GDA, a new Dalvik bytecode decompiler, is implemented in C++, which has the advantages of faster analysis and lower memory&disk consumption and an stronger ability to decompiling the APK, DEX, ODEX, OAT files(supports JAR, CLASS and AAR files since 3.79). GDA is completely self-independent and works without Java VM and installation, so it works well in any newly installed windows system and virtual machine system without additional configuration. GDA Decompiler project started in 2013 and its first version 1.0 released in 2015 at GDA website.
GDA is also a powerful and fast reverse analysis platform. Which does not only supports the basic decompiling operation, but also many excellent functions like Malicious behavior detection, Privacy leaking detection, Vulnerability detection, Path solving, Packer identification, Variable tracking analysis, Deobfuscation, Python& Java scripts, Device memory extraction, Data decryption and encryption etc.
All the excellent features as follows:
𝕬 Interactive operation: 1. Cross-references for strings, classes, methods and fields; 2. Searching for strings, classes methods and fields; 3. Comments for java code; 4. Rename methods,fields and classes; 5. Save the analysis results in gda db file. ... 𝕭 Utilities for Assisted Analysis: 1. Extracting DEX from ODEX; 2. Extracting DEX from OAT; 3. XML Decoder (Component filter); 4. Algorithm tool(Support rolling encryption and almost all popular encryption algorithms); 5. Device memory dump(Dump so, odex, dex, oat file); 6. Path solving; 7. Static vulnerability scanner; ... 𝕮 New features: 1. Brand new dalvik decompiler in c++ with friendly GUI; 2. Support python script and Java script; 3. Packers Recognition; 4. Multi-DEX supporting; 5. Making and loading signature of the method; 6. Malicious Behavior Scanning by API chains; 7. Taint analysis to preview the behavior of variables; 8. Taint analysis to source the variables; 9. De-obfuscate; 10. API view with x-ref; 11. Association of permissions with modules; 12. Extract all the urls in APK. 13. Apk Forensics Analysis. 14. Static vulnerability scanner based on stack state machine and dynamic rule interpreter.. 15. Smart Rename. 16. Support for .jar files, .class files and .aar files. 17. Dual decompiler mode. 18. Deep URL extraction. 19. Multi-DEX Merge. 20. Personalized and Customizable UI. 21. Privacy leaking scanning. 22. Path solving based on low-level intermediate representation(LIR). 23. Support Frida to hook and call the selected method or class. 24. Support call-graph view. ...
𝕲𝕯𝕬 shortcut key
|F5||Switch java to smali, pressing it again for back to java|
|F||Trace the args and return-value by dataflow analysis|
|X||Cross-referencing, locating callers (of strings, classes, methods, field)|
|Esc/◄/Backspace||Back to the last visit|
|►||Forward to the next visit|
|G||Jump to somewhere by you inputting offset|
|N||Rename the variable/method/class name|
|S||Search for all the elements by the given string|
|C||Comments. Only supports the Java code|
|DoubleClick||The cursor's placed at the method/str/field/class, and double-click to access objects|
|M||The cursor's placed at the Smali line and pressing the key 'M' to edit the instruction|
|▲ UP||Press 'up' key to access the up-method in the tree control|
|▼ Down||Press 'down' key to access the down-method in the tree control|
|D||Dump the binary data of methods, only supports the Smali window|
|Enter||The modification of edit boxes take effect|
|H||Show data in Hex|
|Ctr+H||Pop searching history window|
|Ctr+V||Paste, only for editable boxes|
|Ctr+F||Find out the string of the code area|
|Ctr+S||Save the modifications into the GDA database file|
Not yet, just double-click the bin and you can enjoy it.
For copyright protection, GDA is protected by an authorized VMP, which may lead to false positives of some anti-virus software. Please ignore or add GDA to the white list. GDA does not have any malicious behavior.
GDA is embedded with ADB and gdump (used to dump device memory data), as well as vul rules, source-taint rules, api fingerprint etc. so, you will see some file in directory %APPDATA%/GDA.
Only for windows
Just drag a file into GDA, that's done.
If your files are
.jar/.class/.aar files, you need the dx tool. I have feedback that the official DX tool from Android SDK cannot work for some jar files. So I spent some time doing optimization and bug repair to adapt to GDA decompiler. Please download THIS ONE. Please make sure that the dx.bat works properly.
When the analyzed jar file size is too big, it maybe takes a long time to analysize, please be patient. If you choose the DX tool provided by me, the progress window will pop up when analyzing big size files.
At last, you have done the one of them, just ok:
1: the simplest way is to copy the dx.jar file in the lib folder to the temporary working directory of GDA (
%APPDATA%/GDA/gdatmp). Please install the java environment (
above java 1.7) first and ensure that the java can be work properly.
2: if you do nothing, when you drag
jar/class/AAR program to GDA, GDA will prompt you to select the dx.bat file in the Android SDK directory. If you select OK, the file selection box will pop up. It is recommended to select the optimized DX tool that I provided on GitHub. when the previously selected DX path does not work, you need to find the config.dat file in the GDA working directory (
%APPDATA%/GDA) and set the value of
dx item in
[Java] to the working DX path.
Only support GDA3.75+, Other version do not use this theme file. Usage:click on menu
Import Color Config,choosing a theme file and reboot GDA.