Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Android SDK for development with Eclipse ADT

If you are still using Eclipse ADT for Android development, this is a tutorial to help you with installing the latest possible Android SDK / Tools that would work with last Eclipse ADT plugin.

  1. Eclipse IDE for Java Developers 4.7.3a
    http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/packages/eclipse-ide-java-developers/oxygen3a
  2. Eclipse ADT plugin - 23.0.7.2120684 (Aug 2015)
    https://dl-ssl.google.com/android/eclipse/
  3. Java JDK 1.8.0_172
    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk8-downloads-2133151.html
Now onwards to Android SDK & Tools.

Standard choice 

  1. SDK Tools 25.2.5 (Jan 2017)

    Extract into your chosen location e.g. android-sdk (note: do not extract on top of an existing installation, you can have as many Android SDK installations you want - create a new location or backup the old and remove / rename).
    Open a command line / shell and test by calling sdkmanager:
    tools\bin\sdkmanager --list | more
    
  2. Build Tools 25.0.3 (Apr 2017)

    tools\bin\sdkmanager "build-tools;25.0.3"
    Accept? (y/N): y
    
  3. Platform Tools 27.0.1 (Dec 2017)

    tools\bin\sdkmanager "platform-tools"
    Accept? (y/N): y 
  4. Platform(s) and sources

  5. tools\bin\sdkmanager "platforms;android-25"
    tools\bin\sdkmanager "sources;android-25"
    
    tools\bin\sdkmanager "platforms;android-27"
    tools\bin\sdkmanager "sources;android-27"
  6. Emulator 27.1.12 (Mar 2018)

  7. tools\bin\sdkmanager "emulator"
    Accept? (y/N): y
    
  8. Emulator images

    Downloading the image with sdkmanager may produce a 'broken' unusable image. Dowload using the the graphical version of Android SDK Manager. Additionally, API 27 images did not seem to work for me (emulator image stuck at boot with a blank screen). Recommending to try the API 25 images (or whichever versions you need).
    tools\android

  9. Check installed components

    tools\bin\sdkmanager --list | more
    
    Installed packages:
      Path                              | Version | Description                       | Location
      -------                           | ------- | -------                           | -------
      build-tools;25.0.3                | 25.0.3  | Android SDK Build-Tools 25.0.3    | build-tools\25.0.3\
      emulator                          | 27.1.12 | Android Emulator                  | emulator\
      patcher;v4                        | 1       | SDK Patch Applier v4              | patcher\v4\
      platform-tools                    | 27.0.1  | Android SDK Platform-Tools        | platform-tools\
      platforms;android-25              | 3       | Android SDK Platform 25           | platforms\android-25\
      platforms;android-27              | 1       | Android SDK Platform 27           | platforms\android-27\
      sources;android-25                | 1       | Sources for Android 25            | sources\android-25\
      sources;android-27                | 1       | Sources for Android 27            | sources\android-27\
      system-images;a...s_playstore;x86 | 9       | Google Play Intel x86 Atom Sys... | system-images\a..._playstore\x86\
      tools                             | 25.2.5  | Android SDK Tools 25.2.5          | tools\
  10. Intel HAXM 7.1.0 (Mar 2018)


    Read installation guide, download & install from:
    https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-hardware-accelerated-execution-manager-intel-haxm

  11. Start Eclipse

    To be detailed
  12. Create AVD

    To be detailed


     
Publishing early as a draft for my friend Enzo :-) to be continued tomorrow.

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