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

Release notes

4.4.0 Feb 18, 2019
  • Added support for Google’s new publishing format: App Bundles.
  • Added split APK installer.
  • Added a download booster feature to cut down download time.
  • Use the app Icon from Play, if one cannot be extracted from the APK (e.g. because it’s a bundled app).
  • Bumped the default device profile again to support App Bundles.
4.3.0 Feb 8, 2019
  • With this release, the versioning scheme of Raccoon changes to a two digit string. NOTE: for technical reasons, the third digit will be hardwired to 0 for the time being.
  • Updated the build in default device profile to keep up with compatibility demands of apps (this will mostly affect more recent games).
4.2.7 Jan 18, 2019
  • Fixed some typos/phrasing
  • Virtual device should now show up again on the Play “device settings” page (this might have prevented some search results from showing in the past).
4.2.6 Sep 13, 2018

If an APK download does not specify a proper app name in it’s manifest, fall back to the packagename instead of outright rejecting the APK (after downloading it).

4.2.5 May 13, 2018

Switched to a newer version of the APK Parser library. The old one would choke on some APK files under certain circumstances resulting in Raccoon rejecting them as corrupt after download.

4.2.4 May 8, 2018
  • Updated the windows launcher (should no longer cause trouble on 64 bit windows with 32 bit Java)
  • Added a few clarifications in the gui.
4.2.3 Mar 21, 2018

No longer show 3 broken buttons on some app searches.

4.2.2 Mar 20, 2018

Changed the device, Raccoon mimics as by default, to a Samsung Galaxy S8.

4.2.1 Jan 22, 2018
  • Don’t download the latest version of an app over and over again, if old versions are kept.
  • Don’t choke during update if Play returns app details that were not requested.
  • Don’t choke during update if the database contains an incomplete record for an app.
4.2.0 Jan 2, 2018

Return of the commandline! Raccoon v4.2 is a feature release, reintroducing the ability to download and update apps from the commandline. Please note that GUI and CLI mode are mutually exclusive and cannot be run concurrently (only one process can open the database at any given time). Please also note that the CLI is intented for “expert use only”!