It is a tool for reverse engineering 3rd party, closed, binary Android apps. It can decode resources to the nearly original form and rebuild them after making some modifications; it makes it possible to debug small code step by step. Also, it makes working with the app easier because of the project like file structure and automation of some repetitive tasks like building apk, etc.
It is NOT intended for piracy and other non-legal uses. It could be used for localizing, adding some features or support for custom platforms, and other GOOD purposes. Just try to be fair with the authors of an app, that you use and probably like.
- decoding resources to the nearly original form (including resources.arsc, XMLs and 9.png files) and rebuilding them
- small debugging: SmaliDebugging
- helping with some repetitive tasks
Download Link:- https://github.com/iBotPeaches/Apktool