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Android Security by Abhishek Dubey, Anmol Misra

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Appendix B: JEB Disassembler and Decompiler Overview

In Chapters 6 and 7, we showed how to decompile and reverse engineer Android apps with different open source tools. In Appendix B we are going to do a quick overview of JEB. JEB is an Android app disassembler and decompiler. It can handle APK or DEX files. The analyses can be saved to JDB files.

The workspace is divided into four areas, as seen in Figure B.1:

  1. The menu and toolbar, at the top
  2. The console window and status bar, at the bottom
  3. The class hierarchy browser
  4. A tab folder consisting of many important subviews

Figure B.1

Figure Showing JEB Main Window

JEB Main Window

B.1 Views

Within a workspace, views representing ...

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