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Run/Install Official Android SDK Emulator on Linux Ubuntu/LinuxMint

Android SDK is the official android emulator by Google., Most of the guys might want to install this official Android SDK emulator on their machines. SO here’s a tutorial for the same , As Android SDK requires the JDK (Java Development Kit) to be installed on the machine,so in this tutorial, I’m going to be use the openJDK version of Java for installing the Official Android SDK emulator .Procedure to install official Android SDK Emulator-

  • To get started, press Ctrl – Alt – T or Open the terminal from the unity button.
  •  When it opens, the commands below to install OpenJDK.
sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jre openjdk-6-jdk icedtea6-plugin




  • Now, download AndroidSDK package by running the commands below. At the time of writing this post, the current version was r20. Or click this link to download the .tgz archive file.
wget http://dl.google.com/android/android-sdk_r20-linux.tgz




  • After the download has finished,execute the commands below to extract the downloaded file.
tar -xvzf android-sdk_r20-linux.tgz




  • After extracting the package, run the command below to change into the tools directory.
cd ~/android-sdk-linux/tools




  • After the execution of previous command, run the commands below to begin the installation.




  • Install Android updates if there are any available.




  • After updating, run the commands below to include AndroidSDK in your path environment.
gedit ~/.bashrc


Then add these lines at the very top of the file and save it.


export PATH=${PATH}:~/android-sdk-linux/tools

export PATH=${PATH}:~/android-sdk-linux/platform-tools





Log out and log back in, then type android on the command line to launch the software.

android avd


Build your own phone. and Enjoy your own Official Android emulation!




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