Here is a high level overview for what you need to do to get most of an Android environment setup and maintained.
Prerequisites (for Homebrew at a minimum, lots of other tools need these too):
- XCode is installed (via the App Store)
- XCode command line tools are installed (
xcode-select --installwill prompt up a dialog)
ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/Homebrew/homebrew/go/install)"
Make sure the doctor is happy (do what it tells you):
brew doctor brew tap caskroom/cask
Install Python 3: brew install python3
Use Homebrew to install Android dev tools:
brew install ant brew install maven brew install gradle brew cask install android-sdk brew cask install android-ndk
Install all of the Android SDK components (you will be prompted to agree to license info and then this will take a while to run):
sdkmanager "platform-tools" "platforms;android-28" sdkmanager "build-tools;28.0.3"
Install HAXM for blazing fast emulators. Check out the "Configuring VM Acceleration on Mac" section here: http://developer.android.com/tools/devices/emulator.html
brew cask install intel-haxm // this might not work on high sierra.
Edit: You can download the dmg and install manually from Intel's site
Finally update your environment variables:
export ANT_HOME=/usr/local/opt/ant export MAVEN_HOME=/usr/local/opt/maven export GRADLE_HOME=/usr/local/opt/gradle export ANDROID_HOME=/usr/local/share/android-sdk export ANDROID_NDK_HOME=/usr/local/share/android-ndk export INTEL_HAXM_HOME=/usr/local/Caskroom/intel-haxm
Update your paths (bonus points to a better solution to the hardcoded build tools version):
export PATH=$ANT_HOME/bin:$PATH export PATH=$MAVEN_HOME/bin:$PATH export PATH=$GRADLE_HOME/bin:$PATH export PATH=$ANDROID_HOME/tools:$PATH export PATH=$ANDROID_HOME/platform-tools:$PATH export PATH=$ANDROID_HOME/build-tools/28.0.3:$PATH
Optional: You will have to add the ANDROID_HOME to the profile configuration settings either on .zshrc, .bashrc or .bash_profile ( suggested )