How to install Android Studio in Ubuntu

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I have to install Android Studio in Ubuntu 12.04 and I have used this link to download Android Studio.

Is there any easy way to install Studio in Ubuntu ?

I am familiar with Eclipse ADT.


Download the Linux SDK from the Android website.
Copy the folder to whereever you want to extract the contents.
Open a terminal there, and then run:

sudo apt-get install unzip
sudo tar xvzf
cd android-studio-ide-135.1641136-linux

JDK 1.7 is required for Studio 1.0 onwards:

  1. Download the ubuntu zip from the and repeat the steps from above
  2. Download the jdk 1.7 by executing the following commands in terminal as mentioned webupd8:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer
  3. Open Android Studio and install the SDK tools.


  1. If your system has a 32 bit processor, use Platform Tools r23.0.1.
    Refer to this bug for details.


Below are the steps to install Android Studio in Ubuntu system:

1. Install JDK 6 or later

First, install Oracle JDK 8 (although you could also choose OpenJDK but it has some UI/performance issues) using WebUpd8 PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer
sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-set-default

To make sure, it’s installed successfully, open a terminal and type (you should get the version number of the jdk you’ve installed e.g javac 1.8.0_11)

javac -version

2. Download and install Android Studio

Download the Android Studio package for Linux and extract it somewhere (e.g home directory).
Then type :

cd android-studio/bin

3. Install SDK Platforms

You need to install some SDK before you jump into building android apps. Click on Configure -> SDK Manager to open Android SDK Manager. Select the latest API (to test against target build, e.g API 19 (Android 4.4.2)) and some packages in Extras (Android Support Library and Android Support Repository). Then install the selected packages.

Run the following command on terminal.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:paolorotolo/android-studio
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install android-studio

Jeffrey Jose

In order to install Android Studio on Ubuntu Studio 14.04 and derivatives, do the following:

Step 1: Open a terminal using the Dash or pressing Ctrl + Alt + T keys.

Step 2: If you have not, add that repository with the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:paolorotolo/android-studio

Step 3: Update the APT with the command:

sudo apt-get update

Step 4: Now install the program with the command:

sudo apt-get install android-studio

Step 5: Once installed, run the program by typing in Dash:


Usman Maqbool

You can also Install using a PPA


Don’t forget to run:


when you are done installing.

Jose Castro

Here’s how I installed android studio on xubuntu.

1. Install JDK:

Go through following commands to install jdk

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer
sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-set-default

If you want to install other version of jdk than replace your version number with 7 in last two commands.

2. Download the latest android studio from official site:

It is better to use latest version of android studio because I tried to install version 1.5.1 and it was not working. Then I installed version 2.1.1 and it run perfectly.

  1. Extract downloaded android studio file in whichever folder you want.
    Now go to extracted android studio–>bin directory and open terminal here. Now run following:./

And that’s it. If you are facing any problem than comment below.

Android Studio PPA is maintained by Paolo Rotolo. We just need to add PPA to our system and install it using the following commands:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:paolorotolo/android-studio
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install android-studio

For more, see


I was just investigating this issue now, you should use Ubuntu Make

Which “is a command line tool which allows you to download the latest version of popular developer tools on your installation”


Hi If you want to install android studio on ubuntu you shoudl first have Java JDk on ubuntu.
Installing Java SDK

First you have to install Oracle on Java 7 (JDK and JRE)

Download Java SDK 32 or 64 bit depending upon your version.

java sdk on ubuntu

Then extract the file in the /tmp folder.Al dialogue box will pop up, click on replace all.An error will also pop out click close.

Go to tmp folder,a new folder name jdk and version must be created.right click on the folder and then click on rename and copy the name of the folder.

Also read How to Install Genymotion on Ubuntu
First write this command and click enter.

install android sdk on ubuntu linux

sudo su

Then write this command and press enter

if [ ! -d '/usr/lib/jvm' ]; then mkdir /usr/lib/jvm; fi

Paste this command

mv /tmp/jdk1.8* /usr/lib/jvm/  

jdk1.8* = replace it with the name of the extracted folder in this example =jdk1.8.0_05

and press enter

sdk install linux

java,javac,jar,javaws = we have to replace these

update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.8*/bin/java 1065
update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/javac javac /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.8*/bin/javac 1065
update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/jar jar /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.8*/bin/jar 1065
update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/javaws javaws /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.8*/bin/javaws 1065
update-alternatives --config java
java -version

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