Ramblings of a Tampa engineer

Apktool v2.0.0 has been released! The 2.x release was started on May 19, 2013. Almost 2 years later it has finally been released. Now, we have had beta releases and release candidates for awhile so we didn't have a blackout of apktool for 23 months.

This release had 49 commits by the following 6 people

  • Connor Tumbleson (iBotPeaches) - 41 commits
  • Greg Leach (simtel12) - 3 commits
  • Rover12421 - 2 commits
  • thuxnder - 1 commit
  • Jeremy Hornberger (jhornber) - 1 commit
  • Furniel - 1 commit

With the release of v2.0.0. Apktool will adopt Semantic Versioning.

Changes since RC4

  • Android 5.1 Support
  • New Apktool website since Googlecode is shutting down.
  • [#658] - Fixed issue with double escaping of & and <. (Thanks jhornber)
  • [#840] - Add support for BCP-47 tags.
  • [#878] - Fixed issue with unknown files not respecting compression method. (Thanks simtel12)
  • [#890] - Fixed issue with apktool branding apks with platformBuildName.
  • [#904] - Fixed issue with multiple dex files skipped when using -s.
  • [#636] - Fixed issue with @string references in <provider> attributes.
  • Increased performance. (Thanks thuxnder & rover12421)
  • Fixed issue decoding .spi files as 9 patch images. (Thanks Furniel)


If this is your first v2.x release. Read the migration instructions here.

Android 5.1 support was added, so please delete the file at $HOME/apktool/framework/1.apk before trying 2.0.0. A change in the internal framework requires this file to be deleted.


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