egzthunder1 · Jun 17, 2011 at 09:00 pm

Working Smali/Baksmali for Honeycomb

Honeycomb seems to be a new beast altogether. There are lots of changes from the original versions of Android, changes that go rather deep down and force us to change the way things are done to roms. For instance, deodexing roms has been common practice since the days of the G1. This method of treating roms and apks, in case you are not familiar, has several advantages one of which is that it makes theming a much simpler ordeal as all files are located in a single place rather than spread out (odexed). With the birth of Honeycomb, this seemed to be a much more complicated order as using smali and baksmali to compile and decompile the dex files present in dalvik was proving difficult. Luckily, XDA member Roach2010 has found a way to use baksmali when coming from using smali 1.2.6 by XDA member JesusFreke. The dev basically tweaked the 1.2.7 baksmali and has been able to deodexed Honeycomb successfully.

This is only meant for chefs and devs. If you are into developing for Android 3.0/3.1, then this is an absolute must have tool. Please take it for a spin and leave some feedback for the devs.

I recently made a discovery regarding the baksmali issues we used to encounter while trying to deodex honeycomb’s framework. Here is a working baksmali tool based on JesusFreke’s 1.2.7 patch that allows us to recompile using smali 1.2.6.

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egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
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