“ERROR: Cannot recover key” When Exporting Signed Android App with Existing Keystore
Now I have recently imported one of the app’s projects, did some significant modifications to it and I am trying to export it using the same keystore and choosing the same alias/password as I did while initially creating it.
The problem is that after the step where I choose the key alias and enter key password I see “ERROR: Cannot recover key“.
I suspect that I might be entering a wrong key password (note that the keystore password is the correct one, so this is not the reason for the issue).
I tried creating a new alias and exporting the app under it, but Google Play won’t accept this file unless it’s signed with the same certificate.
I really don’t know how to proceed in this scenario besides trying to brute force the key password. If you think this is the only path, do you know a good brute force cracking tool for keys in a keystore, for which I already know the password to? The keystore is a .reg file, created with Eclipse’s Export wizard.
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Pretty sure you just entered the password incorrectly. Happened to me just now, stumbled upon your question, hoping for an answer. Didn’t find any, so I tried typing the password again. And then it worked.
I stumbled upon the same problem. But I was sure I entered the password correctly. I even typed it to notepad and copy-pasted it to be sure. After that, I created a password cracker for my keystore key password, and found out that the key was actually the one I had been using all along! Tried once more and it worked. So I guess it was a bug of some kind. Maybe you should try closing and reopening eclipse, or restart the computer.