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[23AUG] "Hacked" Play Store 3.8.17.4 (Wishlist, delta "smart" updates, gift cards)

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OP webDeWo

webDeWo

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:41 PM #1

Hey guys,

I was looking for this yesterday and I found nothing, so I decided to "hack" the Play Store apk myself.
It's just 3.8.17 Play Store with Wishlist and (US only for now) gift cards activated.

How to install (or update)

1. Make a nandroid or backup Play Store by Titanium
2. Go to Settings » Apps » All » Google Play Store, tap "Uninstall updates" (if active) and confirm
3. Download my APK, place it on /sdcard and rename to Phonesky.apk
4. In Root Explorer (or any other file explorer that uses root permissions, but don't use ES File Explorer) go to /system/app and remove Phonesky.apk
---4.1. If you see any com.android.vending-*.apk file in this directory, remove it too
5. Copy Phonesky.apk from /sdcard to /system/app
6. Reboot



Screenshots
https://plus.google.com/photos/103113367881493800003/albums/5777438263662654481
or
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.344071545674005.80514.100002134861260&type=3


Changelog

3.8.17.4-2

  • FC fix
3.8.17.4-1
  • updated to 3.8.17
  • something big is coming!
3.8.16.4
  • based on the latest Play Store 3.8.16 (nothing new - updated DE, FA, JA translations and minor bug fixes)
3.8.15.4
  • mobile connection emulation when over Wi-fi (Store thinks you're over 3G and activates Smart [delta] Updates - downloads only small part of every update instead of a whole file)
  • increased cache size
  • easter egg (ha! find it!)
  • buf fixes and performance improvements
3.8.15.3
  • removed device restrictions (you can install every app available in Play Store - even if your device isn't compatibile)
  • Store won't update itself to any newer version
3.8.15.2
  • bug fixes
3.8.15.1
  • first release


DOWNLOAD
https://hotfile.com/list/2079715/2f98b65

Tested on Galaxy Nexus w/ Jelly Bean (CM10, clean build) - it just works.

Disclaimer: Do NOT reupload the APK. Link to this thread instead. Thanks.

Twitter: @maciej (don't donate, just follow ;))

Edited by webDeWo, 23 August 2012 - 04:43 AM.

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bdogg718k

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:37 PM #2

Worked fine here. You should recommend people change permissions to rw-r-r just to be safe.
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Rydah805

Rydah805

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 06:14 PM #3

Thanks. I noticed though that the my apps is different than the actual on in stock 3.8.15. Any clue?


Sent From My HTC Evo 4G LTE, On The Now Network From Sprint!

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Rydah805

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 06:26 PM #4

Also, when at "my apps," hitting the back key force closes the app.


Sent From My HTC Evo 4G LTE, On The Now Network From Sprint!

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bdogg718k

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 06:39 PM #5

I have the same problem!
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Rydah805

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 09:24 PM #6

I have the same problem!

I was able to fix it, but out of respect of op, I won't post it until he ok's it.


Sent From My HTC Evo 4G LTE, On The Now Network From Sprint!

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OP webDeWo

webDeWo

Average Android

Posted 17 August 2012 - 12:04 AM #7

Also, when at "my apps," hitting the back key force closes the app.


Sent From My HTC Evo 4G LTE, On The Now Network From Sprint!


Can you attach your logcat? I don't have any problem with "My Apps".

Okey, see the problem. I'll fix it in a few minutes.

EDIT: fixed, download v3.8.15.2 and install as previously.

Edited by webDeWo, 17 August 2012 - 01:27 AM.

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OP webDeWo

webDeWo

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 09:41 AM #8

Updated to v3.8.15.3. See the changelog.
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OP webDeWo

webDeWo

Average Android

Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:57 AM #9

Updated to v3.8.16.4. See the changelog.
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Rydah805

Rydah805

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 06:23 AM #10

New play store update. Could you make a version without the update skipper? Also without the translations. Thanks! Trying to keep this as stock, but I welcome the other mods. :)

http://beta.androidf...034591667978506


Sent From My HTC Evo 4G LTE, On The Now Network From Sprint!

Edited by Rydah805, 18 August 2012 - 06:24 AM.

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