APKLab – Android Reverse Engineering WorkBench For VS Code

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APKLab seamlessly integrates the best open-source tools: Apktool, Jadx, uber-apk-signer and more to the excellent VS Code so you can focus on app analysis and get it done without leaving the IDE.

Features

  • Decode all the resources from an APK
  • Disassemble the APK to Dalvik bytecode aka Smali
  • Decompile the APK to Java source
  • Analyze & Hack effectively with feature-rich VS Code
  • Build an APK from Smali and resources
  • Rebuild an APK in Debug mode for dynamic analysis
  • Sign the APK seamlessly during the build
  • Install the APK directly from VS Code
  • Support for Apktool-style projects (apktool.yml)
  • Support for most Apktool CLI arguments
  • Android resource frameworks management (Coming soon!)
  • Support for user-provided keystore for APK signing
  • Download and configure missing dependencies
  • Excellent Smali language support with Smalise
  • Supports Linux, Windows, and Mac

Getting Started

Open APK or Apktool project

  • Open the Command Palette (Ctrl+Shift+P) ➜ APKLab: Open an APK

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  • Or Just open an existing Apktool project folder

ReBuild and Sign APK

  • Right-Click on or inside apktool.yml file ➜ APKLab: Rebuild the APK

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Install APK to device

  • Right-Click on .apk file (in dist directory) ➜ APKLab: Install the APK

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Requirements

  • JDK 8+

    Run java -version in your Shell, if not found download from here.

  • adb

    Run adb devices in your Shell, if not found check this guide.

  • Smalise (recommended)

    It makes working with smali files a breeze.

Credits

  • Feimaomii for the awesome logo
  • Aman Sharma for improved Windows support
  • iBotPeaches, brutall and JesusFreke for Apktool & Smali
  • patrickfav for uber-apk-signer
  • skylot for Jadx
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