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adding admob to an app which doesn't contain it (reskin)

 
Mosaab Ezzahid
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I am new to this things i have no programing background i've watched some videos about what is called  reversed engineering in  android apps and I am trying to practice this method 
but the problem i face is that many apps i try to work on  do not contain the part of code where i can add my A dmob ads id so i am asking if i can add this part myself on any android app code or not ?
 
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You mean you take an existing app in the form of an APK file and want to add ads to it? What is the point of that, given that you can't redistribute it? Not to mention that this kind of reverse engineering may well be illegal. Or do you mean apps for which you have the source code?

I don't think AdMob is necessarily added via code. It may just be a component added via a layout, so you should examine the layout XML files of the app in question.
 
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Tim Moores wrote:You mean you take an existing app in the form of an APK file and want to add ads to it? What is the point of that, given that you can't redistribute it? Not to mention that this kind of reverse engineering may well be illegal. Or do you mean apps for which you have the source code?

I don't think AdMob is necessarily added via code. It may just be a component added via a layout, so you should examine the layout XML files of the app in question.






Thank you for your answer 
Actually here is what i want to do : i want to do reverse engineering to an apk , reskin it and upload it  again  it may be somehow illegal but thats all i can do for now
the issue is that when i decompile  the apk  sometimes it doesn't contain admob ads  which is the way i want to profit by i wondered if it is possible to add admob ads to apps like this so i can profit
 
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So it is not your app? That sounds morally and legally wrong to me; I have no interest in helping with that.
 
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