RAR for Android can create RAR and ZIP and unpack RAR, ZIP, TAR, GZ, BZ2, XZ, 7z, ISO, ARJ archives. List of functions include repair command for damaged ZIP and RAR files, benchmark function compatible with RARLAB’s WinRAR benchmark, recovery record, usual and recovery volumes, encryption, solid archives, utilizing multiple CPU cores to compress data.
Additionally to standard ZIP files, unzip function supports ZIP and ZIPX with BZIP2, LZMA and PPMd compression also as password protected ZIP. Unrar command is available for all versions of RAR archives including the latest RAR5, password protected and multipart files.
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- Fixed crash after long pressing text in “Rename” dialog.
- Several less frequently used options moved to “General” subscreen in settings. “About RAR” moved to toolbar. New “Name encoding” option allows to specify encoding for non-English file names in non-Unicode archives, typically ZIP. Most encodings are available only from Android 4.4.
- Archiving, extraction and other commands work even if screen is turned off. WAKE_LOCK permission is added to implement it.