A collection of android security related resources.
Some application (e.g. the Chrome browser) may show
NET::ERR_CERT_VALIDITY_TOO_LONG errors, if the leaf certificate happens to have a validity extending a certain time (39 months in case of Chrome). This happens if the default Burp CA certificate is used, since the Burp Suite issues leaf certificates with the same validity as its CA certificate. You can circumvent this by creating your own CA certificate and import it to the Burp Suite, as explained in a blog post on nviso.be.)
Import that ca.der to Android via CA Root Certificate apps (Airplane mode could be turned off)
Appknox - not free
IBM Security AppScan Mobile Analyzer - not free
Virustotal - max 128MB
Fraunhofer App-ray - not free
AppCritique - Upload your Android APKs and receive comprehensive free security assessments.
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
Androwarn - detect and warn the user about potential malicious behaviours developed by an Android application.
Android Decompiler – not free
PSCout - A tool that extracts the permission specification from the Android OS source code using static analysis
SmaliSCA - Smali Static Code Analysis
CFGScanDroid - Scans and compares CFG against CFG of malicious applications
Madrolyzer - extracts actionable data like C&C, phone number etc.
ConDroid - Performs a combination of symbolic + concrete execution of the app
RiskInDroid - A tool for calculating the risk of Android apps based on their permissions, with online demo available.
SUPER - Secure, Unified, Powerful and Extensible Rust Android Analyzer
ClassyShark - Standalone binary inspection tool which can browse any Android executable and show important infos.
StaCoAn - 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.
JAADAS - Joint intraprocedure and interprocedure program analysis tool to find vulnerabilities in Android apps, built on Soot and Scala
QARK - QARK by LinkedIn is for app developers to scan app for security issues
Dynamic Analysis Tools
Androl4b- A Virtual Machine For Assessing Android applications, Reverse Engineering and Malware Analysis
Mobile-Security-Framework MobSF - 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.
AppUse – custom build for pentesting
Cobradroid – custom image for malware analysis
Xposed - equivalent of doing Stub based code injection but without any modifications to the binary
Inspeckage - Android Package Inspector - dynamic analysis with api hooks, start unexported activities and more. (Xposed Module)
Android Hooker - Dynamic Java code instrumentation (requires the Substrate Framework)
ProbeDroid - Dynamic Java code instrumentation
Android Tamer - Virtual / Live Platform for Android Security Professionals
DECAF - Dynamic Executable Code Analysis Framework based on QEMU (DroidScope is now an extension to DECAF)
CuckooDroid - Android extension for Cuckoo sandbox
Mem - Memory analysis of Android (root required)
Crowdroid – unable to find the actual tool
AuditdAndroid – android port of auditd, not under active development anymore
Android Security Evaluation Framework - not under active development anymore
Android Reverse Engineering – ARE (android reverse engineering) not under active development anymore
Aurasium – Practical security policy enforcement for Android apps via bytecode rewriting and in-place reference monitor.
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.
StaDynA - 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.
DroidAnalytics - incomplete
Vezir Project - Virtual Machine for Mobile Application Pentesting and Mobile Malware Analysis
MARA - Mobile Application Reverse engineering and Analysis Framework
Taintdroid - requires AOSP compilation
Smali/Baksmali – apk decompilation
Androguard – powerful, integrates well with other tools
Apktool – really useful for compilation/decompilation (uses smali)
Android OpenDebug – make any application on device debuggable (using cydia substrate).
Dare – .dex to .class converter
Dex2Jar - dex to jar converter
Enjarify - dex to jar converter from Google
Indroid – thread injection kit
Jad - Java decompiler
JD-GUI - Java decompiler
CFR - Java decompiler
Krakatau - Java decompiler
Procyon - Java decompiler
FernFlower - Java decompiler
Redexer – apk manipulation
Dwarf - GUI for reverse engineering
FSquaDRA - a tool for detection of repackaged Android applications based on app resources hash comparison.
Google play crawler (Node) - get app details and download apps from official Google Play Store.
Aptoide downloader (Node) - download apps from Aptoide third-party Android market
Appland downloader (Node) - download apps from Appland third-party Android market
Apkpure - Online apk downloader. Provides also an own app for downloading.
AXMLPrinter2 - to convert binary XML files to human-readable XML files
ExploitMe Android Labs - for practice
GoatDroid - for practice
Android InsecureBank - for practice
Android Vulnerability Test Suite - android-vts scans a device for set of vulnerabilities
AppMon- AppMon is an automated framework for monitoring and tampering system API calls of native macOS, iOS and android apps. It is based on Frida.
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
Exploit Database - click search
Android Malware Genome Project - contains 1260 malware samples categorized into 49 different malware families, free for research purpose.
VirusTotal Malware Intelligence Service - powered by VirusTotal, not free
Android Reports and Resources - List of Android Hackerone disclosed reports and other resources
Your contributions are always welcome!