Using Android Software Development Kit

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Hello everyone! I just download the Android Software Development Kit and all its other components in ZIP format. I want to know exactly what to do next and how to make it work properly? Can someone tell me step by step what the next step is after I download all its components in ZIP format? Thanks in advance for the help!


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Using Android Software Development Kit


I’m not sure if you are running Windows, Linux or OS X, so I have included all the steps for each platform.

You can make sure you have the latest version of SDK by downloading it here

Save the file on your pc onto your desktop (you will unzip and extract the files to a better location on your pc later.  The downloaded file is compressed as a zip folder. Extract this folder to the specified location as below, dependent on the platform you are on

  • Windows: The root of your C: drive
  • OS X: Your home folder
  • Linux: Your home folder

Rename the folder to “Android” for ease of use.  If you open up the folder you just extracted and renamed, you will see two different folders called “eclipse” and “sdk”.  If so, you have successfully installed SDK successfully.

Prerequisites to using SDK

You will need to have a working version of Sun Java to run SDK components.  You can download a copy here for the correct platform you are on, i.e Windows, Java, OS X, as well as 32 or 64-bit.


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