After updating gradle plugin from 7.1.3 to 7.2.1, when attempting to build and install our app in AndroidStudio I get the error INSTALL_FAILED_INVALID_APK … base.apk is missing.
I noticed, that the built apk file is very small (~6 MB instead of ~20 MB).
When switching back to gradle plugin 7.1.3, everything is fine.
I am using Android Studio Chipmunk 2021.2.1 Patch 1.
Eventually, I found out that the issue was caused by
testCoverageEnabled true in my build.gradle buildType. I don’t know how and why, and it is not an ideal situation, but removing it, fixed the problem.
Answered By – Ridcully