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Android is Google's Linux-based operating system for mobile devices. Initially developed by Android, Inc., Android is the world's most widely used smartphone platform.

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Need to extend the list of libraries that a shared (.so) library uses

I have a number of shared libraries calling each other (.so, ARM, Android), binary-only. I want to add logging to some functions, funcA(), ..., funcZ() defined in libsomething.so. The functions are ...
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Reverse engineering from an APK file to a project by MAC [duplicate]

I accidentally erased my project from Eclipse, and all I have left is the APK file which I transferred to my phone. Is there a way to reverse the process of exporting an application to the .apk file, ...
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Patching ARM7 code during runtime

How do I go about patching ARM7 binary code for an ELF Shared Object during run-time? To elaborate, I want to patch a specific routine during run-time for my own application. I tried googling to ...
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Disable ASLR on android 4.0.3

I would like that a shared library is always loaded at the same address on Android 4.0.3. I can't seem to disable the ASLR using: echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/randomize_va_space Running cat /proc/...
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How to edit .asec file? [closed]

How to edit .asec or compare two .asec files witch are stored by app at location mnt/.android_souce/app name.asec. This file get updated whenever data connection is on / while using app to upload and ...
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Reverse engineer Android native code

I am looking for an reverse engineering tool or a way to decompile the existing android native code to an human understandable format rather than Assembly language. Can anyone please suggest me as i ...
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How to verify that an Android Application & Library is correctly obfuscated

I have developed an Android Application with some data crunching inside a C library (NDK). In order to protect the library code: I have obfuscated the code with ProGuard and exported it in ...
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Howto clone Android RSA SecurID Software Token

At the moment I try to figure out how the RSA SecurID Software Token protects itself from getting cloned to another android device. The token I imported has no device binding enabled and I already ...
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Inserting resources.properties file into an APK - language compatibility

I'm reverse engineering an android application. It's been a while since I've poked with this but I"m having an issue editing the APK to deal with some language areas. The original app is from a ...
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Dalvik Byte code instrumentation framwork for dynamic data dependency analysis

I am looking forward to having your input regarding the availability of any tool that can do instrumentation in byte code level run-time, so that data dependency analysis can be carried out? Such tool ...
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How do I analyze a .apk file and understand its working?

I am an Android app developer, and recently I encountered a problem with in-app purchase. I discovered that in some apps, in-app purchases can be done for free using this application. I know this app ...
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Android bytecode verifier

One of the things that makes Java bytecode (.class) so easy to reverse engineer is that the JVM's verifier ensures that bytecode can always be disassembled via linear sweep. Instructions have to be ...
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Can a debug-apk be reverse engineered to make it a release-apk?

I am making a system in which the users can create Android applications. I want them to give an option to download a debug apk so that they can try it out first. After that, they have to pay for it to ...
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How to break on an Android JNI function with IDA Pro Debugger

I have an android application that uses a shared library which I would like to step through with a debugger. I've had success using IDA 6.3 to debug executables with the android_server debug server ...
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Analyzing encrypted Android apps (.asec)?

I've been trying to reverse engineer a paid android app that writes out some binary data so that I can export that data into other programs (it's a run/walk timer app, if anyone's curious, and I'm ...
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Dynamic java instrumentation?

This is not strictly 'reverse engineering', it's mostly related to dynamic instrumentation. So, in the same fashion as strace which allows you to see syscalls made by a process, or ftrace to see ...
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Fixing the checksum of a modified Android ELF

I've hex-edited a string in an Android ELF binary. Now, it won't run, and gives the error message CANNOT LINK EXECUTABLE, presumably due to a bad checksum. Does anybody have a tool to fix the ...
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Decompiling Android application

The Android java code is compiled into Dalvik byte code, which is quite readable. I wonder, is it possible in theory and in practice to write a decompilation software for Dalvik byte code?

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