ODEX file format description

Many people share .odex files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .odex file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .odex files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.odex - Android Optimized Dalvik Executable

The ODEX development files are related to Android OS. The ODEX file is an Android Optimized Dalvik Executable. Android programs are compiled into .dex (Dalvik Executable) files, which are in turn zipped into a single .apk file on the device. .dex files can be created by automatically translating compiled applications written in the Java programming language.

Android OS
Development files
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Naturally, other applications may also use the .odex file extension. Even harmful programs can create .odex files. Be especially cautious with .odex files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .odex file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .odex file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

dex, ode, odx, oex, ovex, pdex

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems

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Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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