Error "Could not compile resources"

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Can occur during ‘instrument and deploy’ of the Android application and is in most cases related to the aapt/appt2 tool provided by the Android SDK bailing out on invalid resource names containing the “$” character.


  1. Rename the following files:

    <SQUISHDIR>/bin/aapt to aapt-disabled

    <SQUISHDIR>/bin/aapt2 to aapt2-disabled

  2. Download the aapt_64 binary for your operating system from this Git repository

  3. Copy or move the binary to <SQUISHDIR>\bin and rename it to aapt