12
Jul
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If you're often juggling APK files for backups or sideloading, you might occasionally get things mixed up. Or you might want to ensure that nothing looks fishy. In either case, there is a nifty little Windows program called APK-Info that tells you all about an APK.

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When you launch APK-Info it asks you to select an APK file. It extracts the package name, permissions, API level, version, and lets you open the Play Store page. You can even automatically switch to a simplified file name from this interface.

The program is totally free, originally posted on the Total Commander forums, but updated by an XDA user. Grab it below.

[APK-Info Download, XDA – Thanks, Ralph]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • Jdban

    Oh god, what if this injected viruses into .apk files...

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Or hacked your bank accounts. Everything is possible.

      It's pretty easy to check for injections by comparing MD5s before and after anyway. The APK injection can maybe trick signature verification, but it can't trick MD5.

      • Jdban

        Yeah, i did a sha512 just to be sure. It was safe :)

        • Mike Reid

          Mebbe it patched yer sha512, LOL. :)

    • jazzruby

      It's written in AutoIt (script included in archive) you can check | compile it yourself, nothing malicious going on here.

  • HebeGuess

    Reporting In... I'm the one who voted +1 when artem asking jazz ruby for this neat app...
    Thanks jazz..

    • jazzruby

      Your welcome, and thanks to ZoSTeR for the original creation.

  • DrM

    Cool tip.
    There's a similar tool I'm using called "APK Spy", which I still prefer even though it's much simpler. Guess I've gotten used to it.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1115021

  • Ben

    Equivalent shell command:

    aapt dump badging

  • ash71ish

    cool

  • Ror

    Been waiting for something like this. Anything like this for OSX?

  • phillysdon04

    Display APK icons from Windows Explorer:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=577735