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DummyDroid is still broken, by the way (in case you need to create a custom GSF ID).

Just so there’s no confusion: The same issue that has been preventing APK downloaders from logging in to Play lately also affects DummyDroid. I didn’t have the time to port the fix over from Raccoon, yet. The unfortunate thing about

Posted in Android, Tinkering

Let’s talk about Raccoon v4.1.1

As probably everyone has noticed by now, pretty much all APK downloaders (not just Raccoon) have been started to fail lately. I don’t want to go into the technical details, but the reason for this is a recent change by

Posted in Android, Tinkering

When Raccoon can’t find a specific app on Play…

Just had a rather long email exchange concerning a particularly elusive app and it ended with a facepalm moment (as in: why didn’t I think of that?).

Posted in Android, Tinkering, Tips and Tricks

Using an icon pack with any Launcher

Just had this crazy idea. It is probably unworkable and legally questionable, but here it goes: icon packs. If you want a consistent look on your homescreen, you need to install a custom launcher and download a pack that likely

Posted in Android, Coding, Tinkering

TextFiction really needs a bit of love…

Funny story: some three years ago or so, someone suggested that smartphones would be the ideal platform for playing text adventures (after all, people used to text like crazy). Seemed plausible, so I made TextFiction and lo and behold! Nobody

Posted in Tinkering

A fast Java parser for Semantic Versioning with correct precedence ordering

I have a love/hate relationship with semantic versioning. Not because it uses three instead of just two version numbers, but because of the rattail of pre release and meta tags you can append to it and the insanely complex rules

Posted in Tinkering

Google under the hood: One Google Account for everything Google

Quoting from Google’s signup page: One Google Account for everything Google And directly below you find the logos of eight services (there are actually more): Search, Gmail, Maps, Youtube, Drive, Picasa, Play and Chrome. Use Android and you find all

Posted in Note to self, Tinkering

Raccoon v3.5 and DummyDroid no longer working

Things just tend to break when you have absolutely no time to fix them. It looks like Google shut off “ClientLogin” for good now in order to push for OAUTH2. As a result, neither DummyDroid nor Raccoon are able to

Posted in Tinkering