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David Axelrod
David Axelrod
36,073 Points

Endlessly frustrating. error (3,0) Gradle DSL method not found 'android()'

read through the forum posts and have this error come up when i change the gradle file. I dont even see android() defined. I also get the error Error:(2,0) plugin with id com.android.application not found. Thanks!

here are my files

gradle-wrapper.properties

#Mon Jul 06 17:04:59 EDT 2015
distributionBase=GRADLE_USER_HOME
distributionPath=wrapper/dists
zipStoreBase=GRADLE_USER_HOME
zipStorePath=wrapper/dists
distributionUrl=https\://services.gradle.org/distributions/gradle-2.2.1-all.zip

build.gradle

apply plugin: 'com.android.application'

android {
    compileSdkVersion 21
    buildToolsVersion '21.1.2'
    defaultConfig {
        applicationId 'jasonphillipsdev.stormy'
        minSdkVersion 14
        targetSdkVersion 21
        versionCode 1
        versionName '1.0'
    }
    buildTypes {
        release {
            minifyEnabled false
            proguardFiles getDefaultProguardFile('proguard-android.txt'), 'proguard-rules.pro'
        }
    }
    productFlavors {
    }
}

dependencies {
    compile fileTree(dir: 'libs', include: ['*.jar'])
    compile files('libs/commons-io-2.4.jar')
    compile 'com.android.support:support-v13:21.0.3'
}

settings.gradle

include ':app'

2 Answers

Marcus Pereira
Marcus Pereira
7,985 Points

Earlier this year I wrote a quick article on Medium showing how I solved this issue.

https://medium.com/@marcuspereira/solving-the-gradle-dsl-method-not-found-android-in-android-studio-6e5ab499bd3

In short, Android Studio incorrectly adds the android() method in the top-level build.gradle file. Just delete the method. :)

Seth Kroger
Seth Kroger
56,403 Points

I'd guess the second error is causing the first because if android() is defined anywhere the android plugin is a good place for it. Googling the 2nd error brought up this: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/24795079/error1-0-plugin-with-id-com-android-application-not-found I'd start with checking the project's build.gradle file (not the app module's you listed) and go from there.