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Radare2: Unix-Like Reverse Engineering Framework

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Git version is 5.3.0 and the latest packaged version(s) See the Release downloads page.

r2 is a rewrite from scratch of radare. It provies a set of libraries, tools and plugins to ease reverse engineering tasks.

The radare project started as a simple command-line hexadecimal editor focused on forensics, over time more features were added to support a scriptable command-line low level tool to edit from local hard drives, kernel memory, programs, remote gdb servers and be able to analyze, emulate, debug, modify and disassemble any binary.


git clone


Most of the plugins you need may be available in the stock r2 installation, but you can find more in the r2pm package manager.

r2pm update          # initialize and update the package database
r2pm install [pkg]   # installs the package

Some of the most installed packages are:

  • r2ghidra the native ghidra decompiler plugin: pdg command
  • esilsolve symbolic execution r2 plugin based on esil and z3
  • r2dec decompiler based on r2 written in js pdd
  • r2frida the frida io plugin r2 frida://0
  • iaito - official graphical interface (Qt)

Operating Systems

Windows (since XP), Linux, Darwin, GNU/Hurd, Apple's {Mac,i,iPad,watch}OS, Android [Dragonfly, Net, Free, Open] BSD, Z/OS, QNX, Solaris, Haiku, FirefoxOS.


i386, x86-64, ARM, MIPS, PowerPC, SPARC, RISC-V, SH, m68k, m680x, AVR, XAP, S390, XCore, CR16, HPPA, ARC, Blackfin, Z80, H8/300, V810, V850, CRIS, XAP, PIC, LM32, 8051, 6502, i4004, i8080, Propeller, Tricore, CHIP-8, LH5801, T8200, GameBoy, SNES, SPC700, MSP430, Xtensa, NIOS II, Java, Dalvik, WebAssembly, MSIL, EBC, TMS320 (c54x, c55x, c55+, c66), Hexagon, Brainfuck, Malbolge, whitespace, DCPU16, LANAI, MCORE, mcs96, RSP, SuperH-4, VAX, AMD Am29000.

File Formats

ELF, Mach-O, Fatmach-O, PE, PE+, MZ, COFF, OMF, TE, XBE, BIOS/UEFI, Dyldcache, DEX, ART, CGC, Java class, Android boot image, Plan9 executable, ZIMG, MBN/SBL bootloader, ELF coredump, MDMP (Windows minidump), WASM (WebAssembly binary), Commodore VICE emulator, QNX, WAD, OFF, Game Boy (Advance), Nintendo DS ROMs and Nintendo 3DS FIRMs, various filesystems.


There are many ways to contribute to the project, join the IRC/Matrix/Telegram channels, check out the github issues or grep for the TODO comments in the source. To contribute with code, create a branch in your forked repository and push a pull request, follow the coding style and ensure it passes the tests with the r2r tool to run the tests that are under the tests/ subdirectory.

For more details read the file.

Community and Documentation

To learn more about r2 we encourage you to watch youtube talks from r2con conference. As well as reading blogposts, slides or read the Official radare2 book, You can reach us in the following chats:

Packaging Status

  • Termux package
  • Alpine Linux Edge package Alpine Linux 3.13 package Alpine Linux 3.12 package
  • Arch package AUR package
  • Fedora 34 package Fedora 32 package
  • FreeBSD port OpenBSD port pkgsrc current package
  • Homebrew package MacPorts package
  • HaikuPorts master package
  • Ubuntu 20.10 package Ubuntu 20.04 package Ubuntu 18.04 package
  • Debian Unstable package Raspbian Stable package Kali Linux Rolling package

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