I am completely new to Iodé. I like the protection of MicroG.
However, there are exceptions. I want to install some specific apps officially from the Google Play Store.
I log in with my Google account through webbrowser. Then I select the required app. Google Play answers: “app will be installed soon”. And then nothing happens anymore.
Is this a Iodé issue? or something else. How can this be arranged?
Through Aurora I can install indeed, but then upon opening the app, it says: “Please install this app from Google Play”
Strangely enough, I did set up my Google account inside Aurora. But it seems that Aurora still applies the spoofed Fake Account. That is why I tried to circumvent Aurora and go to Google Play directly.
I installed the app for testing and have the same issue
Have you configured microG with your google account?
But, in the end, for me it seems that this is a kind of app, that only works with uoriginal play store services, and not with spoofed microG
there are several apps left, that does not work without play services
sad but true…
I don’t know how exactly but it works through your Google account and with the official Play Store app : when you click install from the website, the app gets added somewhere in your Google account, then the official Play Store client notices it and downloads the app when it’s running in the background. Aurora Store does not implement this, I doubt it would be feasible.
For the problem, that some developers are checking if their apps are installed by “original” Playstore, calyxOS seem to have a solution to make the app spoof the originals when installed from the aurora store.
So in general, it seems to be possible…but i have no knowledge of the magik behind
The first implementation of that is in iodé 2+3 since several months (but commited them very recently in iodé 4), this is a simple spoof in the framework when there’s a request to know which installer has been used for an app :
This can fool some apps which use this kind of requests, but not apps that call that part of the google play api which is not implemented in microG.