Reversing Android Apps


Once you’ve gotten it installed/unzipped its fairly easy to use. Download your .apk from the emulator.

user@dev:~/android-tutorial/android-sdk-linux_86/tools$ ./adb pull /data/app/com.joelapenna.foursquared.apk com.joelapenna.foursquared.apk 2441 KB/s (625416 bytes in 0.250s)

From there simply decode the .apk

user@dev:~/android-tutorial/reverse$ ./apktool d com.joelapenna.foursquared.apk foursquare
I: Baksmaling…
I: Loading resource table…
I: Decoding resources…
I: Loading resource table from file: /home/user/apktool/framework/1.apk
I: Copying assets and libs…

From there you should have a folder looking something like this

inside your smali folder will be all the decompiled java. have fun.

actually after i did the above, I found this which is a video covering the above and previous posts.


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