How to Install Android Studio Linux Mint 18 Easy Guide

June 18, 2016 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Install Android Studio Linux Mint 18

Hello Mint User! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install Android Studio Linux Mint 18 i386/amd64 Mate/Cinnamon/KDE/Xfce Desktop.

First of all the 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.

Installing Android Studio IDE for Linux Mint 18 Sarah i386/amd64 - 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. Download Android Studio IDE for Linux Mint:

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

    Android Studio IDE Quick-Start for Linux Mint 18 Sarah - extraction
  3. Then 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. For 64-bit Systems follow Installing Required Packages

    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. After 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/ /usr/local/bin/android-studio

    Then you can Launch the IDE simply with:


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