**[HELP] Editing .APK**


Is it possible to "hack" a apk game so other players can see the changes?

  1. HECK YES IT IS POSSIBLE!!!! (please post how)

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  2. .... no... :'( this is just a very sweet idea... sorry...

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  1. srry20wnu

    srry20wnu Member This Topic's Starter

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    Okay well i am very good with computers and dont know any languages but i am a fast learner and stuff.. i was wondering if it is possible, or what would have to be in effect, to edit a game like.. lets say Cestos. I can change the .png files but I only see the changes.. I am wondering if there is a way to change things so everyone see's the outcome with out publishing a new version of the app and making my own server or anything like that.. i know how it all works but i am wondering if there are some phone hosted games or something that i can change and be seen?.. Thank you and i hope my post isnt too hard to understand im just thinking outloud as i type and just need some help or advice.. Please dont flam or troll or anything. :cool:
     

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  2. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member

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    if you edit a not stock app's apk, pretty sure you have to have it resigned.. Google or search for signing an apk.. but I can't tell if you knew that and did that already and your saying you did that and having it working and now you want to let everyone have access to your "new" edited app someone else made?? I would edit an apk for personal use, but never let it get out to others.
     
  3. srry20wnu

    srry20wnu Member This Topic's Starter

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    no i want to edit IN GAME stuff like values or score or mainly just change png files so that other players in game can see them... i know this sounds kinda blackhat or whatever but im just trying to learn here.. so dont judge me! :cool:
     
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    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member

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    didnt and wasnt judging if you took it as such. just be cool about editing others work and making it available to others no matter what your goal or plan is.

    I am not a gamer, but like I said, pretty sure once you edit an apk it has to be "resigned" and that takes a dev environment and tools. but even that would only have local results to your apk and phone the app is loaded on.

    so if your talking about a game that others would see the results of your work real time, that means those real time elements are not on your phone or game, but up on a server and no.. you can't touch those
     
  5. srry20wnu

    srry20wnu Member This Topic's Starter

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    yeah i thought so.. just making sure there was absolutly no way i could do this. it would be entertaining to do. :rolleyes:

    here is a test of a changed hat on Cestos Full.. :D

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    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member

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    I think the answer is pretty clear, but for example, what if 50 guys wanted to edit "values or score or mainly just change png files so that other players in game can see them".. and they edited the same things, how would the game server know which ones to show.
     
  7. srry20wnu

    srry20wnu Member This Topic's Starter

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    i know i just am into hacking the Wii Console games online and stuff and changing values so i was wondering if i could do the same for android.
     
  8. bluenova

    bluenova OK Computer VIP Member

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    Sorry I clicked the wrong button before reading your whole post :D

    Editing the APK will only change what you see on your phone. If there was anything in there that was sent back to the server you could change it but that would just be silly for a dev to do that as you'd be using more bandwidth than necessary.
     

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