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Problem :

I am facing the gradle error at the building from few days it just came randomly.

My project depends on the multiple libraries and it built without the problems until few days (even with a libraries)

compile 'com.google.android.gms:play-services:3.1.36'
compile 'com.android.support:support-v4:13.0.0'
compile project(":libs:DatabaseCreationHelper")
compile project(":libs:actionbarsherlock")

Anyone has an idea how to fix the below error? It just randomly came... stacktrace as below:

* Exception is:
org.gradle.api.tasks.TaskExecutionException: Execution failed for task ':ItchyFeet:processDebugManifest'.
at org.gradle.api.internal.tasks.execution.ExecuteActionsTaskExecuter.executeActions(ExecuteActionsTaskExecuter.java:70)
at org.gradle.api.internal.tasks.execution.ExecuteActionsTaskExecuter.execute(ExecuteActionsTaskExecuter.java:50)
at org.gradle.api.internal.tasks.execution.PostExecutionAnalysisTaskExecuter.execute(PostExecutionAnalysisTaskExecuter.java:40)
at org.gradle.api.internal.changedetection.state.CacheLockReleasingTaskExecuter$1.run(CacheLockReleasingTaskExecuter.java:40)
at org.gradle.internal.Factories$1.create(Factories.java:26)


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Solution :

Found a solution to your problem as given below:

The gradle assemble -info gave me a hint that my Manifests have the different SDK Versions and so cannot be merged.

So I needed to edit the Manifests and build.gradle file and after that everything worked again.

To be very clear you need to edit your uses-sdk in your AndroidManifest.xml

<uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion="14" android:targetSdkVersion="16" />

And your android section, particularly the  minSdkVersion and targetSdkVersion in your build.gradle file as shown below.

android {

    compileSdkVersion 17

    buildToolsVersion "17.0.0"

    defaultConfig {

        minSdkVersion 14

        targetSdkVersion 16




I also faced the same issue while adding ActionBarShelock to my project, by comparing to my older library I found that the application tag is missing in my manifest. So just by adding the one line I fixed the issue.

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