How To Unpack/Repack Android Applications (.apk files)


Have you ever wanted to extract those Android applications and see what’s inside them? This tutorial will help you to do that. Just follow the steps and you’ll have your applications extracted in no time?


– An archive manager, such as WinZip, WinRar, or Power Archiver, that is capable of extracting and making .rar archives

– Formatter (it’s a program made by me) – Download link:

1. Open Formatter (I assume you already have it downloaded and installed on your computter)

2. Click the “Choose File” button and choose your apk file. Then, in the first text box, enter “.rar” (without quotes). After that, enter your desired name for your .rar archive and click the big “Rename!” button


3. Go to the folder where your .apk file was. You should see a .rar archive, named by the name you entered in Formatter. Extract it with your archive manager

How to repack .apk files:

1. Compress the extracted files in a .rar archive (compress them normally like any other archive)
2. Open Formatter
3. Choose the .rar archive you made a minute ago
4. Set the format to .apk
5. Set the name to whatever you want
6. Click the big “Rename!” button