APK Downloader for the Google Play Store
- Free • Open Source
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What is Raccoon?
Raccoon downloads apps from Google Play to your desktop PC. This games in handy for downloading region locked apps, making backups, or gaining access to Play if your phone doesn't come with Gapps.
The installer tries to install third party software. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
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- Androbranch added Raccoon as alternative(s) to AndroBranch
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Please be aware that there are actually two versions of this application: one (older) version is open source, the source code is hosted on Github, the other (newer) version is closed source, limited freeware which has some premium features which require purchasing an unlock code to use them.
Perhaps this application should be listed twice: once as open source for the older version, once as limited freeware for the proprietary version.
[Edited by alainkalker, July 15]
How do "premium features" make Raccoon NOT open-source?
Reply written ago
I'd been hoping and praying for an application like this to appear for years.
Finally there is a hassle free way to download Android applications such as TextSecure and transfer them to your phone, without having to soil said phone by linking it with a Google account.
The only two caveats are you need Java on your PC and a throwaway Google account.