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android – error opening HPROF file: IOException: Unknown HPROF Version

Posted by: admin March 11, 2020 Leave a comment


I am getting the following exception when trying to open HPROF file (created by Debug.dumpHprofData) with Memory Analyzer:

java.io.IOException: Unknown HPROF Version (JAVA PROFILE 1.0.3)
at org.eclipse.mat.hprof.AbstractParser.readVersion(AbstractParser.java:124)
at org.eclipse.mat.hprof.Pass1Parser.read(Pass1Parser.java:69)
at org.eclipse.mat.hprof.HprofIndexBuilder.fill(HprofIndexBuilder.java:65)
at org.eclipse.mat.parser.internal.SnapshotFactoryImpl.parse(SnapshotFactoryImpl.java:203)
at org.eclipse.mat.parser.internal.SnapshotFactoryImpl.openSnapshot(SnapshotFactoryImpl.java:114)
at org.eclipse.mat.snapshot.SnapshotFactory.openSnapshot(SnapshotFactory.java:143)
at org.eclipse.mat.snapshot.SnapshotFactory.openSnapshot(SnapshotFactory.java:123)
at org.eclipse.mat.ui.snapshot.ParseHeapDumpJob.run(ParseHeapDumpJob.java:56)
at org.eclipse.core.internal.jobs.Worker.run(Worker.java:55)

How do I resolve this?

How to&Answers:

The hprof file you get from Android has android specific format. You should convert hprof file take from Android OS into standard hprof format. For this you can use hprof-conv tool that is located at AndroidSDK/tools/hprof-conv.

For example:

hprof-conv android.hprof mat.hprof

And then open mat.hprof in Memory Analyzer.

EDIT: hprof-conv might be located under AndroidSDK/platform-tools/ in some bundles.


If you are using Eclipse, just change the following:

  1. Open Preferences (from the Window menu)
  2. Navigate to Android->DDMS
  3. Change the HPROF action to “Open in Eclipse”


hprof-conv tool location got changed.

It is now located at AndroidSDK/platform-tools/hprof-conv