Optimization performance of ProGuard and DexGuard

Hello. I have a question.

I understand that DexGuard was created based on ProGuard by adding several protection techniques.

So, from an optimization perspective, are the optimization processes and performance of the two tools the same?


Hi @geunha ,

Your understanding is correct. DexGuard also contains some improvements to shrinking and optimisation compared to ProGuard. For example DexGuard optimises the resources too, it also shrinks unused resources, assets, native libraries, etc.

Here you can find a blog post on the differences between ProGuard and DexGuard: DexGuard vs. ProGuard | Guardsquare

Kind regards,


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