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Pathdroid is a framework to analyze binary Android applications for program defects and malicious behaviors.

Pathdroid is based on the Java Pathfinder (JPF) verification system (, and thus provides model checking capabilities for applications that are distributed as standard Android .dex or .apk files.

At the core of Pathdroid is a implementation of the Android (Dalvik) bytecode instruction set that emulates a Dalvik virtual machine (VM) instead of a Java VM, but otherwise re-uses and supports JPF infrastructure such as listeners and native peers




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The PathDroid platform is 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

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. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

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