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APKTool to Receive Updates Once Again
APKTool is one of the staple applications used by developers, themers, tinkerers, and modders alike. It allows users to reverse engineer closed source applications. Once done, the application can be modified or themed, and APKTool re-compiles it for use once again. However, support for APKTool seems to have ceased some time ago, leaving users to either use the old one or update it themselves to fix errors.
Luckily this no longer has to be an issue, as XDA Senior Member iBotPeaches has taken it upon himself to update and enhance the project following in the footsteps of the original developer, XDA Recognized Developer Brut.all. This bodes well for APKTool’s regular users because the tool will be updated to work with the latest versions of Android.
iBotPeaches has already begun updating APKTool, as a few change logs have been released over the last couple of weeks and there is now a coherent bugs list. With the bugs identified and the development beginning again, it won’t be long. For more info, check out the original thread.
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