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java – Failed to import new Gradle project: failed to find Build Tools revision *.0.0

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When I boot up Android Studio and select “New Project…” and go through creating a new project, I get this popup error:

Failed to import new Gradle project: failed to find Build Tools revision 17.0.0

Consult IDE log for more details (Help | Show Log)

I would love to consult the IDE log, but I haven’t even managed to get into the application to do much of anything. I’ve went through the preferences multiple times to see if I can set a path for the Build Tools, but I can’t find much of anything. How do I fix this, or how do I get into the application without opening a project so I can at least see the logs?

How to&Answers:

After spending a few hours: I restarted the Android SDK Manager and at this time I noticed that I got Android SDK Platform-tools (upgrade) and Android SDK Build-tools (new).

After installing those, I was finally able to fully compile my project.

Note: The latest ADT (Version 22) should be installed.


As of Apil 2018, A really straightforward solution using Android Studio:

  1. Open Android Studio
  2. From the top, choose Tools -> Android -> SDK Manager
  3. Under Appearance & Behaviour->System Settings->Android SDK, click SDK Tools from the top. Then highlight Android SDK Build Tools from the list.
  4. Check “Show Package Details” check box, choose the build tools version you need and then click Apply.



Look in the SDK Manager what is your highest Android SDK Build-tools version, and copy this version number in your project build.gradle file, in the android/buildToolsVersion property (for me, version was “18.1.1”).

Hope it help!


This is what I had to do:

  1. Install the latest Android SDK Manager (22.0.1)
  2. Install Gradle (1.6)
  3. Update my environment variables:
    • ANDROID_HOME=C:\...\android-sdk
    • GRADLE_HOME=C:\...\gradle-1.6
  4. Update/dobblecheck my PATH variable:
    • PATH=...;%GRADLE_HOME%\bin;%ANDROID_HOME%\tools;%ANDROID_HOME%\platform-tools
  5. Start Android SDK Manager and download necessary SDK API’s


It happens because Build Tools revision x doesn’t exist.

Today, the latest version is 23.0.2 (subject to change all the time).

The buildToolsVersions you want are included in the Android SDK, normally installed in the <sdk>/build-tools/<buildToolsVersion> directory.

Don’t confuse the Android SDK Tools with SDK Build Tools.

Change in your build.gradle‘s buildToolsVersion to some version installed in <sdk>/build-tools

android {
   buildToolsVersion "23.0.2"
   // ...



Whenever you will try to run a project with build tool version not present in studio, You will face this error.

As of now in 2017, It has been made really simple by Android Studio.

It will prompt you about this issue, along with something like this

A screenshot from Android Studio

You just have to click on it and the system will download to the build version required to run the project.


I had the API 17 installed but that was not enough. What I really need installed is the “Android SDK Build-Tools 17”.

You can locate your “Android SDK Build-Tools X” inside the first child, named “Tools”, in the “Android SDK Manager”.


in your Project perspective, look for Application –> build.gradle and edit this lines

android {
compileSdkVersion "android-N"
buildToolsVersion "24.0.0 rc1"

like this:

android {
compileSdkVersion 24
buildToolsVersion "23.0.3"


I had this problem recently, my project didn’t include local.properties file.

Check local.properties file if it includes sdk.dir with correct path to sdk


i think you can download the latest android SDK and use it.i do this and fixed the problem and work well.
here is the link:


Try to run gradle at the command line first. It might prompt you to setup and environment variable:

export _JAVA_OPTIONS="-Xms256m -Xmx1024m"

Read more here: 1, 2

Further make sure that the Android SDK build tools (adb, aapt, dx, dx.jar) are available in the PATH. If not you can create symlinks at the appropriate locations. They changed with the release of new SDK versions. Here is a shell script which creates the symlinks within the $ANDROID_HOME folder for you.


Basically error saying your are missing “Android SDK Build-tools” installed.


This worked for me after i tryed many solutions:
For some reason the adb process didn’t restart itself after installing new packages. Manualy killing adb.exe and attempt to import the project another time solved this problem for me.


Uninstall the Android SDK Tools and then reinstall them from Tools > SDK Manager.

Screenshot of how to uninstall SDK Tools