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[Solved] java.net.UnknownHostException: Unable to resolve host “”: No address associated with hostname and End of input at character 0 of

I’ve created an app that loads a question from my web services, and it works fine. But, sometimes it crashes and I do not get the reason why this is happening, especially because I have also given it the required permissions. It works fine, but at random, it crashes and gives me this report.

private void sendContinentQuestions(int id) {
    // TODO Auto-generated method stub

    //Get the data (see above)
    JSONArray json = getJSONfromURL(id);
        try{
            for(int i=0; i < json.length(); i++) {
                HashMap<String, String> map = new HashMap<String, String>();
                JSONObject jObject = json.getJSONObject(i);
                longitude":"72.5660200"
                String category_id = jObject.getString("category_id");
                String question_id = jObject.getString("question_id");
                String question_name = jObject.getString("question_name");
                String latitude = jObject.getString("latitude");
                String longitude = jObject.getString("longitude");
                String answer = jObject.getString("answer");
                String ansLatLng = latitude+"|"+longitude ; 
                Log.v("## data:: ###",question_id+"--"+question_name+"-cat id-"+category_id+"--ansLatLng "+ansLatLng+" answer: "+answer);

                all_question.add(new QuestionData(game_id,category_id,question_id,question_name,ansLatLng,answer));
            }
        }catch(JSONException e)        {
            Log.e("log_tag", "Error parsing data "+e.toString());
        }
    }


}
 public JSONArray getJSONfromURL(int id){

    String response = "";
    URL url;
    try {
        url = new URL(Consts.GET_URL+"index.php/Api/getQuestion?cat_id="+id);
        HttpURLConnection http = (HttpURLConnection) url.openConnection();
        http.setRequestMethod("POST");
        InputStream is = http.getInputStream();
        BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(is));
        response = br.readLine();
        Log.v("###Response :: ###",response);
        http.disconnect();
    } catch (MalformedURLException e) {
        // TODO Auto-generated catch block
        e.printStackTrace();
    }catch (ProtocolException e) {
        // TODO Auto-generated catch block
        e.printStackTrace(); 
    } catch (IOException e) {
        // TODO Auto-generated catch block
        e.printStackTrace();
    } 
    //try parse the string to a JSON object
    JSONArray jArray = null;
    try{

        jArray = new JSONArray(response);

    }catch(JSONException e){
        Log.e("log_tag", "Error parsing data "+e.toString());
    }

    return jArray;
}

11-13 15:02:52.307: W/System.err(8012): java.net.UnknownHostException: Unable to resolve host "www.xyz.com": No address associated with hostname
11-13 15:02:52.317: W/System.err(8012):     at java.net.InetAddress.lookupHostByName(InetAddress.java:424)
11-13 15:02:52.317: W/System.err(8012):     at java.net.InetAddress.getAllByNameImpl(InetAddress.java:236)
11-13 15:02:52.317: W/System.err(8012):     at java.net.InetAddress.getAllByName(InetAddress.java:214)
11-13 15:02:52.317: W/System.err(8012):     at libcore.net.http.HttpConnection.<init>(HttpConnection.java:70)
11-13 15:02:52.317: W/System.err(8012):     at libcore.net.http.HttpConnection.<init>(HttpConnection.java:50)
11-13 15:02:52.317: W/System.err(8012):     at libcore.net.http.HttpConnection$Address.connect(HttpConnection.java:340)
11-13 15:02:52.317: W/System.err(8012):     at libcore.net.http.HttpConnectionPool.get(HttpConnectionPool.java:87)
11-13 15:02:52.317: W/System.err(8012):     at libcore.net.http.HttpConnection.connect(HttpConnection.java:128)
11-13 15:02:52.317: W/System.err(8012):     at libcore.net.http.HttpEngine.openSocketConnection(HttpEngine.java:316)
11-13 15:02:52.317: W/System.err(8012):     at libcore.net.http.HttpEngine.connect(HttpEngine.java:311)
11-13 15:02:52.317: W/System.err(8012):     at libcore.net.http.HttpEngine.sendSocketRequest(HttpEngine.java:290)
11-13 15:02:52.317: W/System.err(8012):     at libcore.net.http.HttpEngine.sendRequest(HttpEngine.java:240)
11-13 15:02:52.317: W/System.err(8012):     at libcore.net.http.HttpURLConnectionImpl.getResponse(HttpURLConnectionImpl.java:282)
11-13 15:02:52.317: W/System.err(8012):     at libcore.net.http.HttpURLConnectionImpl.getInputStream(HttpURLConnectionImpl.java:177)
11-13 15:02:52.327: W/System.err(8012):     at com.abc.xyz.ContinentActivity.getJSONfromURL(ContinentActivity.java:400)
11-13 15:02:52.327: W/System.err(8012):     at com.abc.xyz.ContinentActivity.sendContinentQuestions(ContinentActivity.java:327)
11-13 15:02:52.327: W/System.err(8012):     at com.abc.xyz.ContinentActivity.access$2(ContinentActivity.java:323)
11-13 15:02:52.327: W/System.err(8012):     at com.abc.xyz.ContinentActivity$LoadQuestions.doInBackground(ContinentActivity.java:254)
11-13 15:02:52.327: W/System.err(8012):     at com.abc.xyz.ContinentActivity$LoadQuestions.doInBackground(ContinentActivity.java:1)
11-13 15:02:52.327: W/System.err(8012):     at android.os.AsyncTask$2.call(AsyncTask.java:287)
11-13 15:02:52.327: W/System.err(8012):     at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run(FutureTask.java:234)
11-13 15:02:52.327: W/System.err(8012):     at android.os.AsyncTask$SerialExecutor$1.run(AsyncTask.java:230)
11-13 15:02:52.327: W/System.err(8012):     at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1080)
11-13 15:02:52.337: W/System.err(8012):     at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:573)
11-13 15:02:52.337: W/System.err(8012):     at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:841)
11-13 15:02:52.337: W/System.err(8012): Caused by: libcore.io.GaiException: getaddrinfo failed: EAI_NODATA (No address associated with hostname)
11-13 15:02:52.337: W/System.err(8012):     at libcore.io.Posix.getaddrinfo(Native Method)
11-13 15:02:52.337: W/System.err(8012):     at libcore.io.ForwardingOs.getaddrinfo(ForwardingOs.java:61)
11-13 15:02:52.337: W/System.err(8012):     at java.net.InetAddress.lookupHostByName(InetAddress.java:405)
11-13 15:02:52.337: W/System.err(8012):     ... 24 more
11-13 15:02:52.337: E/log_tag(8012): Error parsing data org.json.JSONException: End of input at character 0 of 
11-13 15:02:52.337: W/dalvikvm(8012): threadid=194: thread exiting with uncaught exception (group=0x417c1700)
11-13 15:02:52.337: E/AndroidRuntime(8012): FATAL EXCEPTION: AsyncTask #5
11-13 15:02:52.337: E/AndroidRuntime(8012): java.lang.RuntimeException: An error occured while executing doInBackground()
11-13 15:02:52.337: E/AndroidRuntime(8012):     at android.os.AsyncTask$3.done(AsyncTask.java:299)
11-13 15:02:52.337: E/AndroidRuntime(8012):     at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.finishCompletion(FutureTask.java:352)
11-13 15:02:52.337: E/AndroidRuntime(8012):     at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.setException(FutureTask.java:219)
11-13 15:02:52.337: E/AndroidRuntime(8012):     at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run(FutureTask.java:239)
11-13 15:02:52.337: E/AndroidRuntime(8012):     at android.os.AsyncTask$SerialExecutor$1.run(AsyncTask.java:230)
11-13 15:02:52.337: E/AndroidRuntime(8012):     at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1080)
11-13 15:02:52.337: E/AndroidRuntime(8012):     at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:573)
11-13 15:02:52.337: E/AndroidRuntime(8012):     at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:841)
11-13 15:02:52.337: E/AndroidRuntime(8012): Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
11-13 15:02:52.337: E/AndroidRuntime(8012):     at com.abc.xyz.ContinentActivity.sendContinentQuestions(ContinentActivity.java:328)
11-13 15:02:52.337: E/AndroidRuntime(8012):     at com.abc.xyz.ContinentActivity.access$2(ContinentActivity.java:323)
11-13 15:02:52.337: E/AndroidRuntime(8012):     at com.abc.xyz.ContinentActivity$LoadQuestions.doInBackground(ContinentActivity.java:254)
11-13 15:02:52.337: E/AndroidRuntime(8012):     at com.abc.xyz.ContinentActivity$LoadQuestions.doInBackground(ContinentActivity.java:1)
11-13 15:02:52.337: E/AndroidRuntime(8012):     at android.os.AsyncTask$2.call(AsyncTask.java:287)
11-13 15:02:52.337: E/AndroidRuntime(8012):     at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run(FutureTask.java:234)
Enquirer: Reshma

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Solution #1:

I encountered this problem too, reconnecting the WiFi can solve this.

For us ,we can check if the phone can resolve the host to IP when we start application. If it cannot resolve, tell the user to check the WiFi and then exit.

I hope it helps.

Respondent: RxRead

Solution #2:

If reconnecting the WiFi doesn’t work for you, try reboot your device.

This works for me. Hope it helps.

Respondent: Jiyeh

Solution #3:

I had the same exception in the simulator (Android Studio on OSX) but connecting to the same URL on the iOS simulator worked fine… Looks like it all stemmed from the fact I’d be running the simulator whilst connected to a personal hotspot for my internet connection and then came back later while connected to wifi and the simulator didn’t like the new internet connection for some reason, seems like it thought the old hotspot was the current connection, which was no longer working..

Closing and relaunching the simulator worked!

Respondent: CMash

Solution #4:

I got the same error and the issue was that I was on VPN and I didn’t realize it. After disconnecting from the VPN and reconnecting to my WIFI network, the problem was resolved.

Respondent: adubey

Solution #5:

Missed to configure tag in manifest file

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE" />
Respondent: Ajay Takur

Solution #6:

I encountered this error when running my Android app on my home WiFi, then trying to run it on different WiFi without closing my simulator.

Simply closing the simulator and re-launching the app worked for me!

Respondent: A. Sullivan

Solution #7:

I was testing my application with the Android emulator and I solved this by turning off and turning on the Wi-Fi on the Android emulator device! It worked perfectly.

Solution #8:

I had the same problem.
java.net.UnknownHostException: Unable to resolve host “”…

I’m running Visual Studio 2019 and Xamarin.

I also switched back to my WiFi but was on a hot spot.

I solved this by clean swiping the emulator. Restore to factory settings. Then re-running visual studio xamarin app which wil redeploy your app again to the fresh emulator.

It worked. I thought I was going to battle for days to solve this. Luckily this post pointed me in the right direction.

I could not understand how it worked perfectly before and then stopped with no code change.

This is my code for reference:

using var response = await httpClient.GetAsync(sb.ToString());
string apiResponse = await response.Content.ReadAsStringAsync();
Respondent: Ashandra Singh

Solution #9:

I was having the same issue, but with Glide. When I was going to disconnect from wifi and reconnect (just like it was suggested here), I noticed that I was in Airplane mode ?‍♂️

Respondent: Gabriel Guedes

Solution #10:

I had this issue on Android 10,

Changed targetSdkVersion 29 to targetSdkVersion 28 issue resolved. Not sure what is the actual problem.

I think not a good practice, but it worked.

before:

compileSdkVersion 29

minSdkVersion 14

targetSdkVersion 29

Now:

compileSdkVersion 29

minSdkVersion 14

targetSdkVersion 28

Respondent: Vettiyanakan

Solution #11:

I had the same problem, but with small difference. I had added NetworkConnectionCallback to check situation when internet connection had changed at runtime, and checking like this before sending all requests:

private fun isConnected(): Boolean {
    val activeNetwork = cManager.activeNetworkInfo
    return activeNetwork != null && activeNetwork.isConnected
}

There can be state like CONNECTING (you can see i? when you turn on wifi, icon starts blinking, after connecting to network, image is static).
So, we have two different states: one CONNECT another CONNECTING, and when Retrofit tried to send request internet connection is disabled and it throws UnknownHostException.
I forgot to add another type of exception in function which was responsible for sending requests.

try{
//for example, retrofit call
}
catch (e: Exception) {
        is UnknownHostException -> "Unknown host!"
        is ConnectException -> "No internet!"
        else -> "Unknown exception!"
    }

It’s just a tricky moment that can by related with this problem.

Hope, I will help somebody)

Respondent: Boris Veriga

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