How-to Install Android Studio IDE on Linux Mint 18 Sarah 32-64bit Easy Guide

June 18th, 2016 by thelinuxevangelist

Android Studio IDE QuickStart for Linux Mint

The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install and Getting-Started with Android SDK by the Android Studio IDE on Linux Mint 18 Sarah i386/amd64 Mate/Cinnamon/KDE/Xfce Desktop.

The Android Studio is the Official IDE for Android Application Development, based on IntelliJ IDEA.

Android App Development Requires a working Oracle Java JDK Installation.

Installing Android Studio IDE for Linux Mint 18 Sarah i386/amd64 - Featured

Android Studio IDE main Features list:

  • Flexible Gradle-based build system
  • Build variants and multiple apk file generation
  • Code templates to help you build common app features
  • Rich layout editor with support for drag and drop theme editing
  • Lint tools to catch performance, usability, version compatibility, and other problems
  • ProGuard and app-signing capabilities
  • Built-in support for Google Cloud Platform, making it easy to integrate Google Cloud Messaging and App Engine
  1. Download Android Studio IDE for Linux Mint:

    Android Studio IDE Zip Linux
  2. Double-Click on Android Archive
    Extract into /tmp

    Android Studio IDE Quick-Start for Linux Mint 18 Sarah - extraction
  3. Open a Command Line Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Getting-Started with Android Studio IDE for Linux Mint 18 Sarah - Open Terminal
  4. Installing Required Packages for 64bit Systems

    sudo apt-get install lib32z1 lib32ncurses5 lib32stdc++6
  5. How-to Install Required Oracle Java JDK 8 on Mint:

    Install Oracle JDK 8 for Mint
  6. Relocate Android Studio IDE
    Set the SuperUser as owner:

    sudo su -c "chown -R root:root /tmp/android-studio"

    Then Switch contents with

    sudo su -c "mv /tmp/android-studio /opt"
  7. Make a Symlink for Easy Launching

    sudo ln -s /opt/android-studio/bin/ /usr/local/bin/android-studio

    Then you can Launch it simply with:


    A Launcher is automatically created over first start so then you’ll be able to Run it from the App Menu.

  8. Getting-Started with Android Studio App Development on Linux Mint - Config Wizard

  9. Getting-Started with Android App Development:

    Android Studio Quick-Start Guide
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