Downloading and Installing Android SDK R24

This section provides a tutorial example on how to download and install Android SDK (Software Development Kit) Revision 24 on Windows systems.

If you want to develop applications for Android systems, you need to start with the following two steps to create an Android development environment on your Windows system:

Here is what I did to download and install the Android SDK Revision R24 starter package:

1. Go to the Android SDK download page at

2. Click "" in the Other Download Options - SDK Tools Only section near the bottom of the page. Follow instructions given on the page to finish the download

3. Save the downloaded file to C:\download\ The file size should be 187,488,291 bytes.

4. Unzip the downloaded file to C:\local\android-sdk-windows.

5. Double-click on "C:\local\android-sdk-windows\SDK Manager.exe". The "Android SDK Manager" windows will show up:

Android SDK Manager R24
Android SDK Manager R24

Cool. Android SDK Revision 24 starter package is installed now. Read next tutorials to learn how to install Android platform emulator.

By the way, SDK Manager is a Java application and requires JDK to be installed in the "C:\Program Files" folder, like "C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_45\". It does not use the JAVA_HOME environment variable.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Installing JDK 1.8 on Windows System

Installation of Android SDK R24 and Emulator

Downloading and Installing Android SDK R24

 Running Android SDK Manager R24

 Installing Android Platform 4.0.3 and Libraries

 Verifying Android Platform Installation

 Creating Android Virtual Device (AVD)

 Viewing Android Virtual Device (AVD) Details

 Launching Android Emulator in AVD Manager

 Android Emulator Starting Screens

 Android Emulator Built-in Apps and Widgets

 Android Emulator Built-in Web Browser

 Android Emulator for 7 Inch Tablet

 Android Emulator for Google Watch

 Missing Emulator Engine Program for 'arm' CPUS

 x86 Emulation Requires Hardware Acceleration

 HAXM - Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager

 Installing Apache Ant 1.9 on Windows System

 Developing First Android Application - HelloAndroid

 Android Application Package (APK) Files

 Android Debug Bridge (adb) Tool

 Android File Systems

 AboutAndroid - Application to Retrieve System Information Class and Activity Lifecycle

 View Objects and Layout Resource Files

 Using "adb logcat" Command for Debugging

 Build Process and Package File Content

 Building Your Own Web Browser

 Android Command Line Shell

 Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Mini Tablet

 USB Debugging Applications on Samsung Tablet

 Android Tablet - LG-V905R

 USB Debugging Applications on LG-V905R Tablet

 Android Phone - LG-P925g

 USB Debugging Applications on LG-P925g Phone

 Archived Tutorials


 Full Version in PDF/EPUB