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INSTALLATION

Download and Install Android Tools

  1. Create the download directory if you haven't already:

    1. Click Start | My Computer on the Windows taskbar.
    2. Double click the Local Disk (C:) drive in the My Computer window.
    3. Click File | New | Folder.
    4. Change New Folder in the box to Downloads then press the Enter key.
    5. Click X in the top right corner of the My Computer window.
  2. Download the Install Android Tools archive file:

    1. Verify that InstallAndroidTools0.16.jar appears in the Name field in the File Download dialog.
    2. Click Save.
    3. Click Up One Level until the Local Disk (C:) drive appears in the Save in field in the Save As dialog.
    4. Double click the Downloads directory.
    5. Click Save.
    6. Click Yes in the second Save As dialog if you're replacing the file.
    7. Wait until the download completes (this may take several minutes).
    8. Click Close in the Download Complete dialog.
  3. Verify that the Install Android Tools archive file was downloaded correctly:

    1. Click Start | My Computer on the Windows taskbar.
    2. Double click the Local Disk (C:) drive in the My Computer window.
    3. Double click the Downloads directory.
    4. Right click the InstallAndroidTools0.16.jar file then click Properties in the popup menu.
    5. Verify that 292,694 bytes appears in the Size field in the Properties dialog.
    6. Click X in the top right corner of the Properties dialog.
    7. Click X in the top right corner of the My Computer window.
  4. Install the Install Android Tools archive file:
    Note: You can install a new or updated version of Android Tools without uninstalling the old one first (steps 11, 12 and 13 below). Also, you should change the environment settings by reinstalling Android Tools to ensure that the settings are changed everywhere. Finally, if you have any problems with the steps below, see Troubleshooting Problems for help.
    1. Click Start | My Computer on the Windows taskbar.
    2. Double click the Local Disk (C:) drive in the My Computer window.
    3. Double click the Downloads directory.
    4. Double click the InstallAndroidTools0.16.jar file.
    5. Wait until the Install Android Tools window appears.
    6. Click the Java Home Directory box in the Install Android Tools window then click C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0 in the popup list.
    7. Click the Android Home Directory box in the Install Android Tools window then click C:\android (default) in the popup list.
    8. Click the Ant Home Directory box in the Install Android Tools window then click C:\ant1.9.8 (default) in the popup list.
    9. Click the Installation Directory box then click C:\fieldbird (default) in the popup list.
    10. Click the Browser Command box then click explorer (default) in the popup list.
    11. Click Uninstall.
    12. Click Yes in the Confirm dialog to uninstall Android Tools.
    13. Click OK in the Information dialog when the uninstall completes.
    14. Click Install.
    15. Click Yes in the Confirm dialog to install Android Tools.
    16. Click OK in the Information dialog when the install completes.
    17. Click X in the top right corner of the Install Android Tools window.
    18. Click X in the top right corner of the My Computer window.
 

 
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