Learn How to Decompile, Recompile, and Sign APKs

Learn How to Decompile, Recompile, and Sign APKs

Whether you’re a themer, tweaker, or simply an end-user curious about the inner workings of Android; messing around with .apk files eventually becomes second nature. Unfortunately, the process of decompiling/recompiling and signing apps is sometimes a complicated task with certain apps.

Aimed at new tinkerers, XDA forum member Yorzua has created a handy guide that takes one such difficult application and explains how to perform all of the above. To make matters easier, Yorzua has even packaged up a .zip with everything you need to get started. In his own words:

Working around in some apk’s, I noticed that some apps are more tricky to work with.

Requirements :
Apktool
Notepad++
Openssl
Signapk.jar

I just added a complete KIT including all the tools in one folder.
No need anymore to use Openssl or change/move to another program.

Those wishing to dig a bit deeper into their .apk files should head over to the tutorial thread.

 

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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.