Raccoon - Google Play desktop client 4.24.0

With Raccoon, you can download apps from Google Play to your desktop computer instead of your phone tablet. Raccoon is intended for users who: * Don't want to use the official app because of privacy concerns. * Prefer to keep a backup of their apps (e.g. to roll back to older versions). * Install/Deinstall often and don't want to waste time/bandwidth on downloading.

Tags google play android java apk apk downloader
License Apache
State stable

Recent Releases

4.24.020 Jan 2023 15:35 major bugfix: Added gp-renew-gsfid commandline parameter.
4.22.001 Oct 2022 15:13 major bugfix: https://raccoon.onyxbits.de/apk-downloader/apk-downloader-4-23-0/
4.21.020 Jul 2022 14:50 major bugfix: https://raccoon.onyxbits.de/apk-downloader/apk-downloader-4-21-0/
4.20.026 Apr 2022 19:12 major bugfix: https://raccoon.onyxbits.de/apk-downloader/apk-downloader-4-20-0/
4.19.007 Sep 2021 20:23 major bugfix: https://raccoon.onyxbits.de/apk-downloader/apk-downloader-4-19-0/
4.18.010 May 2021 15:50 minor feature: https://raccoon.onyxbits.de/apk-downloader/4-18-0/
4.17.003 Mar 2021 12:41 minor bugfix: https://raccoon.onyxbits.de/apk-downloader/4-17-0/
4.16.022 Feb 2021 15:53 major bugfix: * Don't cause DF-DFERH-01 errors when updating profiles without apps * Properly install app bundles updates on devices.
4.15.003 Jul 2020 15:12 major bugfix: Download without crashing when Google Play does not include a download auth cookie with the app delivery response.
4.14.021 Apr 2020 11:58 major bugfix: Validate TLS certificate
4.13.029 Feb 2020 09:45 major bugfix: Added hungarian translation, fixed a problem with apps no longer updating, fixed a problem with hanging app imports.
4.12.005 Feb 2020 16:57 major bugfix: Resolved the CAPTCHA issue on login.
4.11.021 Oct 2019 14:33 major bugfix: Keeping up with protocol changes.
4.10.001 Oct 2019 12:20 minor bugfix: Allow the full range of ports to be used when configuring a proxy.
4.9.024 Sep 2019 16:19 minor bugfix: Split APK apps can now be downloaded from the command line.
4.8.005 Jul 2019 12:37 minor bugfix: Maintainance release.
4.7.010 Apr 2019 13:49 minor bugfix: 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.
4.6.027 Mar 2019 13:22 major feature: * Handle "App Bundles" * Compressed transfers * Show more search results * Waste less bandwidth on app icons
4.3.008 Feb 2019 15:24 minor feature: Updated the default device to keep up with app compatibility.
4.2.718 Jan 2019 09:49 major bugfix: Correctly upload the virtual device to Google Play.
4.2.613 Sep 2018 13:44 minor bugfix: Don't reject APKs with a broken Manifest after download.
4.2.813 Sep 2018 13:41 minor bugfix: Don't reject APKs with a broken Manifest after download.
4.2.513 May 2018 03:16 minor feature: switched to a new version of the APK parser library, since th . . Get rid of a compiler warning.
4.2.408 May 2018 16:12 major bugfix: Launcher should no longer cause problems with 32 bit Java on 64 bit windows.
4.2.321 Mar 2018 17:40 major bugfix: Data format for search results changed
4.2.220 Mar 2018 07:25 minor feature: Default device profile is now a Samsung Galaxy S8.
4.2.122 Jan 2018 15:04 major bugfix: Various fixes around app updates
4.2.002 Jan 2018 16:35 major feature: Return of the commandline
4.1.627 Oct 2017 14:54 major bugfix: Handle invalid sessions.
4.1.507 Oct 2017 02:44 minor bugfix: App browser was not updating the list of apps after deleting an app from the local repository without a restart. Apps declaring permissions with really long names ( 255 characters) could not be downloaded. Bumped the limit up to 8kb.
4.1.411 Sep 2017 04:05 minor feature: REMOTE: adjust to a protocol change: the purchase endpoint no longer ?.
4.1.306 Sep 2017 18:09 major bugfix: Catch up with a protocol change: Downloading apps works again.
4.1.222 Jun 2017 12:30 minor bugfix: Mostly display bugs. One crash bug.
4.1.110 Jun 2017 01:00 major bugfix: Catch up with Google's latest changes to the login process.
4.1.014 Apr 2017 14:29 major feature: Removed a lot of UI clutter, improved app importing and made Raccoon compatible with the latest changes to the Play client/server protocol.
4.0.216 Feb 2017 16:33 major bugfix: Stopped the setup wizard from getting stuck in some cases.
4.0.131 Jan 2017 19:44 major feature: Complete rewrite
3.715 Jun 2016 18:45 major bugfix: Adapt to changes made by Google.
3.511 Jun 2015 11:48 minor feature: * Use proxy authentication * Clarified the setup screen
3.416 May 2015 14:44 major feature: Addressed the "app not found" issue.
3.305 Dec 2014 18:35 major feature: Added Lollipop support
3.207 Sep 2014 13:24 major feature: Show the currently used accountname on the splash screen. BUGFIX: use the correct modifier key for menu shortcuts on MacOS. BUGFIX: Removed parameter requirement for the -p commandline switch. BUGFIX: Correctly named the parameter for the -i commandline switch. BUGFIX: Show the newsfeed in the correct order again. BUGFIX: Don't hang when trying to quit while multiple windows are open (and the focused one has more downloads than the others).
3.104 Aug 2014 13:53 major feature: * The command panel and the overview panel switched sides in the search results (this way the buttons stay in the same place when the app description panel has to be expanded/collapsed). * The download tab now shows app icon, developer and filesize. The "Open" button was replaced with a link. * Show a busy cursor when login in to a new archive for the first time. * Merged message and splash screen. * Use a 1024x768 window (800x600) became too small after redoing large parts of the UI. * Added a "Details" button to the search results to fetch additional information (app description, developer links, version information). * Added a new badge to the permissions overview that indicates if an app wants to perform an online license check (mostly relevant for paid apps). * App icons are now loaded by default. This can be switched off from the views menu in order to speed up searching. * Use anti aliasing to render app descriptions. * Added Import/Export menu items to the Files menu * When downloading an app that consists of multiple files, show all contained files on hte download tab. * BUGFIX: When canceling a download (and there are no previous versions of the app), also remove the app folder (prevent the up from being downloaded when fetching updates). * BUGFIX: the -f commandline switch was broken in v3.0 * A lot of internal rewiring.
3.029 Jul 2014 21:01 major feature: Made the setup screen give more information about leaving the android ID blank. Consistent look of the search view tab for all content. Large apps (50 MB+) that use extensions files will now be downloaded entirely. No longer create archives wherever the app happens to be started. Instead, keep everything in the "Racccon" folder in the user's homedir (users who upgrade may want to manually move their existing archives there). Added -i commandline option for power users who wish to import app lists from existing devices. Added "New Archive" menu item. Use HTML templates for laying out the GUI. The formatting looks much nicer now than before. Toggle icon loading from the views menu (this is switched off by default as it slows down searching). Show an informative splash screen when opening up an archive. Added buttons/Links to directly open downloads in a filebrowser. The MS Windows version should now automatically use the native Windows Look and Feel. Added an application icon.