Android APKTool v2 Released, Massive Overhaul

Android APKTool v2 Released, Massive Overhaul

A couple of months ago, we wrote about a tool that allows users to easily decompile and recompile APKs. Similar in functionality to the legendary APKTool (thread) by XDA Recognized Developer Brut.all, Android APKTool by XDA Forum Member Flextrick made the process extremely user friendly by adding a simple and easy-to-use GUI.

In the time since our last posting, Flextrick’s utility has been given a major overhaul in its upgrade to version 2. As before, it runs on Windows computers with Java and .Net framework installed. A temporary quirk, however, is that only the Windows 8 version of the app has been updated to version 2. The Windows 7 version is still on 1.2. Luckily, the Windows 8 version runs just fine on Windows 7, with the exception of a somewhat broken layout.

According to the developer, version 2 lands with a complete code rework, along with a folder structure for a better overview. Furthermore, modified files will appear in their own folder, and buttons were added to select between JAR and APK files. Finally, some additional UI changes were made, as well as other miscellaneous changes across the board.

If you’re looking to easily (and graphically) modify your APKs, head over to the original thread to get started.

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Will Verduzco
Will Verduzco

Will Verduzco is the former Editor-in-Chief and Portal Administrator of the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. You can now find Will writing for the Swappa Blog, though he still pops up on XDA from time to time.