Tuesday, June 7, 2016

How to Install Android SDK Offline?

How to Install Android SDK Offline?

Android SDK has it owns SDK tool called Android SDK Tools. This is the tool that responsible for installing, downloading , updating and managing all the entire SDK packages. What you need to now is , the SDK Tool itself has updates on its own.

So before we begin to download everything , first off all Android SDK Tools is all what you need: (Please download the latest version available)

Installing Android SDK for the first timer

  • Download the latest SDK Tools that match your OS. It is things like tools_rxxx_os.zip
  • Create a new folder dedicated for Android SDK. For instance "AndroidSDK" in E:\ Drive This folder will store all SDK installation packages. You can use whatever folder you want .. Just make sure it is accessible for you.
  • Extract the tools_rxxx_os.zip inside the AndroidSDK folder This could take seconds or a minute . You can use apps like 7-zip, wiinrar , etc.
  • Now you have "tools" folder inside your AndroidSDK directory.
  • When the extraction done , you can safely delete the tools_rxx_os.zip or you can move to somewhere else
  • Back to AndroidSDK root directory and manually create folder called "temp". This folder used to store all offline installation packages later. For now make let it empty.
  • Now, the basic setup for SDK Manager has been done. Congrats!

How to Install Android SDK for Offline Installation
How to Setup Android SDK Tools Manager

Test Android SDK Installaion

To test SDK manager open android.bat (windows) , wait for a while to load. If this is the first time you use it, SDK manager will load lists packages available. This might needs internet connection

Live Video Demo

For Complete Demonstration on how to install Android SDK , including packages , check out this video below. This is a common guideline video for installing Android SDK  Offline.
It uses Android 5 as the SDK example that being installed, However these process is common and can be applied to install other SDK Versions from 4,5,6,7 and also the SDK tools. Follow the video for detailed instruction.

Android SDK Packages

Here are the SDK packages you can download and install offline later:

SDK Tools and Extras

Android SDK Tools (Manager) Download Link:


Android SDK Build Tools Download Link:


Android SDK Platform Tools Download Link:


Android SDK Extras Download Link:


Compilers and Platforms

Android 7 SDK Nougat API 24 Download Link:


Android 6 SDK Marshmallow API 23 Download Link:


Android 5.1 SDK Lollipop API 22 Download Link:


Android 5.0.1 SDK Lollipop API 21 Download Link:


Android 4.4  SDK Wear API 20 Download Link:


Android 4.4.2  SDK Kitkat API 19 Download Link:


Android 4.3.1 SDK Jelly Bean API 18 Download Link:


Android 4.2.2 SDK Jelly Bean API 17 Download Link:


Android 4.1 SDK Jelly Bean API 16 Download Link:


Android 4.0.3 SDK Jelly Bean API 15 Download Link:


Android 4.0 SDK Jelly Bean API 14 Download Link:


Register Android SDK to system Environment(OPTIONAL STEP but RECOMMENDED)

Register Android SDK to system Environment, so you can use them from CMD/CLI to create project , update SDK , create AVD and everything Android SDK capable of , directly from CMD. More:


  1. I need Android 3.2 API13 files, for some old software...

    1. You can also use this, whatever working for your system
      SDK 3.2

  2. my system RAM is 2gb will it cause any problem or will my os crash when working with SDK?

    1. Nope, that is the bare minimum for developing Android app.
      With 2Gb of RAM you can still compile and write Android code, however to run the app trough emulator 2Gb wont enough.
      AS we know Android emulator is dead slow compared to real device.

      So go ahead , but to run/debug your app use real device instead

  3. Pls the android.bat file just flashes when I clicked it. Any help?

    1. Try to open CMD first, then invoke android.bat from CMD

  4. Pls to build apps what packages must I download for the sdk to work? Because I dont want emulator

  5. SDK Tools
    SDK Build Tools
    SDK Platform Tools
    Then SDK Platform Compiler from which SDK version you want to use.
    Emulators are optional
    I have listed on each SDK packages whether the packages are required or not

  6. the standalone GUI for SDK manager seems not working.
    android.bat or sdkmanager.bat do not start the GUI interface now

  7. the standalone GUI for SDK manager seems not working.
    android.bat or sdkmanager.bat do not start the GUI interface now

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