How Do I Convert A Executable To a Format Android Reads ?

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How can I convert an executable to a format Android phones can read?

Most Android applications are written in Java, but I will use something else… I have no trouble of making the EXE file but can someone please tell me how to convert it to a file Android can read?

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  • Reply June 27, 2010


    android cannot play exe files because this is a windows extension, whereas android is more of a Linux distro…

    • Reply September 5, 2014


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  • Reply June 30, 2010


    No, why?

    1: the java that android uses and the java that standard computer uses are simliar, but not cross-compatible. Granted there is a porting tool, but that is for developers.

    2: the exe is for windows only, can will call apound window’s software librarys in order to run the program, which will not exist on the andriod

    In most cases, when porting an applciation from computer to phone, you will need access to the source code (available only to software creator, unless otherwise noted) and adjust it to work in the other software environment.

    • Reply September 5, 2014


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  • Reply July 3, 2010


    Bad news, guy. You can’t convert it.
    An application is not like a picture or a sound file.

    As was said, your application is made for windows, and it won’t work in any other operational system.

    If you want to build applications or games to run in your phone, you’d better learn to program in java.
    I’d recommend you to use Eclipse.

    You can also apply to use Google App Inventor. You can build mobile games and apps.

    All these app building tools are available on the Android Developers Website.

    • Reply September 5, 2014


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  • Reply July 5, 2010


    You cannot convert it as far as I know.

    • Reply September 5, 2014


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  • Reply November 4, 2010

    Android Helpers

    Android system does not understand PE format. so called windows exe files are in this format (PE stands for Portable Executable but it is not so portable after all!). likely Android executable frmat is ELF, a well-known widely used (among several systems) “codes container”.
    moreover, the code into windows executable files is for x86 processors (or for CLR, not JVM), and Android hardware for sure has no x86 processors and afaik no x86-opcode compatible processor too.

    so basically, it’s nonsense “converting” an exe (specific format, specific system, specific machine code for specific processor, specific library bindings) into “a file Android can ‘read’” (oh, as passive data you can transfer the exe to android as it is, but forget it can run it or even “see” that there’s code inside! just data to it!)

    • Reply September 5, 2014


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  • Reply September 28, 2013

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  • Reply September 5, 2014


    Hey, that’s a clever way of thnnikig about it.

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