FAILURE: Build failed with an exception. * What went wrong: Execution failed for task ':app:processDebugMainManifest'. > Unable to make field private final java.lang.String java.io.File.path accessible: module java.base does not "opens java.io" to unnamed module @379b3356 * Try: Run with --stacktrace option to get the stack trace. Run with --info or --debug option to get more log output. Run with --scan to get full insights. * Get more help at https://help.gradle.org BUILD FAILED in 8s error Failed to install the app. Make sure you have the Android development environment set up: https://reactnative.dev/docs/environment-setup. Error: Command failed: gradlew.bat app:installDebug -PreactNativeDevServerPort=8081
I had the same problem (JDK 16) and fixed it with:
cd android && gradlew clean cd ..
npx react-native start
This will run the metro window
then open android studio and let it clean project
run app in android studio