Zip archive alignment tool.
Check that a ZIP file is correctly aligned on 4-byte boundaries and display the results in a verbose manner
To align infile.zip and save it as outfile.zip:
zipalign [-f] [-p] [-v] [-z] align infile.zip outfile.zip
To confirm the alignment of existing.zip:
zipalign -c [-p] [-v] align existing.zip
The align is an integer that defines the byte-alignment boundaries. This must always be 4 (which provides 32-bit alignment) or else it effectively does nothing.
zipalign is an archive alignment tool that provides important optimization to Android application (.apk) files. The purpose is to ensure that all uncompressed data starts with a particular alignment relative to the start of the file. Specifically, it causes all uncompressed data within the .apk, such as images or raw files, to be aligned on 4-byte boundaries. This allows all portions to be accessed directly with mmap() even if they contain binary data with alignment restrictions. The benefit is a reduction in the amount of RAM consumed when running the application.
This tool should always be used to align your APK file before distributing it to end-users. The Android build tools can handle this for you. Android Studio automatically aligns your APK.
Caution: You must use
zipalign at one of two specific points in the app-building process, depending on which app-signing tool you use:
If you use
zipalignmust only be performed before the APK file has been signed. If you sign your APK using apksigner and make further changes to the APK, its signature is invalidated.
If you use
zipalignmust only be performed after the APK file has been signed.
The adjustment is made by altering the size of the “extra” field in the zip Local File Header sections. Existing data in the “extra” fields may be altered by this process.
For more information about how to use zipalign when building your application, please read “Signing Your Application”: https://developer.android.com/tools/publishing/app-signing.html
Check alignment only (does not modify file)
Overwrite existing outfile.zip
Memory page alignment for stored shared object files
Recompress using Zopfli
The Android Open Source Project.