android-hidden-api

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Java
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Created
Sep 16, 2015
Updated
Oct 26, 2020
Owner
Anggrayudi H (anggrayudi)
Contributors
Tobias Preuss (johnjohndoe)
Anggrayudi H (anggrayudi)
YuutaW (Trumeet)
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Android Hidden APIs

Android Hidden APIs are classes, methods and resources that Google hides from you because of stability reason. These features are hidden because they may be changed on next API version.

The internal APIs are located in package com.android.internal and available in the framework.jar, while the hidden APIs are located in the android.jar file with @hide javadoc attribute. Now you know the difference. But I will refer to both as hidden APIs.

This repo contains custom android.jar which you can use to develop your app. However, if you urgently need to create your own android.jar, I also share you the Krabby Patty secret recipe here: Create Your Own Android Hidden APIs.

Use Custom android.jar

  1. Go to <SDK location>/platforms/.
  2. Copy, paste and replace the downloaded hidden API file into this directory, e.g. android-29/android.jar.
  3. Change compileSdkVersion and targetSdkVersion to 29 (for example).
  4. Finally, rebuild your project.

Note: Higher compileSdkVersion and targetSdkVersion will be better.

Resources Helper

If you plan to use only Android internal resources rather than internal classes or methods, do:

dependencies {
    implementation 'com.anggrayudi:android-hidden-api:28.1'
}

Note: If you encounter error Failed to resolve com.anggrayudi:android-hidden-api:x.x, then add the following config:

repositories {
    maven { url 'https://dl.bintray.com/anggrayudi/maven/' }
}

Here's some example of accessing internal resources: ​

import com.anggrayudi.hiddenapi.Res;

    String accept = InternalAccessor.getString(Res.string.accept);
    float sbar_height = InternalAccessor.getDimension(Res.dimen.status_bar_height);
    int notif_color = InternalAccessor.getColor("config_defaultNotificationColor");

License

Copyright 2015-2020 Anggrayudi Hardiannicko A.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at

    http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
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