Installing the Android Development Environment for Windows 7
This post lists the main steps in order to install an Android development environment for Windows 7. The developement environment relies on Eclipse.
- Download a JDK (7u3) from the following page: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html.
- Install the JDK
- Set the environment variable JAVA_HOME that points to the installation directory of the JDK
- Download Eclipse Classic (3.7.2) from the following page: http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/
- Unzip the Eclipse package where you want to install it.
- Download the SDK starter package from http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html.
- Install the SDK starter package
- Launch Eclipse and install the ADT plug-in
- Select “Help > Install New Software….”
- Add the Indigo repository: http://download.eclipse.org/releases/indigo
- Add the repository https://dl-ssl.google.com/android/eclipse/
- Select “Developer Tools” and click next until it gets installed
- When Eclipse will restart, you will have to install some SDK’s.