What is a .ODEX File And How To Open It

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Have you came across a file with the .odex extension and you don’t know what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .odex file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .ODEX file?

The file extension .ODEX comes from Optimized Dalvik Executable. The file has the binary format, and it is a system related files.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .odex file on 1 platform.

How to open a .ODEX file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .ODEX file on various operating systems.

How to open a .ODEX file on Android

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .odex file on Android in few easy steps.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .ODEX file in the download folder

The first step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

While trying to open the file, it won’t work.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

Please locate the app “Google Play Store” (picture above) and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

To open the file, you will need to download the Google Android software. Please search for it in the Google Play Store and install it. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Android.

Still cannot open the .ODEX file?

If you are still unable to open the .ODEX file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .ODEX file.odf – Apache Software Foundation, .odf – Activision, .odf – OASIS, .odg – OASIS, .odi – OASIS. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .ODEX file with the Google Android software on Android.