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Calling a java method from c++ in Android

I'm trying to get a simple Java method call from C++ while Java calls native method. Here's the Java code:

public class MainActivity extends Activity {
    private static String LIB_NAME = "name";

    static {

    /** Called when the activity is first created. */
    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        TextView tv = (TextView) findViewById(;

    public void messageMe(String text) {

    public native String getJniString();

I'm trying to call messageMe method from native code in the process of getJniString* method call from Java to native.


#include <string.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <jni.h>

jstring Java_the_package_MainActivity_getJniString( JNIEnv* env, jobject obj, jint depth ){

//    JavaVM *vm;
//    JNIEnv *env;
//    JavaVMInitArgs vm_args;
//    vm_args.version = JNI_VERSION_1_2;
//    vm_args.nOptions = 0;
//    vm_args.ignoreUnrecognized = 1;
//    // Construct a VM
//    jint res = JNI_CreateJavaVM(&vm, (void **)&env, &vm_args);

    // Construct a String
    jstring jstr = env->NewStringUTF("This string comes from JNI");
    // First get the class that contains the method you need to call
    jclass clazz = env->FindClass("the/package/MainActivity");
    // Get the method that you want to call
    jmethodID messageMe = env->GetMethodID(clazz, "messageMe", "(Ljava/lang/String;)V");
    // Call the method on the object
    jobject result = env->CallObjectMethod(jstr, messageMe);
    // Get a C-style string
    const char* str = env->GetStringUTFChars((jstring) result, NULL);
", str);
        // Clean up
    env->ReleaseStringUTFChars(jstr, str);

//    // Shutdown the VM.
//    vm->DestroyJavaVM();

    return env->NewStringUTF("Hello from JNI!");

After clean compilation app stops with next message:

ERROR/AndroidRuntime(742): FATAL EXCEPTION: main
        java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: messageMe
        at *.android.t3d.MainActivity.getJniString(Native Method)
        at *.android.t3d.MainActivity.onCreate(

Apparently it means that method name is wrong, but it looks OK to me.


If it's an object method, you need to pass the object to CallObjectMethod:

jobject result = env->CallObjectMethod(obj, messageMe, jstr);

What you were doing was the equivalent of jstr.messageMe().

Since your is a void method, you should call:

env->CallVoidMethod(obj, messageMe, jstr);

If you want to return a result, you need to change your JNI signature (the ()Vmeans a method of void return type) and also the return type in your Java code.

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