Bug 23427 - .apk file not Zipaligned properly when using "Publish Android App..." option under "Tools > Android > Publish Android App..."
Summary: .apk file not Zipaligned properly when using "Publish Android App..." option ...
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: General ()
Version: 3.6
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
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Reported: 2014-09-26 19:59 UTC by Kent Green [MSFT]
Modified: 2016-12-22 21:06 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Kent Green [MSFT] 2014-09-26 19:59:20 UTC
---Overview---
From this desk case:
https://xamarin.desk.com/agent/case/90301
https://xamarin.desk.com/agent/case/90114 (Same customer / issue; just split awkwardly, this one has the sample)

The customer was able to work around the original issue; but they reported that it seemed the .apk file was not Zipaligned properly when using "Publish Android App..." option under "Tools > Android > Publish Android App...", as described in the following guide: 

http://developer.xamarin.com/guides/android/deployment,_testing,_and_metrics/publishing_an_application/part_1_-_preparing_an_application_for_release/

The customer resolved the issue by manually zipaligning the APK.

---Build Information---
Microsoft Visual Studio Premium 2013
Version 12.0.30723.00 Update 3
Microsoft .NET Framework
Version 4.5.50938

Installed Version: Premium

LightSwitch for Visual Studio 2013   06191-004-0456024-02399
Microsoft LightSwitch for Visual Studio 2013

Team Explorer for Visual Studio 2013   06191-004-0456024-02399
Microsoft Team Explorer for Visual Studio 2013

Visual Basic 2013   06191-004-0456024-02399
Microsoft Visual Basic 2013

Visual C# 2013   06191-004-0456024-02399
Microsoft Visual C# 2013

Visual C++ 2013   06191-004-0456024-02399
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013

Visual F# 2013   06191-004-0456024-02399
Microsoft Visual F# 2013

Visual Studio 2013 Code Analysis Spell Checker   06191-004-0456024-02399
Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2013 Code Analysis Spell Checker

Portions of International CorrectSpell™ spelling correction system © 1993 by Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products N.V. All rights reserved.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition Copyright © 1992 Houghton Mifflin Company. Electronic version licensed from Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products N.V. All rights reserved.

Windows Phone SDK 8.0 - ENU   06191-004-0456024-02399
Windows Phone SDK 8.0 - ENU

AnkhSVN - Subversion Support for Visual Studio   2.5.12116.397
AnkhSVN - Subversion Support for Visual Studio 2.5.12116.397 
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 * Subversion 1.8.3 via SharpSvn 1.8003.2513.15185

SharpSvn is linked to: Apr 1.4.8, Apr-util 1.5.2, Cyrus Sasl 2.1.23, OpenSSL 1.0.1e 11 Feb 2013, serf 1.3.1, SQLite 3.7.17, Subversion 1.8.3-SharpSvn-1.8.3, ZLib 1.2.8
SharpSvn is optionally linked to: Berkeley DB 4.4.20, SharpPlink 1.8003.2513.15185

Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio Package   1.0
Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio

ASP.NET and Web Tools   12.3.50717.0
Microsoft Web Developer Tools contains the following components:
Support for creating and opening ASP.NET web projects
Browser Link: A communication channel between Visual Studio and browsers
Editor extensions for HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
Page Inspector: Inspection tool for ASP.NET web projects
Scaffolding: A framework for building and running code generators
Server Explorer extensions for Microsoft Azure Websites
Web publishing: Extensions for publishing ASP.NET web projects to hosting providers, on-premises servers, or Microsoft Azure

ASP.NET Web Frameworks and Tools 2012.2   4.1.21001.0
For additional information, visit http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=309563

ASP.NET Web Frameworks and Tools 2013   5.2.20703.0
For additional information, visit http://www.asp.net/

Common Azure Tools   1.2
Provides common services for use by Azure Mobile Services and Microsoft Azure Tools.

Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows Phone   
Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows Phone
Build 

Microsoft Azure Mobile Services Tools   1.2
Microsoft Azure Mobile Services Tools

NuGet Package Manager   2.8.50313.46
NuGet Package Manager in Visual Studio. For more information about NuGet, visit http://docs.nuget.org/.

Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013 ENU   12.0.30626
Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013 ENU

PowerShell Tools   1.2
Provides file classification services using PowerShell

PreEmptive Analytics Visualizer   1.2
Microsoft Visual Studio extension to visualize aggregated summaries from the PreEmptive Analytics product.

SQL Server Data Tools   12.0.30919.1
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools

Windows Phone 8.1 SDK Integration   1.0
This package integrates the tools for the Windows Phone 8.1 SDK into the menus and controls of Visual Studio.

Workflow Manager Tools 1.0   1.0
This package contains the necessary Visual Studio integration components for Workflow Manager.

Xamarin   3.6.245.0 (49abddaaec0a8be4cb890b8cddefed81727bbe6c)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.

Xamarin.Android   4.16.0.17 (2a7b68212b17c903160fbd8e0106babb299d1be3)
Visual Studio plugin to enable development for Xamarin.Android.

Xamarin.iOS   8.0.52.0 (b38baf1c655f9fe816fee25cbd7ac78225def3e9)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS.

---Additional Notes---
My own attempts to reproduce the issue were inconclusive, due to difficulties replicating the conditions that are expected to reproduce the error.
Comment 2 Jose Gallardo 2016-12-22 21:06:06 UTC
Hi,
Given that the publishing workflow for Android has been improved since this bug was reported, I'll mark the bug as resolved fixed.
Please feel free to reopen it if you can still reproduce the issue with current bits.
Thanks!