for what's worth, i've seen adb install fail intermittently for no reason. thanks!
Correct, it seems to work now. Thank you so much Lanchon, I have donated $10 for this wonderful tool you have created.
some decoded apks cannot be rebuilt by aapt. that's why apktool includes its own patched version of aapt. if you extract it and replace your currently used aapt, it will possibly rebuild. i don't know whether the android gradle plugin has a way to...