creck creck - 16 days ago 7
Android Question

Android Multidex RuntimeException

I am trying to solve a problem with running Android app that has over 65k methods.

I have followed Google docs about Multidex support, however I'm still unable to run it successfully. It seems that the problem appears only on SDK less than 21, because when I specify

minSdkVersion 21
, it works well, however once I set it to
minSdkVersion 15
, I am getting following exception.

FATAL EXCEPTION: main
java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to instantiate application custom.package.name.MyApplication: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: Didn't find class "custom.package.name.MyApplication" on path: DexPathList[[zip file "/data/app/custom.package.name-2/base.apk"],nativeLibraryDirectories=[/data/app/custom.package.name-2/lib/arm, /vendor/lib, /system/lib]]
at android.app.LoadedApk.makeApplication(LoadedApk.java:578)
at android.app.ActivityThread.handleBindApplication(ActivityThread.java:4680)
at android.app.ActivityThread.-wrap1(ActivityThread.java)
at android.app.ActivityThread$H.handleMessage(ActivityThread.java:1405)
at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:102)
at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:148)
at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:5417)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:726)
at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:616)

Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: Didn't find class "custom.package.name.MyApplication" on path: DexPathList[[zip file "/data/app/custom.package.name-2/base.apk"],nativeLibraryDirectories=[/data/app/custom.package.name-2/lib/arm, /vendor/lib, /system/lib]]
at dalvik.system.BaseDexClassLoader.findClass(BaseDexClassLoader.java:56)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:511)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:469)
at android.app.Instrumentation.newApplication(Instrumentation.java:981)
at android.app.LoadedApk.makeApplication(LoadedApk.java:573)
at android.app.ActivityThread.handleBindApplication(ActivityThread.java:4680) 
at android.app.ActivityThread.-wrap1(ActivityThread.java) 
at android.app.ActivityThread$H.handleMessage(ActivityThread.java:1405) 
at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:102) 
at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:148) 
at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:5417) 
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method) 
at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:726) 
at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:616) 
Suppressed: java.io.IOException: Failed to open dex files from /data/app/custom.package.name-2/base.apk
at dalvik.system.DexFile.openDexFileNative(Native Method)
at dalvik.system.DexFile.openDexFile(DexFile.java:295)
at dalvik.system.DexFile.<init>(DexFile.java:80)
at dalvik.system.DexFile.<init>(DexFile.java:59)
at dalvik.system.DexPathList.loadDexFile(DexPathList.java:279)
at dalvik.system.DexPathList.makePathElements(DexPathList.java:248)
at dalvik.system.DexPathList.<init>(DexPathList.java:120)
at dalvik.system.BaseDexClassLoader.<init>(BaseDexClassLoader.java:48)
at dalvik.system.PathClassLoader.<init>(PathClassLoader.java:65)
at android.app.ApplicationLoaders.getClassLoader(ApplicationLoaders.java:58)
at android.app.LoadedApk.getClassLoader(LoadedApk.java:376)
at android.app.LoadedApk.makeApplication(LoadedApk.java:568)
... 9 more
Suppressed: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: custom.package.name.MyApplication
at java.lang.Class.classForName(Native Method)
at java.lang.BootClassLoader.findClass(ClassLoader.java:781)
at java.lang.BootClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:841)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:504)
... 12 more
Caused by: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: Class not found using the boot class loader; no stack trace available


Logcat before fatal exception

W/art: Failed execv(/system/bin/dex2oat --runtime-arg -classpath --runtime-arg --instruction-set=arm --instruction-set-features=smp,div,atomic_ldrd_strd --runtime-arg -Xrelocate --boot-image=/system/framework/boot.art --runtime-arg -Xms64m --runtime-arg -Xmx512m --instruction-set-variant=krait --instruction-set-features=default --dex-file=/data/app/custom.package.name-2/base.apk --oat-file=/data/dalvik-cache/arm/data@app@custom.package.name-2-2@base.apk@classes.dex) because non-0 exit status
W/art: Failure to verify dex file '/data/app/ccustom.package.name-2-2/base.apk': Invalid method name: '_clinit@1433781298707#0'
W/System: ClassLoader referenced unknown path: /data/app/custom.package.name-2-2/lib/arm


Here is what I've done so far:


  • created class called MyApplication that extends Application and specified it in AndroidManifest.xml file

  • added dependency to build.gradle file

    compile 'com.android.support:multidex:1.0.1'

  • enabled multidex in build.gradle

    multiDexEnabled true

  • enabled multidex in MyApplication class

    @Override
    protected void attachBaseContext(Context base) {
    super.attachBaseContext(base);
    MultiDex.install(this);
    }



Thanks in advance for any help!

Answer

After 3 days its solved by removing one of dependencies which caused it.

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