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Apktool 2.2.4

Connor Tumbleson

This release contains an updated internal framework file.

  • apktool empty-framework-dir to remove the old file.
  • Android O Final Dev Preview Support (#1520)
  • Update SnakeYAML to 1.1.8 (Android). (#591)
  • Upgrade to gradle 4.0
  • Fixed issue with APKs taking longer than usual to parse resources. (#1489) / Thanks MarcMil
  • Fixed issue with internal binaries not accessible in a Spring boot environment. (#1543) / Thanks bingqiao
  • Add preliminary support for rebuilding applications built in aapt2 (#1520)
  • Add support for resource filenames to contain $ symbols. (#1532)
  • Fixed issue with apktool not closing file resources, creating locks. (#1561) / Thanks MarcMil
  • Fixed issue with APKs that have INVALID TYPE CONFIG resources. (#1534)
  • Fixed decoding issue with APKs with intentionally invalid characters. (#1564)
  • Only exit with a 0 status code during version commands.
  • Enforce proper Apache licenses on all Java files.
  • Prevent malicious directory traversal with unknown files.
  • Prevent XML-XXE processing to prevent unintended leaking of information in a malicious setting.

This post was originally released at: and duplicated in part here for historical reasons.