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The project on case #5618 builds into a broken APK with no assemblies on it.
You have first to replay "copy /Y" with cp -f, once that, things will run but fail to produce something usable.
I am guessing this is because FastDev is on, which is the default.
Under FastDev, assemblies are not placed in the APK, so APK's are "broken" if you try to run them without an IDE. When run from an IDE, the APK is first copied over, and then all the needed assemblies are copied over.
Here's the problem.
When xbuild is creating the APK it thinks FastDev is enabled, so it leaves assemblies out.
But MD and/or the deployment task, thinks FastDev is off, so no assembly upload happens and we end up with a broken install.
Just to clarify, this is all from within the MD addin.
The project is building without the assemblies from within MD, but MD is not deploying the additional assemblies needed when copying the project to the device.
What version of MD?
MfA Addin 22.214.171.124 - it doesn't show any update even if I enable alpha/beta channels.
Uninstall the 126.96.36.199 addin, you should be using the one included with MD which has a lower version (188.8.131.52 was only used for internal testing and was an experimental versioning scheme that we decided against).
The issue boiled that I had a mandroid reporting 2.0.0 when in fact it was a 4.0.1 install.
It would be super nice if md-addins refused to work on versions it doesn't support.