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Newbie: where are usage hints stored in this repo? Want to suggest a change 馃榿 #1931

1RedOne opened this Issue Oct 30, 2018 · 1 comment


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1RedOne commented Oct 30, 2018


  1. Apktool Version (apktool -version) -
  2. Operating System (Mac, Linux, Windows) -
  3. APK From? (Playstore, ROM, Other) -


Amend the output when a user runs APKTool without flags to call out the standard usage of apktool.bat d MyApk.apk, as D is not listed today in the default help text.

If someone could help me find the help text, I'll make my suggestion and send a PR, I'm not familiar with Java folder path standards yet 馃


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iBotPeaches commented Oct 30, 2018

鉃  ~ apktool
Apktool v2.3.4-3f85df-SNAPSHOT - a tool for reengineering Android apk files
with smali v2.2.2 and baksmali v2.2.2
Copyright 2014 Ryszard Wi艣niewski <>
Updated by Connor Tumbleson <>

usage: apktool
 -advance,--advanced   prints advance information.
 -version,--version    prints the version then exits
usage: apktool if|install-framework [options] <framework.apk>
 -p,--frame-path <dir>   Stores framework files into <dir>.
 -t,--tag <tag>          Tag frameworks using <tag>.
usage: apktool d[ecode] [options] <file_apk>
 -f,--force              Force delete destination directory.
 -o,--output <dir>       The name of folder that gets written. Default is apk.out
 -p,--frame-path <dir>   Uses framework files located in <dir>.
 -r,--no-res             Do not decode resources.
 -s,--no-src             Do not decode sources.
 -t,--frame-tag <tag>    Uses framework files tagged by <tag>.
usage: apktool b[uild] [options] <app_path>
 -f,--force-all          Skip changes detection and build all files.
 -o,--output <dir>       The name of apk that gets written. Default is dist/name.apk
 -p,--frame-path <dir>   Uses framework files located in <dir>.

For additional info, see: 
For smali/baksmali info, see:

This already exists. It shows the commands, including d.

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