How to solve Firebase API initialization failure (Android + Firebase)

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  • In order to setup a new Firebase application, I’ve followed the instructions provided at the official website and did the following:

    1. Created a new Firebase app in the web console and got my json from there – after providing the correct package of my app;
    2. At the top level project’s gradle file, I’ve added classpath 'com.google.gms:google-services:3.0.0' in the dependency section;
    3. At my module’s gradle file, I’ve added: compile 'com.google.firebase:firebase-core:9.0.0'
      compile 'com.google.firebase:firebase-messaging:9.0.0'
      and in the last line of it, I’ve added: apply plugin: 'com.google.gms.google-services';

    Full Gradle files are provided below:

    Top level gradle file:

    buildscript {
        repositories {
            jcenter()
        }
        dependencies {
            classpath 'com.android.tools.build:gradle:2.1.0'
            classpath 'com.neenbedankt.gradle.plugins:android-apt:1.7'
            classpath 'com.google.gms:google-services:3.0.0'
        }
    }
    
    allprojects {
        repositories {
            jcenter()
            maven { url "https://jitpack.io" }
        }
    }
    
    task clean(type: Delete) {
        delete rootProject.buildDir
    }
    

    Module’s gradle file:

    apply plugin: 'com.android.application'
    apply plugin: 'com.neenbedankt.android-apt'
    
    android {
        compileSdkVersion 23
        buildToolsVersion "23.0.2"
    
        dexOptions {
            javaMaxHeapSize "4g"
        }
    
        defaultConfig {
            applicationId "br.com.gogame"
            minSdkVersion 21
            targetSdkVersion 23
            versionCode 1
            versionName "1.0"
            multiDexEnabled true
        }
    
        buildTypes {
            release {
                minifyEnabled false
                proguardFiles getDefaultProguardFile('proguard-android.txt'), 'proguard-rules.pro'
            }
        }
        useLibrary  'org.apache.http.legacy'
    }
    
    dependencies {
        ...
        compile 'com.google.firebase:firebase-core:9.0.0'
        compile 'com.google.firebase:firebase-messaging:9.0.0'
        ...
    }
    
    apply plugin: 'com.google.gms.google-services'
    

    When I start my app I get this stacktrace:

    05-23 14:04:55.109 13368-13368/br.com.gogame I/art: Rejecting re-init on previously-failed class java.lang.Class<com.google.android.gms.internal.zzqq$zzd>
    05-23 14:04:55.109 13368-13368/br.com.gogame I/art: Rejecting re-init on previously-failed class java.lang.Class<com.google.android.gms.internal.zzqq$zzd>
    05-23 14:04:55.110 13368-13368/br.com.gogame I/art: Rejecting re-init on previously-failed class java.lang.Class<com.google.android.gms.internal.zzqq$zzc>
    05-23 14:04:55.110 13368-13368/br.com.gogame I/art: Rejecting re-init on previously-failed class java.lang.Class<com.google.android.gms.internal.zzqq$zzc>
    05-23 14:04:55.126 13368-13368/br.com.gogame E/FirebaseApp: Firebase API initialization failure.
                                                                java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException
                                                                    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
                                                                    at com.google.firebase.FirebaseApp.zza(Unknown Source)
                                                                    at com.google.firebase.FirebaseApp.initializeApp(Unknown Source)
                                                                    at com.google.firebase.FirebaseApp.initializeApp(Unknown Source)
                                                                    at com.google.firebase.FirebaseApp.zzbu(Unknown Source)
                                                                    at com.google.firebase.provider.FirebaseInitProvider.onCreate(Unknown Source)
                                                                    at android.content.ContentProvider.attachInfo(ContentProvider.java:1748)
                                                                    at android.content.ContentProvider.attachInfo(ContentProvider.java:1723)
                                                                    at com.google.firebase.provider.FirebaseInitProvider.attachInfo(Unknown Source)
                                                                    at android.app.ActivityThread.installProvider(ActivityThread.java:5174)
                                                                    at android.app.ActivityThread.installContentProviders(ActivityThread.java:4769)
                                                                    at android.app.ActivityThread.handleBindApplication(ActivityThread.java:4709)
                                                                    at android.app.ActivityThread.-wrap1(ActivityThread.java)
                                                                    at android.app.ActivityThread$H.handleMessage(ActivityThread.java:1415)
                                                                    at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:102)
                                                                    at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:148)
                                                                    at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:5443)
                                                                    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
                                                                    at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:728)
                                                                    at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:618)
                                                                 Caused by: java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: No static method zzy(Ljava/lang/Object;)Ljava/lang/Object; in class Lcom/google/android/gms/common/internal/zzx; or its super classes (declaration of 'com.google.android.gms.common.internal.zzx' appears in /data/app/br.com.gogame-2/base.apk:classes26.dex)
                                                                    at com.google.android.gms.measurement.internal.zzt.zzaU(Unknown Source)
                                                                    at com.google.android.gms.measurement.AppMeasurement.getInstance(Unknown Source)
                                                                    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method) 
                                                                    at com.google.firebase.FirebaseApp.zza(Unknown Source) 
                                                                    at com.google.firebase.FirebaseApp.initializeApp(Unknown Source) 
                                                                    at com.google.firebase.FirebaseApp.initializeApp(Unknown Source) 
                                                                    at com.google.firebase.FirebaseApp.zzbu(Unknown Source) 
                                                                    at com.google.firebase.provider.FirebaseInitProvider.onCreate(Unknown Source) 
                                                                    at android.content.ContentProvider.attachInfo(ContentProvider.java:1748) 
                                                                    at android.content.ContentProvider.attachInfo(ContentProvider.java:1723) 
                                                                    at com.google.firebase.provider.FirebaseInitProvider.attachInfo(Unknown Source) 
                                                                    at android.app.ActivityThread.installProvider(ActivityThread.java:5174) 
                                                                    at android.app.ActivityThread.installContentProviders(ActivityThread.java:4769) 
                                                                    at android.app.ActivityThread.handleBindApplication(ActivityThread.java:4709) 
                                                                    at android.app.ActivityThread.-wrap1(ActivityThread.java) 
                                                                    at android.app.ActivityThread$H.handleMessage(ActivityThread.java:1415) 
                                                                    at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:102) 
                                                                    at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:148) 
                                                                    at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:5443) 
                                                                    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method) 
                                                                    at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:728) 
                                                                    at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:618) 
    05-23 14:04:55.131 13368-13368/br.com.gogame I/FirebaseInitProvider: FirebaseApp initialization successful
    05-23 14:04:55.133 13368-13368/br.com.gogame E/AndroidRuntime: FATAL EXCEPTION: main
                                                                   Process: br.com.gogame, PID: 13368
                                                                   java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: No static method zzy(Ljava/lang/Object;)Ljava/lang/Object; in class Lcom/google/android/gms/common/internal/zzx; or its super classes (declaration of 'com.google.android.gms.common.internal.zzx' appears in /data/app/br.com.gogame-2/base.apk:classes26.dex)
                                                                       at com.google.android.gms.measurement.internal.zzt.zzaU(Unknown Source)
                                                                       at com.google.android.gms.measurement.AppMeasurementContentProvider.onCreate(Unknown Source)
                                                                       at android.content.ContentProvider.attachInfo(ContentProvider.java:1748)
                                                                       at android.content.ContentProvider.attachInfo(ContentProvider.java:1723)
                                                                       at android.app.ActivityThread.installProvider(ActivityThread.java:5174)
                                                                       at android.app.ActivityThread.installContentProviders(ActivityThread.java:4769)
                                                                       at android.app.ActivityThread.handleBindApplication(ActivityThread.java:4709)
                                                                       at android.app.ActivityThread.-wrap1(ActivityThread.java)
                                                                       at android.app.ActivityThread$H.handleMessage(ActivityThread.java:1415)
                                                                       at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:102)
                                                                       at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:148)
                                                                       at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:5443)
                                                                       at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
                                                                       at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:728)
                                                                       at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:618)
    

    Any help solving this problem will be very appreciated!
    Regards

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    I met the same error, solved by upgrade firebase-core:

    dependencies {    
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    }
    

    Care to see that all the dependencies should have same version

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        })
        compile 'com.android.support:appcompat-v7:25.2.0'
        compile 'com.android.support:design:25.2.0'
        compile 'com.android.support:support-v4:25.2.0'
        compile 'com.google.firebase:firebase-auth:10.0.1'
        compile 'com.android.support:cardview-v7:25.2.0'
        compile 'com.google.firebase:firebase-database:10.0.1'
        testCompile 'junit:junit:4.12'
    }
    

    I faced the Same Issue, but after some r & d and I came to known the problem was in Gradle i.e, compile “com.android.support:support-v4:+” then I just removed the + and replaced actual version ie, compile “com.android.support:support-v4:23.1.0” then it started working

    For me a completely unrelated import caused this error
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    In my case, the problem occurs because i had put “apply plugin: ‘com.google.gms.google-services'” inside the dependencies of the modules build.grandle insteand of putting it at the end of the file.

    You can check the dependencies with gradle command

    ./gradlew app:dependencies
    

    As Edgar said ensure that all the dependency libraries has same version.
    If not then you can exclude that dependency using

    compile('your dependency') {
        exclude group: 'lib to be removed'
    }
    

    And add that dependency yourself.

    I had the same issue, fixed by upgrading to play-services-auth:10.0.1:

    dependencies {
        ......
        //compile 'com.google.android.gms:play-services-auth:9.0.0'
        compile 'com.google.android.gms:play-services-auth:10.0.1'
        ....
    }
    

    In My case i forgot to add this with in App Level build

    compile 'com.google.firebase:firebase-messaging:9.6.0'
    

    So i got the FireBase firebase-api-initialization-failure

    add compile 'com.google.android.gms:play-services:9.0.0' into your app level build.gradle file

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