Android Software Internals Quick Reference

Use this handy field guide as a quick reference book and cheat sheet for all of the techniques you use or reference day to day. Covering up to Android 11, this Android Java programming reference guide focuses on non-UI elements with a security focus. You won’t see Android UI development, nor will you see low-level C or kernel techniques. Instead, this book focuses on easily digestible, useful, and interesting techniques in Java and the Android system. 

What You Will Learn


  • Discover the differences between and how to access application names, package names, IDs, and unique identifiers in Android
  • Quickly reference common techniques such as storage, the activity lifecycle, and permissions
  • Debug using the Android shell
  • Work with Android’s obfuscation and encryption capabilities
  • Extract and decompile Android applications
  • Carry out Android reflection and dex class loading




Who This Book Is For

Programmers, developers, and admins with at least prior Android and Java experience.

this book is a great resource! It provides concise summary of information needed IRL for Android developers. This book paid for itself the second day I owned it. Respect and gratitude to the author for putting this together, I’m not aware of any other reference that is so concise and helpful.

Warren W. Dixon