Only buildscript {}, pluginManagement {} and other plugins {} script blocks are allowed before plugins {} blocks, no other statements are allowed

I can’t figure out where the error is, please help, what should I do to resolve it?

Codes of the build.gradle file in the app module

apply plugin: "istek-d3264"
apply plugin: ""
apply plugin: "com.facebook.react"
plugins {
    id ""

    // Add the ID of the plugin
    id ""

//apply plugin: ""

 * This is the configuration block to customize your React Native Android app.
 * By default you don't need to apply any configuration, just uncomment the lines you need.
react {
    /* Folders */
    //   The root of your project, i.e. where "package.json" lives. Default is '..'
    // root = file("../")
    //   The folder where the react-native NPM package is. Default is ../node_modules/react-native
    // reactNativeDir = file("../node_modules/react-native")
    //   The folder where the react-native Codegen package is. Default is ../node_modules/@react-native/codegen
    // codegenDir = file("../node_modules/@react-native/codegen")
    //   The cli.js file which is the React Native CLI entrypoint. Default is ../node_modules/react-native/cli.js
    // cliFile = file("../node_modules/react-native/cli.js")

    /* Variants */
    //   The list of variants to that are debuggable. For those we're going to
    //   skip the bundling of the JS bundle and the assets. By default is just 'debug'.
    //   If you add flavors like lite, prod, etc. you'll have to list your debuggableVariants.
    // debuggableVariants = ["liteDebug", "prodDebug"]

    /* Bundling */
    //   A list containing the node command and its flags. Default is just 'node'.
    // nodeExecutableAndArgs = ["node"]
    //   The command to run when bundling. By default is 'bundle'
    // bundleCommand = "ram-bundle"
    //   The path to the CLI configuration file. Default is empty.
    // bundleConfig = file(../rn-cli.config.js)
    //   The name of the generated asset file containing your JS bundle
    // bundleAssetName = ""
    //   The entry file for bundle generation. Default is '' or 'index.js'
    // entryFile = file("../js/")
    //   A list of extra flags to pass to the 'bundle' commands.
    //   See
    // extraPackagerArgs = []

    /* Hermes Commands */
    //   The hermes compiler command to run. By default it is 'hermesc'
    // hermesCommand = "$rootDir/my-custom-hermesc/bin/hermesc"
    //   The list of flags to pass to the Hermes compiler. By default is "-O", "-output-source-map"
    // hermesFlags = ["-O", "-output-source-map"]

 * Set this to true to Run Proguard on Release builds to minify the Java bytecode.
def enableProguardInReleaseBuilds = false

 * The preferred build flavor of JavaScriptCore (JSC)
 * For example, to use the international variant, you can use:
 * `def jscFlavor = 'org.webkit:android-jsc-intl:+'`
 * The international variant includes ICU i18n library and necessary data
 * allowing to use e.g. `Date.toLocaleString` and `String.localeCompare` that
 * give correct results when using with locales other than en-US. Note that
 * this variant is about 6MiB larger per architecture than default.
def jscFlavor = 'org.webkit:android-jsc:+'

android {
    ndkVersion rootProject.ext.ndkVersion

    compileSdkVersion rootProject.ext.compileSdkVersion

    namespace "com.melike"
    defaultConfig {
        applicationId "com.melike"
        minSdkVersion rootProject.ext.minSdkVersion
        targetSdkVersion rootProject.ext.targetSdkVersion
        versionCode 14
        versionName "1.2.8"
    signingConfigs {
        debug {
            storeFile file('debug.keystore')
            storePassword 'android'
            keyAlias 'androiddebugkey'
            keyPassword 'android'
         release {
            if (project.hasProperty('MYAPP_UPLOAD_STORE_FILE')) {
                storeFile file(MYAPP_UPLOAD_STORE_FILE)
                storePassword MYAPP_UPLOAD_STORE_PASSWORD
                keyAlias MYAPP_UPLOAD_KEY_ALIAS
                keyPassword MYAPP_UPLOAD_KEY_PASSWORD
    buildTypes {
        debug {
            signingConfig signingConfigs.debug
        release {
            // Caution! In production, you need to generate your own keystore file.
            // see
            signingConfig signingConfigs.release
            minifyEnabled enableProguardInReleaseBuilds
            proguardFiles getDefaultProguardFile("proguard-android.txt"), ""
    compileOptions {
        sourceCompatibility JavaVersion.VERSION_1_8
        targetCompatibility JavaVersion.VERSION_1_8

dependencies {
    // The version of react-native is set by the React Native Gradle Plugin
      implementation ''

    debugImplementation("com.facebook.flipper:flipper-network-plugin:${FLIPPER_VERSION}") {
        exclude group:'com.squareup.okhttp3', module:'okhttp'

    if (hermesEnabled.toBoolean()) {
    } else {
        implementation jscFlavor

apply from: file("../../node_modules/@react-native-community/cli-platform-android/native_modules.gradle"); applyNativeModulesAppBuildGradle(project)
apply from: file("../../node_modules/react-native-vector-icons/fonts.gradle")

FAILURE: Build failed with an exception.

* Where:
Build file 'C:\Users\User\Desktop\reactNative\melike\android\app\build.gradle' line: 4

* What went wrong:
Could not compile build file 'C:\Users\User\Desktop\reactNative\melike\android\app\build.gradle'.
> startup failed:
  build file 'C:\Users\User\Desktop\reactNative\melike\android\app\build.gradle': 4: only buildscript {}, pluginManagement {} and other plugins {} script blocks are allowed before plugins {} blocks, no other statements are allowed

  See for information on the plugins {} block

   @ line 4, column 1.
     plugins {

  1 error

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error Failed to install the app.

Which part of the error message is unclear?

I understand the error message, but I still don’t understand why it gives an error. What should I do?

If you don’t know what to do, you probably did not understand the error message.
The error message says you must not have arbitrary statements before the plugins { ... } block but you have three statements before it.
So don’t have unsupported statements before the plugins { ... } block and the error is gone.

Besides that, you should probably anyway not use the legacy way of applying plugins using apply plugin:... but apply all plugins using the plugins { ... } block unless there is a very good reason not to. And if there is, do it after the plugins { ... } block.

I add it without the block in the plugins, this time it gives another error and says the part for the project id was not found.

I add it like this
aplyy plugin : “”

aplyy plugin: “”


I get this error

* Where:
Build file 'C:\Users\User\Desktop\reactNative\melike\android\app\build.gradle' line: 3

* What went wrong:
A problem occurred evaluating project ':app'.
> Plugin with id 'istek-d3264' not found.

Well, obviously no plugin with that ID exists