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Decompile, Modify and Compile APK Files with APK Easy Tool

Decompile, Modify and Compile APK Files with APK Easy Tool

APK Easy tool is a versatile utility using which you and not only decompile and modify APK files but also compile the APKs easily for Android app modification and editing purposes.

Android apps are packed and distributed as APK packages. When you download an app from the Play Store, you’re basically downloading an APK file even though you won’t see it in your downloads
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folder. There are tons of APK files scattered all over the internet that you can install too, although you shouldn’t. You may even have come across some modded APK files usually for games. APK files are basically archives like ZIP or RAR and can be unpacked similarly. After that, if you’re knowledgeable enough, you can make changes and modify it, repack it and install it or share it. Today, we’ll see how you can decompile and recompile, and edit or modify APK files using APK Easy Tool.

APK Easy Tool is a “lightweight application that enables you to manage, sign, compile and decompile APK files for the apps you are working on.” It’s developed by evildog1, the same developer who earlier brought us the command line based APK Tool. Decompiling and recompiling APK files is pretty much the same thing as unpacking and repacking a ZIP file. It shouldn’t have to seem like a daunting task with all those commands. Just to be clear, it is not a difficult process at all. Some people aren’t as comfortable with the command line, however. Hence, the need for the GUI based APK Easy Tool.

Decompiling an APK lets you view the content inside and you can then modify various aspects of an app or game. For example, you can change the color of the Facebook app or enable and disable features. We’ve featured many YouTube mods which are made similarly by decompiling the YouTube APK, modifying it, and then recompiling it. Devs have been able to enable dark modes, Picture-in-Picture, background playback and several other features only available with YouTube Red. APK Easy Tool makes the decompiling and recompiling job much easier than it used to be, the modding part is where you can do your magic.

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Features
With APK Easy Tool, decompiling an APK is as simple as selecting the APK through the tool. It then decompiles the APK into a folder where you can modify things. Recompiling it again into an APK is also as easy as clicking a button. The interface also displays information about the APK such as package name, version, minimum SDK version, and version code. Here’s a full list of features currently included with version 1.5 of the tool.

7z Compression-level 0-9
APK information with icon
Background workers to get rid of lags
Remember window position (SHIFT + Q to reset window position)
Advanced log viewer, with .txt file selection
Extract APK / Zip APK
Switch between apksigner.jar by Google and signapk.jar by bootstrap online
Quick help
Full environment path support
Adb process kill
Apktool.jar version selections
Decompile APK
Modify AKP files
Compile APK
Sign APK after compile
Sign selected APK (It will clone the selected APK, and sign it), compiled APK (If you forgot to sign your compiled APK, you can sign it), APK (signapk.jar v1.0)
Remember path when closed (config will reset if EXE file was moved to somewhere else)
Framework installer (uses apktool.jar’s commands)
Logs tab
Drag and drop file support
Full options of decompiling and compiling
Cancel button in the wait dialog box
Clear logs on exit
Allow path changes in the textbox
Java heap option. Default 512m
ZipAlign
Options to rename the apk file
Options to select apk tool version.
ToolTips
Enable/Disable check for updates
Enable/Disable tips and ToolTips
Signing APK with keystore. Must be enabled in options.
Remember the password of keystore. Password will be AES encrypted on exit
Option to disable news and log
Mass signing (drag and drop on Sign APK button)
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Requirements
Windows 7 or newer (This tool will not work for Windows XP)
.NET Framework 4.5 or newer
Java SE/JDK. If you don’t have Java installed, you can only use Sign APK, Zipalign, Extract APK, Zip APK or Install APK. Decompiling and compiling can only be done when you have Java installed on your computer. You can download and install Java SE/JDK from this link.

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