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How do I recompile Android 4.2 firmware


New member
Feb 23, 2019
I have my firmware decompiled and I made a few changes and now I'd like to recompile it and sign it, but I'm lost as to how to get this done and it work. I can do apks just fine. Don't laugh, I'm new at this and I really want to learn Android OS. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.


Retired Moderator
Feb 12, 2012
An apk file is just a zip file with the extension changed to apk. Does that help you?