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android – React-Native: Module AppRegistry is not a registered callable module

Posted by: admin March 11, 2020 Leave a comment


I’m currently trying to get the ES6 react-native-webpack-server running
on an Android emulator. The difference is I’ve upgraded my package.json and build.grade to use react 0.18.0, and am getting this error on boot. As far as I’m aware AppRegistry is imported correctly. Even if I were to comment out the code this error still comes up. This does work on iOS without issue.

What am I doing wrong?

EDIT: After trying other boilerplates that do support 0.18.0, I’m still coming across the same issue.

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How to&Answers:

i just upgraded to react-native 0.18.1 today tough having some peer dependencies issues with 0.19.0-rc pre-release version.

Back to your question, what I did was

  1. cd android
  2. sudo ./gradlew clean

then back to the working directory and run
react-native run-android

you should restart your npm too after that upgrade.

hope this works for you.


I had the same issue on iOS and the cause for me was that my index.ios.js was incorrect (because I copy-pasted one of the examples without looking at its contents), it was ending with a module export declaration

exports.title = ...
exports.description = ...
module.exports = MyRootComponent;

Instead of the expected

AppRegistry.registerComponent('MyAppName', () => MyRootComponent);

You could have the same issue on android with the index.android.js I guess.


The one main reason of this problem could be where you would have installed a plugin and forget to link it.

try this:

react-native link

Re-run your app.

Hope this will help. Please let me know in comments. Thanks.


I solved this issue just by adding

import { AppRegistry } from "react-native";
import App from "./App";
import { name as appName } from "./app.json";  
AppRegistry.registerComponent(appName, () => App);

to my index.js

make sure this exists in your index.js


Hopefully this can save someone a headache. I got this error after upgrading my react-native version. Confusingly it only appeared on the android side of things.

My file structure includes an index.ios.js and an index.android.js. Both contain the code:

AppRegistry.registerComponent('App', () => App);

What I had to do was, in android/app/src/main/java/com/{projectName}/MainApplication.java, change index to index.android:

protected String getJSMainModuleName() {
    return "index.android"; // was "index"

Then in app/build/build.gradle, change the entryFile from index.js to index.android.js

project.ext.react = [
    entryFile: "index.android.js" // was index.js"


I don’t know why, but when I move AppRegistry.registerComponent from the index.js file that is included in index.android.js to reside inside index.android.js directly, it seems to work.


For me my issue was putting the wrong entry-file when bundling.

I was using App.js as my entry-file, hence the App couldn’t find AppRegistry


react-native bundle --platform android --dev false --entry-file index.js --bundle-output android/app/src/main/assets/index.android.bundle --assets-dest android/app/src/main/res/


react-native bundle --platform android --dev false --entry-file App.js --bundle-output android/app/src/main/assets/index.android.bundle --assets-dest android/app/src/main/res/


If you are using some of the examples they might not work

Here is my version for scroll view

 * Sample React Native App
 * https://github.com/facebook/react-native

import React, {
} from 'react-native';

class AwesomeProject extends Component {
  render() {
    return (
            ref={(scrollView) => { _scrollView = scrollView; }}
            onScroll={() => { console.log('onScroll!'); }}
            onPress={() => { _scrollView.scrollTo({y: 0}); }}>
            <Text>Scroll to top</Text>

var Thumb = React.createClass({
  shouldComponentUpdate: function(nextProps, nextState) {
    return false;
  render: function() {
    return (
      <View style={styles.button}>
        <Image style={styles.img} source={{uri:this.props.uri}} />

var THUMBS = [
'http://loremflickr.com/320/240?random='+Math.round(Math.random()*10000) + 1,
'http://loremflickr.com/320/240?random='+Math.round(Math.random()*10000) + 1,
'http://loremflickr.com/320/240?random='+Math.round(Math.random()*10000) + 1

THUMBS = THUMBS.concat(THUMBS); // double length of THUMBS
var createThumbRow = (uri, i) => <Thumb key={i} uri={uri} />;

var styles = StyleSheet.create({
  scrollView: {
    backgroundColor: '#6A85B1',
    height: 600,
  horizontalScrollView: {
    height: 120,
  containerPage: {
    height: 50,
    width: 50,
    backgroundColor: '#527FE4',
    padding: 5,
  text: {
    fontSize: 20,
    color: '#888888',
    left: 80,
    top: 20,
    height: 40,
  button: {
    margin: 7,
    padding: 5,
    alignItems: 'center',
    backgroundColor: '#eaeaea',
    borderRadius: 3,
  buttonContents: {
    flexDirection: 'row',
    width: 64,
    height: 64,
  img: {
    width: 321,
    height: 200,

AppRegistry.registerComponent('AwesomeProject', () => AwesomeProject);


I uninstalled it on Genymotion. Then run react-native run-android to build the app. And it worked. Do try this first before running sudo ./gradlew clean, it will save you a lot of time.


For just restarting the computer fixed it.
(My error was “module appRegistry is not a registered callable module (calling runapplication) js engine: hermes”)

Another top answer that is missing here and might have worked was just to kill node processes:

killall -9 node

[ Module AppRegistry is not registered callable module (calling runApplication) ]


In my case, my index.js just points to another js instead of my Launcher js mistakenly, which does not contain AppRegistry.registerComponent().

So, make sure the file yourindex.jspoint to register the class.


My issue was fixed by increasing my inotify max_user_watches:

sudo sysctl fs.inotify.max_user_watches=1280000


For me it was a issue with react-native dependency on next version of react package, while in my package.json the old one was specified. Upgrading my react version solved this problem.


For me just i linked with react native as this way : react-native link


restart packager worked for me.
just kill react native packager and run it again.


if you are facing this error in windows with android

open your root directory app folder and move into android folder .

     cd android 
     gradlew clean

start your app again
react-native run-android

bhooom it works


npm start — –reset-cache

Probably port is already in use. I face similar issue when i first run react-native run-android and then npm start. I solve it like this: First, get the id of the process running in port 8081:
sudo lsof -i :8081


I got this error in Expo because I had exported the wrong component name, e.g.

const Wonk = props => (

export default Stack;


I solved this problem by doing the following:

  1. cd android
  2. ./gradlew clean
  3. taskkill /f /im node.exe
  4. uninstall app from android


If you are using windows machine you need to do cd android then ./gradlew clean then run react-native run-android