APKLeaks – Tool For Scanning APK URLs



Scanning APK file for URIs, endpoints & secrets.


  • Installation
  • Usage
  • Version
  • Legal
  • Acknowledments


To install APKLeaks, simply:

$ git clone https://github.com/dwisiswant0/apkleaks
$ cd apkleaks/
$ pip3 install -r requirements.txt


APKLeaks using jadx dissambler to decompile APK file. If it doesn’t exist in your environment, it’ll ask you to download or nah.


It’s fairly simple,

$ python3 apkleaks.py -f ~/path/to/file.apk


$ python3 apkleaks.py -h
usage: apkleaks [-h] -f FILE [-o OUTPUT] [-p PATTERN]

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -f FILE, --file FILE  APK file to scanning
  -o OUTPUT, --output OUTPUT
                        Write to file results (NULL will be saved into random
  -p PATTERN, --pattern PATTERN
                        Path to custom patterns JSON

In general, if you don’t provide -o argument, then it will generate results file automatically.

Custom patterns can be added with the following flag --pattern /path/to/rules.json to provide sensitive search rules in the JSON file format. If not set, it’ll use default patterns from regexes.json file.

Example patterns file:

// rules.json
  "Amazon AWS Access Key ID": "AKIA[0-9A-Z]{16}",

$ python apkleaks.py -f /path/to/file.apk -p rules.json -o ~/Documents/apkleaks-results.txt


Current version is v2.0.3, and still development.


apkleaks is distributed under Apache 2.


Since this tool includes some contributions, and I’m not an asshole, I’ll publically thank the following users for their helps and resources:

  • @ndelphit – for his inspiring apkurlgrep, that’s why this tool was made.
  • @dxa4481 and y’all who contribute to truffleHogRegexes.
  • @GerbenJavado & @Bankde – for awesome pattern to discover URLs, endpoints & their parameters from LinkFinder.
  • @tomnomnom – a gf patterns.
  • @pxb1988 – for awesome APK dissambler dex2jar.
  • @subho007 for standalone APK parser.
  • SHA2048#4361 (Discord user) that help me porting code to Python3.