Android – VM error while Build Cordova PhoneGap


I got this error while i tried to create a Cordova PhoneGap application, and in the final step while I use the build command

cordova build android

I got this error:

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D:\rmapp>cordova run android
Running command: D:\rmapp\platforms\android\cordova\run.bat
JAVA_HOME=C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk1.7.0_71
WARNING : No target specified, deploying to device ''.
Running: D:\rmapp\platforms\android\gradlew cdvBuildDebug -b D:\rmapp\platform
s\android\build.gradle -PcdvBuildArch=x86 -Dorg.gradle.daemon=true

FAILURE: Build failed with an exception.

* What went wrong:
Unable to start the daemon process.
This problem might be caused by incorrect configuration of the daemon.
For example, an unrecognized jvm option is used.
Please refer to the user guide chapter on the daemon at
Please read the following process output to find out more:
Error occurred during initialization of VM
Could not reserve enough space for object heap
Error: Could not create the Java Virtual Machine.
Error: A fatal exception has occurred. Program will exit.

* Try:
Run with --stacktrace option to get the stack trace. Run with --info or --debug
option to get more log output.

                    throw e;
Error code 1 for command: cmd with args: /s /c "D:\rmapp\platforms\android\grad
lew cdvBuildDebug -b D:\rmapp\platforms\android\build.gradle -PcdvBuildArch=x86
ERROR running one or more of the platforms: Error: D:\rmapp\platforms\android\c
ordova\run.bat: Command failed with exit code 1
You may not have the required environment or OS to run this project

Best Solution

Your system can not provide enough continuous memory space for the jvm and causes the problem.

Here is what works for me:

Add an environment variable GRADLE_OPTS with the value of -Dorg.gradle.jvmargs=-Xmx512m

You can use -Xmx1g if you have more memory space available.

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