An easier and more efficient approach is to use pre-built sandboxes for malware analysis. One of these sandboxes is Joe Sandbox. It supports automated dynamic analysis of different types of applications, including Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, and of course Android. You can register for a free account and enable 10 free analyses per month. The sandbox for Android applications can be accessed here: https://www.joesandbox.com/#android.
Only a few simple steps are required to run an application in the sandbox:
- First, choose the file you want to analyze using the Choose file... button.
- Adjust the run time; you can run the application in the sandbox from 30 to 500 seconds
- Accept the terms and conditions, ...