Unable to recompile "Mediatek-res.apk" on Ulefone Paris - Android 5.1 #1119

cuvetto opened this Issue Dec 31, 2015 · 6 comments


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cuvetto commented Dec 31, 2015

I can decompile the file "Mediatek-res.apk" (associated with the "framework-res.apk" of the same firmware), but when I compile it again, I get numerous errors.
In this link below, you can find "framework-res.apk" and "mediatek-res.apk"

@iBotPeaches iBotPeaches added the bug label Jan 4, 2016

Not sure why this happens. The resources mentioned are indeed there as both ids.xml (to reserve an id as these values might be referenced before initialized) and included in public.xml.

Not sure.

cuvetto commented Jan 13, 2016

Thanks.... I hope you can solve this bug, very soon....are you tring to solve yet??


This bug and lenovo-res.apk compile error #989, are the same bug. This present from the sdk 21, but in the sdk 21 could be used to compile aapt 4.4.1 KitKat and failure would disappear. This ruling affects many people, you could give some priority. Thank you.

sergio151179 commented Apr 18, 2016 edited

I think the bug is in ResourceTable.cpp of aapt source, here:

uint32_t ResourceTable::getResId(const String16& package,
                                 const String16& type,
                                 const String16& name,
                                 bool onlyPublic) const
    uint32_t id = ResourceIdCache::lookup(package, type, name, onlyPublic);
    if (id != 0) return id;     // cache hit

    // First look for this in the included resources...
    uint32_t specFlags = 0;
    uint32_t rid = mAssets->getIncludedResources()
        .identifierForName(name.string(), name.size(),
                           type.string(), type.size(),
                           package.string(), package.size(),
    if (rid != 0) {
        if (onlyPublic) {
            if ((specFlags & ResTable_typeSpec::SPEC_PUBLIC) == 0) {
                return 0;

        return ResourceIdCache::store(package, type, name, onlyPublic, rid);

    sp<Package> p = mPackages.valueFor(package);
    if (p == NULL) return 0;
    sp<Type> t = p->getTypes().valueFor(type);
    if (t == NULL) return 0;
    sp<ConfigList> c = t->getConfigs().valueFor(name);
    if (c == NULL) {
        if (type != String16("attr")) {
            return 0;
        t = p->getTypes().valueFor(String16(kAttrPrivateType));
        if (t == NULL) return 0;
        c = t->getConfigs().valueFor(name);
        if (c == NULL) return 0;
    int32_t ei = c->getEntryIndex();
    if (ei < 0) return 0;

    return ResourceIdCache::store(package, type, name, onlyPublic,
            getResId(p, t, ei));

I'm not sure what a cache pool on a getResId would have to do with this bug, but I appreciate any effort towards finding a solution.

@iBotPeaches iBotPeaches added this to the 2.2.2 - Bug Fixes milestone Jan 15, 2017
➜  Bug1119 apktool if framework-res.apk -t 1119
apktooI: Framework installed to: /home/ibotpeaches/.local/share/apktool/framework/1-1119.apk
➜  Bug1119 apktool d mediatek-res.apk -f -t 1119
I: Using Apktool 2.2.2-b60db0-SNAPSHOT on mediatek-res.apk
I: Loading resource table...
I: Decoding AndroidManifest.xml with resources...
I: Loading resource table from file: /home/ibotpeaches/.local/share/apktool/framework/1-1119.apk
I: Regular manifest package...
I: Decoding file-resources...
I: Decoding values */* XMLs...
I: Copying assets and libs...
I: Copying unknown files...
I: Copying original files...
➜  Bug1119 apktool b mediatek-res
I: Using Apktool 2.2.2-b60db0-SNAPSHOT
W: Could not find sources
I: Checking whether resources has changed...
I: Building resources...
W: warning: string 'AP_confirm_default_network' has no default translation.
I: Building apk file...
I: Copying unknown files/dir...
➜  Bug1119 

Confirmed fixed from work in iBotPeaches/platform_frameworks_base#2
Will be in 2.2.2

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