Eas expo build error

When I gave the command to build the expo app with the help of the eas build command. It gave me this 👇 error.

FAILURE: Build failed with an exception.
* What went wrong:
Execution failed for task ':expo-font:compileReleaseJavaWithJavac'.
> Could not target platform: 'Java SE 11' using tool chain: 'JDK 8 (1.8)'.
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BUILD FAILED in 3m 26s
Error: Gradle build failed with unknown error. Please see logs for the "Run gradlew" phase.

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Bobby Iliev
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November 3, 2022

Hi there,

Gradle uses the Java distribution defined in your JAVA_HOME environment variable, you need to make sure that So make sure that the JAVA_HOME variable is set to a valid JDK 11 path.

To check if this is the case:

gradle --version

And then check your JAVA_HOME variable:


For more information on how to set that up, check out this tutorial here: