How To Install dex2jar on Kali Linux

In this tutorial we learn how to install dex2jar on Kali Linux. dex2jar is Tools to work with android .dex and java .class files

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install dex2jar on Kali Linux.

What is dex2jar

dex2jar contains 4 compments:

dex-reader is designed to read the Dalvik Executable (.dex/.odex) format. It has a light weight API similar with ASM. An example here dex-translator is designed to do the convert job. It reads the dex instruction to dex-ir format, after some optimize, convert to ASM format. dex-ir used by dex-translator, is designed to represent the dex instruction dex-tools tools to work with .class files.

There are three ways to install dex2jar on Kali Linux . We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install dex2jar Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install dex2jar using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install dex2jar

Install dex2jar Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install dex2jar using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install dex2jar

Install dex2jar Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Kali Linux. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install dex2jar using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install dex2jar

How To Uninstall dex2jar on Kali Linux

To uninstall only the dex2jar package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove dex2jar

Uninstall dex2jar And Its Dependencies

To uninstall dex2jar and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Kali Linux, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove dex2jar

Remove dex2jar Configurations and Data

To remove dex2jar configuration and data from Kali Linux we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge dex2jar

Remove dex2jar configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove dex2jar configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge dex2jar

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install dex2jar using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.