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How to Decompile Apk To Source

Posted by vignesh on June 25, 2013 at 3:30pm View Blog Several times while testing with robotium we face the issues(since we have only apk and not code), So inorder to overcome it i used to decompile the application(apk) , Ok follow these steps You will need1. 2. 3. 4. Eclipse IDE Java Runtime (of course) JD-GUI or JD Eclipse plugin DexToJar (get them from here:

And now follow the steps Step 1: Create a java project, name it DexToJava.



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Step 2: Create a folder and name it libs. Paste all jars file in the libs folder after extracting dex2jar- . Go to build path. Add all the jars in the build path.

Step 3: You are almost done. Get an apk file and paste it in your project. For me it is facebook.apk.

Step 4: right click on project and select run as. Set main class: com.googlecode.dex2jar.v3.Main



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Step 5: Set Argument facebook.apk and now click on apply and run it.

Step 6: after completing the job, you will find on console:

Step 7: now refresh the project, and you will find facebook_dex2jar.jar. And you know already how to get java source from jar. Use JD-GUI. Note : this method wont work if code is obfuscated with third party like proguard ,i will share that method in detail later AND if you feel its too large to do , for u some shareware tools like Androchef will do for u Linux : before this download dex2jar ,and jdgui for your gnome/kde editions (assumption my.apk is in my home folder) 1.First step is to extract the classes.dex file from the APK: 1c o m m a n d: $u n z i pp r o g r a m . a p kc l a s s e s . d e x 2 A r c h i v e : p r o g r a m . a p k 3 i n f l a t i n g :c l a s s e s . d e x 3/6


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2.Now, we use the tool dex2jar to convert the classes.dex file to Java .class files: here is the Link for dex2jar : download it and unzip in home, as my .apk in home then run the command 1 v e r s i o n : 0 . 0 . 7 . 8 S N A P S H O T 2 2[ m a i n ]I N F Op x b . a n d r o i d . d e x 2 j a r . v 3 . M a i n-d e x 2 j a r. / c l a s s e s . d e x& g t ; 3 . / c l a s s e s . d e x . d e x 2 j a r . j a r 4
D o n e . $b a s hd e x 2 j a r / d e x 2 j a r . s h. / c l a s s e s . d e x

Above command convert .dex file in to .jar file so we can us jd-gui to open the file 3. From here we obtain the file classes.dex.dex2jar.jar, now we can use the java decompiler JD-GUI to extract the source code: link for jd-gui 1c o m m a n d$. / j d g u ic l a s s e s . d e x . d e x 2 j a r . j a r this command opens the jd-gui then you can navigate to classes.dex.dex2jar.jar(File then save as ur desired name. Which contain java file in readable format.

hope its usefull thanks & regards C.vignesh Views: 370 Tags: apk, decompilation, hacks, source, tips Like 3 members like this ShareTwitter
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Comment by Sameena on September 30, 2013 at 3:36pm Hi Vignesh, Can you provide some more details for step 5 described above. 4/6


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Below message is displayed in console: this cmd is deprecated, use the d2j-dex2jar if possible dex2jar file1.dexORapk file2.dexORapk ... dex2jar version: translator- Thanks in Advance. Regards, Sameena

Comment by Vjkumran on August 2, 2013 at 8:26pm Simple way to decompile android apk file

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