To develop Android application, we can use 3rd party tools e.g. IntelliJ IDEA, Visual Studio instead of Android Studio. It's needed to install Android SDK in some way. But I can find, almost all information about installation it is obsoleted (for example, using installer although there's nothing in the package). And so I note an installation it's suitable for the latest version.
- JDK 7 or later, needed to set path to 'java' or 'java.exe'
- New directory used as Android SDK home (called <android-sdk-home>), e.g. /opt/android-sdk, C:\android-sdk
It's most important to prepare <android-sdk-home> directory. Because it's never created automatically.
2. Download SDK Tools
At first, Download Android SDK Tools from following URL: https://developer.android.com/studio/index.html
Can obtain Android Studio IDE or SDK Tools. In this instruction, download SDK Tools package named 'tools_r25.2.3-<platform>.zip'.
3. Setup SDK Tools
Extract downloaded package and created 'tools' directory. move 'tools' directory to <android-sdk-home>. Then run Android SDK Manager (android or android.bat in <android-sdk-home>/tools) and configure Tools, Platform-tools, Build-tools and APIs. If use latest (API 25), set as the default.
Pay attention to <android-sdk-home> not as path to Android SDK before setup. During setup several directories (except 'tools') are created. In my environment, following directories exist in <android-sdk-home> immediately after setup.
- tools (It's downloaded)
4. Set Android SDK path to IDE
Set <android-sdk-home> to 'Android SDK home path' (as IntelliJ) and running on SDK tools on the IDE.