January 18, 2023

Raccoon 4.24.0

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.