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[UTIL][Apr 21 2015] Apktool v2.0.0 - a tool for reverse engineering apk files

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6th July 2012, 03:12 PM |#1  
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Originally Posted by Brut.all, Updated by iBotPeaches
It is a tool for reengineering 3rd party, closed, binary Android apps. It can decode resources to nearly original form and rebuild them after making some modifications; it makes possible to debug smali code step by step. Also it makes working with app easier because of project-like files structure and automation of some repetitive tasks like building apk, etc.

It is NOT intended for piracy and other non-legal uses. It could be used for localizing, adding some features or support for custom platforms and other GOOD purposes. Just try to be fair with authors of an app, that you use and probably like.

Features:

  • decoding resources to nearly original form
  • smali debugging: SmaliDebugging
  • helping with some repetitive tasks

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v2.0.0 (Released April 21, 2015)
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  • Android 5.1 Support
  • New Apktool website since Googlecode is shutting down.
  • #658- Fixed issue with double escaping of & and <. (Thanks jhornber)
  • #840 - Add support for BCP-47 tags.
  • #878 - Fixed issue with unknown files not respecting compression method. (Thanks simtel12)
  • #890 - Fixed issue with apktool branding apks with platformBuildName.
  • #904 - Fixed issue with multiple dex files skipped when using -s.
  • #636 - Fixed issue with @string references in <provider> attributes.
  • Increased performance. (Thanks thuxnder & rover12421)
  • Fixed issue decoding `.spi` files as 9 patch images. (Thanks Furniel)

Note - This changelog contains changes since 2.0.0 RC4. For full changes in 2.0.0 see here

Download: https://bitbucket.org/iBotPeaches/ap...tool_2.0.0.jar
(aapt is included in the binary as of 2.0.0)


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  1. If you don't know the following terms (aapt, apk, java) - then please don't post in this thread.
  2. If you didn't install frameworks (see FrameworkFiles) - then do that first before asking.
  3. If you want to engage in developer discussions - then post here.
  4. If you want to thank someone or express gratitude - sure why not post here.
  5. If your building from source - do not post those snapshot builds in this thread as we mix builds and makes users confused.
  6. If you believe you've found a bug, I'd prefer you post here: Bug List - but I won't be mad if you post it in this thread.
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Previous Versions:
apktool v2.0.0 - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...postcount=3063
apktool v2.0.0 RC4 - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...postcount=2728
apktool v2.0.0 RC3 - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...postcount=2547
apktool v2.0.0 RC2 - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...postcount=2425
apktool v1.5.2 - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...postcount=1391
apktool v1.5.1 - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...postcount=1180
apktool v1.5.1 PR3 - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...postcount=1123
apktool v1.5.1 PR2 - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...postcount=1084
apktool v1.5.1 PR1 - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=828
apktool v1.5.0 - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=382
apktool v1.4.10 - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=321
apktool v1.4.9 - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=131
apktool v1.4.8 - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...5&postcount=28
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6th July 2012, 03:47 PM |#2  
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Thanks for posting this, great to see someone carrying on brut.all's awesome work!

Sadly, still won't play nicely with some HTC One apks, but I know that's HTC's fault not yours

Look forward to seeing what you've got coming up...

EDIT: Donation sent!
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Good work!!!
I started testing and i still have problems with framework-miui-res, any tip?
I think the errors are those about change ex: <id to <item type="id"
Isn't that fixed in this version?

NOTE: If you don't what this kind of questions here, just say it np.
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Good work!!!
I started testing and i still have problems with framework-miui-res, any tip?
I think the errors are those about change ex: <id to <item type="id"
Isn't that fixed in this version?

NOTE: If you don't what this kind of questions here, just say it np.


Yeah that should be fixed. The only times it seemed to fail is when the value of that item was @null or null. Which I hardcoded a fix in for. Send me that APK.
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Yeah that should be fixed. The only times it seemed to fail is when the value of that item was @null or null. Which I hardcoded a fix in for. Send me that APK.

Here is the zip with both framework-res and framework-miui-res
To compile framework-res i just need to fix that stuff about %d %d to %1$d %2$d right?
But in framework-miui-res it is saying that item stuff problem.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/djqwcacb5uyqsgc/frame.zip
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Yeah that should be fixed. The only times it seemed to fail is when the value of that item was @null or null. Which I hardcoded a fix in for. Send me that APK.

BTW, i cannot decompile miui.com roms with smali1.3.3 it give errors when deodexing apks. (http://pastebin.com/Q653Thdr)
I'm using the one from MiCode repos
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BTW, i cannot decompile miui.com roms with smali1.3.3 it give errors when deodexing apks.
I'm using the one from MiCode repos

Try these: http://miui.connortumbleson.com/other/jf/

Take the smali/baksmali that end in dev-jar-with-dependencies-small.jar

It will be w/ dependencies, but then proguard removes the bloat.
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Try these: http://miui.connortumbleson.com/other/jf/

Take the smali/baksmali that end in dev-jar-with-dependencies-small.jar

It will be w/ dependencies, but then proguard removes the bloat.

I tried the not small version and got the same. Will try that now.
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I tried the not small version and got the same. Will try that now.

There is some new smali/baksmali in dev that will be ready soon. Are the errors about magic values? Or opCodes? or regCount?
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There is some new smali/baksmali in dev that will be ready soon. Are the errors about magic values? Or opCodes? or regCount?

http://pastebin.com/Q653Thdr

I had the same problem with that smali too.
Any tip?
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