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Fixed in 2018.3

Fixed in 2017.4, 2018.2

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80

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Issue ID

956425

Regression

No

Android builds fail with Java 9 JDK and Unable to list target platforms error

Android

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With the latest public versions of Unity (2017.1.1f1), Android Studio/SDK tools(26.0.2), and JDK (Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 9+181, mixed mode), Android builds failed early on with:

Error:Invalid command android
CommandInvokationFailure: Unable to list target platforms. Please make sure the android sdk path is correct.
See the Console for more details. Error building Player: CommandInvokationFailure: Unable to list
target platforms. Please make sure the android sdk path is correct. See the Console for more details.

A similar problem (same error message, but different cause) has been reported about 6 months ago: https://issuetracker.unity3d.com/issues/android-build-fails-when-the-latest-android-sdk-tools-25-dot-3-1-version-is-used

In my case, downgrading to JDK 8 fixed the problem.

Reproduced with:
2017.3.0b4, 2017.2.0f3, 2017.1.2f1, 5.6.3p4, 5.5.5f1

  1. Response avatar

    Yury-Habets

    May 18, 2018

    Unfortunately there are compatibility issues between JDK9 and JDK10 and Android SDK.
    The bugs have been reported to Google, we are working on a full-featured fix.
    As a workaround, for now please UNINSTALL JDK9/10 and INSTALL only JDK8 (64-bit).
    We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

    Feel free to check the status at the forums as well: https://forum.unity.com/threads/java-9-jdk-9-support-by-unity-android.499354/

Comments (31)

  1. 3cf8443762d6a25963b580ceaffbb0f0?d=mm

    praktech

    Dec 29, 2017 01:38

    Thank @NOUMANNOOR987
    Its help to sort out my same problem.
    I currently have latest sdk with jdk 8 on unity 2017.3
    and now working .

  2. 58bbee5441c8e58d4211c56e7f204f14?d=mm

    QI

    Dec 11, 2017 07:09

    Same problem.
    Please fix.

  3. D110b8d4ab97eb154e59267fd113599d?d=mm

    soranhanmul

    Dec 11, 2017 06:08

    5.6.3p1 didn't work too

  4. 42488fb398144043ffe8e1f5913eec92?d=mm

    BergMarques

    Dec 09, 2017 20:54

    I tried almost all ways that I found here and anothers threads. But, unfortunately, nothing is working. So sad! :(

  5. 6e891fffcd6b651fca09f7939b5ee4c6?d=mm

    PictonicStudio

    Nov 18, 2017 07:59

    This has been going on since Android was a thing, with hacky ways of getting it to work. I don't think it's ever going to get fixed lol.

  6. 23f30b318eb233c7706d6d9afebc781d?d=mm

    noumannoor987

    Nov 07, 2017 22:01

    If you are using JDK 9 and trying to build for Android in Unity - you're most likely to have your build failed, with message like "Unable to list target platforms" - "Error:Invalid command android".

    We are working together with Google on fixing this issue - it requires fixes on Unity side, but also Android SDK tools need to be updated to be compatible with latest Java.

    In the meanwhile, we recommend using Java 8 (JDK 8). You can have both Java installations side-by-side, just need to configure Unity Preferences => External Tools => JDK to point to your JDK 8 installation.

    We apologize for the inconvenience caused!
    Your Unity Mobile team

  7. F7556ef1c9ebb3e979511562105383a1?d=mm

    namannigam12

    Oct 27, 2017 16:58

    Linking with one more such occurrence on JDK 9.0.1 - https://stackoverflow.com/questions/46978301/unity-failed-to-build-apk-android

  8. F5a8b5c6bbd6afcd0c4ebc282d83c6b6?d=mm

    cbarnes_bnea

    Oct 25, 2017 21:40

    Seconding this - even having JDK 9 installed on the system causes the build to fail with this error, regardless of what JAVA_HOME or the Unity JDK setting is.

    Removing JDK9 entirely from /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines corrects the issue.

    (Unity 5.6.4p1/macOS 10.13)

  9. C1b26b10cbaeb0be72a8232a1056d19d?d=mm

    Reekdeb

    Oct 12, 2017 23:06

    Experiencing same problem. Build fails with JDK 9.

    Setting JAVA_HOME to JDK 1.8 fixed the problem.

  10. B43713f110765796e7ec14537f772213?d=mm

    Ryoha

    Oct 12, 2017 19:00

    I have same problem.
    JDK 9 100% error on build!
    whats going on?
    The problem is in JDK or Unity?

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