SHA1 Fingerprint Problems

You may not have either of these problems. However, this will save you some hassle if you do.

If you navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\<User>\.android and try to get your MD5 fingerprint, you may get the following error:

‘keytool’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

If this is the case, your keytool executable is not in that directory. You must locate which directory this executable is in. It will more than likely be in your Java directory.

Example (note: This is where mine was. Yours may be different)

C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin

You will just have to search through your other directories in Java to locate it.

Once you have done this, try to get MD5 fingerprint again. This may cause the following error:

keytool error: java.lang.Exception: Keystore file does not exist: debug.keystore.

If you get this error, you will need to change the directory of the keystore.


C:\Program FIles (x86)\Java\jre7\bin>keytool -list -alias androiddebugkey -storepass android -keypass android -keystore C:\Documents and Settings\<User>\.android\debug.keystore