My Android app WAR had been using an imported version of the Application Crash Reports for Android (ACRA) library that was implemented incorrectly. The external JAR was acra-4.2.3.jar, which I automatically assumed to be outdated.
Therefore, I downloaded and copied acra-4.8.2.jar to the app/libs directory in Android Studio. Here are the series of steps that I took to find that updated ACRA jar file.
After unzipping and copying the jar file to Android Studio app/libs directory, I modified the build.gradle file as follows:
Mission accomplished for now at least; however, I certainly realize that I may have just added to my tech debt, but if it's working now, I won't risk introducing new bugs.