About Paresh Mayani

Paresh Mayani is a Mobile application developer from India, having been involved in Android app development since around 3 years. He writes technical articles at TechnoTalkative. Apart from his job, he manages Google Developer Group (GDG) - Ahmedabad and has been speaker in various events.

ADT Bundle – Just a single step to setup android development environment

I got many queries from college students and engineers regarding installation and setup of Android development environment, so for them here is good news.

Before this post i was used to send them below steps for the installation and setup of Android development environment:

1. Download Eclipse
2. Download JDK and install it, set the environment path
3. Download ADT plugin inside Eclipse
4. set the Preference with Android-SDK path
5. Download the latest platform-tools and everything

But now i would suggest to download ADT Bundle to new Android developer.

ADT Bundle:

Android ADT Bundle

Android ADT Bundle

The ADT Bundle provides everything you need to start developing apps, including a version of the Eclipse IDE with built-in ADT (Android Developer Tools) to streamline your Android app development. so now we can say its single step download to setup Android development environment.
 
 
 
 
 

In short, with a single download, the ADT Bundle includes everything you need to begin developing apps:

  1. Eclipse + ADT plugin
  2. Android SDK Tools
  3. Android Platform-tools
  4. The latest Android platform
  5. The latest Android system image for the emulator

Yes there are also possible ways if you want to use existing version of Eclipse or any other IDE.

Here you go for download: ADT Bundle.


 

Setting Up the ADT Bundle:

As you have downloaded ADT bundle, follow below steps to setup it:

  1. Unpack the ZIP file (named adt-bundle-<os_platform>.zip) and save it to an appropriate location, such as a “Development” directory in your home directory.
  2. Open the adt-bundle-<os_platform>/eclipse/ directory and launch eclipse.

That’s it! The IDE is already loaded with the Android Developer Tools plugin and the SDK is ready to go.
 

Reference: ADT Bundle – Just a single step to setup android development environment from our JCG partner Paresh N. Mayani at the TechnoTalkative blog.

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6 Responses to "ADT Bundle – Just a single step to setup android development environment"

  1. Heer Shah says:

    where do i find this location “home directory”? where do I save this file?? program files c drive??

  2. My SDK manager flashes open for 2 seconds then disappears and never opens. What causes this and how do I fix it on windows 7?

  3. Jonny L says:

    For eclipse to work, you will also need Java JDK.
    (http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html).

    Once installed, simply copy the “jre” folder from “C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_25\” to the “eclipse” folder in the SDK bundle.

  4. Tim says:

    Jonny L.! my friend you are the man!!!!!!!

  5. charles says:

    When I try to unzip Android\adt-bundle-windows-x86-20131030, a series of messageboxes are displayed asking me to provide passwords, saying that certain files are password-protected! If it is a free download how can the files be password-protected? There is no mention of passwords on the http://www.javacodegeeks.com website. How can I unzip the file so I can start using the ADT bundle?

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