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rename – Renaming Android package name using Android Studio

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment


I Was Created an android application with package name of com.example.******.sample . I need to refactor the package name into org.newOrg.*******.sample . I was already tried refactor method. But its parent “com” was not changed into “org” . Tell me any solution to refactor the entire package name.

Thanks in advance

How to&Answers:

This modification needs three steps :

  1. Change the package name in the manifest
  2. Refactor the name of your package with right click -> refactor -> rename in the tree view, then Android studio will display a window, select “rename package”
  3. Change manually the application Id in the build.gradle file : android / defaultconfig / application ID
    Then clean / rebuild the project


In Android Studio, you can do this by following these 4 steps:

1) Click on the little gear icon on Project Pane

2) Uncheck the Compact Empty Middle Packages option

3) Now you can rename each package by right-click & then refactor it, remember to select Rename Package on popup rather Rename Directory

4) Update the package in build.gradle

5) And update google-services.json is you are using it (i.e. FireBase).


click on Settings in the project window uncheck the Compact Empty Middle Packages

It will separate the app package and you can rename it one after another.Also change the App Id inside build.gradle under defaultConfig section

defaultConfig {
        applicationId "com.foocomp.android"


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You can use replace function like click right on project main folder and click replace with choose. Then you can replace package name. I used it more times and it works.