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Android Build a Simple Android App (2014) Creating the Screen Layout Getting to Know Our Tools

Antone Bagnall
Antone Bagnall
6,744 Points

"INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_MANIFEST_MALFORMED" error. Still appears after I clean and rebuild, any help?

The error is INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_MANIFEST_MALFORMED, although there are no errors in the code. The emulator also does not show the hello world program although I assume that is a result of the error?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

2 Answers

Can you post the contents of your Android Manifest file, please?

I Googled your problem and came across this which has some interesting solutions that are worth trying.


Antone Bagnall
Antone Bagnall
6,744 Points
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    package="ABstudios.funfacts" >

        android:theme="@style/AppTheme" >
            android:label="@string/app_name" >
                <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />
                <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />


As in the Stack Overflow post, there are a few things that you can try.

One theme that is recurring is using lower case letters for package names so if you change package="ABstudios.funfacts" to be package="abstudios.funfacts" that might help.