Procedure to decoding .apk files

—step wise method–>

Step 1:

Make a new folder and put .apk file (which you want to decode) now rename this .apk file with extension .zip (eg:rename from filename.apk to and save you get classes.dex files etc…at this stage you are able to see drawable but not xml and java file…so cont…

Step 2:

Now extract this zip apk file in the same folder(in this eg or case NEW FOLDER). now dowmload dex2jar from this link and extract it to the same folder (in this case NEW FOLDER)… open command prompt and reach to that folder (in this case NEW FOLDER)….after reaching write dex2jar classes.dex and press enter… you get classes.dex.dex2jar file in the same folder……now download java decompiler from and now double click on jd-gui and click on open file then open classes.dex.dex2jar file from that folder…now you get class file…save all these class file (click on file then click “save all sources” in jd-gui) src name….at this stage you get source…but xml files are still unreadable…so cont…

Step 3:

Now open another new folder and put these files

put .apk file which you want to decode

download apktool v1.x AND apktool install window using google and put in the same folder

download framework-res.apk file using google and put in the same folder (Not all apk file need framework-res.apk file)

Open a command window

Navigate to the root directory of APKtool and type the following command: apktool if framework-res.apk

apktool d “fname”.apk (“fname” denotes filename which you want to decode)

now you get a file folder in that folder and now you can easily read xml files also.

Step 4:

It’s not any step just copy contents of both folder(in this case both new folder)to the single one

and now enjoy with source code…