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[TOOL] ApkSpy - view APK manifest on PC

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By ido, Senior Member on 8th June 2011, 03:47 AM
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Hey,

I have a mess with my many .APK files sitting around on my PC. Some .APK files were renamed badly with names that don't make sense, let alone I have multiple versions of the same apps.

ApkSpy is a simple tool I hacked up tonight which allows you to easily view the manifest of an APK (screenshots attached - not up to date though) just by double clicking it. (It can even associate with the .apk filetype, yay!)

ApkSpy relies on the aapt.exe tool from the android SDK, so you must have that installed (or just copy aapt.exe from somewhere, that's the only file needed to run ApkSpy).


Would love to get feedback.
Off to bed now..


Known issues:
filenames with unicode might not work.


Changelog:

Version 0.6:
Minor fixes
adb.exe/aapt.exe should be found in current directory or PATH

Version 0.5:
Install APK button
Rename file by package or application name
batch rename of all apk's in a directory

Version 0.4:
Added link to market

Version 0.3:
Added rename file, which renames the loaded apk to <packagename_version.apk>

Version 0.2:
does not require .net 4.0 anymore
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8th June 2011, 05:51 AM |#2  
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Needed something like this.
How about this, can we edit swiftkey's apk and add a large spacebar into that somehow?
thanks
20th July 2011, 07:29 AM |#3  
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Thank a lot. I'm looking for something like this.
23rd July 2011, 09:31 AM |#4  
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ido, I downloaded your nice tool. Unfortunately I don't get any information back when I drop on it an app (please see my attachment). I have .net framework 4.0 on Windows XP.

Any idea ?
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23rd July 2011, 09:42 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by ido


ApkSpy relies on the aapt.exe tool from the android SDK, so you must have that installed (or just copy aapt.exe from somewhere, that's the only file needed to run ApkSpy).


Would love to get feedback.
Off to bed now..

Shame on me !!! I should have read before rushing !!!

I'm sorry: everything runs smoothly now, thanks !

PS Just a suggestion to ido for those like me: why don't you bundle the aapt.exe in the zip file ?
23rd July 2011, 10:31 AM |#6  
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I don't think its allowed by google's license. I haven't really checked though.
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23rd July 2011, 03:47 PM |#7  
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i have the aapt.exe but after i drag apk it does not allow me to change the name or anything please help and yes i have sdk installed
23rd July 2011, 04:48 PM |#8  
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Originally Posted by xdviper

Needed something like this.
How about this, can we edit swiftkey's apk and add a large spacebar into that somehow?
thanks

Not without getting the lawyers involved whether it's before or after the fact.
23rd July 2011, 05:14 PM |#9  
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Nice app, thank you!

Feature request: batch reading of apks and renaming them as Packagename_version.apk?
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25th July 2011, 08:05 PM |#10  
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Nice app, thank you!

Feature request: batch reading of apks and renaming them as Packagename_version.apk?

challenge accepted.

I see how renaming should work (button), but I'm not sure how to implement batch at this stage.
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1st August 2011, 11:40 AM |#11  
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would be cool and app like my sons RDTools DS that lists all his games in a dir to add to sd card(r4i or ttools..)


it opens the files and gives the real name with icons and nfo files to..(store on sever DB)

should be pretty much simple for a guy that knows how to program no?
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