APK modding - Learn how to modify/edit android apps and games

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 Have you ever wonder how these android apps made? Have you thought to modify and edit it? Then I can show you how to edit android apps for newbies!

Requirements
- Pc/laptop
- Clear mind
- and This file - Download here
Password: www.xtremebasic.com

Setting up
  1. Create a folder (ex. Android apk)
  2. Paste the zipped file on the folder
  3. Extract all inside the zip
  4. Extract one_click_signer.rar to the Android apk folder
  5. Extract apktool1.4.1.rar to the Android apk folder
  6. Rename apktool.jar.rar to apktool.jar
  7. Copy and paste apktool.jar to apktool1.4.1 folder
Modifying the APK file
-  Paste the apk (ex. plapybird.apk - as seen on the screen shot) you want to edit to apktool1.4.1 folder
- Open the Command Prompt.bat
- Type apktool.bat d plapybird.apk (this step is to disassemble the apk file)
- Then a folder will created containing the files inside the apk
- Now, you can modify anything inside AS LONG AS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING :)
- After all the modifications you apply inside the folder, let's rebuild the apk file
- Type apktool.bat b plapybird plapybird_mod.apk
Note:
The pattern would be apktool.bat (space) b (space) [Filename] (space) [ModdedFilename].apk
Filename - the name in the original apk
ModdedFilename - the new name for the modded apk

- Then, the new apk file will be created with the Modded Filename

Signing in your APK file
You cannot install an app without signing it on Google. It can result into parsing error. But, in this tutorial, we can signed an apk file without submitting it on Google.

First, copy and paste [ModdedFilename].apk to "one_click_signer" folder

Open the one_click_signer.bat

Type the file name of your modded apk (ex. plapybird_mod.apk - as seen on the screen shot)

There should be a new apk file in the folder. This apk file will be the sign apk and it is ready to be installed

Notes:
- Uninstall first the original apk installed on your phone (if it has)
- Make sure you have a backup copy of the original apk in case you want to install it






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43 Comments for "APK modding - Learn how to modify/edit android apps and games"

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Command Prompt.bat says "Invalid or Corrupted Jar File" I can't disassemble my apk.

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when the folder is saved how to edit coins or credits i cant find the file plz help me

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No need to be a fucking cunt. Just because you're too fucking stupid to get it to work does not mean its his fucking fault.

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Hay dude.. your artical is very usefull. but there is some errors found when im doing the prosses. so we need to install any java file reader or something like that to do this. if you can give us more info about moding apks its very usefull for me. and... can we get unlimited coins in this way?

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Hey this thing fucki'n works man but do you have an article to make my particle accelarator fix and make it work to make my phone a big break man and if that happens I can make my own apps and make google play pay and my apps will give me miney

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This Is not real. this douche is trying to run a script In the background. virus screen brings up rootkit

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fuckkkkkkkkkk u!!!!
u motherfucker!!!

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GREENGEMSCOC.HOL.ES Get FREE CLASH OF CLANS GEMS !!! ALREADY TESTED AND WORK 10000000%

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not working, missing jar file. At the point 6 of setting up what the hell you mean with "rename apktool.jar.rar to apktool.jar " ? explain it clear, it's really useless that information since the rar archive display its name only apktool.jar and if you extract it's still the same name so what we should rename? Cheers.

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not working, missing jar file. At the point 6 of setting up what the hell you mean with "rename apktool.jar.rar to apktool.jar " ? explain it clear, it's really useless that information since the rar archive display its name only apktool.jar and if you extract it's still the same name so what we should rename? Cheers.

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Thanks dude and its works fine on my computer

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after typing apktool.bat d 8ballpool.apk it is showing 'java' not...
what should i do plz help

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I'll reupdate this one. I use XP in this tutorial.. now, the APKTool is updated into v2.0.x and most of the users uses Windows 7, 8 and 10.. Just wait for my tutorial probably tomorrow or next day..

Regards,
XtremeBasic

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thanks
guys you want to go to folder option and untick hide extension file known type and it show apltool.jar.zip then rename it apktool.jar thanks

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Exception in thread "main" brut.androlib.AndrolibException: brut.directory.Dir
toryException: java.io.FileNotFoundException: plapybird.apk (The system cannot
ind the file specified)
at brut.androlib.ApkDecoder.hasSources(Unknown Source)
at brut.androlib.ApkDecoder.decode(Unknown Source)
at brut.apktool.Main.cmdDecode(Unknown Source)
at brut.apktool.Main.main(Unknown Source)
Caused by: brut.directory.DirectoryException: java.io.FileNotFoundException: p
pybird.apk (The system cannot find the file specified)
at brut.directory.ZipRODirectory.(Unknown Source)
at brut.directory.ZipRODirectory.(Unknown Source)
at brut.androlib.res.util.ExtFile.getDirectory(Unknown Source)
... 4 more
Caused by: java.io.FileNotFoundException: plapybird.apk (The system cannot fin
the file specified)
at java.util.zip.ZipFile.open(Native Method)
at java.util.zip.ZipFile.(Unknown Source)
at java.util.zip.ZipFile.(Unknown Source)
at java.util.zip.ZipFile.(Unknown Source)
... 7 more


this mean ??????

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hey i found http://www.hackingpalace.net/2014/02/how-to-modify-or-hack-android-apk-files.html
this work 100%

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one android app is perfectly running on 4.4 kitkat version but install perfectly but not work on 5.1 lollypop android version
how can i do it for this matter and how to work on 5.1 lollypop the app is not professional its hand held meter reading app

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helpful post, thanks for sharing

hikem apk

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Can you elaborate? I mean,can you tell me where are the files for coins and credits stored?.....

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When I try to disassemble a file named cugga.apk(Game) It says
Exception in thread "main" brut.androlib.AndrolibException: Could not decode arsc file
What Should I Do?Please Help

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Dude you need a new apktool.jar i will give you an link
https://bitbucket.org/iBotPeaches/apktool/downloads

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https://bitbucket.org/iBotPeaches/apktool/downloads
You just need a new apktool.jar

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just open it on winrar or the like .. then rename it.

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Can u do a new guide? This is so old and don't work...

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Where will I find the reassembled apk?

This comment has been removed by the author. - Hapus
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I also can't find the modded apk file. I made sure to follow all the steps :/

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Well my say "Unable to access Jar file..any tip to make it fix?? I just fix the java..and my jar name is..Apktool.jar..anyone help me..

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i cant find my new mod apk...

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Here is what you can do for your prob. download the tool from this guy's tutorial using this link http://www.hackingpalace.net/2014/02/how-to-modify-or-hack-android-apk-files.html
Now go to this link https://bitbucket.org/iBotPeaches/apktool/downloads and download the first .jar file from the top.
now rename the .jar file you downloaded from apktool 1.2.1.jar to apktool.jar
copy the renamed file into the tool you downloaded from that first link above but before you paste, delete the one already existing in it.
And in order to mod apks use the other guy's method. hope this helps

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Whats the passoword...www.xtremebasic.com, doesnt work

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rubish get the fuck out of here

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rubish get the fuck out of here

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ok so:D for everyone that cant get it working... download the new apktool from here https://bitbucket.org/iBotPeaches/apktool/downloads then paste it in ur apktool 1.4.1 folder and replace the old one with it... then u need to have one apktool.bat and one apktool.jar thing in the folder after that u can type all in the command prompt as he said in the description... BUT i dont know what then?! the folder is there but how to modify the game?! i mean values or names and so on... where can i find those values

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ok guys if u cant get the assembling working dont type (example) apktool.bat b playbird.apk playbird-mod.apk type the name of the folder that was createt at the beginning... type apktool.bat b (name of the folder for example playbird) and then u type the new name playbirdmod.apk :)) hope i could help someone

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How to edit MORE GAMES & RATE IT / RATE US link, that redirected back to google play store...

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i keep getting unable to create jar file error

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Theres a reason I have adblock on, so I don't get a popup that opens 2 other fucking popups.