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I am currently working on a major update to the apk manager application as well and changing the name to APK Multi-Tool with some new added features and also to fix some issues with some code errors.

I am also changing a lot of the features as well since a lot of the code has been outdated for a while.

I have updated all the files and modified Apk manager's Scripts to fix many user reported bugs from Daneshm90 apk manager which he had written a simple script to ease the process of editing apks. Got a lot of downloads so thought its in demand

Whether you're doing basic image editing or editing the smali or xml files, on average u have to use (Brut.all or JF's smali/baksmali) awesome tool to extract the apk, edit it, then sign the apk and then adb push/install it. This process is quite tiresome if you are testing a method that needs fine tweaking.

This script should make the process a LOT smoother.

Theres an option of compiling/signing/installing all in one step


Goes to Daneshm90 the Original Writer of APK Manager

Goes to Brut.all for his awesome tool.

Goes to JF for ofcourse, smali/baksmali


- Added framework dependent decompiling (For non propietary rom apks). (Option 10). Checks whether the dependee apk u selected is correct.

- Allows multiple projects to be modified, switch to and from.

- Allows to modify system apk's using apktool but ensures maximum compatibility in terms of signature / manifest.xml

- Batch optimize apk (Zipalign,optipng,or both)

- Batch Ogg optimization

- Batch install apk from script (option 19)

- Batch Theme Image Transfer TOOL

- Batch Theme optipng TOOL

- Batch Theme Zipalign APK TOOL

- Compression level selector (monitor status above menu)

- Error detection. Checks if error occurred anytime u perform a task, and reports it

- Extract, Zip apk's.

- Incorporates brut.all's apktool

- Improved syntax of questions/answers

- Logging on/off has been removed. Instead a log.txt is created which logs the activities of the script organized using time/date headers

- Optimize pngs (ignores .9.pngs)

- Pull apk from phone into modding environment.

- Push to specific location on phone

- Quick sign an apk (Batch mode supported)

- Read log (Option 24)

- Sign apks

- Supports batch installation, so if u drag multiple apks into the script (not while its running) it will install them all for u. U can ofcourse drag a single apk as well

- User can change the max java heap size (only use if certain large apks get stuck when decompiling/compiling apks) (Option 19)

- U can now set this script as ur default application for apks. When u do, if u double click any apk it will install it for u.

- Zipalign apks

- Much Much More


- Place apk in appropriate folder (Any filename will work, if running for first time folders will not be there, you must run and then the folders will be created)

- Run script

- Minimize the script

- Edit files inside the project folder

- Maximize the script


Java 1.6

Got problems ?

1. Make sure your path has no spaces

2. Your filename has no wierd characters

3. Java/adb are in your path

4. It's not a proprietary rom's apk (aka Sense,Motorola,Samsung) (If u are, then use option 11 and drag the required framework, eg, twframework-res...etc)

5. It's not a themed apk (if it is, expect .9 png errors, use as close to stock as possible)

6. Look at the log to know whats happening

7. If all else fails, post as much info as possible and we will try to assist you.


Add new feature to Randomly Generate a new Key File for signing the apk files after modifying and recompiling of the apk files this will also allow of uploading to the android market as this added feature will allow you to sign apk files that you may of compiled without signing beforehand.

Modify the Signapk script to be compatible with the Randomly Generation feature in the works

and a few other added features are in the works as I am redesigning the application and rewriting a lot of the code to fix issues as well as some of the new features have broken parts as some features have been moved and broken some command line prompts.


Please Visit the website at

lease check back daily or weekly as this project is under active Development and I am releasing Alpha releases on the website for Testing and bug reports.


Android Beginner
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
There are more updates to come right now alpha 2 is out on the website.

Take note that optipng is broken right now but this will be fixed in the next release.

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Android Beginner
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
There has been many updates to the application and many changes.

I Have also started working on the linux version of the application and will be having a live release soon of that once I get some of the binaries updated and then start working on relearning how the linux Shell script works again since I have not had my linux box for over a year and a half now.

If anyone wishes to help out with this project feel free to fork either of the githubs and push any changes you do to the main and I Will gladly add such changes to the application.

I finally gotten the theme porter functions working and It should be a great addition to the application and I do hope everyone Enjoys the changes.

Also on a side note Last week I gotten Married to my Lovely WIfe and starting to slow down on development since I have been noticing that It has been interfering with spending time with my stepson.

To get the full list of changes feel free to visit the website as well as read the logs over on the github which all information can be found on my website as stated in the original post which is at

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hey man, im running into some errors with ICS system apps, i tried to create an account on your site, but says im not authorized to do so. so im coming here to first thank you for this wonderful program, and also to ask for some help as to what the hecks making it hang up :\

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hey man, im running into some errors with ICS system apps, i tried to create an account on your site, but says im not authorized to do so. so im coming here to first thank you for this wonderful program, and also to ask for some help as to what the hecks making it hang up :\
I am getting errors trying to decompile systemui.apk ics 4.03

Android Beginner
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
there had been a update to APK multi-tools add it is no longer in alpha and is in official releasethe latest is version 1.0.1 download it off the website

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