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Compiling Rust for .NET, using only tea and stubbornness
4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 29 Aug 2023
Tangentially related, I've written a barebones assembler for Android .apk files once (strictly speaking, the assembler is for .dex files, but it also comes with a set of tools to package and sign .apk files). It's written mainly in Nim and provides enough primitives to allow creating Java "stubs" for native .so libraries, so that .apk-s can be built in Nim WITHOUT JDK AT ALL. The Android NDK is still kinda needed/useful, though IIRC mainly for access to adb, and especially adb logcat (which you'll need A LOT for debugging if you try to use this contraption).
I'd love to One Day™ Rewrite It In Rust.
An example project with a simple .apk written purely in Nim (NO JDK) is at: https://github.com/akavel/hellomello/tree/flappy (unfortunately, given Nim's poor packaging story, it's most probably already bitrotten to the extent that it can't be quickly and easily built & used out of the box). I recorded a presentation about this for an online Nim conference — see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr9X5NCwPlI&list=PLxLdEZg8DR...
What are some alternatives?
Apktool - A tool for reverse engineering Android apk files
fibratus - A modern tool for Windows kernel exploration and tracing with a focus on security
apk2gold - CLI tool for decompiling Android apps to Java. It does resources! It does Java! Its real easy!
jadx - Dex to Java decompiler
z3 - The Z3 Theorem Prover
libtorrent4j - libtorrent for java, a swig Java interface for libtorrent
CyberChef - The Cyber Swiss Army Knife - a web app for encryption, encoding, compression and data analysis
PhoneVR - Use Steam VR-enabled applications with your phone as HMD (Head-mounted display). The only Open-Source solution to similar commercial packages like VRidge, iVRy, Trinus etc etc.
basefind2 - A faster firmware base address scanner.
LIEF - LIEF - Library to Instrument Executable Formats
tenet - A Trace Explorer for Reverse Engineers
dali - Indie assembler/linker for Dalvik VM .dex & .apk files (Work In Progress)