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android – How to use -dontwarn in ProGuard?

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment


I am using android studio to build debug and release application.
When i build debug/release application

./gradlew assembleDebug

./gradlew assembleRelease

both build are created perfectly and run as well. Shows appropriate dialog box for debug or release

now i have added proguard details in build.gradle:

signingConfigs {
    myConfig {
           storeFile file("keystore.jks")
           storePassword "abc123!"
           keyAlias "androidreleasekey"
           keyPassword "pqrs123!"

buildTypes {
    release {
        runProguard true
        proguardFile getDefaultProguardFile('proguard-android-optimize.txt')
        signingConfig signingConfigs.myConfig
productFlavors {
    defaultFlavor {
        proguardFile 'proguard-rules.txt'

Now it shows error in event log as

Warning: there were 7 unresolved references to classes or interfaces.
You may need to add missing library jars or update their versions.
If your code works fine without the missing classes, you can suppress
the warnings with ‘-dontwarn’ options.

Warning: there were 2 unresolved references to program class members.
Your input classes appear to be inconsistent.
You may need to recompile the code.

:Flash Sales:proguardDefaultFlavorRelease FAILED

If i turn the runProguard option to false then its running.

I have these questions:

1) is it ok to release apk with runProguard = false?

2) How to use dontwarn while creating release build?

How to&Answers:

When I add new lib to project Generally this How I need to define for Progaurd.

Let’s say I am using Twitter4J lib then I add dontwarn this way.

-keep class twitter4j.** { *; }

-dontwarn twitter4j.**


Put the -dontwarn lines in the proguard-rules.pro or proguard-rules.txt file.

Had to google this elsewhere since none of the answers included this info. Check the other answers for the specific lines you need for your case.