I want to ask if somebody is aware of tools/projects which are similar to the Appcall feature of IDA Pro[1] for Android Apps?

I'm looking for the possibility to run certain methods detected in the smali code without running the whole APK.

Thanks in advance for your help :-)

[1] http://www.hexblog.com/?p=113


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You should be able to write a separate application that dynamically loads the dex file from the app that you are interested in using DexClassLoader, allowing you to construct classes and call methods from that dex file.

You can get the path to the other apk using PackageManager.getApplicationInfo(). The sourceDir field of the returned ApplicationInfo object will have the path to the apk.

  • Thanks for your fast help :-) This sounds like an appropriate solution :-)
    – bujindo
    Nov 7, 2016 at 12:33

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