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Android SDK ADT Bundle Installation for Windows

How to Install Android SDK ADT Bundle for Windows

Android SDK/ADT BundleAnother option for running Android on Windows is to install the Android SDK ADT Bundle. This emulator is part of their software development kit or better known as Android SDK. This kit can be downloaded for free here. You will also need to make sure that you have Java SE 7u45 installed. When downloading Java, I cannot stress how important it is to download the proper version for your computer. You will need to make sure if your system is 64 or 32 bit. You can find this by clicking on your start menu, locate and right click on ‘computer’ and select properties. This is an important step and will cause problems if you do not select your systems correct requirements. Windows x86 is the 32 bit version and Windows x64 is the 64 bit version.

Step 1. Download Android SDK/ADT Bundle.  The download file is a ZIP file so you will need to have a program such as WinZip to extract the download files.

Step 2. Locate the download file and unzip it. What I usually do is create a separate folder for zip files and move them there. It’s easier to manage because I know right where everything is. In this case I created a new file named Android SDK and located it on my desktop and moved the Android zip file which is labeled adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20130917 and then extracted all files to this location. When the file is unzipped it will automatically install Android SDK emulator for Windows. There will be no set up procedures or anything like that. It will just run automatically from it’s file location.

Android SDK/ADT Bundle

Step 3. Open the file and run the Android SDK Manager. Once it has loaded it will ask you to install a number of packages so go ahead and do this.

Android SDK/ADT Bundle

Step 4. After it has finished installing the packages click the tools tab and select manage AVDs.