How to install Android Studio and Android Tools on Solus

This guide is for the Android developers who make new apps for Android smartphones, and also for end users who do rooting, unlocking bootloader stuff on their Android Phones.

For developing new Android Apps, one needs to have Android Studio installed. This is a completely free software offered by Google. Users also need to have Android Tools installed in order to use the ADB and Fastboot commands. Let’s get started.

Installing Android Studio on Solus

The easiest and trouble free way of installing Android Studio on Solus is by Command-line method.

STEP 1: Launch ‘Terminal’.

STEP 2: Copy and paste the following command in the terminal. Basically, this command fetches the Android Studio build officially made available by Solus dev team. Therefore, it is completely safe to use.

sudo eopkg bi --ignore-safety https://raw.githubusercontent.com/solus-project/3rd-party/master/programming/android-studio/pspec.xml

STEP 3: Next, copy and paste the following command to install the downloaded package.

sudo eopkg it android-studio*.eopkg

STEP 4: That’s it. Android Studio should be installed on your Solus. Verify it from the Applications menu. Once you are all set, you can go ahead and delete the temporary downloaded installer package to save hard disk space using this command:

sudo rm android-studio*.eopkg

Installing Android Tools (ADB, FastBoot, etc)

STEP 1: As usual, launch ‘Terminal’.

STEP 2: Copy and paste the following command to download the Android Tools package from Solus official github servers.

sudo eopkg bi --ignore-safety https://raw.githubusercontent.com/solus-project/3rd-party/master/programming/tools/android-tools/pspec.xml

STEP 3: Finally copy and paste this command and hit enter.

sudo eopkg it android-tools*.eopkg;sudo rm android-tools*.eopkg

That’s it!

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