Prepare for Android Development

April 4, 2016 — 2 Comments

If you already have installed Android from Android Studio or Eclipse, you’re done.

If not we don’t need an extra IDE – complete development workflow can be done from Qt Creator, if Android SDK and Android NDK are installed.

Please download SDK from here. Select the Installer for your OS:

UPDATE 2017-03-02: Attention: Google has changed the structure of SDK.

See QTBUG-59236 for the details. Latest working SDK version is 25.2.5 – here are the download links:




Follow the instructions:


GoTo the folder where you installed the Android SDK and search for /tools/android and double-click to start:


Now select what you need. I selected API 22 (Android 5.1.1) – currently running on BlackBerry PRIV and API 23 (Android 6):


Now it can take some time to get it all installed.

Optional you can download and install ANT.


Qt can use ANT or Gradle to deploy to Android devices.

As last step we must download and install the Android NDK:


Select the right version for your OS:

Attention: there are problems with newer releases. At the moment you MUST use the r10e !


Follow the instructions:


That’s all to enable you to develop Android APPs from Qt.

Another article explains HowTo prepare your Android Device.

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2 responses to Prepare for Android Development


    Hi! The issue with the NDK version persists? Should I still use the r10e version?

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