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This package was approved as a trusted package on 3/25/2019.

A tool for reverse engineering 3rd party, closed, binary Android apps. It can decode resources to nearly original form and rebuild them after making some modifications; it makes possible to debug smali code step by step. Also it makes working with an app easier because of project-like file structure and automation of some repetitive tasks like building apk, etc.

To install Apktool, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install apktool

To upgrade Apktool, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade apktool


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'apktool'
    $url = ''
    $checksum = '758b1bd58f9c9dd5ca85258d31c75f32e5878a502e3d75c66f3bfacf74b9dc1d'
    $checksumType = 'sha256'
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $installFile = Join-Path $toolsDir "apktool.jar"
    Get-ChocolateyWebFile -PackageName "$packageName" `
                          -FileFullPath "$installFile" `
                          -Url "$url" `
                          -Checksum "$checksum" `
                          -ChecksumType "$checksumType"
    Write-Verbose "Create batch to start jar executable"
    $installBat = Join-Path -Path $toolsDir `
                            -ChildPath "apktool.bat"
    if (!(Test-Path $installBat)) {
    Write-Verbose "Source:"
    '@echo off
    if "%PATH_BASE%" == "" set PATH_BASE=%PATH%
    set PATH=%CD%;%PATH_BASE%;
    java -jar -Duser.language=en "%~dp0\apktool.jar" %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9' | 
    Out-File -FilePath $installBat `
             -Encoding ASCII
    Install-BinFile -Name $packageName -Path $installBat
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'apktool'
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $installBat = Join-Path -Path $toolsDir `
                            -ChildPath "apktool.bat"
    Uninstall-BinFile -Name $packageName -Path $installBat

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Ryszard Wiśniewski


© 2014 Ryszard Wiśniewski


Release Notes



  • Automatically built and uploaded by dtgm

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Apktool 2.3.2 644 Saturday, April 7, 2018 approved
Apktool 2.3.1 472 Tuesday, December 26, 2017 approved
Apktool 2.3.0 459 Thursday, September 21, 2017 approved
Apktool 2.2.4 307 Saturday, July 29, 2017 approved
Apktool 2.2.3 279 Monday, July 17, 2017 approved
Apktool 2.2.2 594 Monday, January 23, 2017 approved
Apktool 2.2.1 392 Thursday, October 20, 2016 approved
Apktool 2.1.1 331 Saturday, May 14, 2016 approved
apktool 1.5.2 1051 Wednesday, February 27, 2013  

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