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Debugging reversed Android application

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http://stackoverflow.com – Let's assumed I have a malware application I got from a device and reversing it using smali or dedexter or dex2jar is ok, but I want to actually debug it and not just perform static analysis. Is it even possible? I'm not sure how the dalvik VM debugging capabilities work since they should know when single stepping which line of code belongs to which dalvik opcode line, I'm not sure where that meta data resides, anyone has experience with it? Of course i can try dex2jar and create an eclipse project, but I'm looking for a way to do it from dalvik as well, meaning being able to step through dal (HowTos)