Android Studio & Gradle: Cannot run gradlew. Permission denied.

If you are getting the “permission denied” error message while trying to run ./gradlew clean or ./gradlew build manually in your project:

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You have to make the gradlew file executable. Open a terminal, navigate to the folder where your gradlew file is, and set execute permissions:

chmod +x gradlew 

It is also a good idea to close the project in Android Studio while working with the gradle wrapper from the terminal.


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