[android] A failure occurred while executing com.android.build.gradle.internal.tasks

I am getting this error while I am building APK.

Cause 1: org.gradle.workers.internal.DefaultWorkerExecutor$WorkExecutionException: A failure occurred while executing com.android.build.gradle.internal.tasks.Workers$ActionFacade
    at org.gradle.workers.internal.DefaultWorkerExecutor$WorkerExecution.waitForCompletion(DefaultWorkerExecutor.java:285)
    at org.gradle.internal.work.DefaultAsyncWorkTracker.waitForItemsAndGatherFailures(DefaultAsyncWorkTracker.java:115)
    at org.gradle.internal.work.DefaultAsyncWorkTracker.waitForCompletion(DefaultAsyncWorkTracker.java:87)
    at org.gradle.workers.internal.DefaultWorkerExecutor.await(DefaultWorkerExecutor.java:150)
    at com.android.build.gradle.internal.tasks.Workers$WorkerExecutorAdapter.await(Workers.kt:282)
    at com.android.ide.common.resources.MergeWriter.end(MergeWriter.java:48)
    at com.android.ide.common.resources.MergedResourceWriter.end(MergedResourceWriter.java:242)
    at com.android.ide.common.resources.DataMerger.mergeData(DataMerger.java:292)
    at com.android.ide.common.resources.ResourceMerger.mergeData(ResourceMerger.java:384)
    at com.android.build.gradle.tasks.MergeResources.lambda$doFullTaskAction$1(MergeResources.java:261)
    at com.android.build.gradle.internal.tasks.Blocks.recordSpan(Blocks.java:58)

Tried to invalidate cache and restart android studio.Rebuild project but none of them works for me.

This question is related to android android-studio gradle

The answer is

classpath 'com.android.tools.build:gradle:3.3.2' change class path and it will work

Working on android studio: 3.6.3 and gradle version:

classpath 'com.android.tools.build:gradle:3.6.3'
classpath "org.jetbrains.kotlin:kotlin-gradle-plugin:1.3.72"

Adding this line in

gradle.properties file


I was also facing the same problem a few minutes before when I tried to run a flutter project in my C/(.something../.something../.something../.something....) directory,

So I created a new folder in my E directory and started a new project there and when I run it ..... surprisingly it worked. I don't know why?

This was the message that I got after running in E: directory

Launching lib\main.dart on Lenovo K33a42 in debug mode...
Running Gradle task 'assembleDebug'...
Checking the license for package Android SDK Platform 28 in 
License for package Android SDK Platform 28 accepted.
Preparing "Install Android SDK Platform 28 (revision: 6)".
"Install Android SDK Platform 28 (revision: 6)" ready.
Installing Android SDK Platform 28 in 
"Install Android SDK Platform 28 (revision: 6)" complete.
"Install Android SDK Platform 28 (revision: 6)" finished.
Parameter format not correct -
v Built build\app\outputs\apk\debug\app-debug.apk.
Installing build\app\outputs\apk\app.apk...
Debug service listening on ws://
Syncing files to device Lenovo K33a42...

In my case the issue was related to View Binding. It couldn't generate binding classes due to an invalid xml layout file. In the file I had a Switch with an id switch, which is a Java keyword. Renaming the Switch id resolved the issue.enter image description here

Try this, in Android Studio

File > Invalidate Caches/Restart... 

I got this problem when I directly downloaded code files from GitHub but it was showing this error, but my colleague told me to use "Git bash here" and use the command to Gitclone it. After doing so it works fine.

I already had multidex enabled but the version was too old so upgraded and it fixed the issue:

// Old version
implementation 'com.android.support:multidex:1.0.3'
// New version
def multidex_version = "2.0.1"
implementation 'androidx.multidex:multidex:$multidex_version'

If you've tried all the solutions above and still doesn't resolve your issue.

This might not seemed related, but here's my take on it.

Try removing this from your Gradle dependency, I've spend 2 hours of my time because of this roadblock.

implementation "com.squareup.retrofit2:adapter-rxjava2:2.3.0"

found the solution.

add this code to your build.gradle,

dependencies {
    def multidex_version = "2.0.1"
    implementation 'androidx.multidex:multidex:$multidex_version'

then enable the multidex to true

 defaultConfig {
        minSdkVersion 15 
        targetSdkVersion 28
        multiDexEnabled true

I got an stacktrace similar to yours only when building to Lollipop or Marshmallow, and the solution was to disable Advanved profiling.

Find it here:

Run -> Edit Configurations -> Profiling -> Enable advanced profiling


If you getting this error saying signing-config.json (Access denied) means just exit the android studio and just go to the desktop home and click on the android studio icon and give Run as Administrator, this will sort out the problem (or) you can delete the signing-config.json and re-run the program :)

I know this might not be a complete or exact solution, but for those who are still facing issues even after doing what is given on this thread, check for your files in value folder. For me there was a typo and some missing values. Once i fixed them this error stopped.

Clean Project -> Invalidate caches/restart. My problem resolved with this.

I removed this issue by adding the following lines

add multiDexEnabled true in android>app>build.gradle inside defaultConfig

add implementation 'com.android.support:multidex:1.0.3' in android>app>build.gradle inside dependencies

Finally found a solution for this by adding this line to gradle.properties.


If any one having this issue in flutter after adding firebase storage. Do flutter clean and re run it, it will work

You may get an error like this when trying to build an app that uses a VectorDrawable for an Adaptive Icon. And your XML file contains "android:fillColor" with a <gradient> block:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<vector xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"

        android:pathData="M1,1 H99 V99 H1Z"
        <aapt:attr name="android:fillColor">
                android:type="linear" />

Gradient fill colors are commonly used in Adaptive Icons, such as in the tutorials here, here and here.

Even though the layout preview works fine, when you build the app, you will see an error like this:

FAILURE: Build failed with an exception.

* What went wrong:
Execution failed for task ':app:mergeDebugResources'.
> A failure occurred while executing com.android.build.gradle.internal.tasks.Workers$ActionFacade
   > Error while processing Project/app/src/main/res/drawable/icon_with_gradient.xml : null

(More info shown when the gradle build is run with --stack-trace flag):

Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
    at com.android.ide.common.vectordrawable.VdPath.addGradientIfExists(VdPath.java:614)
    at com.android.ide.common.vectordrawable.VdTree.parseTree(VdTree.java:149)
    at com.android.ide.common.vectordrawable.VdTree.parse(VdTree.java:129)
    at com.android.ide.common.vectordrawable.VdParser.parse(VdParser.java:39)
    at com.android.ide.common.vectordrawable.VdPreview.getPreviewFromVectorXml(VdPreview.java:197)
    at com.android.builder.png.VectorDrawableRenderer.generateFile(VectorDrawableRenderer.java:224)
    at com.android.build.gradle.tasks.MergeResources$MergeResourcesVectorDrawableRenderer.generateFile(MergeResources.java:413)
    at com.android.ide.common.resources.MergedResourceWriter$FileGenerationWorkAction.run(MergedResourceWriter.java:409)

The solution is to move the file icon_with_gradient.xml to drawable-v24/icon_with_gradient.xml or drawable-v26/icon_with_gradient.xml. It's because gradient fills are only supported in API 24 (Android 7) and above. More info here: VectorDrawable: Invalid drawable tag gradient

In right side of android studio click gradle -> app -> build -> assemble. then android studio will start building, and print you a proper message of the issue.

Solution for:

Caused by 4: com.android.builder.internal.aapt.AaptException: Dependent features configured but no package ID was set.

All feature modules have to apply the library plugin and NOT the application plugin.

build.gradle (:androidApp:feature_A)

apply plugin: 'com.android.library'

It all depends on the stacktrace of each one. Cause 1 WorkExecutionException may be the consequence of other causes. So I suggest reading the full stacktrace from the last cause printed towards the first cause. So if we solve the last cause, it is very likely that we will have fixed the chain of causes from the last to the first.

I attach an example of my stacktrace where the original or concrete problem was in the last cause:

Caused by: org.gradle.workers.internal.DefaultWorkerExecutor$WorkExecutionException: A failure occurred while executing com.android.build.gradle.internal.res.LinkApplicationAndroidResourcesTask$TaskAction

Caused by: com.android.builder.internal.aapt.v2.Aapt2InternalException: AAPT2 aapt2-4.2.0-alpha16-6840111-linux Daemon #0: Unexpected error during link, attempting to stop daemon.

Caused by: java.io.IOException: Unable to make AAPT link command.

Caused by 4: com.android.builder.internal.aapt.AaptException: Dependent features configured but no package ID was set.


Feature Package ID was not set

search your code you must be referring to color in color.xml in an xml drawable. go and give hex code instead of referencing....

Example: in drawable.xml you must have called


change it to android:fillColor="#ffaacc" hope it solve your problem...

In my case problem arose due to gradle version upgradation from 6.2 all to 6.6 all in gradle wrapper. So i wiped out data of avd and restarted it and then deleted .gradle folder in android/.gradle and then run yarn start --reset-cache and yarn android. Then it worked for me

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