Google Play Store recently got updated in my device to v11.8.xx. I'm used to buying paid apps gone free (PAGF) [free for a limited time]. In v11.7.xx or earlier, if I bought a PAGF, the view used to change from image 1 to image 2, as shown below. In v11.7.xx, even if the offer period was over, or a new offer period emerged I would always used to get Image 2, which visually confirmed me that I already owned the app, and I needed not to install it.
However, in v11.8.xx, whether I had earlier bought the app or not, as long as there is an offer running on the app, I get the following image. The striked-down text below the Install button confuses me, because visually I can't get to know whether I already own this app or not.
Why is this a problem? Can I not just tap on that button and get along with it? Well, once in a while, yeah, I can do it. But. I'm habitual of going on a PAGF installation spree everyday (I use PAGF app and App Sales app to find such apps), and every extra click bothers me. It's more than the click. It is the confusion surrounding it.
How do I fix this?
I thought of going back to v11.7.xx but Play Store automatically updates me to latest version. I also tried setting immutable bit onto its APK (v11.7.xx) but it didn't work for me. I know, I can go to Account → Order History, but finding an app out of 100s of owned paid app is not efficient and is quite irritating too.
I'm using a stock and rooted Android 7.1.1 on a Nexus 6 with Xposed Framework.