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Problem :

Currently I am using the Android Studio 2.1 but when I try to run it the suddenly my App shows me the below error Message my Gradle Build saying the following

Exception is:
org.gradle.api.tasks.TaskExecutionException: Execution failed for task ':app:mergeDebugResources'.
at org.gradle.api.internal.tasks.execution.ExecuteActionsTaskExecuter.executeActions(ExecuteActionsTaskExecuter.
at org.gradle.api.internal.tasks.execution.ExecuteActionsTaskExecuter.execute(ExecuteActionsTaskExecuter.java:46
at org.gradle.api.internal.tasks.execution.PostExecutionAnalysisTaskExecuter.execute(PostExecutionAnalysisTaskEx
at org.gradle.api.internal.tasks.execution.SkipUpToDateTaskExecuter.execute(SkipUpToDateTaskExecuter.java:64)
at org.gradle.api.internal.tasks.execution.ValidatingTaskExecuter.execute(ValidatingTaskExecuter.java:58)
at org.gradle.api.internal.tasks.execution.SkipEmptySourceFilesTaskExecuter.execute(SkipEmptySourceFilesTaskExec
at org.gradle.api.internal.tasks.execution.SkipTaskWithNoActionsExecuter.execute(SkipTaskWithNoActionsExecuter.j


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Solution :

I had faced the same error recently. I researched on it and found the solution on it.

In your individual apps's build.gradle, section android {}, you need to insert the below code:

aaptOptions {  
cruncherEnabled = false  

This code fixed my issue.


My problem was the crashed png image in one of the drawable folders. I mean a image like which we sometime face in our windows photo viewer. I had just dropped the image from my folder and my all problems got solved.


Actually when something goes wrong with your image file then you need to go to (drawable) and just remove image or replace it with new image. This will solve your problem.

In addition to that you can put the method in (build.gradle), This will solve the problem and good way to catch up what was wrong. Also in your build.gradle, section android {}insert (cruncherEnagle = false)apptOptions.

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In the separate apps's build.gradle, section android {}, insert :

aaptOptions {  
    cruncherEnabled = false  

Attempt running gradle from command line:

gradle clean build --debug

And post your log later.

Only inspect this link - Android Studio - mergeDebugResources exception and libpng error: Not a PNG file Error displaying In Android Studio

You can attempt this command as well sudo apt-get install lib32stdc++6 on the console in case you are performing on a linux machine, then restart android studio and run your project

For me, it was a corrupted PNG file. Go to your res folder and attempt to open every images.

Really, image file something wrong. Go to (drawable) and remove image or replace with new image.This will resolve issue.

In addition, you can place method in (build.gradle), however This will not solve the problem however good way to catch up what was wrong.

In build.gradle, section android {}, insert (cruncherEnagle = false)apptOptions

we have to add dependency

 compile 'com.google.android.gms:play-services-auth:8.3.0' 

in app-level build.gradle file however doing so and building project an error comes saying

Error:Execution failed for task ':app:processDebugGoogleServices'.
> Please fix the version conflict.


apply plugin: 'com.android.application'
apply plugin: 'com.google.gms.google-services'

android {
    compileSdkVersion 23
    buildToolsVersion "23.0.2"

    defaultConfig {
        applicationId "com.brainbreaker.socialbuttons"
        minSdkVersion 16
        targetSdkVersion 23
        versionCode 1
        versionName "1.0"
    buildTypes {
        release {
            minifyEnabled false
            proguardFiles getDefaultProguardFile('proguard-android.txt'), 'proguard-rules.pro'

dependencies {
    compile fileTree(dir: 'libs', include: ['*.jar'])
    testCompile 'junit:junit:4.12'
    compile 'com.android.support:appcompat-v7:23.0.1'
    compile 'com.android.support:design:23.0.1'
    compile 'com.google.android.gms:play-services-auth:8.3.0'


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