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A collection of android security related resources.

  1. Tools
  2. Academic/Research/Publications/Books
  3. Exploits/Vulnerabilities/Bugs


Online Analyzers

  1. AndroTotal
  2. Appknox - not free
  3. AVC UnDroid
  4. Virustotal - max 128MB
  5. Fraunhofer App-ray - not free
  6. NowSecure Lab Automated - Enterprise tool for mobile app security testing both Android and iOS mobile apps. Lab Automated features dynamic and static analysis on real devices in the cloud to return results in minutes. Not free
  7. App Detonator - Detonate APK binary to provide source code level details including app author, signature, build and manifest information. 3 Analysis/day free quota.
  8. BitBaan
  9. Pithus - Open-Source APK analyzer. Still in Beta for the moment and limited to static analysis for the moment. Possible to hunt malwares with Yara rules. More here.
  10. Approver - Approver is a fully automated security analysis and risk assessment platform for Android and iOS apps. Not free.
  11. Oversecured - Enterprise vulnerability scanner for Android and iOS apps, it offers app owners and developers the ability to secure each new version of a mobile app by integrating Oversecured into the development process. Not free.
  12. AppSweep by Guardsquare - Free, fast Android application security testing for developers
  13. AMAaaS - Free Android Malware Analysis Service. A baremetal service features static and dynamic analysis for Android applications. A product of MalwarePot.
  14. AppCritique - Upload your Android APKs and receive comprehensive free security assessments
  15. NVISO ApkScan - sunsetting on Oct 31, 2019
  16. Mobile Malware Sandbox
  17. IBM Security AppScan Mobile Analyzer - not free
  18. Visual Threat - no longer an Android app analyzer
  19. Tracedroid
  20. habo - 10/day
  21. CopperDroid
  22. SandDroid
  23. Stowaway
  24. Anubis
  25. Mobile app insight
  26. Mobile-Sandbox
  27. Ijiami
  28. Comdroid
  29. Android Sandbox
  30. Foresafe
  31. Dexter
  32. MobiSec Eacus
  33. Fireeye- max 60MB 15/day

Static Analysis Tools

  1. Androwarnstars383 - detect and warn the user about potential malicious behaviours developed by an Android application.
  2. ApkAnalyserstars955
  3. APKInspectorstars756
  4. Droid Intent Data Flow Analysis for Information Leakage
  5. DroidLegacy
  6. Smali CFG generatorstars124
  7. FlowDroid
  8. Android Decompiler – not free
  9. PSCout - A tool that extracts the permission specification from the Android OS source code using static analysis
  10. Amandroid
  11. SmaliSCAstars294 - Smali Static Code Analysis
  12. CFGScanDroidstars44 - Scans and compares CFG against CFG of malicious applications
  13. Madrolyzerstars93 - extracts actionable data like C&C, phone number etc.
  14. SPARTA - verifies (proves) that an app satisfies an information-flow security policy; built on the Checker Framework
  15. ConDroidstars45 - Performs a combination of symbolic + concrete execution of the app
  16. DroidRAstars42
  17. RiskInDroidstars64 - A tool for calculating the risk of Android apps based on their permissions, with online demo available.
  18. SUPERstars372 - Secure, Unified, Powerful and Extensible Rust Android Analyzer
  19. ClassySharkstars6.9k - Standalone binary inspection tool which can browse any Android executable and show important infos.
  20. StaCoAnstars748 - Crossplatform tool which aids developers, bugbounty hunters and ethical hackers performing static code analysis on mobile applications. This tool was created with a big focus on usability and graphical guidance in the user interface.
  21. JAADASstars320 - Joint intraprocedure and interprocedure program analysis tool to find vulnerabilities in Android apps, built on Soot and Scala
  22. Quark-Enginestars792 - An Obfuscation-Neglect Android Malware Scoring System
  23. One Step Decompilerstars179 - Android APK Decompilation for the Lazy
  24. APKLeaksstars2.8k - Scanning APK file for URIs, endpoints & secrets.
  25. Mobile Auditstars113 - Web application for performing Static Analysis and detecting malware in Android APKs.
  26. Several tools from PSU

App Vulnerability Scanners

  1. QARKstars2.7k - QARK by LinkedIn is for app developers to scan app for security issues
  2. AndroBugsstars939
  3. Nogotofailstars2.8k
  4. Devknox - IDE plugin to build secure Android apps. Not maintained anymore.

Dynamic Analysis Tools

  1. Android DBI frameowork
  2. Androl4bstars951- A Virtual Machine For Assessing Android applications, Reverse Engineering and Malware Analysis
  3. Housestars1.1k- House: A runtime mobile application analysis toolkit with a Web GUI, powered by Frida, written in Python.
  4. Mobile-Security-Framework MobSFstars10.4k - Mobile Security Framework is an intelligent, all-in-one open source mobile application (Android/iOS) automated pen-testing framework capable of performing static, dynamic analysis and web API testing.
  5. AppUse – custom build for pentesting
  6. Droidboxstars617
  7. Drozerstars2.7k
  8. Xposed - equivalent of doing Stub based code injection but without any modifications to the binary
  9. Inspeckagestars2.3k - Android Package Inspector - dynamic analysis with api hooks, start unexported activities and more. (Xposed Module)
  10. Android Hookerstars389 - Dynamic Java code instrumentation (requires the Substrate Framework)
  11. ProbeDroidstars186 - Dynamic Java code instrumentation
  12. Android Tamer - Virtual / Live Platform for Android Security Professionals
  13. DECAFstars677 - Dynamic Executable Code Analysis Framework based on QEMU (DroidScope is now an extension to DECAF)
  14. CuckooDroidstars529 - Android extension for Cuckoo sandbox
  15. Memstars55 - Memory analysis of Android (root required)
  16. Crowdroid – unable to find the actual tool
  17. AuditdAndroidstars43 – android port of auditd, not under active development anymore
  18. Android Security Evaluation Framework - not under active development anymore
  19. Aurasiumstars36 – Practical security policy enforcement for Android apps via bytecode rewriting and in-place reference monitor.
  20. Android Linux Kernel modulesstars172
  21. Appie - Appie is a software package that has been pre-configured to function as an Android Pentesting Environment. It is completely portable and can be carried on USB stick or smartphone. This is a one stop answer for all the tools needed in Android Application Security Assessment and an awesome alternative to existing virtual machines.
  22. StaDynAstars18 - a system supporting security app analysis in the presence of dynamic code update features (dynamic class loading and reflection). This tool combines static and dynamic analysis of Android applications in order to reveal the hidden/updated behavior and extend static analysis results with this information.
  23. DroidAnalyticsstars27 - incomplete
  24. Vezir Projectstars85 - Virtual Machine for Mobile Application Pentesting and Mobile Malware Analysis
  25. MARAstars527 - Mobile Application Reverse engineering and Analysis Framework
  26. Taintdroid - requires AOSP compilation
  27. ARTist - a flexible open source instrumentation and hybrid analysis framework for Android apps and Android's java middleware. It is based on the Android Runtime's (ART) compiler and modifies code during on-device compilation.
  28. Android Malware Sandboxstars202
  29. AndroPyToolstars233 - a tool for extracting static and dynamic features from Android APKs. It combines different well-known Android apps analysis tools such as DroidBox, FlowDroid, Strace, AndroGuard or VirusTotal analysis.
  30. Runtime Mobile Security (RMS)stars1.7k - is a powerful web interface that helps you to manipulate Android and iOS Apps at Runtime
  31. PAPIMonitorstars24 – PAPIMonitor (Python API Monitor for Android apps) is a python tool based on Frida for monitoring user-select APIs during the app execution.
  32. Android_application_analyzerstars105 - The tool is used to analyze the content of the android application in local storage.
  33. Android Malware Analysis Toolkit - (linux distro) Earlier it use to be an online analyzer
  34. Android Reverse Engineering – ARE (android reverse engineering) not under active development anymore
  35. ViaLab Community Edition
  36. Mercury
  37. Cobradroid – custom image for malware analysis

Reverse Engineering

  1. Smali/Baksmalistars5.3k – apk decompilation
  2. emacs syntax coloring for smali filesstars31
  3. vim syntax coloring for smali files
  4. AndBugstars578
  5. Androguardstars3.8k – powerful, integrates well with other tools
  6. Apktool – really useful for compilation/decompilation (uses smali)
  7. Android Framework for Exploitationstars173
  8. Bypass signature and permission checks for IPCsstars73
  9. Android OpenDebugstars121 – make any application on device debuggable (using cydia substrate).
  10. Dex2Jarstars9.4k - dex to jar converter
  11. Enjarifystars2.6k - dex to jar converter from Google
  12. Dedexer
  13. Finostars96
  14. Frida - inject javascript to explore applications and a GUI toolstars152 for it
  15. Indroid – thread injection kit
  16. IntentSniffer
  17. Introspystars442
  18. Jad - Java decompiler
  19. JD-GUIstars10.8k - Java decompiler
  20. CFR - Java decompiler
  21. Krakataustars1.5k - Java decompiler
  22. FernFlowerstars2.4k - Java decompiler
  23. Redexerstars141 – apk manipulation
  24. Simplify Android deobfuscatorstars3.9k
  25. Bytecode viewerstars12.7k
  26. Radare2stars15.6k
  27. Jadxstars28.8k
  28. Dwarfstars1k - GUI for reverse engineering
  29. Andromedastars651 - Another basic command-line reverse engineering tool
  30. apk-mitmstars1.5k - A CLI application that prepares Android APK files for HTTPS inspection
  31. Noiastars82 - Simple Android application sandbox file browser tool
  32. Obfuscapkstars618 - Obfuscapk is a modular Python tool for obfuscating Android apps without needing their source code.
  33. ARMANDroidstars4 - ARMAND (Anti-Repackaging through Multi-patternAnti-tampering based on Native Detection) is a novel anti-tampering protection scheme that embeds logic bombs and AT detection nodes directly in the apk file without needing their source code.
  34. MVT (Mobile Verification Toolkit)stars6.6k - a collection of utilities to simplify and automate the process of gathering forensic traces helpful to identify a potential compromise of Android and iOS devices
  35. Procyon - Java decompiler
  36. Smali viewer
  37. ZjDroid, fork/mirror
  38. Dare – .dex to .class converter
  39. - Online APK and Java decompiler

Fuzz Testing

  1. IntentFuzzer
  2. Radamsa Fuzzerstars60
  3. Honggfuzzstars2.4k
  4. An Android port of the melkor ELF fuzzerstars57
  5. Media Fuzzing Framework for Androidstars317
  6. AndroFuzzstars32

App Repackaging Detectors

  1. FSquaDRAstars65 - a tool for detection of repackaged Android applications based on app resources hash comparison.

Market Crawlers

  1. Google play crawler (Java)stars505
  2. Google play crawler (Python)stars838
  3. Google play crawler (Node)stars263 - get app details and download apps from official Google Play Store.
  4. Aptoide downloader (Node)stars19 - download apps from Aptoide third-party Android market
  5. Appland downloader (Node)stars14 - download apps from Appland third-party Android market
  6. Apkpure - Online apk downloader. Provides also an own app for downloading.
  7. PlaystoreDownloaderstars867 - PlaystoreDownloader is a tool for downloading Android applications directly from the Google Play Store. After an initial (one-time) configuration, applications can be downloaded by specifying their package name.
  8. APK Downloader Online Sevrice to download APK from Playstore for specific Android Device Configuration

Misc Tools

  1. smalihook
  2. AXMLPrinter2 - to convert binary XML files to human-readable XML files
  3. adb autocompletestars222
  4. mitmproxystars25.8k
  5. dockerfile/androguardstars33
  6. Android Vulnerability Test Suitestars990 - android-vts scans a device for set of vulnerabilities
  7. AppMonstars1.3k- AppMon is an automated framework for monitoring and tampering system API calls of native macOS, iOS and android apps. It is based on Frida.
  8. Internal Bluestars465 - Bluetooth experimentation framework based on Reverse Engineering of Broadcom Bluetooth Controllers
  9. Android Device Security Database - Database of security features of Android devices
  10. Android Mobile Device Hardeningstars114 - AMDH scans and harden device's settings and list harmful installed Apps based on permissions.
  11. Opcodes table for quick reference
  12. APK-Downloader - seems dead now
  13. Dalvik opcodes

Vulnerable Applications for practice

  1. Damn Insecure Vulnerable Application (DIVA)stars697
  2. Vuldroidstars35
  3. ExploitMe Android Labs
  4. GoatDroidstars223
  5. Android InsecureBankstars920
  6. Insecureshopstars145
  7. Oversecured Vulnerable Android App (OVAA)stars277


Research Papers

  1. Exploit Database
  2. Android security related presentationsstars148
  3. A good collection of static analysis papers


  1. SEI CERT Android Secure Coding Standard


  1. OWASP Mobile Security Testing Guide Manualstars8.5k
  2. doridori/Android-Security-Referencestars748
  3. android app security checkliststars652
  4. Mobile App Pentest Cheat Sheetstars3.1k
  5. Android Reverse Engineering 101 by Daniele Altomare (Web Archive link)
  6. Mobile Security Reading Room - A reading room which contains well categorised technical reading material about mobile penetration testing, mobile malware, mobile forensics and all kind of mobile security related topics



  1. Android Security Bulletins
  2. Android's reported security vulnerabilities
  3. Android Devices Security Patch Status
  4. AOSP - Issue tracker
  5. OWASP Mobile Top 10 2016
  6. Exploit Database - click search
  7. Vulnerability Google Doc
  8. Google Android Security Team’s Classifications for Potentially Harmful Applications (Malware)


  1. androguard - Database Android Malwares wiki
  2. Android Malware Github repostars770
  3. Android Malware Genome Project - contains 1260 malware samples categorized into 49 different malware families, free for research purpose.
  4. Contagio Mobile Malware Mini Dump
  5. VirusTotal Malware Intelligence Service - powered by VirusTotal, not free
  6. Drebin
  7. Kharon Malware Dataset - 7 malwares which have been reverse engineered and documented
  8. Android Adware and General Malware Dataset
  9. Android PRAGuard Dataset - The dataset contains 10479 samples, obtained by obfuscating the MalGenome and the Contagio Minidump datasets with seven different obfuscation techniques.
  10. AndroZoo - AndroZoo is a growing collection of Android Applications collected from several sources, including the official Google Play app market.
  11. Admire

Bounty Programs

  1. Android Security Reward Program

How to report Security issues

  1. Android - reporting security issues
  2. Android Reports and Resourcesstars865 - List of Android Hackerone disclosed reports and other resources


Your contributions are always welcome!


  1. android-security-awesome Awesome Lint Test
  2. Tools
  3. Online Analyzers
  4. Static Analysis Tools
  5. App Vulnerability Scanners
  6. Dynamic Analysis Tools
  7. Reverse Engineering
  8. Fuzz Testing
  9. App Repackaging Detectors
  10. Market Crawlers
  11. Misc Tools
  12. Vulnerable Applications for practice
  13. Academic/Research/Publications/Books
  14. Research Papers
  15. Books
  16. Others
  17. Exploits/Vulnerabilities/Bugs
  18. List
  19. Malware
  20. Bounty Programs
  21. How to report Security issues
  22. Contributing
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