Error: could not find the android application module. only android application modules can be connected to firebase online projects. create a new android application module or create/import a different android studio project.


  1. Make sure you are attempting to connect your Firebase project to a valid Android application module within your Android Studio project. This error occurs when Firebase cannot find a suitable Android application module to connect to.
  2. Double-check your project structure in Android Studio. Ensure that you have an Android application module (typically named 'app') within your project. If not, create a new Android application module or import a different Android Studio project that contains one.
  3. Verify that your Android application module is configured correctly. It should include necessary configuration files such as 'AndroidManifest.xml' and 'build.gradle' files.
  4. Ensure that your Android application module is set up to use the correct package name. The package name defined in your Android application module should match the package name specified in your Firebase project settings.
  5. Check if you have properly initialized Firebase within your Android application module. Make sure you have added the necessary Firebase SDK dependencies and configuration files to your project.
  6. If you recently made changes to your project structure or configuration, try syncing your project with Gradle files in Android Studio. Go to 'File' > 'Sync Project with Gradle Files' to ensure that all dependencies are resolved correctly.
  7. If you're still encountering the error, try disconnecting and reconnecting your Firebase project from within Android Studio. Go to 'Tools' > 'Firebase' > 'Assistant' and follow the prompts to reconnect your Firebase project.
  8. If none of the above steps resolve the issue, consider creating a new Firebase project and connecting it to your Android application module again. Sometimes, there can be issues with the Firebase project configuration that cause this error.

Make sure that your app/build.gradle file doesn't have obsolete dependencies and declarations. In my case, the problem was caused by using:

dataBinding {
    enabled = true

Instead of:

    dataBinding = true