Install Android Studio on Debian 10 - Step by step guide ?

Android Studio is the official Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Android app development, based on IntelliJ IDEA. On top of IntelliJ's powerful code editor and developer tools, Android Studio offers even more features that enhance your productivity when building Android apps.

Here at LinuxAPT, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related Android Applications queries.

In this context, we shall look into how to install Android Studio on Debian 10.

Steps to Install Android Studio on Debian 10

1. Perform System Update

Before we install any software, it's important to make sure your system is up to date by running these following apt commands in the terminal:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt upgrade

2. Install Android Studio on the system

Here, you will see the different ways on installing Android Studio.

i. Install Android Studio using Snap

Now we enable snaps on the Debian system:

$ sudo apt install snapd
$ sudo snap install core

Once done, install Android Studio, simply use the following command:

$ sudo snap install android-studio --classic

ii. Install Android Studio from Source

Now go to the android studio page and download the android studio tar.gz by using wget the command:

$ android-studio-ide-201.6858069-linux.tar.gz
$ tar -xzf android-studio-ide-201.6858069-linux.tar.gz
$ mv android-studio /opt/

How to access Android Studio ?

Once the installation is finished, You can access the android studio from the dash or app launcher or use the following command to start:

$ /opt/android-studio/bin/

How to use Android Studio ?

1. First of all run the android studio from the terminal. To run android studio go to the directory where you have extracted the tar file.

In our case, we have extracted tar file at /opt/android-studio/bin from this directory, We will run the script file

$ cd /opt/android-studio/bin
$ ./

2. Once you get the "Welcome to Android Studio" screen, click on Configure, which will be at the bottom of the screen, and click on Create Desktop Entry.

3. As you clicked on Create Desktop Entry, you will get a confirmation pop-up to create a desktop icon. If you want to create a desktop icon for all the available users, please check on Create the entry for all users or simply click on OK.

Now you can run Android Studio from Application Manager, To run click on Activities or press Super key and search android studio.

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This article covers the process of installing the latest version of the Android Studio on the Debian 10 server. In fact, Android Studio is the IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for Android. Built on JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA software and designed for Android development.

How to Add Android studio icon to Desktop ?

  • Open android studio App and click Configure.
  • Here click 'Create Desktop Entry' option.
  • Click 'OK' for adding android studio icon to the desktop.

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