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How to install the Android SDK on Mac OS X

  • Download the latest version of the Android SDK
  • Unzip it and move it where needed, e.g. to your user directory
    unzip ~/Downloads/android-sdk_r11-mac_x86.zip
  • Open Terminal.app (in /Applications/Utilities)
  • Edit ~/.profile and append (if you have the SDK moved to your user directory):
    export PATH=~/android-sdk-mac_x86/platform-tools:~/android-sdk-mac_x86/tools:$PATH
    export ANDROID_HOME=~/android-sdk-mac_x86
  • Load new .profile
    source .profile
  • Run Android SDK Manager
    android
  • Install Components
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