APK Lab is the ultimate Android RE experience right inside your VS Code.
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.
- 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 (
- 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
Open APK or Apktool project
- Open the Command Palette (Ctrl+Shift+P) ➜ APKLab: Open an APK
- Or Just open an existing Apktool project folder
ReBuild and Sign APK
- Right-Click on or inside
apktool.ymlfile ➜ APKLab: Rebuild the APK
Install APK to device
- Right-Click on
distdirectory) ➜ APKLab: Install the APK
- JDK 8+
java -versionin your Shell, if not found download from here.
adb devicesin your Shell, if not found check this guide.
- Smalise (recommended)
It makes working with
smalifiles a breeze.
apklab.apktoolPath: Full Path of
apktool.jar. If you want to use a different version of it, change it like:
apklab.apkSignerPath: Full Path of
uber-apk-signer.jar. If you want to use a different version of it, change it like:
apklab.jadxDirPath: Full Path of
jadx-x.y.zdir. If you want to use a different version of it, change it like:
apklab.keystorePath: Put the absolute path of your Java keystore(
.keystore) file here.
apklab.keystorePassword: Put the password of your keystore here.
apklab.keyAlias: Put the alias of the used key in the keystore here.
apklab.keyPassword: Put the password of the used key in the keystore here.
For bug reports, feature requests or simply discussing an idea, please open an issue here. PRs are always welcome.
- 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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