Android Studio 0.8.6: Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_OLDER_SDK]


Debugging my app with Android Studio 0.8.6, I get the error: "Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_OLDER_SDK]"

My build.gradle looks like this:

apply plugin: 'com.android.application' android { compileSdkVersion 'android-L' buildToolsVersion "20.0.0" defaultConfig { applicationId "com.example.bla.towerofhanoi" minSdkVersion 14 targetSdkVersion 'L' versionCode 1 versionName "1.0" } buildTypes { release { runProguard false proguardFiles getDefaultProguardFile('proguard-android.txt'), 'proguard-rules.pro' } } } dependencies { compile fileTree(dir: 'libs', include: ['*.jar']) compile project(':third_party:andengine') }


Add <uses-sdk tools:node="replace" /> in your manifest file and sync project.


Check the doc at <a href="http://developer.android.com/preview/setup-sdk.html" rel="nofollow">http://developer.android.com/preview/setup-sdk.html</a>.

You have to use

minSdkVersion 'L'

and you have to run the app in device with Android-L or an emulator with Android-L. The build system when compileSdkVersion is 'android-L' or targetSdkVersion is 'L' forces the minSdk to 'L' to prevent apps published with the API in preview.


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