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How To Install Android Studio on Linux Mint 20

Install Android Studio on Linux Mint 20

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Android Studio on Linux Mint 20. 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 Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 20.
  • 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).
  • 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 Linux Mint 20 Ulyana

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

sudo apt update

Step 2. Installing Java.

Run the below command to install Oracle JDK 11 on Linux Mint 20:

sudo apt install openjdk-11-jdk

Step 3. Enable and Install Snapd on the Linux Mint system.

Snap is available for Linux Mint 20, Before install on Linux Mint /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref needs to be removed. This can be accomplished from the command line:

sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref
sudo apt update

Then, run the following command to install Snapd:

sudo apt install snapd

Step 4. Installing Android Studio on Linux Mint 20.

  • Installing Android Studio using Snapd

To install Android Studio, simply use the following command:

sudo snap install android-studio --classic
  • Install Android studio from the official repository

We need to add the Android Studio repository to the Linux Mint system to enable us to install Android Studio:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:maarten-fonville/android-studio

Once done, update your apt and go ahead to install Android Studio:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install android-studio

Step 5. Accessing Android Studio.

Finally, launch Android Studio from your Linux Mint application manager, or alternatively, you can start the Android Studio using the bellow command:


Congratulations! You have successfully installed Android Studio. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Android Studio on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you 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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