Official Description: Library for legacy multi-dex support
This artifact provides
MultiDexApplication, which allows you to use an
insecure form of multidex on Android 4.4 and older devices.
Multidex allows your APK to contain multiple DEX files, each containing compiled Dalvik bytecode from your Java/Kotlin source. An individual DEX file is limited to 64K method references; having multiple DEX files allows your app to exceed this limit.
Multidex is native to Android 5.0 and higher. This quasi-backport of the
capability makes it possible to exceed the 64K DEX method reference limit
on Android 4.4 and below. However, this raises security problems: if something
is able to attack your app’s portion of internal storage and replace one
or more of your DEX files, the attacker can cause your app to run whatever
the attacker wants. This sort of dynamic code loading is banned by the Play
Store; it is merely a matter of time before the use of
will itself be banned.
- Latest Stable: 2.0.1