Downloads of v 2.5.0:


Last Update:

03 Dec 2020

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Ryszard Wiśniewski


apk smali android admin


2.5.0 | Updated: 03 Dec 2020



Downloads of v 2.5.0:



Software Author(s):

  • Ryszard Wiśniewski

Apktool 2.5.0

All Checks are Passing

2 Passing Test

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


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


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


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


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade apktool -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade apktool -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure apktool installed
    name: apktool
    state: present
    version: 2.5.0
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'apktool' do
  action    :install
  version  '2.5.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: apktool,
    Version: 2.5.0,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller apktool
   Name     = 'apktool'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2.5.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'apktool':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2.5.0',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install apktool version="2.5.0" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 30 Dec 2020.


APK Tool

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 also makes working with an app easier because of the project like file structure and automation of some repetitive tasks like building apk, etc.

It is NOT intended for piracy and other non-legal uses. It could be used for localizing, adding some features or support for custom platforms, analyzing applications and much more.


  • Disassembling resources to nearly original form (including resources.arsc, classes.dex, 9.png. and XMLs)
  • Rebuilding decoded resources back to binary APK/JAR
  • Organizing and handling APKs that depend on framework resources
  • Smali Debugging (Removed in 2.1.0 in favor of IdeaSmali)
  • Helping with repetitive tasks


  • Java 8 (JRE 1.8)
  • Basic knowledge of Android SDK, AAPT and smali
  • XDA Thread - For those who wish to communicate on XDA-Developers for community support
  • Smali Project - Smali Project is the tool used in the disassembling of .dex files
  • Gitter #apktool - Gitter Channel for support, bugs and discussions
  • Freenode #apktool - IRC Channel for support, bugs and discussions

Package-specific issue

If this package isn't up-to-date for some days, Create an issue

Support the package maintainer and Patreon

$packageName    = 'apktool'
$url            = ''
$checksum       = 'b392d7cb99b592e9c5acc3c06f1b0f180edde96c66b86b3d6932b7c0c4079fe4'
$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%
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
$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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Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Apktool 2.4.1 6205 Saturday, September 12, 2020 Approved
Apktool 2.3.4 30342 Thursday, September 6, 2018 Approved
Apktool 2.3.2 760 Saturday, April 7, 2018 Approved
Apktool 2.3.1 565 Tuesday, December 26, 2017 Approved
Apktool 2.3.0 557 Thursday, September 21, 2017 Approved
Apktool 2.2.4 389 Saturday, July 29, 2017 Approved
Apktool 2.2.3 376 Monday, July 17, 2017 Approved
Apktool 2.2.2 698 Monday, January 23, 2017 Approved
Apktool 2.2.1 490 Thursday, October 20, 2016 Approved



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