Cannot build APK, ionic is looking at the wrong Android folder

Hey everybody,

I went trough about 20 stackoverflows to make sure my $ANDROID_HOME is correctly set.
Currently even after a reboot of my macbook a simple echo $ANDROID_HOME is showing the RIGHT location directly without any hazzle.

Strangely though the build command in ionic for my apk is failing with the following error:
id | 12
status | FAILED
platform | Android
mode | debug
profile | os_v1_cert
started | 2017-06-30T10:34:13.434Z
finished |

Error: Could not find gradle wrapper within Android SDK. Might need to update your Android SDK.
Looked here: /opt/android-sdk/tools/templates/gradle/wrapper

The ANDROID_HOME mentioned in that error is not the right location and is not what echo $ANDROID_HOME is returning in my bash.

So for today I gave up searching and hope maybe someone here has some new ideas for me.

so I just removed Android Studio and installed it again.
now it works…
strange but still it works

Are you building on Ionic Package via ionic package commands? Then your local paths don’t really matter. What exact command are you executing?

Please post your ionic info output.

Hey thank you for your feedback, but as stated above: problem went away by reinstalling a fresh android studio

Yes, but this makes no sense if you are using ionic package. Do you?
I’m happy that it works for you, but in the future that may not work if this was not the cause for the solution.

ok, here you go:
global packages:

@ionic/cli-utils : 1.4.0
Ionic CLI        : 3.4.0

local packages:

@ionic/app-scripts              : 1.3.7
@ionic/cli-plugin-ionic-angular : 1.3.1
Ionic Framework                 : ionic-angular 3.4.0


Node       : v6.11.0
OS         : macOS Sierra
Xcode      : Xcode 8.3.2 Build version 8E2002 
ios-deploy : not installed
ios-sim    : not installed
npm        : 3.10.10

and in regards to the ionic package:
yes, I did use that command (i dont know any other way :wink: )

ionic package build android --profile mycertname

If you want to build locally, use ionic cordova build android instead of the “remote” command for Ionic Package. ionic cordova run for directly running it on a connected phone, ionic cordova emulate to emulate on a local emulator. Easier than to download the apk manually…

Your ionic info looks ok, but no Cordova or Android platform which is strange. Can you run ionic cordova platform list and paste the output?

ok, thank you.
I went ahead and tried ionic cordova build android
which gave me the question if I want to install cordova, what I approved.

Then the build process went through successfully. APK was generated without any problems.

Here is my cordova platform list

cordova platform ls
:heavy_check_mark: Running command - done!
Installed platforms:
android 6.2.3
ios 4.4.0
Available platforms:
blackberry10 ~3.8.0 (deprecated)
browser ~4.1.0
osx ~4.0.1
webos ~3.7.0

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Ah, you were missing the Cordova plugin for Ionic CLI - that’s why it didn’t list the platforms. Makes sense, as for ionic package cordova locally is never used so you didn’t get that prompt.

Great you got it working!