How To Install Android Studio on CentOS 8

Install Android Studio on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Android Studio on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Android Studio is the official Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Android app development, based on IntelliJ IDEA. On top of IntelliJ’s powerful code editor and developer tools, Android Studio offers even more features that enhance your productivity when building Android apps

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Android Studio on the CentOS 8 system.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 8.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • An active internet connection.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Android Studio on CentOS 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf clean all
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing Java.

Run the following command to install Java on the CentOS system:

sudo dnf install java-11-openjdk-devel

Once the installation is complete, you can verify it by checking the Java version:

java -version

Step 3. Download and Install Android Studio on CentOS.

Install the studio by downloading the ide file from the Android site and unzipping the same:

unzip android-studio-ide-193.6626763-linux.tar.gz

Move the android-studio directory to /opt directory:

mv /tmp/android-studio/ /opt/

Then, create a symlink to the studio executable to quickly start it whenever you need it:

ln -s /opt/android-studio/bin/studio.sh /usr/local/bin/android-studio

Step 4. Accessing Android Studio on CentOS.

Finally, now launch the studio from a terminal:


Install Android Studio on CentOS 8

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Android Studio on CentOS 8. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Android Studio on CentOS 8 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Android Studio website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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