Apktool v2.2.0 – A tool for reverse engineering Android apk files.

Changelog v2.2.0:
* Migration Instructions from 2.1.1 to 2.2.0
* Updated smali/baksmali to v2.1.3
+-+ Fixed upstream issue where debug comment indexes can cause out of bounds exception. (Issue 1269)
* Default framework changed on Windows & Unix to prevent visible top level home directories. (Issue 1277)
* Fixed issue where extensions would be different cases. (Issue 1258)
* Fixed issue with APKs that had no versionCode / versionName properties. (Issue 1264)
* Fixed issue with improper decoding of @empty value. (Issue 1270) / Thanks phhusson
* Fixed issue with improper compression with files with multiple extensions. (Issue 1244)
* Fixed issue with overflow for applications that have absurdly large TypeSpec indexes. (Issue 1185)
* Fixed issue with hex values being truncated in AndroidManifest.xml. (Issue 972)
* Replaced public domain LittleEndianReader for Google’s Guava LittleEndianDataInputStream (Apache2). (Issue 1166)


Apktool v2.2.0

Apktool is a tool for reverse engineering 3rd party, closed, binary Android apps. It can decode resources to 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 app easier because of project-like files structure and automation of some repetitive tasks like building apk, etc.

It is NOT intended for piracy and other non-legal uses. It could be used for localizing, adding some features or support for custom platforms and other GOOD purposes. Just try to be fair with authors of an app, that you use and probably like.

+ Disassembling resources to 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

* JDK (7 or 8). No OpenJDK
* git

Usage & Download From git:

Source: https://github.com/iBotPeaches