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14th July 2009, 04:38 PM   |  #1  
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Hi, I am using the iskoot software, installed by an apk files. But I need to change a setting of this software, and in Windows Mobile I used to change the registry setting I need, but now, we do not have a registry....so what I am asking is, there is a way to unpack an apk files to see where and wich files it install? So that I can go there and edit the conf file I need?

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Hi, I am using the iskoot software, installed by an apk files. But I need to change a setting of this software, and in Windows Mobile I used to change the registry setting I need, but now, we do not have a registry....so what I am asking is, there is a way to unpack an apk files to see where and wich files it install? So that I can go there and edit the conf file I need?

Thanks!

apks are just zip files. Set them to open with your archive manager or change the extension to .zip. All applications install their settings into /data/data/%PACKAGENAME% where %PACKAGENAME% is the Java-style package name of the app.
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Ugh, no need to use the evil "R" word here. You're going to give us nightmares!

Each application stores its configurations/settings in its home directory in /data/data as pointed out by the previous poster. You might want to bone up on 'sqlite3' as most configuration settings tend to be stored in such databases.


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Hi, I am using the iskoot software, installed by an apk files. But I need to change a setting of this software, and in Windows Mobile I used to change the registry setting I need, but now, we do not have a registry....so what I am asking is, there is a way to unpack an apk files to see where and wich files it install? So that I can go there and edit the conf file I need?

Thanks!

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I'am trying right now to find this confing files, thanks, I'll let you know if it's ok.
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Note that depending on what you are trying to do, the config files may or may not be able to adjust the property you're after. No matter what, the program itself must support what you are trying to do (this goes for ALL OS's -- you simply can't change something that is irrelevant and expect it to do what you want) and more often than not, the ability to adjust that property would be presented by the program itself.

That is, of course, not to say that manually adjusting the config files is useless, because there IS a lot you can do directly from the config files.


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I'am trying right now to find this confing files, thanks, I'll let you know if it's ok.

10th November 2009, 03:38 AM   |  #6  
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Er, delete please
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Red face Modify an " .apk " file in " .exe " file
Hi everybody ,

Please , does anyone know how
I can modify an Android Mobile File .apk
in a .exe to use it with Windows Mobile ?
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Hi everybody ,

Please , does anyone know how
I can modify an Android Mobile File .apk
in a .exe to use it with Windows Mobile ?

No, they have absolutely nothing in common.
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Lightbulb Modify an " .apk " file in " .exe " file
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Hi everybody ,

Please , does anyone know how
I can modify an Android Mobile File .apk
in a .exe to use it with Windows Mobile ?

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No, they have absolutely nothing in common.

Originally Posted by ccpgclap View Post

But I have found this and it doesn't work ....

Download APK2EXE and NSIS install system

Follow these steps to create your executable!

* Extract APK2EXE to a new directory
* Add your APK to the directory
* Doubleclick APK2EXE.NSI and edit the 3 lines containing information about your application.
* Right click the NSI file, and select 'Compile NSIS Script' - this will create your install EXE
* Done!


And it is a .apk to .exe converter !!!
Can anyone tell me why it doesn't work ? Many thanks
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6th August 2010, 12:55 AM   |  #10  
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because your trying to run a Android application on Windows.

it's like saying I want to make this MAC application run on windows.. it just doesn't work..

I dont care what programs say.. Its not coded for Windows so it wont understand what the program does...


BTW you application you speak of is meant to install APK's FROM windows not TO windows

"Hot on the heels of my installAPK utility to let you install APKs from your Windows desktop, I now have another neat trick... which allows developers to distribute APKs as Windows EXE files instead."
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