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1st Edition

Android App-Hook and Plug-In Technology

ISBN 9780367207007
Published September 6, 2019 by CRC Press
452 Pages

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Book Description

This book presents the Android plug-in technology used in Android development. This technology is widely used by a majority of Chinese internet companies, and is becoming more widely used worldwide. The book fully describes the history of Android plug-in technology, the installation and startup process, and new features of the Android plug-in technology. It also explores plug-in solutions for peripheral technologies. The book is designed to help Android app developers better understand the underlying technology of the Android system.


  • Introduces Android system knowledge, including the communication between AMS and four components

  • Describes the Hook technique by Proxy.newProxyInstance and reflection, to modify Android system behavior, for example, to launch an activity not declared in the AndroidManifest.

  • Shows how to use the Hook apk packaging process in Gradle

  • Covers how to merge the resources in the plugin app and the host app, and how to merge dex of the host app and all the plugin apps

  • Presents the SO technique and how to launch SO files dynamically



Jianqiang Bao is a senior Android app developer. For more than 15 years he has developed enterprise solutions using Silverlight, ASP.NET, WP7, Android and iOS. He has worked in HP, Microsoft, Qunar, Tuniu company. He has a technique blog, his GitHub is