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Override Java version on Android builds

Starting with the build stack Linux 2021.09 Appflow tries to detect which version of the Android Gradle Plugin is used in the project. If the plugin is < 7, Java 8 is used. If it is >= 7, then Java 11 is used.

If a specific version of Java is needed, it is possible to override the automatic detection using OVERRIDE_JAVA_VERSION environment variable.

Use different Java


The environment variable OVERRIDE_JAVA_VERSION can only be set to an integer representing the major version: 8 and 11 are currently allowed.

Even if 1.8.0 is a valid version, it is not a valid input.

If OVERRIDE_JAVA_VERSION is set to an invalid or unavailable version the build will fail.