Get the Original Grey Spotify 0.9.7 Design

Get the Original Grey Spotify 0.9.7 Design

Spotify 0.9.7

spotify logoThe new Spotify desktop client 0.9.8 has now been made available for everyone over the past few months. But some of you may prefer the older design and there is no official installer to get the old client.

However you can download the old client here. Download Spotify Desktop Client 0.9.7 for Windows and OS X.

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Unofficial Installer by Javier Santos [Recommended]

SpotifyInstaller-0.9.7.16

Javier Santos has kindly created an unofficial installer for Spotify 0.9.7 on Windows.

You can download below.

Download Installer

Unofficial Installer by Javier Santos – Download – Mirror

Run the installer.

Avoid automatic updates

If you have opted to use the official installer you need to follow a few simple steps to prevent updates.

  1. Go to the installation patch of Spotify. You can go directly with Windows key + R and typing “%Appdata%\Spotify” (without the quotes).
  2. Delete Spotify_new.exe and Spotify_new.exe.sig (if they are there).
  3. Now open your favorite text editor, make two blank documents and save them as “Spotify_new.exe” and “Spotify_new.exe.sig”– without the quotes, the same file names as the ones you deleted.
  4. Right click each file and go to “Properties”.
  5. Check the “Read Only” checkbox on each and close the window.
  6. Restart Spotify and enjoy Spotify with the new design and no auto updates!

Enjoy Spotify 0.9.7!

Manual Install Windows

Download 0.9.7

Next download Spotify 0.9.7.

Spotify 0.9.7 Windows – DownloadMirror

Extracting files

Extract the files from the archive replace the files in the %Appdata%\Spotify folder with the ones from the archive. 

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Now start Spotify 0.9.7 client.

Install OS X

Download 0.9.7

Spotify 0.9.7 Mac – DownloadMirror

Now start Spotify 0.9.7 client.

Steps for avoid automatic updates

It will also be necessary to perform a simple steps to prevent Spotify updates in Mac.

  1. Go to your ~/Library folder – you can do this in Finder by doing shift+cmd+g and typing “~/Library” without the quotes and hitting enter.
  2. Go to Application Support/Spotify.
  3. Delete Spotify_new.archive and Spotify_new.archive.sig (if they are there).
  4. Now open your favorite text editor, I used TextWrangler
  5. Make two blank documents and save them as “Spotify_new.archive” and “Spotify_new.archive.sig” – without the quotes, the same file names as the ones you deleted.
  6. Right click each file and go to “Get Info”.
  7. Check the “Locked” button on each and close the info window.
  8. You should now see a small lock icon on each file.
  9. Restart Spotify and enjoy Spotify with the new design and no auto updates!

* Thanks to Javier Santos for creating the unofficial installer.

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Still working nearly three years later! Awesome, thanks!

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