"Conversion to Dalvik format failed with error 1" on external JAR


Question

In my Android application in Eclipse I get the following error.

UNEXPECTED TOP-LEVEL EXCEPTION:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: already added: Lorg/xmlpull/v1/XmlPullParser;
....
Conversion to Dalvik format failed with error 1

This error only appears when I add a specific external JAR file to my project. I searched for a long time for the possible solution, but none of the possible solutions work. I even tried to change to Android 1.6 instead of 1.5 (the current version I use).

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2/26/2012 8:37:52 PM

Accepted Answer

I solved the problem.

This is a JAR file conflict.

It seems that I have two JAR files on my buildpath that include the same package and classes.

smack.jar and android_maps_lib-1.0.2

Deleting this package from one of the JAR files solved the problem.

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11/5/2015 12:17:06 PM

Go to Project » Properties » Java Build Path » Libraries and remove all except the "Android X.Y" (in my case Android 1.5). click OK. Go to Project » Clean » Clean projects selected below » select your project and click OK. That should work.

It is also possible that you have a JAR file located somewhere in your project folders (I had copied the Admob JAR file into my src folder) and THEN added it as a Java Path Library. It does not show up under the Package Explorer, so you don't notice it, but it does get counted twice, causing the dreaded Dalvik error 1.

Another possible reason could be package name conflicts. Suppose you have a package com.abc.xyz and a class named A.java inside this package, and another library project (which is added to the dependency of this project) which contains the same com.abc.xyz.A.java, then you will be getting the exact same error. This means, you have multiple references to the same file A.java and can't properly build it.

In other ways this may be occurred if you accidentally or knowingly edit/ add any thing in the class path file manually .In certain cases we may add android.jar path manually to classpath file for generating java doc.On removing the that after javadoc generated code will works fine.Please check this too if any one still occurs.


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