Jadx is an open-source command line tool that allows the decompilation of Android applications. It aims to help developers analyze and understand the inner workings of APK (Android Package) files. The tool is written in Java and can be used on various platforms, including Windows, macOS, and Linux.
Jadx acts as a reverse engineering tool, allowing developers to retrieve the original Java source code from compiled APK files. It can decompile both standard and obfuscated applications, making it helpful for analyzing and debugging third-party apps.
The tool provides a comprehensive output that includes the decompiled Java code, resource files, and other relevant information. It supports the extraction of Java classes, methods, fields, and annotations from the APK file.
Jadx can handle complex APKs with multiple DEX (Dalvik Executable) files and even APKs that contain native libraries. It also supports the decompilation of APKs targeted to different Android versions, from older versions to the latest.
The decompiled code from Jadx is well formatted and easy to navigate, making it convenient for developers to understand the code structure, variable names, and method implementations.
Jadx supports various command line options, enabling users to customize the decompilation process according to their requirements. It also provides an API for programmatic use, allowing developers to integrate it into their own tools or scripts.
The tool is regularly updated and maintained, ensuring compatibility with the latest Android versions and improvements in the decompilation process. It has a vibrant community of contributors, providing ongoing support and adding new features.
Jadx's source code is available on GitHub, allowing developers to explore, contribute, and customize the tool as needed. It is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license, providing flexibility for usage and modification.