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

Release notes

4.14.0 Apr 21, 2020
  • Fixed a layout bug in the ‘unlock features’ dialog that would squash the personalisation code.
  • SECURITY BUGFIX: Verify the TLS certificate

Version 4.13 is vulnerable to a man in the middle attack during login. The security hole requires a targeted attack to exploit. The risk assessment is low. The attacker may capture the session cookie and the encrypted password. Upgrading to 4.14 is highly recommended.

4.13.0 Feb 29, 2020
  • Added hungarian translation
  • Don’t hang when importing (no longer existing) apps
  • Fixed an ordering issue that would keep apps from getting updates.
4.12.0 Feb 5, 2020
4.11.0 Oct 21, 2019
  • Keep up with protocol changes

Google changed the app search protocol again, resulting in Raccoon v4.10 (and earlier) showing non app items for certain search terms. These are filtered away now.

4.10.0 Oct 1, 2019
  • Allow the full range of ports to be used when configuring a proxy.
4.9.0 Sep 24, 2019
  • Split APK apps can now be downloaded from the command line.
4.8.0 Jul 5, 2019
  • Updated the default Android hardware profile to claim that it also supports Bluetooth Low Energy.
  • Updated all the URLs pointing to this website.
  • Reworked the shoutbox to show the Blog’s RSS feed.
4.7.0 Apr 10, 2019
  • Honor -D raccoon.playprofile commandline flag
  • Added missing translation string for –gpa-auth commandline flag
  • Wire protocol updates that may fix an issue with app updates.
4.6.0 Mar 27, 2019
  • Updated URL constants to match the current website structure (no more HTTP redirects)
  • Fixed a few typos
  • Fixed missing window title in the app import dialog
  • The help menu now has a “Support” item.
  • Reworked the “Market|Direct Download” dialog to make it more clear that it’s purpose is to download old app versions. Also removed the “Offertype” parameter. It is not needed for downloading apps.
4.5.0 Mar 1, 2019
  • Updated the search response parser to cope with Google latest changes to the search result data format: The list of search results can now be scrolled down again to load more entries.
  • Speedhack: request server side scaled app icons to make the search result pages load faster on slower internet connections.
  • Fixed a few typos.
  • Fixed download size calculation.
  • Play detects when the user searches for popular apps (e.g. Mozilla Firefox) and returns not one, but two lists of search results. The first contains just the app, the user was likely looking for, the second contains all close matches. Raccoon now merges those two lists instead of just showing the exact match.