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How to Install Android Studio on Ubuntu and Linux Mint

If you are an android application developer, then Android Studio software is must-have for your Linux environment. This app is a free and open source multi-platform supported and java based developer tool that helps the developer create and develop their android based applications. It comes from Google as an android tools project that is also based on the Linux kernel.

It provides the options, a graphical user interface (GUI), an app project, importing existing projects, changing the configuration, running the app in debug mode, and overall, offers all the opportunity to make cross-platform Android apps for various devices.

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How to Install it on Ubuntu

Method 1 – Ubuntu Software Center or as Snap Package:

Open Ubuntu Software Center and search for Android Studio and install or use the command-line tool – Terminal to install Android Studio. Just run the following command:

snap install android-studio --classic

For Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 16.04, you need to install the first snapd daemon. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run the command:

sudo apt-get install snapd snapd-xdg-open

Method 2 – Using Unofficial PPA :

Install Java First

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer
sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-set-default

Install Android Studio

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:paolorotolo/android-studio
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install android-studio

Remove Android Studio

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo apt-get remove android-studio
sudo ppa-purge ppa:paolorotolo/android-studio

Method 3 – Install Android Studio using official Canonical’s Ubuntu Make

Installing Ubuntu Make :
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-desktop/ubuntu-make
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-make

Ubuntu 15.10 and up

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-make

Version Check

umake --version

Installing Android Studio :

umake android

If you are running a 64-bit version of Ubuntu (16.04), you need to install some 32-bit libraries:

sudo apt-get install lib32stdc++6


sudo apt-get install lib32z1 lib32ncurses5 lib32bz2-1.0 lib32stdc++6

For more information, follow the official documents

If you face any error message related to license, run the following command :

umake android --accept-license

Remove the Android Studio

umake android --remove

During the process of installation, you may find some on-screen configuration. Complete those very carefully.

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Extra Tips

#Make a desktop file

Run the following command into the terminal to create a desktop file

nano ~/.local/share/applications/androidstudio.desktop

Add The Bellow Lines to It

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Android Studio
Exec="/opt/android-studio/bin/" %f

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Note: The features mentioned here are not all-inclusive. The features mentioned are compiled either from their respective official websites or from my personal experience using them.

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Mehedi Hasan
Mehedi Hasan
Mehedi Hasan is a passionate enthusiast for technology. He admires all things tech and loves to help others understand the fundamentals of Linux, servers, networking, and computer security in an understandable way without overwhelming beginners. His articles are carefully crafted with this goal in mind - making complex topics more accessible.


  1. Hmmm… Didn’t just work for me (lnux mint). Any suggestions welcomed…

    #apt-get install android-studio
    The following NEW packages will be installed
    0 to upgrade, 1 to newly install, 0 to remove and 544 not to upgrade.
    35 not fully installed or removed.
    Need to get 0 B/40.4 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 80.9 kB of additional disk space will be used.
    (Reading database … 346010 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to unpack …/android-studio_5.2.1-ubuntu0_all.deb …
    –2019-03-21 20:23:12–
    Resolving (…, 2a00:1450:4009:812::200e
    Connecting to (||:443… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 404 Not Found

  2. Very nice tutorial, but, i heaved some issues, so, i download the Linux version of the android studio, i unzip it, and then with the terminal CD: bin and type ./
    it worked.


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