[SOLVED] Flutter: Not showing “Open for editing in Android Studio”


Doctor summary (to see all details, run flutter doctor -v):
[✓] Flutter (Channel beta, v1.7.8+hotfix.4, on Mac OS X 10.14.5 18F132, locale en-IN)
[✓] Android toolchain - develop for Android devices (Android SDK version 28.0.3)
[✓] Xcode - develop for iOS and macOS (Xcode 11.3.1)
[!] iOS tools - develop for iOS devices
 ✗ libimobiledevice and ideviceinstaller are not installed. To install with Brew, run:
    brew update
    brew install --HEAD usbmuxd
    brew link usbmuxd
    brew install --HEAD libimobiledevice
    brew install ideviceinstaller
[✓] Android Studio (version 3.1)
[!] VS Code (version 1.42.1)
✗ Flutter extension not installed; install from
[✓] Connected device (1 available)
! Doctor found issues in 2 categories.


The problem is caused by missing .iml project files. These files are added automatically to the .gitignore file but they should not. To fix it:

  1. Delete .idea folder.
  2. Create a new temporary Flutter project with the same name.
  3. Copy from the project to your existing project these 2 missing files:
  • [project_name].iml
  • android/[project_name]_android.iml
  1. Open Android Studio and the problem should be gone.
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