How to Install Android Studio on Elementary OS 32-64bit Linux Easy Guide

January 6, 2015 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Android Studio Quick-Start for Elementary OS

Hello Elementary User! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install and Getting-Started with Android Studio IDE on Elementary OS i386/amd64 GNU/Linux Desktop.

Android App Development Requires a working Oracle Java JDK Installation on Elementary Systems.

So Android Studio is an IntelliJ IDEA based Development Environment with this Features:

  • Gradle-based build support.
  • Android-specific refactoring and quick fixes.
  • Lint tools to catch performance, usability, version compatibility and other problems.
  • ProGuard and app-signing capabilities.
  • Template-based wizards to create common Android designs and components.
  • A rich layout editor that allows you to drag-and-drop UI components, preview layouts on multiple screen configurations, and much more.
  • Built-in support for Google Cloud Platform, making it easy to integrate Google Cloud Messaging and App Engine as server-side components.

On the Elementary OS Android Studio IDE Installation Guide Bottom Link to Android App Hello World on Android Studio.

Android Studio IDE Quickstart for Elementary OS Linux - Featured
  1. Download Android Studio IDE IntelliJ for Linux:

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

    Install Android Studio IDE on Elementary OS Linux - Extraction
    Or from Shell:

    unzip -d /tmp/ ~/Downloads/android-studio*.zip
  3. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install Android Bundle Elementary OS Linux - 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 on Elementary:

    Install Oracle JDK for Elementary
  6. Relocate Android Studio IDE
    Set the SuperUser as howner:

    sudo chown -R root:root /tmp/android-studio

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution
    Then Switch contents with:

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

    sudo ln -s /opt/android-studio/bin/ /usr/local/bin/android-studio
  8. Starting Android Studio IDE

    From Terminal:


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

  9. Quick-Start with Android Apps on Android Studio:

Elementary OS Install Android Studio IDE - Android Studio IDE Start

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