In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Android Studio on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. 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 an Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus).
- 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).
non-root sudo useror 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 Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt-get commands in the terminal.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
Step 2. Installing Java 8 on Ubuntu.
First, you need to make sure that your ubuntu is equipped with JAVA. Here, we are using PPA or ORACLE Java. Run the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install java-common oracle-java8-installer
Once installed we need to set Java environment variables such as JAVA_HOME on Ubuntu 16.04:
sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-set-default source /etc/profile
Step 3. Install Android Studio on Ubuntu.
Run the following commands to add Android Studio PPA and install:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maarten-fonville/android-studio sudo apt update sudo apt install android-studio
Once the installation is finished, you can open Android Studio from Unity Dash or your preferred app launcher, or You can access the android studio from the dash or app launcher or use the following command to start:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Android Studio. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Android Studio on your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Android Studio website.