How-to Install Android Studio on Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya Easy Guide

July 3rd, 2017 by thelinuxevangelist

Android Studio Quick-Start for Mint 18.2




Hello Mint User! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install Android Studio on Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya 32/64bit Mate/Cinnamon/KDE/Xfce GNU Desktop.

First of all Android Studio is the Official IDE for Android Application Development, based on IntelliJ IDEA.

Especially relevant: Android App Development Requires a working Oracle Java JDK Installation on System.

How-to Install Android Studio on Linux Mint 18.2 - Featured

Finally the Android Studio IDE main Features are:

  • 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. First Open a Command Line Terminal window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How-to Install Android Studio on Linux Mint 18.2 - Open Terminal
  2. Download Android Studio IDE for Linux Mint:

    Android Studio Zip Linux
  3. Then Double-Click on Android Archive
    Extract into /tmp

    How-to Install Android Studio on Linux Mint 18.2 - extraction
  4. And Install Required Packages for 64bit Systems

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

    Install Oracle JDK for Mint
  6. Again 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. Finally Make a Symlink for Easy Launching

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

    Then you can Launch it simply with:

    android-studio

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

  8. How-to Install Android Studio on Linux Mint 18.2 - Config Wizard

  9. Getting-Started with Android App Development:

    Android Studio Quick-Start Guide
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