Flutter: Open android module in Android Studio is disabled

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>>> Only applies for Idea Intellij IDE

Okay, I finally figured out why the option is not available (greyed out).

It should be the inconsistency problem between the old version of the flutter plugin and a new one.

You might experience this issue if you created the project with a relatively old version flutter engine, and open it with a new version flutter plugin.

To know what happens and how to resolve it:

The old project contains a file: android.iml

which is not the same as in a latest created project: $projectname_android.iml

So you know how to fix the issue:

Rename the iml file to (YourProjectName_android.iml) That would instantly make the menu highlight again!

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Simply do the following:

  1. Right click on android folder > New > File
  2. Rename the new file myproject_android.iml (change myproject to your project name)
  3. Paste the bellow xml code and save it
  4. Right click on android folder > Flutter > Open Android Module in Android Studio
  5. Voila

Xml code:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <module type="JAVA_MODULE" version="4">   <component name="NewModuleRootManager" inherit-compiler-output="true">     <exclude-output />     <content url="file://$MODULE_DIR$">       <sourceFolder url="file://$MODULE_DIR$/lib" isTestSource="false" />       <sourceFolder url="file://$MODULE_DIR$/test" isTestSource="true" />       <excludeFolder url="file://$MODULE_DIR$/.dart_tool" />       <excludeFolder url="file://$MODULE_DIR$/.idea" />       <excludeFolder url="file://$MODULE_DIR$/.pub" />       <excludeFolder url="file://$MODULE_DIR$/build" />     </content>     <orderEntry type="sourceFolder" forTests="false" />     <orderEntry type="library" name="Dart SDK" level="project" />     <orderEntry type="library" name="Flutter Plugins" level="project" />     <orderEntry type="library" name="Dart Packages" level="project" />   </component> </module> 
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Because you lost the xxx_android.iml file in android directory, it cannot be recognized as an android project.

So you only need to copy a xxx_android.iml file from other projects to the android directory.

Note, replace xxx with your project name

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Go to

tools -> flutter -> open in exisiting android studio. 

If it is not showing, then create a Dummy project in flutter, after that dummyFil.iml is generating with new Flutter Plugins.

Paste the dummyFil.iml file in your project.

You will see a option as open in existing android studio option.

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The easiest way is to use this command in the root directory of your project, it will create some missing files and it will definitely work.

flutter create --platforms=android . 

Now just right click to Android folder

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