Build Error for Android on 2021.3647

Just in case anyone else has this issue: my app builds correctly in version 2021.3646 but when I build for Android in 2021.3647, I received the following error:

FAILURE: Build failed with an exception.
** What went wrong:**
Execution failed for task ‘:App:lintVitalRelease’.
** … (many java/gradle errors)**
Caused by: Failed to parse XML in C:\Users\Scott\AppData\Local\Temp\Corona Labs\CLtmpa07200\template\app\src\main\AndroidManifest.xml
ParseError at [row,col]:[72,13]
Message: expected start or end tag

This pointed to my build.settings so I started commenting out items such as plugins. Eventually, I was able to build successfully when I commented out the admob applicationChildElements table.

applicationChildElements =
                        android:value="ca-app-pub-XXX~XXX"/>  -- replace with your app id. See:

After several head scratching hours chasing the rabbit down the hole, I finally just removed the comment located inside the table (-- replace with your app id. See: and it worked! I’m guessing the latest build has issues parsing that comment for some reason.


Awesome! I was surfing the Net looking for this information for three days.

Oh my gosh, you legend! :slight_smile: it worked!

Thank you. My previous build was with 3630, so I download various versions to find out where it failed. Found it was failing when switching from 3646 to 3647, but had not found the issue or the solution.

Thanks definitely saved me time as well kudos