA:DevDB Information
    Spotify Dogfood, App for all devices (see above for details)

    Contributors
    linuxct

    Version Information
    Status: Stable
    Current Stable Version: 8.4.39.612-dogfood
    Stable Release Date: 2018-01-28

    Created 2017-07-06
    Last Updated 2018-03-01
    79
    How to apply the PatchSets

    To apply the patchsets manually, you need the following tools:
    Once you meet all of the above, it's as easy as it follows:

    Code:
    #unpack the apk
    java -jar apktool_WhateverVersion.jar d NameOfTheApk.apk && cd NameOfTheApk
    #now copy the patch file to the dir you're on
    git apply --stat NameOfThePatch.path #checks the stats
    git apply --check NameOfThePatch.path #sees if it's compatible with the environment
    git apply NameOfThePatch.path #applies the patch
    #compile the result
    java -jar apktool_WhateverVersion.jar b NameOfTheDirectory
    #sign with your key
    jarsigner -verbose -sigalg SHA1withRSA -digestalg SHA1 -keystore /path/to/your/keystore NameOfTheDirectory/dist/NameOfTheResultingFile.apk YOURALIAS
    #install the final apk
    adb install -r NameOfTheDirectory/dist/NameOfTheResultingFile.apk
    If you want to review the patch itself, you can use git-am.

    You have more info in GitHub's README file.
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    Hello everyone and Merry Christmas! ??

    Ho ho ho, today I'm releasing Spotify Dogfood 8.4.33.536. Just as always, you can find the new PatchSet in the GitHub repo, as well as binaries in the Releases section. Also, remember you can always keep up-to-date with Updater for Spotify, which you can get from here.

    Notes: The new 3-tabs-only UI isn't still present for everyone, since it only get's triggered via a/b testing (which is server-side). Also, this version (and only this one, don't ask for it!) comes with a cool Christmas Red color theme all over the app, for you all who got bored of glue green as me :p

    Changelog is:
    Code:
    * Rebase to latest Spotify version 8.4.33.536.
    * Fixed internal download links for Updater for Spotify.
    * This version comes with a Christmas Red theme.

    Enjoy! :)
    67
    Hello,

    I'm currently saturated of work and I've left this thread quite a bit unattended (and will remain like so for a bit more of time). After everything isn't on fire like just now, I'll get back to my regular schedule, but at the moment it's a bit impossible for me to keep it.

    Please bear with me, if you have any urgent inquiries contact me @'ing me or through PM (in very urgent needs).

    Thanks for understanding, everything is fine!

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    Thread has been closed and links removed due to a DMCA take down request by Spotify.

    Matt
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