Raccoon is open source software, licensed under the terms of the Apache License version 2.

Release notes

4.24.0 Jan 18, 2023

Feature release:

  • Added –gp-renew-gsfid commandline parameter.

The GSF ID is a supercookie that evolved from the Android ID, which was/is baked into the Android Framework itself. Originally, it was more or less guaranteed to be valid for life. Nowadays, it lives inside the Playstore app and may expire or become otherwise invalid. When that happens, Play forgets the associated hardware profile, resulting in empty search results.

Since not all causes for a breaking GSF ID are known, the new commandline argument just fixes the problem by simply registering a new GSF ID.

4.23.0 Nov 23, 2022

Bugfix release:

  • Some versions of Android have a bug that will cause the packagemanager commandline tool to crash on the device, when called with packed flags (“-rtd”). Raccoon did not catch that and reported a finished install, even though it was actually just a finished transfer. This bug only affects traditional, single APK apps. App bundles (“split APK”) are not affected as they require the pm command to be called with different parameters. Fix is to call the pm command with unpacked flags (“-r -t -d”).
4.22.0 Oct 1, 2022


  • Use the TLS Fingerprint spoofing client when running –gp-auth from the commandline.
4.21.0 Jul 20, 2022

Service release:

  • Catch up with a Google Play protocol change. Apps should no longer randomly fail on download.
4.20.0 Apr 26, 2022

Maintenance release. Changes:

  • Mock a Samsung Galaxy S21 phone by default now, when creating a new profile

NOTE: This change will not update existing profiles.

4.19.0 Sep 7, 2021

Maintenance release:

  • Potential fix for the “Bad Authentication” error.
  • Adjusted a timeout to give Play more time to settle after creating a new profile. Without this, the first ever search would result in a strange collection of apps being found.

If you do not have problems with Raccoon being unable to log your Google Account in, stay with version 4.18.0.

4.18.0 May 10, 2021

Added –gpa-download-dir commandline argument to download APK files to an external path, which is not tracked by Raccoon.

4.17.0 Mar 3, 2021
  • BUGFIX: when deleting a bundled app (“split APK”), delete all it’s APK files.
  • BUGFIX: fixed a race condition when reloading the app list in the packagemanager after deleting an app.
  • BUGFIX: Limit the newsfeed to the 10 latest items to keep the UI from stalling when parsing the HTML
4.16.0 Feb 22, 2021
  • BUGFIX: Do not cause a DF-DFERH-01 error when downloading updates and a profile has no apps associated.
  • BUGFIX: Do not fail when updating apps on a device and the app in question is an app bundle.
  • Updated library dependencies.
4.15.0 Jul 3, 2020
  • BUGFIX: Download without crashing when Google Play does not include a download auth cookie with the app delivery response.