An easy way to install Android Studio

An easy way to install Android Studio

Four steps to install Android Studio in Linux (Ubuntu distributions).

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Mayanna Oliveira
·Sep 11, 2021·

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Follow the steps below to install Android Studio:

  1. Install Java JDK and update all.
  2. Install Android libaries as: libc6:i386, libncurses5:i386, libstdc++6:i386, lib32z1 and libbz2-1.0:i386.
  3. Download Android Studio tar.gz file and extract it.
  4. Make a shortcut to open it from menu.

Shortcut to open it from application menu:

I prefered use Sublime Text, Gedit or other visual editor sudo subl /usr/share/applications/android-studio.desktop but you can make it with Nano, Vim and other in terminal for example sudo nano /usr/share/applications/android-studio.desktop.

Script to copy and paste in android-studio.desktop:

[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Type=Application
Name=Android Studio
Comment=Android Studio
Exec=bash -i "/opt/android-studio/bin/studio.sh" %f
Icon=/opt/android-studio/bin/studio.png
Categories=Development;IDE;
Terminal=false
StartupNotify=true
StartupWMClass=jetbrains-android-studio
Name[en_GB]=android-studio.desktop

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I did a simple script to make all the process a little bit easy than it is in general. Just save the script below with the extension .sh and run it in terminal as bash android-studio.sh.

#!/bin/bash
echo = "Installing Android Studio completly. Press ENTER to confirm and CTRL+C to cancel."
read enter
echo "Installing Java repository"
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
echo "Update packages"
sudo apt-get update -y
echo "Installing Java"
sudo apt-get install -y oracle-java8-installer
sudo apt-get install -y oracle-java8-set-default
echo "Check Java version"
javac -version

echo "Installing Android libaries."
sudo apt-get install libc6:i386 libncurses5:i386 libstdc++6:i386 lib32z1 libbz2-1.0:i386

echo "Dowmloading Android Studio tar.gz file."
wget https://redirector.gvt1.com/edgedl/android/studio/ide-zips/2020.3.1.24/android-studio-2020.3.1.24-linux.tar.gz

echo "Extracting tar.gz file"
sudo tar -zxvf android-studio-2020.3.1.24-linux.tar.gz

echo "Moving directory with all files to path /opt"
sudo mv android-studio /opt/

echo "Creating a symlink to an existing directory"
sudo ln -sf /opt/android-studio/bin/studio.sh /bin/android-studio

echo "Creating a .desktop file in /usr/share/applications directory to start it from menu. The script below must be copy in this file:"

echo "
[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Type=Application
Name=Android Studio
Comment=Android Studio
Exec=bash -i "/opt/android-studio/bin/studio.sh" %f
Icon=/opt/android-studio/bin/studio.png
Categories=Development;IDE;
Terminal=false
StartupNotify=true
StartupWMClass=jetbrains-android-studio
Name[en_GB]=android-studio.desktop
"

sudo nano /usr/share/applications/android-studio.desktop


echo "Check the news about Android Studio on https://developer.android.com/studio"
echo "Developed by Mayanna Oliveira | https://beacons.ai/mayannaoliveira"

If you have doubts about it you can talk with me in comments. Please, before run this script check the Android Studio version to have the last one installed in your machine.

References about Android Studio:

Download, User Guide, Documentation, NDK, Developer Podcasts and Android Developers

 
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