Android Setup

This SDK is deprecated and will receive limited support. Please adopt the v10 SDK: Flutter v10

Supported Versions

Minimum supported version is android 4.04 api 15

Maximum supported version is android 13 api 33

[Video] How to integrate Smile ID Flutter v7 SDK for Android

Gradle Integration

This is best done in Android Studio but if not installed can be done by looking at the android folder of your flutter native project

1. In your root-level (project-level) Gradle file (build.gradle), add rules to include the Maven Central repository.

buildscript {​    
        repositories {        
        mavenCentral() // add the maven central repository
         maven {
            url ''

2. Declare the Smile ID android SDK in your root level Gradle file (usually build.gradle).

dependencies {  
classpath group: 'com.smileidentity', name: 'smile-id-android', version: '1.0.1'

3. In your module (app-level) Gradle file (usually app/build.gradle), apply the Smile ID android plugin:

apply plugin: ''

4. In your module (app-level) Gradle file (usually app/build.gradle), add the Smile ID UI and SDK dependancies

The latest version for smile id sdks can be found here

implementation 'com.smileidentity:smile-id-ui:<latest_version>'
implementation 'com.smileidentity:smile-id-sdk:<latest_version>'
implementation 'com.smileidentity:netjava:<latest_version>'// currently (0.0.8)

NB: If you have already integrated with the Android SDK only Remove the reference to the Smile ID dependency as the Smile UI will automatically pull the correct version in. and also remember to check the latest version here

Android Manifest


Add the following permissions if they do not exist already

  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.CAMERA" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" />


Add the following activities under the application tag

 <!--id capture-->
<activity android:name="com.smileid.smileidui.SIDIDCaptureActivity" />
<!--selfie capture-->
<activity android:name="com.smileid.smileidui.SIDSelfieCaptureActivity" />
<!--selfie review screen-->
<activity android:name="com.smileid.smileidui.SIDReviewActivity" />

Proguard Rules

If using Proguard, then please add the following proguard rule to your rules file (usually called

-keep class com.smileidentity.** { *; }

Smile Config

Place the file you downloaded from the portal as specified here in the android/app folder

That's it android is ready!


There are issues that could come up during setup , you can follow the recommended solutions for work arounds\

Execution failed for task ':app:mergeDebugJavaResource'.

A failure occurred while executing$ActionFacade More than one file was found with OS independent path 'META-INF/DEPENDENCIES'.

Solution: add this to your module level build.gradle\

android {
    packagingOptions {
        exclude 'META-INF/androidx.*'
        exclude 'androidx.*'
        exclude 'META-INF/DEPENDENCIES'

Manifest merger failed : Attribute application@label value=xxx

Solution: add the snippet below to your AndroidManifest.xml\


D8: Cannot fit requested classes in a single dex file Error while merging dex archives: 
The number of method references in a .dex file cannot exceed 64K.

Solution: enable android dex as documented here by doing the below

android {

    defaultConfig {
        multiDexEnabled true //STEP 1

dependencies {
    implementation ''// STEP 2

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