Forward Locking and Protecting APKs in custom ROM

Detection score: 4.5

<p>I would consider a set of measures: </p>

<ol>
<li>API modification. Since you do not have to certify your device, you can do whatever you want with Android API. You application will crash on vanilla devices and debugging them will be a nightmare.</li>
<li>Disable adb debugging.</li>
<li>Or protect adb with password</li>
<li>Create your own licensing mechanism. You don't need to implement it properly with custom sdk and everything. You can add this functionality to the Android API.</li>
</ol>

<p>Why so many suggestions? The thing is that you can not protect your apps with technical solution. The only thing you can do is to make stealing them as expensive as possible to the extent it's not worth it.</p>
Posted 11 days ago | reported 11 days ago

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