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Option 1: BlackBerry Plug-in for Android Studio

Before you begin:

Make sure that you have the latest version of Android Studio and the BlackBerry Plug-in for Android Studio.

Installing Android Studio

For information about Android Studio, along with installation instructions, see Installing Android Studio.

Install the BlackBerry Plug-in for Android Studio

Before following the instructions in this section, make sure that you have the Android Studio properly installed and configured on your machine.

There is a known installation issue with the Mac OS or Linux OS. To access to the plug-in, when Mac OS and Linux users have downloaded the BlackBerry plug-in for Android Studio zip file, it must be extracted directly to <your_android_studio_installation_folder>\plugins folder.

  1. Download the zip file containing the BlackBerry Plug-in for Android Studio.
  2. Start Android Studio.
  3. Navigate to File > Settings.
    Screen showing the Settings menu choice from the File menu.
  4. In the Android Studio Settings dialog box, select Plugins from the left navigation list.
  5. Click Install plugin from disk.
    Screen showing the Install plugin from disk button in the Settings dialog box.
  6. Select the location of the zip file containing the BlackBerry Plug-in for Android Studio.
  7. Click Apply.

You must restart Android Studio for your changes to take effect. After Android Studio restarts, the BlackBerry ADB Proxy Manager icon appears in the main toolbar.

Screen showing the BlackBerry 10 ADB Proxy Manager icon in the main toolbar.
After you finish:

After you install the plugin, you should verify that the Android Studio has successfully installed the Android SDK required for your app.

Follow these steps to verify that the required Android SDK (API level) for your app have been installed:

  1. Start the Android Studio.
  2. Navigate to Tools > Android > SDK Manager.
  3. In the SDK Manager dialog box, check to see that the required Android SDK (API level) for your app has a Status of Installed.

The maximum API level supported is Android 4.3 (API 18).



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