Forum Thread: Android Payload Apk

So I made an apk to get meterpreter on my android device... but everytime it installs... it shows MainActivity as name and no image... which looks kinda fake and bad for social engeneering right??

So how do u change that name and pic??

Also we have to keep that app open... is there no way to send the app in the background?? So that it cant be closed as easily as a swipe??

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you can try to aquire a normal APK somewhere and embed your backdoor in it using msfvenom. also most people are not that smart and think when they press the home button, the app closes. so in most cases, that can't be a problem, but it easily could be. you can look for ways to autostart your app, perhaps?

if all that fails, you could reverse engineer the earlier mentioned normal APK and edit the source code to make it autostart or whatever else.


I agree with Phoenix750. People can be that stupid.

But, it is already in the background and cannot be closed with a swipe...
(I even experienced, when it it terminated by task killer it restarts? how?)

Ok when I try toninject it ot normal apk... it makes that apk into a 7kb file but still the nane is mainactivity and no icon...

Can u help me point to a tut to edit the source code or decompress and edit an apk??
And a tut for that autostart thingy wud be really helpful

Thank you very much..

did you specify the template (the normal APK) in msfvenom? (the -x option).

also, can you comment the command you entered? (you can leave out ip-addresses if you want to).

about the tut, i don't know of any because i never tried it, honestly xD. but i know it is possible. just try to google "how to make your android app autostart"?


could you please actually make a tutorial video on how to embed a payload to original apk?. or even the link will be better

Yes I specified file and I also specified raw cause there is no format for apk... it still deleted everything in apk file and just made it 7kb and still shows as mainactivity in android with no pic...

I saw an video on youtube about this problem. The method is simple all you need to do is to edit the payload apk manifest by using xml and copy the commands in payload apk to the duplicate apk and save it and send it to targets device. Hope that this is helpful if not I would recommend you to watch video on youtube about editing apk manifest with xml

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