Items required for the BlackBerry Plug-in for Android Development Tools for Eclipse

You must install Eclipse, the Android SDK, and the Android Development Tools (ADT) before you can install the BlackBerry Plug-in for Android Development Tools for Eclipse.

You can install Eclipse, the Android SDK, and the Android Development Tools all in one step by using the Android SDK ADT bundle installer. The Android SDK ADT bundle is available for several platforms, including Windows 32-bit and 64-bit, Mac OS X 64-bit only, and Linux 32-bit and 64-bit.

Configure the Android SDK ADT bundle

After you install the Android SDK ADT bundle, follow these steps to make sure it's configured correctly:

  1. Start Eclipse. The version of Eclipse included in the ADT bundle already has the Android Development Tools plug-in installed.
  2. Navigate to Window > Android SDK Manager.
  3. Verify that Android API levels required by your app are installed. If they are not installed, select the check box for each SDK Platform required by your app, and click Install.

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

After you install and configure the Android SDK ADT bundle, you can proceed to install the BlackBerry Plug-in for Android Development Tools for Eclipse. The instructions provided below are only needed if you're installing the above items separately.

Proceed to the instructions on how to install the Eclipse Plug-in for Android Development Tools.

Install Eclipse version 4.4 (Luna)

Visit http://download.eclipse.org/eclipse/downloads/ to download and install Eclipse version 4.4 (Luna).

If you're using a Mac, download Eclipse for Mac OS X (Cocoa 32).

Install the Android SDK

The command-line and plug-in repackaging tools require that you have the Android SDK installed on your computer.

  1. Download the Android SDK and follow the installation instructions.
  2. In Eclipse, navigate to Window > Android SDK Manager.
  3. In the Packages section, select the following packages to install:
    • Android SDK platform-tools
    • Android SDK Build-tools
    • The SDK Platform for all Android API levels required by your apps

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

  4. Click the Install packages button, and accept any license agreements to install the selected packages.
  5. Restart Eclipse if necessary.

Install the Android Development Tools Plug-in for Eclipse

Download the Android Development Tools (ADT) file, and following the installation instructions provided there.



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