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  1. Cobalt232's Avatar
    Hi Guys

    While browsing the internet in need of some documentation about the Google vending API I found an interesting app for our Blackberry's. APK Downloader is an alternative Google Play store that allows to download Android Apps directly from Google Play. And the best part is, that the app is available in APK format, it's installed in seconds, no sideloading required!

    The app has the following features:
    - Download apps from Google Play
    - Use own GSF ID to identify the device
    - Fully configurable SIM country, SIM operator, country code and language code
    - No need to sideload!

    All credits go to the developer NGUYEN KHANH BINH (who I am not )

    Please note that it can only download free apps. Paid apps are not available.

    The app is available on Google Play on this link:
    APK Downloader on Google Play

    As an alternative, you can download it from my dropbox (patched, ads-free)
    APK Downloader-18

    I will look deeper into the app to find out if it does something malicous. Edit: no malicious code found.

    Installation instructions:
    The app requires a valid GSF-ID. This ID can be aquired from Snap. Enter the GSF-ID in the format 11AA22BB33CC44DD. Please note that letters must be capitalized. Verify your country and language settings in options to make sure that you have access to all desired apps.

    Happy downloading!

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    Last edited by Cobalt232; 08-31-14 at 10:01 AM.
    08-29-14 04:53 PM
  2. EvanKale's Avatar
    Will give it a try, thanks!
    08-29-14 04:58 PM
  3. 018125's Avatar
    Hi Guys

    While browsing the internet in need of some documentation about the Google vending API I found an interesting app for our Blackberry's. APK Downloader is an alternative Google Play store that allows to download Android Apps directly from the Google Play. And the best part is, that the app is available in APK format, it's installed in seconds, no sideloading required!

    The app has the following features:

    - Download apps from Google Play
    - Use own GSF ID to identify the device
    - Fully configurable SIM country, SIM operator, country code and language code
    - No need to sideload!

    The app is available on Google Play on this link:
    APK Downloader on Google Play

    As an alternative, you can download it from my dropbox:
    APK Downloader-18

    I will look deeper into the app to find out if it does something malicous. And if required, I will patch the app for missing SIM country, SIM operator, country code and language code (Switzerland, my country is missing... but not for long ).

    Installation instructions:
    The app requires a valid GSF-ID. This ID can be aquired from Snap. Enter the GSF-ID in the format 11AA22BB33CC44DD. Please note, that letters must be capitalized. Verify your country and language settings in options to make sure that you have access to all desired apps.

    Happy downloading!

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    Before I test it, did you happen to test whether it allows you to buy apps?

    Posted via CB10
    08-29-14 05:05 PM
  4. Cobalt232's Avatar
    Before I test it, did you happen to test whether it allows you to buy apps?

    Posted via CB10
    You can only download free apps.
    08-29-14 05:14 PM
  5. ralfyguy's Avatar
    Doesn't work. Always says the download folder is wrong, no matter what I put there.

    Posted via CB10
    08-29-14 05:30 PM
  6. Cobalt232's Avatar
    Doesn't work. Always says the download folder is wrong, no matter what I put there.

    Posted via CB10
    my path is /mnt/sdcard/Download and it works great... everything else like searching works?
    08-29-14 05:33 PM
  7. ralfyguy's Avatar
    my path is /mnt/sdcard/Download and it works great... everything else like searching works?
    Searching works. My path is the same, but it says I need to choose external SD card. So it set it to /mnt/sdcard/external_sd/downloads but still says the same. I also tried Download instead of downloads after external, but it won't download anything.

    Posted via CB10
    08-29-14 05:49 PM
  8. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    Don't use the "external_sd"

    Posted via CB10
    08-29-14 05:58 PM
  9. ralfyguy's Avatar
    Don't use the "external_sd"

    Posted via CB10
    Then what do I need to set it to?

    Posted via CB10
    08-29-14 06:12 PM
  10. Cobalt232's Avatar
    Updated the first post with a patched ads-free version. I HATE ads. Better implement a donate button....
    kadthekid likes this.
    08-29-14 06:33 PM
  11. eldricho's Avatar
    Awesome! Haven't visited the site in quite a while, so didn't know they finally came out with an app
    Pretty cool it's available in Google Play lol
    Wonder for how long

    Posted via CB10
    08-29-14 06:39 PM
  12. BSar's Avatar
    Hey Cobalt, sorry to bother with this kind of stuff, but I don't completely get the GSF-ID part.
    My situation at this point is, couple of weeks ago y installed 10.3.0.1052 os. And since then, when I managed to put snap back on my device, whenever I tried to log in, it stays in a forever long "logging in, please wait". Therefore, if I need to get something from snap to get this store to work, I wouldn't know how to do it, since I'm not able to access snap.

    Thanks in advance.
    08-29-14 06:49 PM
  13. Cobalt232's Avatar
    Yes, quite interesting that they did not ban it right away.
    08-29-14 06:57 PM
  14. Ginowine's Avatar
    All right. It works and run perfectly !!!!

    Posted via CB10
    08-29-14 07:15 PM
  15. oldsoul123's Avatar
    Trouble is, you need to know an app name, and search it in order for it to display anything. I much prefer Snap.

    Posted via CB10
    08-29-14 07:19 PM
  16. bluepearls's Avatar
    Nice work cobalt! Downloading and testing.

    Posted via my Zed10
    08-29-14 07:21 PM
  17. ralfyguy's Avatar
    So anybody manages to download an app? What did set your download folder to?

    Posted via CB10
    08-29-14 07:59 PM
  18. ralfyguy's Avatar
    This isn't working. Installed the updated version and now I'm getting wild prompts of stopped Google play services every five seconds...off the phone it goes...

    Posted via CB10
    08-29-14 08:11 PM
  19. ralfyguy's Avatar
    All right. It works and run perfectly !!!!

    Posted via CB10
    How did you get this to work?

    Posted via CB10
    08-29-14 08:29 PM
  20. urShadow's Avatar
    I am also facing the exact same error as ralfyguy, unable to download anything
    08-29-14 09:50 PM
  21. santhoshmanikandan's Avatar
    Cobalt is there anyway to enable proxy for android apps ie runtime. In my college, wifi usage is limited when using without proxy.

    Posted via CB10
    08-29-14 10:36 PM
  22. Cobalt232's Avatar
    In 10.3 you can find the vpn settings in the Android settings app. Run Ghost Commander, go to apps, find settings app and run it. Then it's under network. Never tried though.
    08-30-14 03:06 AM
  23. Cobalt232's Avatar
    Hey Cobalt, sorry to bother with this kind of stuff, but I don't completely get the GSF-ID part.
    My situation at this point is, couple of weeks ago y installed 10.3.0.1052 os. And since then, when I managed to put snap back on my device, whenever I tried to log in, it stays in a forever long "logging in, please wait". Therefore, if I need to get something from snap to get this store to work, I wouldn't know how to do it, since I'm not able to access snap.

    Thanks in advance.
    Just open Snap, slide down options from top and go to settings. Did snap generate a GSF key?
    08-30-14 03:11 AM
  24. Cobalt232's Avatar
    Then what do I need to set it to?

    Posted via CB10
    Use the path I mentioned in my previous post.
    08-30-14 04:42 AM
  25. Jack_Raze's Avatar
    Nice workss..successfully download the apk..successfully install the apk..successfully install the apps...just try link u give...but who already got snap will love snap i guess..btw its ok...nice job man

    Posted via CB10
    08-30-14 04:59 AM
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