android-resource-remover is utility that removes unused resources reported by Android Lint from your project. The goal is to reduce your APK size and keep the app clean from unused stuff.
- Python >= 2.7.*
- ADT >= 16
To install run:
pip install android-resource-remover
Usage - general
Open the directory where your app is located and run
Android resources have dependencies to each other. This means that after running resource-remover the first time, it will clean up unused resources file that hold a reference to other resources. You can run this resource remover multiple times until there is no more unused resources to be removed. We’ve been running it up to 4 times in a row.
Use with gradle
android-resource-remover is build on top of android lint. If you have a gradle project you have to run lint within your gradle build scripts and then use the
lint-result.xml as the input file for
./gradlew clean build :lint && android-resource-remover --xml build/outputs/lint-results.xml
Prints help message.
Full path to the lint tool like:
This will be executed as the lint command. If not provided it assumes the lint command in available and runs:
Full path to the android app like:
If not provided it assumes the current directory is the app’s root directory.
Use existing lint result. If provided lint won’t be run.
Ignore layout directory
### Resource ID in code not found
If you have references to elements in an old layout that you’re not using anymore, you will get a compile error that the ID (
R.id.<something>) can not be found. The reason is that the resource file that contained
R.id.<something> has been removed as it was not used any more. Time to clean up your code.
Q: installing dependency lxml failed with
clang: error: unknown argument: '-mno-fused-madd' [-Wunused-command-line-argument-hard-error-in-future]
Issues and PR
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- 2014-09-11 v0.1.1 Fixes bugs
- 2014-02-14 v0.1.0 Initial release
Apache version 2.0