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android – Installation failed with message Invalid File

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Installation failed with message Invalid File:
It is possible that this issue is resolved by uninstalling an existing
version of the apk if it is present, and then re-installing.

WARNING: Uninstalling will remove the application data!

Do you want to uninstall the existing application?

i am running my project in android studio 2.3 beta 3 .

How to&Answers:

Click Build tab —> Clean Project

Click Build tab —> Build APK



I found the solution go to

settings>build,execute,deployment>instant run>Enable instant run to
hot swap code /resource change on deploy(unchecked this option)



Just follow two steps

Step 1 : Build—> Clean

Step 2 : Build–> Build APK

Hope it works. Good luck guys


I solved it this way:

Click Build tab —> Clean Project

Click Build tab —> Rebuild Project

Click Build tab —> Build APK



Hopefully, this should solve your problem.

Do follow the following steps.

1. Clean your Project

Cleaning the project

2. Rebuild your project

Rebuilding the project

3. Finally Build and Run your project


First, as already mentioned, try cleaning and rebuilding the project. If that does not work for you, try this:

Settings > Build, Execution, Deployment:
Un-check Enable Instant Run to hot swap code…

This solved the problem right away for me.

P.S. I posted this answer since it’s 2017 and I don’t think this feature existed in 2014, so it wouldn’t cause this problem.


Please follow the below steps
File > Settings > Build,Execution,Deployment > Instant Run > Un-check (Enable Instant Run to hot swap code)

this is working for me



This happened with me when I copied a project code from one laptop to another one and tried running the project. What fixed this for me was:

  1. Delete the project’s build folder
  2. Clean Project
  3. Build project
  4. Run


In my case, I had the same issue when the name of my project contains a “&” sign.The solution is to rename the project name,from file browser, so it doesn’t contain any “&” signs and then from:

  • Build menu-> Clean Project
  • Build menu-> Build APK

I’ve tested it two times and it worked just fine.


For me it’s:

Click Build tab —>
Clean Project

Rebuild Project

Build APK


follow some steps:

Clean Project
Rebuild Project
Invalidate Caches / Restart

Now run your project. Hope it will work.

It’s work for me.


Try this in gradle project
dependencies {
classpath 'com.android.tools.build:gradle:2.2.3' }


Delete the Intermediate folder after then run the project is working fine actually that APK builds to another system.
Go to app/build/intermediates.


In my case , there was a single qutation ' in project directory and after removing it resolved


Work for me:

  1. Delete these folders
  2. Run app

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I found its work by restarting my phone 🙂


My issue was with my Android Studio install.

I am building out a new CI server and although I installed Android Studio and hooked up the SDK, etc., I did not open the studio with the project — instead just went to the command line to build. When I subsequently opened the project in the studio, it started prompting for all sorts of updates. Followed the bouncing-ball and then I was able to reach my USB tethered device.

Hopefully, this is helpful for Build Master and DevOps as a “got-cha” to avoid.


Try cleaning the project and rebuild, if doesn’t work try disabling the Instant Run from Settings>Build>Instant Run in case you are running someone else’s code.