user1782677 user1782677 - 2 months ago 57x
Android Question

Modifying contents of Android .aar file / Converting to and from .zip format

So I have a .aar file which has a file I need to remove from inside it.

I am running on mac and changed the extention from .aar to .zip and unzipped the zip file. I then removed the file from the folder, recompressed it back into a .zip and then tried changing the extension from .zip back to .aar.

The problem is that the now modified .aar is not recognized as a .aar file. It is still being registered as a .zip and I can no longer use it in my project.

So my question is two fold:

1) How can one easily modify the contents of a .aar file and
2) How do you properly convert to/from .aar and .zip?


Supposing you have mylib.aar in your current directory, try the following:

$ unzip myLib.aar -d tempFolder # or other extracting tool
# Change whatever you need
$ jar cvf myNewLib.aar -C tempFolder/ .