I was trying to deploy to device for debug.
I tried to do ionic cordova prepare android and then ionic cordova run android in an ionic4 project directory. I had this error
My phone is Android 6
Run with --stacktrace option to get the stack trace. Run with --info or --debug option to get more log output. Run with --scan to get full insights. * Get more help at https://help.gradle.org 20 actionable tasks: 1 executed, 19 up-to-date BUILD FAILED in 1m 3s c:\wamp64\www\ionicApps\myApp\platforms\android\gradlew: Command failed with ex it code 1 Error output: FAILURE: Build failed with an exception. * What went wrong: Execution failed for task ':app:mergeDebugResources'. > java.util.concurrent.ExecutionException: com.android.builder.internal.aapt.v2. Aapt2InternalException: AAPT2 aapt2-3.3.0-5013011-windows Daemon #2: Daemon star tup failed This should not happen under normal circumstances, please file an issue if it does. * Try: Run with --stacktrace option to get the stack trace. Run with --info or --debug option to get more log output. Run with --scan to get full insights. * Get more help at https://help.gradle.org BUILD FAILED in 1m 3s [ERROR] An error occurred while running subprocess cordova. cordova.cmd build android --device exited with exit code 1. Re-running this command with the --verbose flag may provide more information.
The thing that I noticed is
c:\wamp64\www\ionicApps\myApp\platforms\android**gradlew:**<= this folder doesn’t even exist in my project