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ProGuard - Problem obfuscating jar files

Kieran Webster

Joined: Jan 13, 2013
Posts: 22
Hey CodeRanch.

Sorry if this is the wrong section, I didn't know where to post it.

I'm trying to obfuscate my jar files using ProGuard 4.8 to protect my source from being easily read, but each time I try, I'm getting an error.

Once I got this error, I tried using a different jar file with different classes, and it worked. It said the process had been completed and my output jar file was exactly where I specified. When I extracted the classes though, I noticed that nothing was obfuscated and everything was readable if decompiled.

Could someone please tell me how I'd go about successful obfuscation? Thanks in advance.
Kieran Webster

Joined: Jan 13, 2013
Posts: 22
Anyone? Please
Paul Clapham

Joined: Oct 14, 2005
Posts: 19351

After some poking around on the Proguard home page, I noticed that they have used the model "Release the code free, and charge for support". So if you are desperate for support, here's the place to go: Professional ProGuard Support.

Or if you want to look at alternatives, the Proguard page links to them too: Alternatives.
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