My question is simple , I am using Eclipse IDE

Is it required to install Android SDK to test/run Android app on real device using Appium?

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RTFM please

Add the Android SDK tools folder to your path so you can run android.

you can actually add only a small subset of the tools if you know which ones, adb is one for example.


yes, Sameer.

If you are trying to test android app using appium, you need to have Android SDK installed on your machine.

You can say this is kind of Pre-requisites for Appium!

  • i am running on real device so i asked not on simulator/emulator, Jul 28, 2016 at 8:52
  • Ok. Thats good you have Q. You're on right track towards new things. Accept answer, if it helps you. So Q also will not be in Active state for long. Jul 28, 2016 at 9:07

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