- ADT 17 requires Java 1.6 or higher (and Eclipse 3.6.2 or higher.).
- Eclipse 4.x has some known issues with the Android support; 3.6.2 or 3.7.1 is recommend .
and one of the following depending on whether you are developing on Windows, Linux or Mac OSX:
- tools_r17-preview4-windows.zip (36 MB)
- tools_r17-preview4-linux.zip (28 MB)
- tools_r17-preview4-mac.zip (32 MB)
- platform-tools_r11-preview1-windows.zip (10 MB)
- platform-tools_r11-preview1-linux.zip (10 MB)
- platform-tools_r11-preview1-mac.zip (10 MB)
If you have already installed preview1, preview2 or preview3, you do not need to update
platform-tools again; they are unchanged from preview1 to preview4.
ADT 17 depends on changes in the
platform-tools components as well, so to use the preview you will need to update all 3 (
platform-tools and the ADT plugin).
Close Eclipse and go to your Android SDK root directory (where you have existing
platform-tools/ folders), and copy or move the existing directories out of the way. (Don’t just delete them. This is a preview release, so it’s possible for the new versions to have bugs and you may want to be able to go back).
platform-tools_r11-preview1.zipto Android SDK root directory
- Start Eclipse and go to Help > Install New Software... Click Add. In Add Repository window enter “ADT 17” to the Name field and click Archive then pointing to the directory where you unzipped
adt17-preview4.zipand following the on-screen instructions.
- Restart Eclipse.
If you sometimes get
Installation error: INSTALL_FAILED_INSUFFICIENT_STORAGE and want to increase the memory capacity of Android emulator, in Eclipse, go to “Debug Configurations“. You can find that in the drop-down under the “debug” icon. Select “target”, and select a preferred emulator target to launch. Then under “additional emulator command line options,” add this:
Close the emulator (and remove any devices), and click the debug icon, which will launch the preferred emulator you selected. This is important: Eclipse needs to launch the debugger, not AVD.