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Android with Eclipse: Conversion to Dalvik format failed with error 1 [solved]

During compiling some Android projects using Eclipse I had regular problems with exporting signed apk file. It is a known problem and everyone has his own solution to fix the issue. For my projects where I included many apk libs or jar files (Actionbarsherlock, gson, etc…) every export was finished with result:

Eclipse Android dalvik format failed with error

Conversion to Dalvik format failed with error 1

or my Eclipse crashed or the package was corrupted 馃檪 It was very frustrating. It was not problem with Proguard. The solution is very simple. Before you start to create signed apk file you should:

  • go to Project menu -> disable Build Automatically…
  • after that聽Project -> Clean.. and clean all yours projects you use to create your apk ( uncheck Start a build immediately)

eclipse.clean_.android.without.recompile

  • and now right click on the project -> Android tools -> Export signed application package…

Works for me on my workstations with Windows. And you still have problems with that?