Files with odex file extension can be found as special optimized program executable data inside Android APK packages.

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ODEX file extension - Google Android optimized executable

What is odex file? How to open odex files?

File type specification:

Program executable file type icon Program executable file type

odex file icon: odex filetype icon

The odex file extension is associated with applications for Google Android operating system. ODEX means Optimized - DEX Android compiled executable file.

Usually, the odex files can be found only inside in Google Android APK packages. They are used to optimize speed of the application and to save storage space.

Updated: August 24, 2020

The default software associated to open odex file:

Google Android SDK icon

Google Inc. logoGoogle 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. logoGoogle 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. logoEclipse 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.

Google Android icon

Google Inc. logoGoogle Android  Google Android software

Company or developer:
Google Inc.

A popular 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 9 Pie
  • Android 8 O (Oreo)
  • 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

Help how to open:

You probably cannot access *.odex files manually, just as part of APK packages.

How to convert:

It is unlikely that you can convert *.odex files to anything else.

List of software applications associated to the .odex file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open odex file, edit odex file, convert odex file, view odex file, play odex file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

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 odex files.

Programs that can create odex file - Google Android optimized executable

Programs supporting the exension odex on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for create odex file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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