Saturday, 2 June 2012

Android Programming-Installation Guide

Tools Required

Before start programming we need to instal some tools in your desktop/laptop.

(2). Download Android Software Development Kit (SDK) from

You will see three platform window, Mac OS X(intel) and Linux(i386). Here we introducing, how to install android SDK component for Window platform. I would prefer that you should choose recommend SDK component.
3. Download eclipse from
 or There is two version of Eclipse Classic install one for 32-bit and 64-bit.

Note: To know the architecture of your computer you  type wmic os get osarchitecture
on DOS window 

C:\Users\Computername>wmic os get osarchitecture

Installation Steps 

Before start  installer_r18-windows.exe you must be sure that whether you have Download Java Development Kit (jdk)
1. Open DOS window and type in  command prompt .
2. Type “java -version“.
C:\>java -version
java version "1.6.0_32" 
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_32-b05)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 20.7-b02, mixed mode, sharing)
JDK “1.6.0_32” is installed  
if JDK not installed then above jdk link is given.  
After ensuring the JDK.We installed installer_r18-windows.exe(depend on what is new
version is available in the site(


(4) Now click SDK component installer_r18-windows.exe.
Android SDK Tools Setup
(5) Welcome Android SDK Tools Setup Wizard Dialog box open, Click ➪Next button

Java SE Development Kit Detection Screen

(6).Detected Whether Java SE Development Kit is installed.

Detected Click on Next
(7)Now it found the Java SE Development Kit

Click on Next
(8).This is the location where Android SDK tool will be install. It make default folder android in programs folder and android-sdk. You may choose another location but you must remember that location. Since this same location is type in preference Dialogue box

Click on Next
(9). Generally it create start menu folder. Click Install

Installation Processing
(10)it will describe detail of folder that are installing in your computer  
Android SDK Finish and Start SDK Manager
 (11)finally installed Click Finish.

Android SDK Manager Screen.
 (12) When SDK installed. Android SDK manger screen open. It show that android sdk Package tool Table with the field Name (Name of the package), API, Revision(18) and Status(Installed Status).

Android SDK Manager Log File.
(13) Android SDK Manager Log file is show.
(14)it load necessary file from google repository
(15)Download at least one android platform.Here we are loading Android (4.03)
Configure the eclipse for Android
Eclipse Folder
(1). Now simply copy the eclipse folder (which you have earlier downloaded) under the program file
 folder in C:\. Open eclipse folder double click  eclipse icon(elipse.exe) make shortcut key and cut it paste on the desktop 

(2)When you click eclipse icon. it open Workspace Launcher Dialogue  box open .it makes default location C:\Users\ComputerName\Workspace.

Welcome Screen of Eclipse close this and move on next
(2) Now when you open eclipse first time a Welcome screen. It provide eclipse tutorial, for eclipse tutorial ,you may be click ,otherwise just click in top right corner of screen of welcome to closed.

Eclipse Start
(3) We want to android programming on android with the help of Eclipse So there is very necessary to install plugin for android. Now eclipse explore screen open.

Go to Help section and click on Install New Software

(4) Go to HELP menu and click a pop down menu open just click INSTALL NEW SOFTWARE… 

Install Software Window Click on Add

(5). INSTALL window open. Click Add... 

(6)Add Repository dialog open.Write user define Name “ADT PLUGIN” in NAME label box. you must define address This is location where plugs in is available

Developer Tools Check Box Appear
(7)Click➪Ok. Developer Tools will be open. 

Check the Developer Tools Box and Click on Next
(8)Click➪Select All button.
(a)Click➪Next> button to review the software licenses.
(b)Click Finish button.
(c)When you’re prompted to do so, click the Restart Now button to
restart Eclipse.
Install the latest version API
Welcome to Android Development
(9)When Restart it asked for latest version of SDK just click the check may also click the check box Android 2.1 is version which support most mobile and Tablet

Eclipse Installation Finish
(10) This screen open it all about statical concern of Android .which version(SDK) is most popular in developer field and which is usage most.just click Yes and Finish button

Select Start Menu and Click on SDK Manager
(11)Now it start download Latest version of API.As soon as Welcome to Android Development Dialog screen closed.Generally it start but if any trouble you can click start menu and click➪ SDK Manger.

Setting the location of SDK 

(1)Now we tell the eclipse where is android-sdk is stored i already told you that generally is install under program Files\Android\android-sdk if you not specify the location at the installation time.

(2)Now we have to tell that Where is android-sdk is formed generally is formed under C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk hence Choose WindowPreferences. Preference Dialog box open click the Browse button and locate the android-sdk

 Configuration of AVM for android-
(1)Now we configure AVM for android. Choose Window menu a pop down menu will be clickAVD manger.Android Virtual Machine Dialog box  will be open
(2) As soon as Android Virtual Machine open just click New button

(3) Create New Android Virtual Device Dialogue box open
(a)New-> Write user define name here we define Test
(b)Target->you must have at least android platform. I prefer Android 4.0.3-API Level 
(c)CPU/ABI-> In some android platform it choose automatically .but some time we have to manually choose you just choose ARM(armeabi-v7a)
(d)SD Card->The range of SD card is 9Mib to 1023 GBi. I prefer 15 Mib
(e) Skin->  There is number of Skin available ,you just choose HVGA as you choose hardware table show it
Now Click Create AVD
(4) Here you the configured AVD in android Virtual Device may configure more than one AVD  android Virtual Device .
(5) Select Test Android Virtual Device Manager  as soon as you select Start button will activate now click Start button

 (6)  It is confirmation skin box(Lunch option) which you choose just before, click Launch button

(7)  click ok button

(8) This is Thanks for using the Android SDK dialogue box open.It is only first time open once click check box button.

(9) process start

(10) Take mouse on Android Lock. Drag the Right side and drop it

(11) click Ok

(12) your configured Test Android Virtual machine become ready.