How to Prevent Hooking of iOS, Android apps

Last updated May 24, 2021 by Alan Bavosa

Learn the 3 Easy Steps to Prevent Hooking Frameworks in iOS, Android apps and prevent malicious modification of mobile app behavior and logic.  Stop code injection, memory injection No Code or SDK

What is Hooking?

A hook is a means of executing custom code (function) either before, after, or instead of existing code. For example, a function may be written to “hook” into the login process of a mobile application and alter the authentication workflow (for example, the attacker can inject code that asks the user to input their social security number or re-type their password). Fraudsters use dynamic instrumentation toolkits like Frida to hook into the application and interact with the running processes and inject their own JavaScript code replacing the original code. 

How to Prevent Hooking of iOS, Android apps

Appdome is a no-code mobile app security platform designed to add security features, like Prevent Hooking Frameworks to any Android app without coding. This KB shows mobile developers, DevSec and security professionals how to use Appdome’s simple ‘click to build’ user interface to quickly and easily Prevent Hooking Frameworks in Android and iOS apps. 

Appdome Prevent Hooking Frameworks detects and prevents common hooking methods and frameworks which attempt to intercept function/method calls, messages, or API calls and then modify their instructions or output.  Appdome also detects code injected into the app’s process memory and prevents it from running.

3 Easy Steps to Prevent Hooking of iOS, Android apps

 Please follow these 3 easy steps to protect Android and iOS apps against Prevent Hooking Frameworks

  1. Upload a mobile app binary to Appdome
  2. In the Build Tab, under Anti-Fraud, Select Mobile Malware Prevention and Toggle on Block Memory Injection (shown below)
  3. Click Build My App

When you add Block Memory Injection to an Android or iOS app, Appdome Prevent Hooking and Hooking Frameworks gets added by default. 

block application hooking

Congratulations! The mobile app is now protected against Hooking and Hooking Frameworks.

Appdome’s no-code mobile app security platform offers mobile developers, DevSec and security professionals a convenient and reliable way to protect Android and iOS apps using Prevent Hooking and Hooking Frameworks. When a user clicks “Build My App,” Appdome leverages a microservice architecture filled with 1000s of security plugins, and an adaptive code generation engine that matches the correct required plugins to the development environment, frameworks, and methods in each app.


No Coding Dependency

Using Appdome, there are no development or coding prerequisites to build secured apps with Prevent Hooking and Hooking Frameworks in iOS and Android apps. There is no SDK and no library to manually code or implement in the app. The Appdome technology adds the relevant standards, frameworks, and logic to the app automatically, with no manual development work at all.

How to Sign & Publish Secured Mobile Apps Built on Appdome

After successfully securing your app using Appdome, there are several available options to complete your project, depending on your app lifecycle or workflow. These include


Or, see this quick reference Releasing Secured Android & iOS Apps built on Appdome.

More Mobile App Security Resources

Here are a few related resources:

How to Detect and Block Memory Injection Attacks on iOS, Android apps

How to Prevent Key Injection in Android apps

How to Prevent Malicious Misuse of Android Debug Bridge (ADB)

How to Block Speed Hacking, Prevent Mobile Game Cheating

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