How to setup or configure environment variable for android sdk tools in windows

By | June 8, 2013

In this post we will see about how to setup or configure android tools and platoform tools with the system environment variable in windows .

Setting up environment variable ,make it easier to launch the Android tools and work with android commands

Make Sure you have already installed android sdk before , if not the visit   How to installing android sdk

After successfully installing android sdk and configuring it with eclipse , now it’s time to setup environment variable for android

lets go step by step

Step 1
                 Click on windows -> computer ->Properties

Step 2   
          In Properties window  click on “Advanced system settings”
Step 3  
 now system properties dialog comes up there click on “Environment variable”
Step 4   
Environment variable dialog comes up there under system variables click on “New” button , on click of “new” a dialog box 
comes up there enter the “Variable name” and “Variable value”
            
                 Variable name can be anything , in my case i have given “ANDROID_HOME
 
Variable value should be android sdk installed directory  path upto “android-sdk”
                 in my case the value is “C:Program Files (x86)Androidandroid-sdk
 
Enter the variable name and it’s value in the popup dialog and then click ok
Step 5  
now inside system variables select the variable with name “Path” and click on “Edit” button , on click of “Edit” a dialog box comes there edit the variable value
value for SDK tools = %ANDROID_HOME%tools;
value for android platform tools= %ANDROID_HOME%platform-tools;
so add the following value
;%ANDROID_HOME%tools;%ANDROID_HOME%platform-tools;  to the end of path variable values and click ok
 thats it your done 🙂
Step 6  
To verify the environment variable has set or not , just  open command prompt and enter the following command  “adb version