How to Update Eclipse with Android Development Tools v. 23

How to Update Eclipse with Android Development Tools v. 23

6 June 2024 Stephan Petzl Leave a comment Tech-Help

Updating Eclipse with the latest Android Development Tools (ADT) can sometimes be a challenging task, especially when you encounter dependency issues. This guide will provide you with a step-by-step solution to update your Eclipse IDE with ADT v. 23, ensuring a smooth transition without breaking your existing setup.

Step-by-Step Guide to Update ADT in Eclipse

Follow the steps below to successfully update your ADT to version 23.0.2:

  1. Open Eclipse and navigate to Help → Install New Software…
  2. In the Work with field, enter the Android source URL:
  3. Select ADT v23.0 for installation and click Next
  4. Eclipse will display the Install Remediation Page due to conflicts with the previous version. Select Update my installation to be compatible with items being installed to uninstall the old version and install the new one.
  5. Proceed with the usual installation steps.

Note: When installing the new version of ADT, avoid including the new version of the “Android Native Development Tools” package initially. Install the remaining packages first, then install the “Android Native Development Tools” separately to prevent installation failures.

Troubleshooting Common Issues

If you encounter issues during the installation, such as the absence of the Remediation Page, you may need to manually uninstall the ADT plugin from Eclipse:

  1. Go to Help → About Eclipse → Installation Details
  2. Select the ADT plugin and click Uninstall
  3. After uninstallation, repeat the installation steps listed above.

If you continue to face issues, consider downloading the latest version of Eclipse and installing the ADT plugin afresh:

  1. Download the latest version of Eclipse from the Eclipse website
  2. Install the ADT plugin by navigating to Help → Install New Software and entering the Android source URL:
  3. Update your workspace to point to your previous workspace to restore most of your settings.

Additional Resources

  • For detailed steps on managing startActivityForResult on Android, visit our blog post.
  • Learn how to resolve the “SDK location not found” error in our documentation.

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