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Install Eclipse with Android plugins

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The following guide will download Eclipse and install Android Eclipse plugins for Java application development on Android Hardware.


Install Eclipse

  1. Download Eclipse Indigo (or the most updated version of Eclipse Java 32bit)

  2. Extract the compressed file to your Desktop

  3. Download Liquidware Android SDK Tools.

  4. Extract the compressed file into your Desktop/eclipse/plugins folder
  5. Make sure you have java installed on your machine: 
  6. Proceed to steps Install Android Eclipse SDK plugins


Install Android Eclipse SDK plugins

  1. Open Eclipse

  2. If it's your first launch, when prompted, check "Use this as the default and do not ask again" Click OK 

  3. Select Help > Install New Software...
  4. Click Add, in the top-right corner.
  5. When the Add Repository dialog that appears, enter the following:
    1. Name: ADT Plugin 
    2. Location: https://dl-ssl.google.com/android/eclipse/ 
    3. Note: If you have trouble acquiring the plugin, try using "http" in the Location URL, instead of "https" (https is preferred for security reasons).
  6. Click OK.
  7. In the Available Software dialog, select the check box next to Developer Tools
  8. Click Next.
  9. In the Install Details dialog, you'll see a list of the tools to be downloaded.
  10. Click Next.
  11. Read the license agreements, and if you agree, accept the terms
  12. Click Finish.
  13. Note: If a message says "You are installing software that contains unsigned content... Do you want to continue with the installation?" Click OK
  14. "It is strongly recommended that you restart Eclipse..." Click Yes
  15. Open Eclipse (if not already opened)
  16. Proceed to  Select the SDK API Directory


Install the Android SDK

  1. Download the SDK form here: http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html
  2. Follow the installer on-screen instructions
  3. Optional: put the path to the SDK adb executable in your OS path environment variable 
  4. Proceed to Power the Board


Power the Board

  1. Insert your Android SD Card into the BeagleBoard
  2. Plug a mini-USB cable into the BeagleBoards USB OTG port
  3. Apply DC power to the board
  4. Proceed to Set Up ADB on Mac OS X or Windows or Linux


Set Up ADB on Mac OS X  

  1. ADB is already setup in Mac OS X
  2. Proceed to Create a SkeletonApp 


Set Up ADB on Windows   

  1. The driver won't be recognized automatically, you need to install it. 
  2. In Windows 7, click Devices and Printers
  3. Right click rowboat gadget >> Click Properties >> Click Hardware Tab >> Click Properties >> Click Driver 
  4. Browse to the rowboat gadget driver inside the Desktop/eclipse/plugins/android-sdk-2.1/google-usb_driver folder 
  5. Proceed to Create a SkeletonApp 


Set Up ADB on Linux

  1. See Installing apk packages over USB with adb
  2. Proceed to Create a SkeletonApp 


Create a SkeletonApp

  1. File->New Project...
  2. Click Android->Android Project
  3. Click Next 
  4. Click the "Create project from existing sample" radio button
  5. Choose SkeletonApp
  6. Click Finish
  7. Click on the SkeletonActivity project folder 
  8. Make sure the device is on and the USB Type-B cable is plugged in
  9. Click Run (White triangle button on Green background) 
  10. Choose Android Application
  11. Click Run and your app should run on the device



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