Installing Android SDK Tools in Windows XP
Here, you can learn the steps involved in Android SDK installation and how to start the Android Emulator in Windows XP.
You need these applications to install the Android SDK Tools:
Let's Start the Installation process
First of all, you need to install the JDK 1.6 (Standard Edition) because Android SDK lies on it.
Second, you need to start the Android SDK installer. The first screen you may see, looks like this:
It's a welcome screen; click Next.
You'll see the above window, if you didn't install the JDK. It may be seen, even you have installed JDK, in some cases, if so, then there is no need to worry about this rubbish, just go Back and press Next again
The mess is then gone; press Next.
you'll see the following window as shown in the following image:
Select the destination folder for installation and press Next
; the installation process is started.
After a few seconds, the following window is shown:
If you are seeing the above window, that means that you have successfully installed the Android SDK Tools.
to start SDK Manager
to download system images and other stuffs.
When sources are refreshed, you'll see this window
Choose packages, click Install
. Now, packages will be downloaded and installed.
You can also see available packages to be download by clicking on Available packages
in the left panel, as shown in following image
And Installed packages could be seen by clicking on Installed packages
. Update and delete options are available for installed packages.
Now, it's the time to create an AVD; select Virtual devices
and click on the New
You'll see a new window, as follows
Fill the information- AVD Name, Target Version, SD Card Size, etc. according to your need and press Create AVD
. A few seconds later, you'll see the following message:
If everything is going correctly, you can see that a new AVD is available in the list.
Now, select AVD and press Start
. The following Launch Options are shown.
. If there is no error, the following window will appear and hide automatically; that means that the AVD is started. Otherwise, you'll receive any error message.
Now, the emulator is ready to run. Locate the "emulator-arm.exe" in the Android installation folder, as follows:
Open a command prompt and go to the directory, where "emulator-arm.exe" resides. Use the following command to run the emulator:
For example: emulator-arm @myavd
After some time the emulator is started up.
And you'll see the Home Screen.