apktool

Reverse engineer APK files.

TLDR

Decode an APK file

$ apktool d [file.apk]
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Build an APK file from a directory
$ apktool b [path/to/directory]
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Install and store a framework
$ apktool if [framework.apk]
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DESCRIPTION

usage: apktool
-advance,--advanced

prints advance information.

-version,--version

prints the version then exits

usage: apktool if|install-framework [options] <framework.apk>

-p,--frame-path <dir>

Stores framework files into <dir>.

-t,--tag <tag>

Tag frameworks using <tag>.

usage: apktool d[ecode] [options] <file_apk>

-f,--force

Force delete destination directory.

-o,--output <dir>

The name of folder that gets written. Default is apk.out

-p,--frame-path <dir>

Uses framework files located in <dir>.

-r,--no-res

Do not decode resources.

-s,--no-src

Do not decode sources.

-t,--frame-tag <tag>

Uses framework files tagged by <tag>.

usage: apktool b[uild] [options] <app_path>

-f,--force-all

Skip changes detection and build all files.

-o,--output <dir>

The name of apk that gets written. Default is dist/name.apk

-p,--frame-path <dir>

Uses framework files located in <dir>.

For additional info, see: http://ibotpeaches.github.io/Apktool/ For smali/baksmali info, see: http://code.google.com/p/smali/

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