Files with arsc suffix can be found as resource data packs for apps for devices based on Android operating system for smart phones and tablets.

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ARSC file extension - Dalvik Virtual Machine resource pack

What is arsc file? How to open arsc files?

File type specification:

Mobile phones related file type icon Mobile phones related file type

arsc file icon: arsc filetype icon

File extension arsc is mainly related to the Dalvik Virtual Machine, a core part of the Google Android operating system and is used to run Android applications.

An .arsc file is a part of the APK Android application archive with other data such as settings, graphics, sounds, DEX Dalvik executable file etc. It contains binary resources for Android application.

The default software associated to arsc file type:

Google Android SDK icon

Google Inc. logo Google Android SDK  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Google Inc.

Android SDK provides the tools and libraries necessary to begin developing applications that run on Android-powered devices (mobile phones, tablets etc.).

Android SDK was replaced by Android Studio development tool.

Google Android SDK Tools icon

Google Inc. logo Google Android SDK Tools  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Google Inc.

SDK Tools is a downloadable component for the Android SDK. It includes the complete set of development and debugging tools for the Android SDK.

SDK Tools contains

  • Android SDK Tools
  • Android SDK Platform-tools
  • Android SDK Build-tools

Eclipse with ADT Plugin icon

Google Inc. logo Eclipse with ADT Plugin  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Google Inc.

Eclipse with ADT (Android Development Tools) Plugin is officially  supported integrated development environment (IDE) for creating of new applications for Google Android operating system. Eclipse is also used to develop applications in JAVA, C/C++, PHP, COBOL, Perl, Python etc. Eclipse is distributed as free and open source software.

Eclipse with ADT Plugin for Mac icon

Google Inc. logo Eclipse with ADT Plugin for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Google Inc.

Eclipse with ADT (Android Development Tools) Plugin is officially  supported integrated development environment (IDE) for creating of new applications for Google Android operating system.

Google Android SDK Tools for Mac icon

Google Inc. logo Google Android SDK Tools for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Google Inc.

SDK Tools for Mac is a downloadable component for the Android SDK. It includes the complete set of development and debugging tools for the Android SDK.

Google Android SDK for Mac icon

Google Inc. logo Google Android SDK for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Google Inc.

Android SDK is the set of tools and libraries used to develop applications that run on Android-powered devices (mobile phones, tablets etc.).

Android SDK for Mac was replaced by Android Studio development tool.

Eclipse with ADT Plugin for Linux icon

Google Inc. logo Eclipse with ADT Plugin for Linux  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
  Google Inc.

Eclipse with ADT Plugin for Linux is official IDE that allows programmers to develop applications for Google Android operating system.

Google Android SDK Tools for Linux icon

Google Inc. logo Google Android SDK Tools for Linux  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
  Google Inc.

SDK Tools for Linux is a downloadable component for the Android SDK. It includes the complete set of development and debugging tools for the Android SDK.

Google Android SDK for Linux icon

Google Inc. logo Google Android SDK for Linux  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
  Google Inc.

Android SDK provides the tools and libraries necessary to begin developing applications that run on Android-powered devices (mobile phones, tablets etc.).

Android SDK for Linux was replaced by Android Studio development tool.

Google Android icon

Google Inc. logo Google Android  Google Android software

Company or developer:
  Google Inc.

Google Android is operating system for smart phones and tablet computers developed by the Google. Android is based on the Linux kernel. Basic Android's applications are closely related to Google account and services such as Gmail, Calendar, Maps, YouTube, etc.

Applications for Android are written in Java source code but finally compiled for Android Dalvik virtual machine. In Android 4.4 and later is used new runtime environment called Android Runtime (ART) with JIT compiler.

New applications for Android are available on the Google Play a one of the basic applications in clean Android installation.

Google Android operating system versions:

  • Android 7 Nougat
  • Android 6 Marshmallow
  • Android 5 Lollipop
  • 4.4.x KitKat
  • 4.3.x Jellybean
  • 4.2.x Jellybean
  • 4.1.x Jellybean
  • 4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 3.x.x Honeycomb
  • 2.3.x Gingerbread
  • 2.2 Froyo
  • 2.1 Eclair
  • 1.6 Donut
  • 1.5 Cupcake

Related articles:

Android APK file format description

Help how to open ARSC files:

Various Android SDKs should be able to work with or access this file type.

How to convert file with extension ARSC:

It does not appear possible to convert this file type to something else, at best you can dissect it with some tool.

Find converter to arsc file type:

ipr to arsc

File identification strings:

HEX code: 02 00 0C 00 3C 82
ASCII code: ....<

List of software applications associated to the .arsc file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open arsc file, edit arsc file, convert arsc file, view arsc file, play arsc file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Hint:
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the arsc files.

  • Create arsc file
  • Recover arsc file
  • Others arsc file

Programs that can create arsc file - Dalvik Virtual Machine resource pack

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for create arsc file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with arsc file by default:
Google Android SDK small icon Google Android SDK
Google Android SDK Tools small icon Google Android SDK Tools
Eclipse with ADT Plugin small icon Eclipse with ADT Plugin
Other suggested software:
IntelliJ IDEA small icon IntelliJ IDEA

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with arsc file by default:
Eclipse with ADT Plugin for Mac small icon Eclipse with ADT Plugin for Mac
Google Android SDK Tools for Mac small icon Google Android SDK Tools for Mac
Other suggested software:
IntelliJ IDEA for Mac small icon IntelliJ IDEA for Mac

Linux/Unix:

Main software associated with arsc file by default:
Eclipse with ADT Plugin for Linux small icon Eclipse with ADT Plugin for Linux
Google Android SDK for Linux small icon Google Android SDK for Linux
Other suggested software:
IntelliJ IDEA for Linux small icon IntelliJ IDEA for Linux

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