.SMALI File Extension
- Developer by: Google
- Category: Developer Files
- Format: Text
What are .SMALI files and how to open them?Can't open .SMALI file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .SMALI file.
What is a .SMALI file extension?
.SMALI file extension is created by Google. .SMALI has been classified as Developer Files. The format of .SMALI file is Text.
.SMALI is Android Smali Assembly Language File
Developer file written in Smali, the assembly language used by the Android Dalvik Virtual Machine; usually created by decompiling .DEX (Dalvik Executable) files, which are the executables included in Android apps (.APK files); usually used for low-level inspection of an Android app's contents, or for hacking Android apps.
You can decompile a DEX file into its corresponding SMALI files using baksmali, a program included with the smali package. For reading SMALI files, there is a Smali syntax highlighting addon for Notepad++ distributed by the Android Cracking blog.
NOTE: "Smali" stands for assembler in Icelandic. Iceland has a village named Dalvik from which the Dalvik Virtual machine was named. Similarly, "Baksmali" stands for disassembler.