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android – Split lib_main was defined multiple times

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Split lib_main was defined multiple times

In “com.android.tools.build:gradle:2.0.0-alpha3” build success,
But the errors that occur in the “com.android.tools.build:gradle:2.0.0-alpha5”.

console error

finally instant run work!! com.android.tools.build:gradle:2.0.0-alpha8 and gradle.properties “org.gradle.jvmargs = -Xmx8g” was resolved to change.

How to&Answers:

For those who wonder what InstantRun is (first setting in the picture):
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And yes disabling that setting fixes the issue.

Edit 01/19/16

‘com.android.tools.build:gradle:2.0.0-alpha6’ was released three days ago. Using that new version, the “Split lib_main was defined multiple times” error is gone and installation of the app succeeds but now I get a runtime error:

java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to instantiate application
java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: Didn't find class
"com.android.tools.fd.runtime.BootstrapApplication" on path:
DexPathList[[zip file "/data/app/com.onegravity.k10.pro2-2/base.apk",
zip file "/data/app/com.onegravity.k10.pro2-/split_lib_main.apk"]

Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: Didn't find class
"com.android.tools.fd.runtime.BootstrapApplication" on path:
DexPathList[[zip file "/data/app/com.onegravity.k10.pro2-2/base.apk",
zip file "/data/app/com.onegravity.k10.pro2-2/split_lib_main.apk"]

Suppressed: java.io.IOException: No original dex files found for dex location

Suppressed: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException:

Turning off instant run eliminates that error.
Let’s wait for com.android.tools.build:gradle:2.0.0-alpha7…

Edit 01/25/16

‘com.android.tools.build:gradle:2.0.0-alpha7’ was released two days ago.

Getting the same exception as with 2.0.0-alpha6


Just delete build folder of appmodule and Rebuild the project!

This will fix the issue!.


I ran into this issue after refactoring and changing app name in gradle. Following AskQ’s lead, I rebuilt the project (following a slightly different path):

Build-> Clean Project

followed by

Build-> Rebuild Project

Solved the issue



Deleting the (projectFolder)/app/build folder and re-building worked for me. (as answered by @AskQ)

I wonder if Build > Clean Project would have worked as well; from the Android Studio GUI menus.


In my case the problem seems to have occurred because I had copy pasted a project, so 2 projects had the same name.
There are like other causes too, learning what they are can help users avoid this concern.


It might happen because of your package name is in uppercase, so you must change it back to lowercase.


Android studio 2.3.3
It worked for me after disabling Instant run in settings…

Go to Settings-> Build,Execution and Development-> Instant Run -> Uncheck
Enable Instant Run to hotswap then clean project and Rebuild your project again!!