Installing Google Android SDK 1.0 On Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop - Page 2

3 Installing Google Android SDK 1.0

To download the Android SDK 1.0, go to, accept the license and click on Continue:

On the next page, select the Android SDK for Linux...

... and save it to your hard disk (e.g. on the desktop):

Now open a terminal again and go to the directory where you've saved the Android SDK and unzip it:

cd /home/falko/Desktop/

We don't need the zip file anymore, so we can delete it:

rm -f

We now have a directory called android-sdk-linux_x86-1.0_r1. In my case it's on my desktop - I don't want it there, so I move it to my home directory (you can as well leave it where it is):

mv android-sdk-linux_x86-1.0_r1/ ~

The android-sdk-linux_x86-1.0_r1 directory contains a subdirectory called tools (/home/falko/android-sdk-linux_x86-1.0_r1/tools in my case). We must now open ~/.bashrc and add the following line to it so that android-sdk-linux_x86-1.0_r1/tools is in our PATH:

gedit ~/.bashrc
export PATH=${PATH}:/home/falko/android-sdk-linux_x86-1.0_r1/tools

Next, we must install the Android Eclipse plugin. In Eclipse, go to Help > Software Updates...:

Go to the Available Software tab and click on Add Site...:

The Add Site window opens. Fill in and click on OK:

Back on the Available Software tab, select Developer Tools (this should automatically check Android Development Tools and Android Editors) and click on Install...:

In the Install window, make sure that both Android Development Tools and Android Editors are checked, and click on Next >:

Click on Finish next:

The plugins are now being installed:

Eclipse must be restarted for the changes to take effect, so when you are asked if you want to restart Eclipse after the installation, you should select Yes:

After Eclipse has started again, we must update our Eclipse preferences to point to the Android SDK directory. Go to Window > Preferences:

If you see this message, click on OK and forget it:

Click on Browse...

... and select the Android SDK directory (/home/falko/android-sdk-linux_x86-1.0_r1 in my case):

Back in the Preferences window, click on Apply and then OK:

That's it, you can now use the Android SDK to create your own Android applications.

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By: Anonymous

Thanks for such a detailed step by step info.

Just one correction:

In my case

did not work. So i tried


By: R.Karthikeyan





are not working it is telling no repository found

any body can help in that issue ???

thanks in advance



By: Anonymous

try : 

this worked for me on ubuntu 8.10 / Java 6 / Eclipse Ganymede

By: vinod

i followed all the instructions thoroughly.but i am getting android ddms and android development tools for installing instead of android editors and android development editors is replaced with android ddms. please help me regarding this.

By: droidcoder
By: s. das

Sunday, 08/23/2009

 Many thanks for the wonderfully detailed and accurate step-by-step process (with visual aids) listed by you. Just used it to succesfully install SDK1.5 on Ubuntu 9.04 almost without a hitch! ... the one hitch being I initially used Eclipse Galileo (3.5) instead of Ganymede (3.4).  When it would load my Android DTs even with a local archive, I back tracked, downloaded Ganymede and it worked like a charm.  Again many thanks.

 P.S.  Maybe your instructions can be converted to one single PDF file ... yes?

By: cutiyar

in the step : help >> install new software and i lost the internet connection in this step

,so it give the error


how to install it? 

i did the step again but repeated this error.

By: Anonymous

Now android can running using virtualBox