How To Install Android Studio on Debian 10

Install Android Studio on Debian 10

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Android Studio on Debian 10. 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 a Debian 10 (Buster).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 10 (Buster).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • 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 Debian 10

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Android Studio on Debian 10.

  • Install Android Studio using Snap

Now we enable snaps on the Debian system:

sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install core

Once done, install Android Studio, simply use the following command:

sudo snap install android-studio --classic
  • For additional resources on installing Snap, read the post below:

How to install Snap on Debian Linux

  • Install Android Studio from Source

Now go to the android studio page and download the android studio tar.gz by using wget the command:

tar -xzf android-studio-ide-201.6858069-linux.tar.gz
mv android-studio /opt/

Once the installation is finished, You can access the android studio from the dash or app launcher or use the following command to start:


Install Android Studio on Debian 10

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Android Studio. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the Android Studio on the Debian 9 server. 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, 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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