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Java is an object-oriented language and runtime environment (JRE). Java programs are platform independent, because they are compiled to bytecode and their execution is handled by a Virtual Machine called the Java VM or JVM.

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Is this native code possible for further static analysis?

I was trying to reverse engineer a native lib code in an android app. the .so contains many functions. But the function sUQWWyTBEs() was referred in the Java code. I was curious how this function ...
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what do these assembly code doing?

I tried to reverse engineer an apk app, and it was loading a native code. I have observed that the app was using the native code like this public static String v = sUQWWyTBEs().toString().substring(32,...
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What tools can be appropriate to reverse engineer a (open-source) java program?

I am very new reverse engineering, and have the below mentioned tasks to achieve on a open source program called Apache Ant. What (preferably free) tools can be appropriate to achieve these. I have ...
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Java Software cleanroom implementation

I'm trying to make a cleanrooom implementation of a java written lib. What resources can I use for it. Only the official software docs? Or can I use what I get after i throw the lib into a java ide (...
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How do I decode or decompile this class It seems codes are encrypted?

I've used JD-Gui, Luyten and other couple of Java Decompilers but it's not working what is the problem in here? Thanks! It's A Mod (Minecraft) and I'm porting into different versions. Code: public ...
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How to decompile heavily obfuscated classes mixed with Arabic/Chinese/Korean characters?

I recently downloaded a jar file and was curious to see if it was malicious, so I ran it through FernFlower and it wasn't able to deobfuscate it. When I unzipped the jar, I looked inside it and saw ...
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Java Help Understanding RSA Encrypt/Decrypt file and SD card

I was directed tyhis way from the main superuser site: I have zero experience with Java or Android apps (have coding experience in C) and tried reverse engineering a [now defunct/unsupported] app ...
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“strings” command from *nix, but as a Java API?

Looking for the "strings" command from *nix, but as a Java API. Does such a library or JAR exist? I've automated calling the strings *nix command, but would like to explore reverse ...
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How can I find the native functions used by the Java Runtime Environment on Linux?

I am not usually a Java programmer, but I need to locate for example, which native functions (or APIs) are used in something like java.io.File.createNewFile() on Linux? Initially, I am thinking of 2 ...
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Frida reading files is slow

I need to read a file around 2 MB into a byte array. var fis = Java.use("java.io.FileInputStream"); var file = fis.$new("/data/local/file.txt"); var fileBytes = new Uint8Array(file....
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Making a Android Toast via JNI, i.e. calling Java methods via JNI

Concerning the outputting of an Toast, I found that there are some ways to make a Toast, that invoke calling a FindClass on JNIEnv object with the android/widget/Toast parameter, but I found no ...
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Tracing all (or most of) function calls in a specific Android app

I'm having a problem, where I'm trying to trace some function calls in an Android app, that uses JNI for about all of its work. More specifically, a function call, in JNI, that makes (IIRC Android ...
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App crashes upon launch after apktool d, apktool b without changing anything

I would like to modify some codes via apktool. However it crashes once I signed it and installed it. I have tried resigned it without using apktool. It works. So I am pretty sure that the app does ...
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How can I see when a library is being called in Android?

Apologies for a beginner-esque question, but I am reverse engineering an Android application, that is most probably using the libusbhost.so library to interface with USB devices via Java Native ...
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Recaf: Recompile disabled, can't edit

I've download recaf jar file and install JDK 8. When I execute it/start it, it all works fine with java -jar recaf-2.12.0-J8-jar-with-dependencies.jar. I open a class file also no problem. The issue ...
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How can I tell whether or not a given library method is being referenced by a consumer program statically in OOP languages?

Preface: This question is about source code reverse engineering and static analysis. Meaning, there is no built code available but I have access to the source code of the program. Imagine I'm looking ...
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How to deobfuscate Java application protected by Java Antidecompiler [closed]

Here is some infomation I found from MANIFEST.MF Archiver-Version: Plexus Archiver Built-By: boonb Created-By: Apache Maven Build-Jdk: 1.8.0_231 Main-Class: JavaLauncher Modified-By: 9.4 (BIS Guard &...
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Get Unaffected and KilledByCall Registers from CompilerSpec using Ghidra's Java API

Is there a way to get the volatile and non-volatile registers from Ghidra's CompilerSpec? For instance, when I look into the ARM.cspec I get the following information: <unaffected> <register ...
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Accessing Call String of CALLOTHER Pcode Instruction via Java API?

Is there a way to access the call string of a CALLOTHER Pcode instruction when iterating over the Pcode in Java? The listing below shows an example of what I mean: 048 ...
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How do we decompile java so easy?

I have seen a lot of videos where everyone is decompiling the jar files so easily. but I learnt that we cannot decompile any compiled file so easily. I have a little bit of experience in Gidhra. I ...
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frida - The specified child already has a parent. You must call removeView() on the child's parent first when hooking, how do you solve it?

I wanted to hook the method A1f in the below code but frida returns the following exceptions: Found instance: MyHomeFragment{9bbd8d5} (0965bca9-4838-4ca1-a835-d99639ae15f1)} java.lang....
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how to deobfuscate to java zkm?

I will have a question for you, dear forum residents. I have a .jar file encrypted with ZKM which I think will work for me. I don't know how to decrypt this, can you help me?
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Calling a method of a Java object passed as argument to hooked function in Frida

I am trying to obtain the SecretKey passed to the decryptAesCipherText function. I hooked the function in Frida to try to print out the arguments when the method is called but since SecretKey is an ...
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How to Launch and debug Ghidra from Eclipse with two Modules I'm developing at the same time?

Ghidra comes with its own Eclipse extensions that allows you to develop new Scripts and Modules for Ghidra. I'm working on several new Modules for Ghidra that will work together. But I've basically ...
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Working with strong obfuscated Java

I've got a jar file, that is strong obfuscated. When I tried to put it into decompilers such as bytecode-viewer and luyten I seen many lines of traps and Chinese letters. I tried to deobfuscate it ...
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Dynamic analysis (Frida) reveals instance of a class that doesn't exist in the source code (dex2jar)

I have been diving into an apk's source code, doing both static analysis with Jadx (same as dex2jar) and dynamic analysis with Frida. I am trying to replicate the method that signs HTTP requests "...
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Hashing algorithm of length 50

I have been trying to reverse-engineer an Android application using Jadx for static analysis and Frida for dynamic analysis. The end goal is to be able to re-create the request signature, sent as a "x-...
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Reverse Engineering Java - Deobfuscating symbols

I'm new to Java and working on cleaning up a fairly large Java .jar sample where the obfuscator has renamed symbols into invalid names. For example: import org.lib.00.0.2; public final class 90 ...
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How can I get classes from “protected” JAR file?

I'm trying to get classes from JAR file / actually running JVM machine but: When I'm trying to open JAR file using for example 7Zip I dont see any classes. After unzip Manifest file is empty too. When ...
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How can I retrieve the encryption key in this code?

can anyone explain the following code? is it possible to retrieve the encryption key? I think the code was heavily obfuscated in addition to obfuscation, I can recognize it is using algorithms like ...
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JEB Decompiler - Signature recognition engine

I've been playing around with the JEB decompiler and Android reverse engineering suite. One interesting feature they have is deobfuscation by library code matching in which 3rd party libraries out ...
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Some obstacles in reversing a JNI Native library

I deleted my last question (it was not still answered and none's effort was wasted) as I got back and thought to re-read JNI documentation, to find I misinterpreted some bits. Things are now clearer ...
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Dealing with heavily obfuscated Java, possibly on bytecode level

I've got a jarfile from a friend, he told me to put it thru an decompiler. So I did, but: JD-GUI basically spit out just the imports and didn't show any class data CFR dumped out stack trace on ...
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Load Library Android

I Work as cybersecurity consultant and now i'am in mission to reverse engineering of mobile app. I always reverse it using Jadx and dex2jar ... the problem that after reverse them i found some native ...
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J2ME games obfuscator - Spyro and Tekken 5

While reversing some J2ME games like Spyro or Tekken 5 Mobile I have encountered a weird obfuscation where all fields, methods and classes have names like A, a, B, b, Aa, Bb etc. It's really hard to ...
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Google Maps, Android serialisation format

I've come across an SQLite database (gmm_storage.db) used by Google Maps on Android, and I'm unsure as to how the data it contains is serialised. For example: I'm saying serialised, as from the ...
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Java reverse engineering tool [closed]

I'm getting started on Java reverse engineering but I can't find a great tool. I'm currently using JD-Gui to decompile it. I've tried PNF's JEB which is really perfect but it's only for Android stuff....
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What types are read from byte array?

I try to understand what data types are read from a byte array. These methods seem to follow a common pattern: public class Reader { static short readA(byte[] bytes, int i) { int s = ((((...
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How to do debug a running java process in linux?

TLDR I want to do live debugging of a java program on a linux machine, and don't how/what debugger to attach to the JVM to get this done. I expect that this is a well-solved problem, but I lack the ...
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DEX file referenced type is not defined in file

I am analyzing a dex file and to ease with reverse engineering, I converted it a jar so it could be decompiled. In the file android/support/v17/leanback/media/MediaControllerGlue.class, the following ...
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Are there any Java decompilers accurate enough that if I recompiled the result, it should be identical to the original program?

I am trying to decompile Minecraft, to see if I can analyze the code to make a few small changes, but I need a decompiler good enough so I can recompile it in a way that will work. I have tried ...
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Obfuscated Config Files: EHI Files for HTTP Injector

So I have an ehi file, which is a configuration file for an Android App called HTTP Injector. Of course when I try to see it as a simple text, I just get random characters. What tool could I use to ...
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Calling functions of a shared object (.so) extracted from an APK

Decompiling a regular Android application I noticed that its code uses some native functions. So, unpacking the (.apk) file I found the usual "lib" folder and under that a series of folders for ...
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Ghidra pseudocode to Java/C

I have this piece of code generated from Ghidra void __cdecl FUNCTION(uint *key,uint *text) { undefined uVar1; ushort uVar2; uint *puVar3; uint *puVar4; uint *puVar5; int iVar6; uint ...
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Constant pool error

To debug a jar file, i tried to modify java bytecode using JByteMod tool and print some variable to standard output. The variable i'm trying to print is an ArrayList. Specifically, it's a public ...
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Debugging Ghidra Script [closed]

I want to write a new script for ghidra to extract variuous information from the binary and store it to an external file for future management. I need to perform the analyisis with Ghidra Headless in ...
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Java obfuscated methods and params

Try to decompile several classes from jar and found this public static final boolean \u2005\u200e; and if (\u2005\u200e) { final boolean \u2005\u200e = tEstPrOJEcTDEV7i.\u2005\u200e; } ...
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Reverse engineering android native packer

im trying to Reverse engineering an android app and the app have 4 folders in the /data/data/{package} folder ├───app_dexprotector │ 823517D25836B88F1C499C02370A047E.dat │ ...
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decompiled android application with only one class [DexProtector]

I'm trying to reverse engineering an android app and it's mostly for an experiment but I have a problem that I can't find a solution or even what is the problem. I decompiled an app with JADX-gui and ...
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decomplied apk with bad parameters

I'm trying to reverse engineering an android app API so this is what I tried: First the app was using Okhttp certificate pinning and I couldn't track the URLs with Charles then I tried this method ...