Given only an APK file, how can I find out the developer of a non-market Android application?
A "non-techy way" would be, given the
package_name, doing a web search on it. Chances are it's available on some store, which then would give you the developer's name.
- unpack the
.apkfile. As that's a
.zipin its structure, unpacking would mean unzipping.
keytoolto view the certificate:
keytool -printcert -file META-INF\CERT.RSA
- in the output, check for the "Owner" and "Issuer" lines.
It isn't really is possible. However there is a workaround. If you have got the
package name of the
apk you can see the developer name. Something like this:
com.google.drive. If you don't know the package name you need to extract the
apk and then the
package name is somewhere in the
You can use the Java Keytool to pull information about the developer.
keytool -printcert -file <extractedFile.RSA>
I found the developers name in the app's signature in the