Monday, September 29, 2014

Fixing XE7 + Android SDK 23 ZipAlign Problem

If you install RAD Studio XE7 and then upgrade Android SDK to version 23, you won’t be able to deploy applications to Android devices anymore.

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The reason for that is that ZipAlign.exe was moved out of sdk\tools folder in SDK 23 and XE7’s deployment process cannot find it anymore. Now it is located in sdk\build-tools\20.0.0, but only is Android SDK Build-tools rev. 20 are installed, which doesn’t happen automatically.

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To fix my Delphi I first had to install Build tools rev. 20. Then I copied sdk\build-tools\20.0.0\zipalign.exe to sdk\tools\zipalign.exe. That fixed the deployment problem.

I’m hoping Embarcadero will fix this in the next update, but for now you can use this workaround.

[Android sdk folder can be found in c:\Users\Public\Documents\Embarcadero\Studio\15.0\PlatformSDKs\adt-bundle-windows-x86-20131030\sdk]

6 comments:

  1. Anonymous21:15

    Hello, I believe that simply changing the path in [Tools\Options\SDK Manager\Android\SDK\Zip Align location] is a better way. So, there is no need for a special fix, as the Delphi IDE is ready to correct the path. Best regards :) Zdzislaw

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  2. Anonymous09:38

    ZipAlign.exe is missing in the latest Android SDK.

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    1. Anonymous06:34

      search ZipAlign.exe it should be present in some other folder i faced the same problem.

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  3. Anonymous23:17

    Open the SDK-Manager from Tools/Options, press Add, fill 2 edits (path to SDK,NDK), press Next, wait and press Finish ... thats all. Maybe too complicated :o)

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  4. Anonymous20:18

    XE8 .... same failure ... bravo ...

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  5. Anonymous23:20

    I managed you need to run the Andoid SDK Manager (Documents\Embarcadero\16.0\PlatformSDKs\android-sdk-windows\SDK Manager.exe) and to install build tools. It will download and install the latest tools. Then you have to manually change SDK Manager settings in Tools/Options according to the downloaded version.

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