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Subject [jira] [Commented] (CB-14026) Android installation requirements are out of date
Date Wed, 18 Jul 2018 10:26:00 GMT


ASF GitHub Bot commented on CB-14026:

janpio closed pull request #836: CB-14026 (android): Update Android SDK instructions

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diff --git a/www/docs/en/dev/guide/platforms/android/ b/www/docs/en/dev/guide/platforms/android/
index 18c321b75..4436d5a4e 100644
--- a/www/docs/en/dev/guide/platforms/android/
+++ b/www/docs/en/dev/guide/platforms/android/
@@ -37,8 +37,8 @@ the CLI, see [Cordova CLI Reference][cli_reference].
 Cordova for Android requires the Android SDK which can be installed
 on OS X, Linux or Windows. See the Android SDK's
 [System Requirements](
-Cordova's latest Android package supports up to Android [API Level](
-The supported Android API Levels and Android Versions for the past 
+Cordova's latest Android package supports up to Android [API Level](
+The supported Android API Levels and Android Versions for the past
 few cordova-android releases can be found in this table:
 cordova-android Version | Supported Android API-Levels | Equivalent Android Version
@@ -75,10 +75,10 @@ As of Cordova-Android 6.4.0, [Gradle]( is
now requir
 When installing on Windows, you need to add Gradle to your path, (see [Setting Environment
-#### Android SDK
+### Android SDK
-Install [Android Studio][android_studio].
-Detailed installation instructions are on Android's developer site.
+Install [Android Studio][android_studio]. Follow the instructions at the linked Android Developer
site to get started.
+Opening Android Studio for the first time will guide you through the process of installing
the Android SDK.
 #### Adding SDK Packages
@@ -87,14 +87,14 @@ whatever [API level](
 you wish to target. It is recommended that you install the highest SDK version
 that your version of cordova-android supports (see [Requirements and Support](#requirements-and-support)).
-Open the Android SDK Manager (run `sdkmanager` from the terminal)
+Open the Android SDK Manager (`Tools > SDK Manager` in Android Studio, or `sdkmanager`
on the command line),
 and make sure the following are installed:
 1. Android Platform SDK for your targeted version of Android
 1. Android SDK build-tools version 19.1.0 or higher
-1. Android Support Repository (found under "Extras")
+1. Android Support Repository (found under the "SDK Tools" tab)
-See Android's documentation on [Installing SDK Packages](
+See Android's documentation on [Installing SDK Packages](
 for more details.
 ### Setting environment variables


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> Android installation requirements are out of date
> -------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CB-14026
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: cordova-docs
>            Reporter: Simon MacDonald
>            Priority: Major
> In this section of the docs:
> []
> we talk about running the sdkmanager from the command line but it is no longer available. 
> We should instead tell the users to run the sdkmanager from Android Studio.

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