Installing Android SDK on Windows: Complete Steps

To begin with android apps development, you need to install the SDK and some other required components. Following are the steps one may follow to have the Android SDK installed in his/her system, although it is always advised that you should follow the instruction as per If this not works for you then for any support and help you can mail me on

  1. Download and install JDK if not installed already. [Download link] 
  2. Download and install Android SDK. [Download link]
  3. A pop-up will come out just after you finished installing the SDK, which is the SDK manager. If no pop-up window comes then you can manually open it from ‘All Program’.
  4. Download all or, required versions and components by checking them. For example, you can only check Android 2.2 and install it.
  5. Download & install eclipse. [Download link]
    n.b. :this is for 32 bit OS
  6. To Download and install ADT plugin for Eclipse –
    ->Start Eclipse, then select Help > Install New Software….
    ->Click Add, in the top-right corner.
    ->In the Add Repository dialog that appears, enter “ADT Plugin” for the Name and the following URL for the Location.

    ->Click OK
    ->Note: If you have trouble acquiring the plugin, try using “http” in the Location URL, instead of “https” (https is preferred for security reasons).
    ->In the Available Software dialog, select the checkbox next to Developer Tools and click Next.
    ->In the next window, you’ll see a list of the tools to be downloaded. Click Next.
    ->Read and accept the license agreements, then click Finish.
    ->Note: If you get a security warning saying that the authenticity or validity of the software can’t be established, click OK.
    ->When the installation completes, restart Eclipse.

  7. Configuring Android SDK:
    ->After you’ve successfully downloaded the ADT as described above, the next step is to modify your ADT preferences in Eclipse to point to the Android SDK directory:Select Window > Preferences… to open the Preferences panel (Mac OS X: Eclipse > Preferences).
    Select Android from the left panel.
    ->You may see a dialog asking whether you want to send usage statistics to Google. If so, make your choice and click Proceed. You cannot continue with this procedure until you click Proceed.
    ->For the SDK Location in the main panel, click Browse… and locate your downloaded SDK directory.
    ->Click Apply, then OK.
    ->Done! If you haven’t encountered any problems, then the installation is complete

21 thoughts on “Installing Android SDK on Windows: Complete Steps

  1. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own weblog and was curious what all is required to get set up? I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny? I’m not very web smart so I’m not 100% certain. Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Miss htc sensation

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  5. Hey.
    So when i clicked on Browse to look for available packages in android sdk, there were no packages available.
    what could be the problem?

    • Sorry Manas ! Now I am developing applications using .Net framework, so will not be able to provide support on this but, I believe there must be some good articles and you can google it. Anyway, thanks for coming to my blog and used your valuable time to put a comment.

    • Hi @Raj !
      You are asking about the difference between Eclipse and Android Studio, right ? (as both of them use android sdk).
      I have never used Android Studio. It is still in beta phase so I prefer to use Eclipse. But considering the features Andriod Studio promises to provide I believe it is far advanced than Eclipse. You may use Android Studio to develop your applications. You’ll definitely love it.

  6. Hi. I had installed Android SDK yesterday and faced terrible problems. Kindly help me out with some.
    1. I downloaded the 133 MB Android SDK file from Android website.
    2.When I clicked onto the SDK manager.exe, it asked me to install 31 packages. As I did not know much to play around, I agreed with it. There it consumed my 3 GB internet data. I stopped it when 19 packages were left.
    3. I created the Emulator, things went smooth there.
    4. Now the android folder takes up 21 GB space in my C Drive. I was told the system requirement to have 300 mb of space.
    5. The Android folder presently has add-ons, build tools, docs, platforms, platform-tools, samples, sources, temp, tools, AVD Manager, SDK Manager, SDK read me. I have moved System images and extras to D Drive to create some space.

    With this scenario, let me know if I have installed it successfully? Why is it taking up so much space ? Is it normal?

  7. sir can you help me in learning andriod application i want to learn with a good tutor please give me tutions please sir

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