Step-by-step – Android Studio Installation in MX Linux

May 23, 2018 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

GNU/Linux MX Installing Android Studio – QuickStart Guide

Hi! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Install Android Studio IDE in MX 64-bit GNU/Linux Desktop.

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

Especially relevant: the Android App Development Requires a working Oracle Java JDK Installation for MX.

Finally, this guide includes detailed instructions about to Getting-Started with Android Studio on MX.

Android Studio MX Installation Guide - Featured

Again about 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. 1. Launching Shell Emulator

    Open a Terminal window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands).

    Open Terminal Shell
  1. 2. Downloading Android Studio IDE

    Download Android Studio IDE for MX Linux

    Android Studio IDE tar.gz Linux
    If you are using Firefox then on Prompt Choose “Open with Archive Manager”:
    Step-by-step Android Studio MX Installation Guide - Firefox Prompt
    Or After try to Select the Package by the Downloads Button on Top Panel:
    Step-by-step Android Studio MX Installation Guide - Downloaded Packages
    Instead, on Google-Chrome simply try to Choose the Package on the Bottom Panel:
    Step-by-step Android Studio MX Installation Guide - Chrome Bottom Panel Downloads
    Browser Chrome MX Setup Tutorial
  2. 3. Extracting Android Studio IDE

    Then Extract Android Studio IDE into /tmp
    Possibly Double-Click/Right-Click on Archive to Open with Archive Manager:

    Android Studio MX Installation Guide - extraction
    Or from Shell:
    tar xvzf ~/Downloads/android-studio*.tar.gz -C /tmp
    But if you are in Trouble to Find the Location on Terminal then See: How to Access Downloads Folder from Browser.
  3. 4. Installing Dependencies

    Now to Install Required Packages
    Simply play:

    sudo apt-get install lib32z1 lib32ncurses* lib32stdc++6
    Authenticate with the User Admin Pass.
    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo.
  4. 5. Installing Oracle JDK

    How to Install Required Oracle Java JDK on MX

    Install Oracle JDK for MX
  5. 6. Relocating Android Studio

    Again to Relocate Android Studio IDE
    For a System wide installation Set the superUser as Holder with:

    sudo chown -R root:root /tmp/android-studio
    Then Move the Android Studio contents into the /opt Directory:
    sudo mv /tmp/android-studio /opt/
  6. 7. Amending User’s Path

    And to Make Android Studio Command-line Accessible
    Amend the User’s Path with:

    echo "export PATH=/opt/android-studio/bin:$PATH" >> ~/.bashrc
    And then to Reload the PATH simply run:
  1. 8. Running Android Studio IDE

    Finally, Launch & Enjoy Andoid Studio
    First, Launch it from Terminal with:

    And on the First, Configuration a Desktop Launcher it’s Automatically Created!
    Wait until Android Studio Download the SDK Tools and the others Needed Components…
    Android Studio MX Installation Guide - Config Wizard

  2. 9. Android Studio Getting-Started Guide

    Getting-Started with Android App Development

    Android Studio Quick Start Guide
    Android Studio MX Installation Guide - Config Wizard
  3. So Now I’m truly Happy if My Guide could Help you to Install Android Studio on MX!

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