Opening/Unpacking .apk Files?

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by alexhendershott, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. alexhendershott

    alexhendershott New Member

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    Hello Everyone -

    In the next month or so when I have some spare time I am going to dive into some android development. I have a few apps I'd really like to create and would like to see how far I can get.

    For now though, my current question is how do I open or unpack android package files, .apks?

    Reason being is I installed the HTC keyboard hack and absolutely love that keyboard. However, I hate the fact the graphics look like crap in portrait mode. I would like to open up these .apks and recreate some of these graphics to be high res for the droid screen. I would also like to see if I can modify the keyboard so the suggestions don't go over the box you're typing in.

    Thanks for any help!
     
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    Google says...

    "apks are just zip files. Set them to open with your archive manager or change the extension to .zip."

    If this is incorrect, Google says a few other things on the matter as well.
     
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    Ahh. I tried UnRarX on my MacBook Pro and it didn't work.

    However, people using Macs, simply compress the .apk package through right click so a .zip is created then just double click the .zip and it unpackages.

    Thanks!
     
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