svarog svarog - 2 months ago 26
Android Question

how to sign an already compiled APK

I've decoded an APK with apktool (as the original source code was lost) so I could fix some issues with the layout xml files. I've then rebuilt it back up with apktool and when I tried to install it on my device (using adb: adb install appname.apk) it gave me this error:

[INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_NO_CERTIFICATES]


the original apk however was signed by a keystore (on eclipse IDE), this one isn't, how can I sign it properly with it's original keystone file outside Eclipse!?

Answer

create a key using

keytool -genkey -v -keystore my-release-key.keystore -alias alias_name -keyalg RSA -keysize 2048 -validity 10000

then sign the apk using :

jarsigner -verbose -sigalg SHA1withRSA -digestalg SHA1 -keystore my-release-key.keystore my_application.apk alias_name

check here for more info

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