Click Me

This was a "clicker" mobile application. The goal was to get more than 99999999 clicks.

After decompiling the APK, we could see the following relevant part of the source code.

public final void cookieViewClick(View view) {
    int i = this.CLICKS + 1;
    this.CLICKS = i;
    if (i >= 13371337) {
        this.CLICKS = 13371337;
    ((TextView) findViewById(;

public final void getFlagButtonClick(View view) {
    Intrinsics.checkNotNullParameter(view, "view");
    if (this.CLICKS == 99999999) {
        Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), getFlag(), 0).show();
    Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), "You do not have enough cookies to get the flag", 0).show();

We could find the instruction where the CLICKS is compared with 99999999, patch it, and recompile the APK. Looking at the Smali code, we see the following portion that corresponds to the check in getFlagButtonClick.

.line 34
iget p1, p0, Lcom/example/clickme/MainActivity;->CLICKS:I

const/4 v0, 0x0

const v1, 0x5f5e0ff

if-ne p1, v1, :cond_0

.line 35
invoke-virtual {p0}, Lcom/example/clickme/MainActivity;->getFlag()Ljava/lang/String;

In a nutshell, if the current number of clicks is not equal to 0x5f5e0ff (99999999), the code jumps over the getFlag() call to the cond_0 label somewhere below.

All we have to do is to change this instruction to

if-gt p1, v1, :cond_0

and recompile the APK. Now the check is bypassed!

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