android studio with Java compiler error: string too large to encode using UTF-8 written instead as 'STRING_TOO_LARGE'

Question

When I clean the android project in android studio, the error happen, I have backed to previous commit or different branch, which works find couple days ago, but has this error now. I have checked this question and there is not large image or strings added for my project. STRING_TOO_LARGE String in Kothlin

Solution

For the time being, you can downgrade Gradle version to resolve this issue. Use gradle 3.1 version like 3.1.3 below.

  classpath 'com.android.tools.build:gradle:3.1.3'