Android SDK setup instructions
If you already have Android Studio installed, most likely you also have Android SDK. If you don't have a local Android SDK installation, you can download it from here.
You don't need the whole bundle, so look for files whose names start with
sdk-tools- and choose the one appropriate for your system. Extract the archive to a suitable location after the download is complete. For example,
%userprofile%\android-sdk\ (for Windows) or
~/android-sdk/ (for Linux/macOS).
You will need the following packages:
- Android SDK Tools
- Android SDK Platform-tools
- Android SDK Build-tools -
- Android 7.1.1 (API 25):
- SDK Platform
If you are using Android Studio, you can use the integrated SDK Manager to download and install them. You can then skip to the Set ANDROID_HOME section below. If not, you can use the command line tools you downloaded earlier. The following steps are for the command line tools only.
tools/bin/ and install the required packages:
- Windows Run
sdkmanager.bat "tools" "platform-tools" "build-tools;25.0.0" "platforms;android-25"
- Linux/macOS Run
./sdkmanager "tools" "platform-tools" "build-tools;25.0.0" "platforms;android-25"
After the Android SDK is ready to use, you need to set a system path variable pointing to the Android SDK directory.
Windows These steps are Windows 7 specific, but are almost the same for Windows XP/8/8.1/10
Open the Start menu and right click on 'Computer' -> Properties.
Choose Advanced system settings -> Environment variables.
In 'System variables' click 'New...' and add a variable with name
ANDROID_HOMEand value of the full path to the Android SDK folder (for instance:
Linux Open the file
~/.profile and add the following line to the end of it:
export ANDROID_HOME=[path-to-android-sdk]. Log out and in again for the changes to take effect.