Android Installation Guide
In order to install the Android SDK, you can either follow this link, or do as
Android SDK Installation
• Follow this link to download the SDK. Please notice that the SDK that
come with the Phone is 2.0.1. Therefore, DO NOT choose the
build target as 2.1 for your program because then you won’t be able to
install the application on your Droid phone. Use the SDK 1.6.
After you agree to the terms of the SDK license, click on the link that
corresponds to your OS (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows) and download the
zip file. It is recommended that you download everything on Windows,
since our motorola usb driver that needs to be installed on your machine is
available for windows (Go to “Motorala USB driver” section for more info).
• Unzip the archive at a suitable location in your machine. We will refer to
this location as $ANDROID HOME from now on. By default the files are
unzipped into a folder called
android-sdk-<platform>-<release> <build> and has subdirectories tools,
samples and docs(Windows versions have another folder for the
– On Linux, edit your .bash profile to add tools to your path
export $PATH=$PATH:$ANDROID HOME/tools
– On Mac, the process is similar to linux. Create a .bash profile if you
dont have one already
– On Windows, right-click on “My Computer” and select Properties.
Under the Advanced tab, hit the Environment button. Double-click on
Path in the window that comes up. Add the full path to the tools
• Remember that if you update your Android SDK, you also need to update
the paths that have been set.
Download JDK 6 Update 19 from the following link. Please note that you
are required to install JDK and not just the JRE.
Download “Eclipse IDE for Java Developers (92 MB)” from the following
link. Unzip the downloaded file at an appropriate location.
NOTE: If you are using Linux, it is recommended that you use your
package manager (synaptic/apt-get