Getting Setup To Develop Android Apps

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    These are the steps that I took to get my computer (running Vista) setup for developing Android Apps.



    Step One: Install JDK (Version 5 or 6). (Download From Here)



    I installed JDK 6 Update 21.



    Step Two: Install the Android SDK. (Download From Here)



    1. Run the SDK Setup.exe.
    2. Click on Available Packages.
    3. Select the checkbox next to https//dll-ssl.google.com/android/repository/repository.xml.
    4. Select a specific package(s) or Install All. You need at least one platform so that you can setup an Android Virtual Device (AVD) to run in the emulator. I installed all but I only use SDK Platform Android 2.1 since that is what is on the Ally. The USB Driver is only needed if you are developing on Windows and you have an Android device that you will use to install your app for debugging and testing.
    5. Click on the Install Selected button.


    Remember where you install the SDK, you will need that information when you configure the Android Plugin.



    Step Three: Install Eclipse (Version 3.5) (Download From Here)



    I installed Eclipse Galileo Classic 3.5.2.



    Step Four: Install Android Plugin for Eclipse



    1. Start Eclipse.
    2. Click on the Help menu.
    3. Click on Install New Software.
    4. Click the Add button in the Available Software.
    5. Enter “Android Plugin” for name.
    6. Enter https://dl-ssl.googl...ndroid/eclipse/----- If you have trouble acquiring the plugin, try to use http instead of https.
    7. Click the OK button.
    8. Select the checkbox next to Developer Tools.
    9. Click the Next button. (Twice)
    10. Accept the license agreement.
    11. Click Finish.
    12. Restart Eclipse.


    Step Five:
    Configure the Android Plugin



    1. Click on the Window menu.
    2. Select Preferences.
    3. Click on Android in the left panel.
    4. Click on the Browse button.
    5. Locate your SDK directory - This is the path to where you installed the Android SDK.
    6. Click on the Apply button.
    7. Click on OK.


    Step Six:
    Install the USB Drivers (Windows Only)



    Note: See my post below for installing the USB Drivers using PDANet.



    Note:
    Every computer is a little different and the steps listed here may or may not work for your computer. A more complete set of instructions is available here: developer.android.com
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    "(Note: For now, skip this step, since the USB Drivers do not support the Ally.)"





    I've been searching everywhere for how to install the usb drivers for the LG Ally on my Windows 7 32-bit. (I also have a 64-bit machine that I haven't tried yet.)





    Your side note seems to be the problem now that I think about it. I've been following directions from the Android site (http://developer.android.com/sdk/win-usb.html), and even a guide to installing them for Windows 7 (http://android-simplicity.blogspot.c...driver-on.html), but nothing is working.



    When I try to manually install them from the folders I put the drivers, it says nothing is there. Is this because I am using the Ally? If so, when and how do you install the correct drivers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AVnintendo View Post
    "(Note: For now, skip this step, since the USB Drivers do not support the Ally.)"





    I've been searching everywhere for how to install the usb drivers for the LG Ally on my Windows 7 32-bit. (I also have a 64-bit machine that I haven't tried yet.)





    Your side note seems to be the problem now that I think about it. I've been following directions from the Android site (http://developer.and...dk/win-usb.html), and even a guide to installing them for Windows 7 (http://android-simpl...-driver-on.html), but nothing is working.



    When I try to manually install them from the folders I put the drivers, it says nothing is there. Is this because I am using the Ally? If so, when and how do you install the correct drivers?


    I have not figured that out yet. I even tried to download the USB Drivers from LG but that didn't work either. I have not had a chance in the last couple of weeks (since the software upgrade) to try again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ally Android View Post
    I have not figured that out yet. I even tried to download the USB Drivers from LG but that didn't work either. I have not had a chance in the last couple of weeks (since the software upgrade) to try again.


    I would think that the procedure for root'ing would apply: install the pdanet USB drivers.

    Not so?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rokky View Post
    I would think that the procedure for root'ing would apply: install the pdanet USB drivers.

    Not so?


    That is a very good suggestion. I had downloaded PDA Net to my LG Ally weeks ago but I never got around to installing it. I think I will try it now.



    Installing PDANet



    1. Copied the PdaNetA242.exe file from the Ally to my pc.
    2. Double clicked on the exe file to run it.
    3. Clicked on Continue for the Vista Permission message.
    4. Received a message to setup the Ally for USB Debugging.


    Setup the Ally for USB Debugging:



    1. Press the Menu button.
    2. Touch Settings.
    3. Touch Applications.
    4. Touch Development.
    5. Enable USB Debugging.
    6. Touch OK.
    7. Connect phone to computer using USB cable.
    8. Clicked on Locate and Install Driver Software.
    9. Click on Continue.
    10. Clicked on Cancel for the extra four LG USB Modem drivers.


    The Android ADB Interface was installed. Now I need to check Eclipse to see if it recognizes the phone.



    1. Open Eclipse.
    2. Click on the package I want to test. (HelloAndroid)
    3. Click on the Run menu.
    4. Click on Run.
    5. Click on the phone listed in the running Android Device listbox.
    6. Click on the OK button.


    Success! Thanks for the suggestion Rokky.
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    n00b here...wondering how u got pdanet from phone to pc

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamkin View Post
    n00b here...wondering how u got pdanet from phone to pc


    You need to mount your phone to the PC using the USB cord.



    To mount your USB connection:

    • Plug the phone into the computer.
    • Pull down the notification bar.
    • Touch the USB Connection notification.
    • Touch Mount.
    After that go into your windows explorer and navigate to the download folder on the SD Drive. PDANet should be in that folder if you downloaded it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ally Android View Post
    You need to mount your phone to the PC using the USB cord.



    To mount your USB connection:

    • Plug the phone into the computer.
    • Pull down the notification bar.
    • Touch the USB Connection notification.
    • Touch Mount.
    After that go into your windows explorer and navigate to the download folder on the SD Drive. PDANet should be in that folder if you downloaded it.


    Hey so I am a new LG Ally owner and I want to transfer some EBooks from my computer to my phone. Only thing is when I plug in the USB to my computer it asks for driver software to be installed. My phone didn't come with a dvd or anything like that. I checked my notification bar and nothing was listed there for my usb. What do I do to get this hooked up and connected?

    Thank you for your help =)



    PS. I am not really tech savy, so please dumb it down for me heh...

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    If all you want to do is mount the phone for file transfers, you can download the drivers from LG's website. You can find the drivers and instructions here: http://www.lgforum.com/resources



    Note: I personally did not use the drivers on LG's website since my computer recognized the phone when I first plugged it in. It wasn't until I started doing development work that I had issues getting a driver to work.
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