Open Source Android Apps for Developers: Dex2jar

Apps Description
Dex2jar is an open source project which is used to convert Android’s .dex format to Java’s .class format.

Android mobile device runs applications which have been converted into a compact Dalvik Executable (.dex) format. A tool called dx is used to convert Java .class files into the .dex format. But no tool convert the .dex files to Java .class files. So, the dex2jar was born.

Project Home
http://code.google.com/p/dex2jar/

Project owners
pxb1…@gmail.com

Version
0.0.7.3

Downloads
http://code.google.com/p/dex2jar/downloads/list

Source Code
Get a local copy of the dex2jar repository with this command:
hg clone https://dex2jar.googlecode.com/hg/ dex2jar

User Guide

1. Extract the apk file to a folder. for exapmle /home/panxiaobo/someApk

unzip -x some.apk -d /home/panxiaobo/someApk

2. Download dex2jar from http://code.google.com/p/dex2jar/downloads/list
3. Extract dex2jar-version.zip to a Folder. for example /home/panxiaobo/

unzip -x dex2jar-version.zip -d /home/panxiaobo

4. cd to /home/panxiaobo/dex2jar-version

cd /home/panxiaobo/dex2jar-version

5. use dex2jar to generate .jar

./dex2jar.sh /home/panxiaobo/somApk/classes.dex

then dex2jar will generat a file named classes.dex2jar.jar in the folder /home/panxiaobo/someApk

that’s it

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