Releases

4.5.0

Raccoon v4.5 contains several important updates to keep up with Google's changes to the wire protocol.

  • 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.

4.4.0

Raccoon v4.4 is a major release, adding new features and bugfixes (keys bought for previous versions remain valid).

  • Added support for Google's new publishing format: App Bundles
  • 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.

NOTE: as always, when upgrading from a previous version, Raccoon will not automatically switch to the new default device profile. If you want to download a bundled app, you need to run the setup wizard again and create a fresh profile.

NOTE: App Bundles can only be installed via ADB. This is an Android limitation.

4.3.0

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.

Changes:

  • Updated the build in default device profile to keep up with compatibility demands of apps (this will mostly affect more recent games).

NOTE: if you are updating from a previous version of Raccoon, you won't get the new profile settings automatically. You'll have to create a new profile through the setup wizard. Deleting and recreating a profile means that apps bound to that profile can no longer be automatically updated. If that is an issue for you, consider buying Raccoon Premium, which allows you to have multiple profiles at the same time.

4.2.7

Bugfix release:

  • 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

Maintainance release.

Bugfixes

  • If an APK file 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

Maintenance release. Please note, that the minimum system required from now on is Java 7.

Bugfixes

  • 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

This is a maintainance release

  • 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

This is a critical maintanance release. Google changed the data format for search results. An update is required.

Bugfixes

  • No longer show 3 broken buttons on some app searches.

4.2.2

Maintainance release.

Bugfixes

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

NOTE: This change does not automatically affect existing profiles. In order to download apps that require Android Oreo, a new profile must be created.

4.2.1

Raccoon v4.2.1 is a service release, fixing several issues with app updates.

Premium keys bought for v4.0.x remain valid and will carry over automatically. No user action is required.

BUGFIXES:

  • 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.

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