Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Download, Install, and Configure the Android SDK

Click on the Linux tarball android-sdk_r**-linux.tgz
Save it to your /home/linuxmaiden/Downloads directory.

Note: the ** represents the version number of your download so replace it with that number.  Also, replace linuxmaiden with your username.

Open a terminal and run the following commands:

cd /home/linuxmaiden/Downloads
sudo cp /home/linuxmaiden/android-sdk_r**-linux.tgz /opt
cd /opt
sudo tar xvzf and*.tgz
sudo chmod -R 755 /opt/android-sdk-linux

You will now be able to locate the Android SDK at:


Open a terminal and add Android SDK to your system wide PATH:

sudo vim /etc/profile

Add the following lines to the end of the system PATH file:

export PATH=${PATH}:/opt/android-sdk-linux/tools
export PATH=${PATH}:/opt/android-sdk-linux/platform-tools

Save the /etc/profile file and exit