How-to Install Android NDK on Linux Mint 17 Qiana LTS 32/64bit Step-by-Step Easy Guide

August 4th, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Installing Android NDK on Linux Mint 17 Qiana



The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Getting-Started with the Android Native Development Kit on Linux Mint 17 Qiana LTS i386/amd64 Mate/Cinnamon/Kde/Xfce Desktop.

The Android NDK is a Toolset that allows you to implement parts of your app using native-code languages such as C and C++.

Android Development Require Oracle Java JDK 6+ so I have Included Link to How-to Install Oracle JDK7 on Mint Linux.

The Android NDK Installation for Linux Mint 17 Qiana Require also the Android SDK so You will Find also Link to Download the Needed Android SDK for Mint Linux.

Install Android NDK on Linux Mint 17 Qiana - Featured
  1. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install Android NDK on Linux Mint 17 Qiana - Open Terminal
  2. Download Android Native Development Kit for Linux:

    Get Android NDK Linux 32/64bit

  3. Double-Click on Archive and Extract into /tmp

    Install Android NDK on Linux Mint 17 Qiana - Extraction
    Or from Command Line:

    tar xvf android-ndk*.tar.bz2 -C /tmp

  4. Relocate Android NDK Folder
    sudo chown -R root:root /tmp/android-ndk*
    sudo mv /tmp/android-ndk* /opt

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

  5. Set Up ANDROID_NDK Environment Variable
    nano ~/.bashrc

    Example Append (Following your NDK Installation Location):

    		export 	ANDROID_NDK=/opt/android-ndk*
    		export PATH=$PATH:$ANDROID_NDK
    	

    Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano Editor.

  6. Install Required Android SDK Tools Only for Mint:

    Install Android SDK for Mint
  7. Set Up ANDROID_SDK Environment Variable
    nano ~/.bashrc

    Example Append (Following your SDK Installation Location):

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

    Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano Editor.

  8. How-to Install Recommended Oracle JDK on Linux Mint:

    Install Oracle JDK 6/7/8 for Linux Mint
  9. Set Up JDK_PATH Environment Variable
    nano ~/.bashrc

    Example Append (Following your JDK Installation Location):

    		export JDK_PATH=/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7*/bin
    		export PATH=$PATH:$JDK_PATH
    	

    Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano Editor.

    Load New Environment Variables:

    source ~/.bashrc
  10. Getting-Started with Android NDK on Eclipse:

    Eclipse Android NDK Integration
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