Tuesday, July 3, 2012

How to install the Android SDK

How to install the Android SDK

First, install Eclipse here.

After installing Eclipse, install the Android ADT plugin for Eclipse:
 - Click on Help > Then click on
 - Install New Software Copy and paste this and click "Add":
 - Click "OK"

Eclipse will ask you to restart. After you restart, the Android ADT plugin will ask you to either download and install the Android SDK for you or you can do it yourself.

If you are using an existing SDK or downloading it yourself:

Download the SDK:


The file should look like:


Extract the file to your /home/USER directory by either double clicking on the file or command line:

tar -zxvf android-sdk_r20-linux.tgz
Next you will go into Eclipse and use the Android ADT plugin to use with the /home/USER/android-sdk that you have extracted.

Installing Android Versions

 - Go to Window > then click on Android SDK Manager

 From here, you can select the Android Packages that you would like.

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