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[Q] Why people use smali instead of java decompiler to reverse apk files ?

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I spent 1 month coding an android app, and then I lost the source code in an hdd crash. Well, those things sux, but hopefully I managed to find an old apk build of this app. I was able to recover part of the source code by extracting the classes.dex file, decrypting it with dex2jar, and then opening the decrypted file with java decompiler (jd-gui.exe)... I remained amazed when I saw that my source code was so easy to found...

Now I wonder, why people use smali to reverse apk files instead of dex2jar+jd-gui ??
Last edited by Luca-91; 5th January 2014 at 02:19 AM.
6th January 2014, 01:13 PM |#2  
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