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Apktool v2.4.1 releases: A tool for reverse engineering Android apk files


It is a tool for reverse engineering 3rd party, closed, binary Android apps. It can decode resources to the nearly original form and rebuild them after making some modifications; it makes possible to debug smali code step by step. Also, it makes working with the app easier because of project-like files structure and automation of some repetitive tasks like building apk, etc.


  • Disassembling resources to the nearly original form (including resources.arsc, classes.dex, 9.png. and XMLs)
  • Rebuilding decoded resources back to binary APK/JAR
  • Organizing and handling APKs that depend on framework resources
  • Smali Debugging (Removed in 2.1.0 in favor of IdeaSmali)
  • Helping with repetitive tasks

Changelog v2.4.1

  • Updated baksmali/smali to v2.3.4
  • Updated gradle to 5.6.2
  • [#2131] Added support for Android Q (Android 10)
  • [#2086] Fixed build issue with JDK9+ due to jmod change.
  • [#2058] Fixed security issue with unpacking assets via directory traversal.
  • [#2027] Fixed issue with api-level command not showing up.
  • [#2048] Fixed issue with directory warning when not automatically making framework directory.
  • [#2045] Fixed issue with mapping for codename “Q” release
  • [#2046] Fixed issue with raw qmg files not decoding properly.
  • [#2064] Fixed issue copying assets to a directory that does not exist.
  • [#2063] Fixed NPE with empty attributes during deserialization.
  • [#2084#2018] Fixed removal of META-INF/services. (Thanks adibfara)
  • [#2117] Fixed support for “attr” bag type. (Thanks visigoth)
  • [#2093] Fixed license headers on AOSP/Android4Me files.
  • [#2120] Added enhanced wrapper for Windows. (Thanks Varstahl)
  • [#2051] Added advanced command for skipping non-root dex packages.
  • [#2028] Fixed issue with MIUI package names being renamed. (Thanks IgorEisberg)
  • [#1272] Fixed issue with too long command due to uncompressed file list. (Thanks IgorEisberg)
  • [#2071] Fixed issue with NPE on annotations.
  • [#1576] Fixed issue with garbled attributes. (Thanks brianairb)
  • [#2226] Fixed regression with --only-main-classes not usable. (Thanks realityJie)
  • [#2141] Fixed issue with bugged Window aapt builds. (Thanks Furniel)
  • [#2105] Fixed issue with JVM not knowing bitness on Windows.
  • [#1272] Fixed issue with long path commands due to recording compression. (Thanks peret)

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