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android – How to determine the version of Gradle?

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How can I know which version of Gradle I am using in my Android Studio? Please guide.

I want to make sure I am using Gradle version 2.2.1.

How to&Answers:

Option 1- From Studio

In Android Studio, go to File > Project Structure. Then select the “project” tab on the left.

Your Gradle version will be displayed here.

Option 2- gradle-wrapper.properties

If you are using the Gradle wrapper, then your project will have a gradle/wrapper/gradle-wrapper.properties folder.

This file should contain a line like this:


This determines which version of Gradle you are using. In this case, gradle-2.2.1-all.zip means I am using Gradle 2.2.1.

Option 3- Local Gradle distribution

If you are using a version of Gradle installed on your system instead of the wrapper, you can run gradle --version to check.


You can also add the following line to your build script:

println "Running gradle version: $gradle.gradleVersion"

or (it won’t be printed with -q switch)

logger.lifecycle "Running gradle version: $gradle.gradleVersion"


At the root of your project type below in the console:

gradlew --version

You will have gradle version with other information (as a sample):

Gradle 5.1.1 << Here is the version                                                         

Build time:   2019-01-10 23:05:02 UTC                                 
Revision:     3c9abb645fb83932c44e8610642393ad62116807                

Kotlin DSL:   1.1.1                                                   
Kotlin:       1.3.11                                                  
Groovy:       2.5.4                                                   
Ant:          Apache Ant(TM) version 1.9.13 compiled on July 10 2018  
JVM:          10.0.2 ("Oracle Corporation" 10.0.2+13)                 
OS:           Windows 10 10.0 amd64                                   

I think for gradle version it uses gradle/wrapper/gradle-wrapper.properties under the hood.


I running the following in my project:

./gradlew --version

Gradle 4.7

Build time:   2018-04-18 09:09:12 UTC
Revision:     b9a962bf70638332300e7f810689cb2febbd4a6c

Groovy:       2.4.12
Ant:          Apache Ant(TM) version 1.9.9 compiled on February 2 2017
JVM:          1.8.0_212 (AdoptOpenJDK 25.212-b03)
OS:           Mac OS X 10.15 x86_64


I found the solution
Do change in your cordovaLib file build.gradle file

dependencies {
classpath ‘com.android.tools.build:gradle:3.1.0’ }

and now make changes in you,



this works for.


Android Studios needs an upgrade.
upgrade Android Studios to 3.3.- and the error with
.R; goes away.

Also the above methods also work.


Check in the folder structure of the project the files within the /gradle/wrapper/
The gradle-wrapper.jar version should be the one specified in the gradle-wrapper.properties


Go to Terminal & Type:

gradlew –version

Gradle 5.3

Build time: 2019-03-20 11:03:29 UTC
Revision: f5c64796748a98efdbf6f99f44b6afe08492c2a0

Kotlin: 1.3.21
Groovy: 2.5.4
Ant: Apache Ant(TM) version 1.9.13 compiled on July 10 2018
JVM: 1.8.0_181 (Oracle Corporation 25.181-b13)
OS: Mac OS X 10.14.6 x86_64