How-to Install Android SDK Tools on Linux Mint 18 Sarah LTS Easy Guide

June 16th, 2016 by thelinuxevangelist

Android SDK Tools Only Quick-Start for Linux Mint




Hello Linux Mint User! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install Android SDK Tools on Linux Mint 18 Sarah LTS Mate/Cinnamon/Kde/Xfce 32/64bit GNU/Linux.

First of all the Android Software Development Kit (SDK) is the collection of Libraries, Tools, Documentation, and Samples that are required to Run and Develop Android Apps.

The Android SDK Tools Installation is Indispensable for Getting-Started in Android Development on Linux Mint.

The Only Requirement for the Android SDK is an Oracle Java JDK Installation on Linux Mint System.

To the Android SDK Tools Installation Guide Bottom Link to Guide on Installing Appcelerator Titanium for Cross-Platform Apps Development on Linux Mint.

Install Android SDK Tools for Linux Mint 18 Sarah - Featured
  1. Download Latest Android SDK Tools for Linux:

    Android SDK Tools Linux .tgz
  2. Double-Click on Archive and Extract into /tmp

    Install Android SDK Tools for Linux Mint 18 Sarah - Android SDK Extraction

    Or from Command Line:

    tar xvzf ~/android-sdk*.tgz -C /tmp/
  3. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install Android SDK Tools for Linux Mint 18 Sarah - Cinnamon Open Terminal
  4. Login as SuperUser:

    sudo su

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

  5. For 64bit Arch Only Install Required Libraries

    apt-get install libstdc++6:i386 lib32z1 lib32ncurses5 lib32bz2-1.0
  6. Relocate Android SDK

    chown -R root:root /tmp/android-sdk-linux*
    chmod -R +xr /tmp/android-sdk-linux*
    mv /tmp/android-sdk-linux* /opt/android-sdk-linux
  7. Insert Android Tools into User PATH
    su <username>
    nano ~/.bashrc

    Append:

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

    Ctrl+Shift+v to Paste Content into nano
    Ctrl+x to Save and Exit

    Load New Settings

    source ~/.bashrc
  8. Updating Android SDK Tools & APIs

    cd /opt/android-sdk*
    sudo su -c "tools/android"
    Install Android SDK Tools for Linux Mint 18 Sarah - Android SDK Manager for APIs
    Restart Again if Prompted to Get Installed the Latest API…
    Install Android SDK Tools Only on Linux 32/64bit - Installing Latest API

    Select the wanted API’s and Build-tools and Wait Until the Download and Installation is Achieved.

  9. Install Required Oracle Java SE JDK on Mint

    Install Oracle JDK for Linux Mint
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