android – Execution failed for task ':app:packageDebug' – Failed to read zip file-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

Without any changes in my code, suddenly i get this error when I try to run my app:

  • What went wrong:
    Execution failed for task ‘:app:packageDebug’. Failed to read zip file ‘C:\Users\Eliran\AndroidStudioProjects\Forum\app\build\outputs\apk\app-debug.apk’.

I have no idea why its trying to read the apk as zip file.

  • If I restart Android Studio, I can run the app once and then It happens again.
How to solve:

For me it helps (for now) when I Exit Android Studio, next I used Windows Task Manager (Ctrl + Shift + Esc) and kill process Java(TM) Platform SE binary and delete that file manually. After that I run Android Studio again, click on the Clean Project (there can be an error with app:clean, but you can run Android Studio again) and next click Make Project – after that of course Run 'app' button in Android Studio.


This issue has been reported to the development team:


I try manual delete file, but the SO inform: the file “app-debug.apk” is in use by “OpenJDK Platform Binary”. Then I kill “OpenJDK Platform Binary” and this worked.


Its solve my problem perfectly. i Just delete my build file and file>> Invalidate and restart android studio. This problem occur for me change dependency version


After wasting my 4 hours i could fix this.

I fixed it by deleting ~/.android/debug.keystore file.


just delete debug.keystore file under .android

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