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Android Build a Simple Android App Getting Started with Android Running the Fun Facts Project

Ryan Hord
Ryan Hord
17,688 Points

App would not run

The app would not run on my Nexus emulator. This was the message I received n the Gradle console

FAILURE: Build failed with an exception.

  • What went wrong: Execution failed for task ':app:transformClassesWithDexForDebug'.

    com.android.ide.common.process.ProcessException: org.gradle.process.internal.ExecException: Process 'command 'C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_79\bin\java.exe'' finished with non-zero exit value 1

  • Try: Run with --stacktrace option to get the stack trace. Run with --info or --debug option to get more log output.

The phrase - exception in thread "main" - also appeared many times

2 Answers

Seth Kroger
Seth Kroger
56,412 Points

This is not a particularly nice error to diagnose and fix. First try a Clean and Rebuild. It that doesn't work try the build.gradle lines suggested in the top answer here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/32807587/com-android-build-transform-api-transformexception

Beatriz Fuentes
Beatriz Fuentes
2,207 Points

Most of the time is realeted to RAM issue , ( try closing chrome , or look for java build parameter) . in case you do have a good ram , try clean and rebuilding your project it should work fine after that .