Samantha · Jun 23, 2013 at 04:00 pm

Easily Decompile and Recompile APKs with Android Apktool

Using a command line interface is a daunting task for many novice developers and themers. So its unfortunate that one of the most popular tools for modding and theming, APKtool, requires such input. This is why we’ve featured some noteworthy guides on how to use APKtool for its many purposes, such as decompiling and recompiling APKs. However, if you are looking for a simpler, more efficient way to decompile and recompile APKs without command line, you may want to check out Android Apktool.

Developed by XDA Senior Member Flextrick, Android Apktool is a free program requiring Java that performs the simple function of decompiling and recompiling your APKs.  It allows you to install your framework, decompile your APK of choice, and then recompile it with only a couple of clicks, streamlining and alleviating the process normally performed by APKtool. You’ll quickly be on your way after setting up the minimalist development environment outlined in the brief tutorial provided, as the rest of the process is quite self-explanatory. There’s also a log integrated into the tool that displays a history of activities convenient for the diagnosis of any errors that you may come across.

Coming in at a mere 2.81 MB, Android Apktool is certainly worth considering for decompiling and recompiling APKs. So if this has you interested, head over to the original thread for more information and download.


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