Android – Install Android Tools/Plugin easy way (Offline)

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Problem: How do I install Android Tools/Plugin without having internet connection?

Solution:

After having experience to work in Android, I was thinking why shouldn’t we install Android tools/plugin by offline(without having network connection), as Android is suggesting you to download Android SDK-tools, various Android platforms(3.1, 3.0, 2.3.3, 2.3,2.2 and many other), Android ADT plugin for Eclipse by online, i am really not agree with this for the installation in 2nd machine with the same tools/ADT plugin/SDK (Yes agree for the first time installation in one PC/Laptop).

So let me share you a solution for the same finally.

(I assume you are already having 1 complete installation of Android in either your friend’s machine or anyone’s machine)

If you have installed Android Tools/SDK/Platform in any one machine and want to install in other 10-20 or many other machine then you can do below steps to install Android in any number of machine instead of downloading all the Tools/SDK/Platforms by online. (Or yes if your friend having fully installation of the same then also you can follow below steps to install Android Tools/SDK/Platforms in your machine or other machines).

Steps – For the installation of Android by OFFLINE:

    1. Copy android-sdk directory(In windows, in most cases its at c:) and paste in your machine’s c: or any other drive, i assume you will paste in c:
    2. Check c:android-sdkplatforms directory, if it is blank then copy all platforms from that machine’s same directory and paste it inside your c:android-sdkplatforms directory.
    3. Now, copy Eclipse and paste in your machine.
    4. Now, you are only left with installation of Android ADT Plugin inside your eclipse, for that you need to check the plugins directory of eclipse, in my case it is: E:AndroidAndroid Softwareeclipseplugins , so browse through this directory and check whether the below plugins are there or not, if not there are not in your machine, then copy those from your friend’s machine.

Steps – For the installation of Android by ONLINE:

You can also download Android SDK/Tools/Plugin by online if you wants:
1. Andorid SDK: http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

2. Eclipse:  Download eclipse from http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/.

3. Android ADT plugin: http://developer.android.com/sdk/eclipse-adt.html , you need to follow the download process.
4. Android platforms: this you can download by running emulator  same as below, it will list you all the platforms those are available to install.

Paresh Mayani

Lazy android developer, exploring the horizon of android development since 7 years, currently working as a Technical Lead - Android at Simform Solutions, India. Former Application Architect at KarConnect. He is the Head/Organizer of Google Developers Group (GDG), Ahmedabad

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