Android Studio is not generating zip aligned apk

I am using Android Studio 1.2.2

My sdk is well updated and build-tools version installed is 22.0.1

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    I only get app-release-unaligned.apk in (app/build/outputs/apk/)

    I have already googled and tried:

    1. Copy Pasting “zipalign.exe” from build-tools folder to : (i) sdk/tools/ (ii) sdk/platform-tools/

    2. Adding “zipAlignEnabled true” under buildTypes in build.gradle

    3. Gradle zipAlign task not working?

    Please help solve this issue, I want to zipalign using Android Studio.

    This is my first app i am trying to publish !!!

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  • 2 Solutions collect form web for “Android Studio is not generating zip aligned apk”

    It is pretty easy to generate the signed apk file with Android Studio.

    Here are the steps:

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    You probably are generating it, but the release .apk file is placed in a different directory from the other .apk files.

    On my system, for an app called TheApp, .apk files are usually placed in the build/outputs/apk directory:


    but the aligned release .apk file is placed directly in the app’s root directory :


    (This was already answered by @yushulx but I hope this shorter answer is clearer).

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