multiDexEnabled do not work


I have a rather large android project. The project still compiles, but when I try to compile tests I get an error:

Execution failed for task ':app:dexDebugTest'. trouble writing output: Too many method references: 70561; max is 65536. You may try using --multi-dex option.

Ok, I found the multiDexEnabled property and added

multiDexEnabled true

in the


Also I made my application extend


But it did not change anything, I still get

Execution failed for task ':logic:dexDebugTest'. trouble writing output: Too many method references: 70561; max is 65536. You may try using --multi-dex option.

And it even explicitly shows me the dx comand without --multi-dex parameter

sdk/build-tools/21.1.1/dx --dex --output /build/intermediates/dex/test/debug --input-list=build/intermediates/tmp/dex/test/debug/libraryList.txt


try adding this to your build.gradle

android{ ... afterEvaluate { tasks.matching { it.name.startsWith('dex') }.each { dx -> if (dx.additionalParameters == null) { dx.additionalParameters = ['--multi-dex'] } else { dx.additionalParameters += '--multi-dex' } } } ... }


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