Dex to Java Decompiler: jadx

ID N0WHERE:26268
Type n0where
Reporter N0where
Modified 2015-01-24T17:04:28


Command line and GUI tools for produce Java source code from Android Dex and Apk files

Building from source

git clone
cd jadx
./gradlew dist

(on Windows, use gradlew.bat instead of ./gradlew )

Scripts for run jadx will be placed in build/jadx/bin and also packed to build/jadx-<version>.zip


Dex to Java Decompiler

Run jadx on itself:

cd build/jadx/
bin/jadx -d out lib/jadx-core-*.jar
bin/jadx-gui lib/jadx-core-*.jar


jadx[-gui] [options] <input file> (.dex, .apk, .jar or .class)
 -d, --output-dir    - output directory
 -j, --threads-count - processing threads count
 -f, --fallback      - make simple dump (using goto instead of 'if', 'for', etc)
     --cfg           - save methods control flow graph to dot file
     --raw-cfg       - save methods control flow graph (use raw instructions)
 -v, --verbose       - verbose output
 -h, --help          - print this help
 jadx -d out classes.dex


Out of memory error:
  • Reduce processing threads count ( -j option)
  • Increase maximum java heap size:
    • command line (example for linux): JAVA_OPTS="-Xmx4G" jadx -j 1 some.apk
    • edit ‘jadx’ script (jadx.bat on Windows) and setup bigger heap size: DEFAULT_JVM_OPTS="-Xmx2500M"

Source && Download

jadx download