Editing Android App in Windows PC is quite easy, simply download the packages, copy paste to a directory and run command line tool to unpack.Edit it and repack. Editing Android App in Windows PC using the package in this way like Linux was not so easy if two excellent Open Source tools were not developed and Shared. Here is a visual guide for Editing Android App in Windows PC, following which anyone can unpack Android App.
Editing Android App in Windows PC
Download from this source :
For windows, download only the first two packages, uncompress them and copy / cut them to C:/Windows folder :
Editing Android App in Windows PC using Command Line Tool
We are using Console2 with Windows CMD as Shell. There are lot of Console2 Guides within this website, you can read later, like Console2 Customization and UNIX Functions, Colored Text with Syntax Highlighting Translucent Console for Windows , like that.
To unpack an apk file previously downloaded, run :
apktool d <span style="color: #ff0000;">test</span>.apk
Where, test.apk is your App which will be edited, Console2 and the App (test.apk) are in the same directory. For our case, it is Desktop :
All files of apk will be unpacked within an App named folder inside Console2’s directory, thats what we need for editing Android App. Like in screenshot, you can work from command line, if you have full Cygwin setup or can use Text Editing tool like Gedit for Windows open some files. The later part is actually related to Android development. The command line will give some tips itself.
Editing Android App in Windows PC : Scope
It is basically a tool kit for Reverse Engineering. You can work to create from those apps using Open Source cores and selling them at high price, they are detrimental for GNU spirit. You must develop the app fully yourself, use proper GNU license, distribute on Google Play, GitHub etc. Editing Android App is for contribution to Free Software Projects, destroy closed source devils. Do not use for pure hacking.