1. carloswii5's Avatar
    Hey guys what program do I need to use to be able to create and or modify an .apk?

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    10-10-2012 03:56 PM
  2. jonny5449's Avatar
    Hey guys what program do I need to use to be able to create and or modify an .apk?

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    Apktool or winrar heck even 7zip

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    10-10-2012 04:02 PM
  3. carloswii5's Avatar
    Apktool or winrar heck even 7zip

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    To create?

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    10-10-2012 04:03 PM
  4. jonny5449's Avatar
    To create?

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    To create you need linux

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    10-10-2012 04:11 PM
  5. carloswii5's Avatar
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    To create you need linux

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    Mmm OK did not know that thanks anyways

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    10-10-2012 04:19 PM
  6. johnh02's Avatar
    Or you could use appinventor if u have no experience with Linux

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    10-10-2012 04:26 PM
  7. flapjack.fiasco's Avatar
    Or you could use appinventor if u have no experience with Linux

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    It's actually easier to setup a system on Windows if you're creating apks, meaning programming apps. It's not much easier, just a little, but that's not to say that it's hard. The hard parts are learning Java and the Android APIs.

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    10-10-2012 04:37 PM
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    To create you need linux

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    Wrong. You do not need Linux to make apps. You need the eclipse sdk, the ADT plugin, and the android sdk. You can develop apps on Linux, Mac, or PC. To edit already compiled apps, you need apktool which works on Linux and PC. That will decompile an app into Smali code, which although editable, is almost impossible to understand for the average geek.

    Also +1 to what flapjack.fiasco said.
    10-10-2012 04:43 PM
  9. EarthnFire78's Avatar
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    To create you need linux

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    For developing Android App's Windows works I have Eclipse installed on both Windows and Linux, through I do use Linux for development more then Windows.
    10-10-2012 10:42 PM
  10. flapjack.fiasco's Avatar
    That's part of the beauty of Java. It's platform independent because it's an interpreted language. I think the reason you can't develop ROMs in Windows is due to it using a non case sensitive file system. At least that's part of the problem, there may be more to it than that.

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    10-11-2012 12:25 AM
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    That's part of the beauty of Java. It's platform independent because it's an interpreted language. I think the reason you can't develop ROMs in Windows is due to it using a non case sensitive file system. At least that's part of the problem, there may be more to it than that.

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    There is a little more then that, it mostly has to do with the kernel that Window's use which is a hybrid, while Linux uses a Unix like kernel. Windows Vista and 7 can be set to case sensitive which does work because that what my Windows System is set to.
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    10-11-2012 12:48 AM
  12. flapjack.fiasco's Avatar
    There is a little more then that, it mostly has to do with the kernel that Window's use which is a hybrid, while Linux uses a Unix like kernel. Windows Vista and 7 can be set to case sensitive which does work because that what my Windows System is set to.
    Interesting! What is it a hybrid of?

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    10-11-2012 01:25 AM
  13. EarthnFire78's Avatar
    Interesting! What is it a hybrid of?

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    More info about kernels are here.
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    10-11-2012 08:39 AM
  14. flapjack.fiasco's Avatar
    More info about kernels are here.
    A good read! Even if it is a little over my head. I think I've got a better understanding of it now. Thanks EarthnFire78!

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    10-11-2012 07:36 PM

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