I have an Android application project that suddenly stopped to work. There is apparently no error, but when I try to launch, I get this:
Error executing aapt: return code 139
I tried to clean the project and its dependent library project, restarted Eclipse, updated to latest ADT and SDK versions, etc. but all failed. I also have this other error sometimes (without changing anything):
Error generating final archive: java.io.FileNotFoundException:
…/bin/resources.ap_ does not exist
I’m completely lost.
I spent hours to disassemble and reassemble everything piece by piece, and finally found what causes these errors, though I still don’t understand anything better… I had a resource like this:
<resources> <integer-array name="titi"> <item>@+id/toto</item> </integer-array> </resources>
I removed it and everything worked again… Of course the resource file had no error at all. Half a day lost for nothing, this Eclipse is driving me mad 8-/ Am I the only one?
Just had the same issue and the problem was that I had a menu file inside the menu folder which had an
android:title="@string/.." that did not exist in my strings file. After adding it and doing a
Project > Clean the problem is gone.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <resources> <integer-array name="titi"> <Item>@+id/Toto</item> </integer-array> </resources>
@+id/... can only be used in layout resources.
@id/... and generate ids with help resource file if needed:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <resources> <item type="id" name="toto" /> </resources>
I just moved a project away from using the Android v7 appcompat support library and encountered this problem. Turns out that I had a bunch of menu resource files that were still using the appcompat version of some of their properties.
I used to have this:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <menu xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" xmlns:compat="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"> <item android:id="@+id/conversations_activity_menu_contacts" android:title="@string/contacts" compat:showAsAction="ifRoom|withText" /> </menu>
But then corrected the problem by changing them to this:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <menu xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"> <item android:id="@+id/conversations_activity_menu_contacts" android:showAsAction="ifRoom|withText" android:title="@string/contacts" /> </menu>
Hit the same issue, after an hour or so of playing the issue was tracked down to a single quote ” ‘ “, being present in a resource . Removed the quote and the error went away.
AAPT errors are sometimes caused by insufficient memory for eclipse to run in. See:
For the second part of your problem, see this: