how do you compress a apk file?

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    question, so if you extract an apk file on the computer, whats the compression ratio to make it a apk file again? if I just extract a apk file, the try to make it a apk file again, its normaly larger then the original with out changing anything. so im guessing my compression ratio is wrong.
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    Do not compress, mount your droid and drop it into the download file on your sd card, unmount and open from there and download on to your phone from there using a file manager like astro
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    When I pull an .apk on mine and make changes to it I select all the files use 7zip with the compression set for "store" and just save it as the original whatever.apk and push it back onto the phone.
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    interesting, cuz on the store setting it becomes a larger file. ill give it a try
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    well you were right! even though its a differnt size, it still installed alright using the TE. thanks! never even tried to installed after compressing just cuz the size changed.
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