Android NDK r10e and Standalone Toolchain on Ubuntu 14.04

This is an update on my previous post about Android NDK Standalone Toolchain on Ubuntu, so have a look to it for better understanding.

We will see basic setup of the SDK & NDK. We will generate a standalone toolchain, for use with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (target 90% of active devices). I then uses CMake to generate Makefiles. I am doing all this on the latest Ubuntu LTS (14.04).
ubuntu-logo
Ubuntu 14.04 desktop 64-bit:
Ubuntu download page
After standard installation, we need Java for the Android SDK, and a C/C++ development environment.
sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre ant
sudo apt-get install build-essential cmake

Android SDK (the Java part, to bundle C++ in an APK, see Native Activity):
Android SDK (r24.3.4) download page
SDK Tools Only, Linux
32 & 64-bit android-sdk_r24.3.4-linux.tgz
Uncompress under ~/android-sdk-linux/
Execute:
~/android-sdk-linux/tools/android
Add all packages from Android 4.1 – API Level16 (See Adding SDK Packages)

Android NDK (the C/C++ part) (Have a look at my standalone toolchain post):
Android NDK guide and API reference
Android NDK download page
Platform Linux 64-bit (x86) android-ndk-r10e-linux-x86_64.bin
chmod u+x android-ndk-r10e-linux-x86_64.bin
Execute into your $HOME to uncompress the NDK under ~/android-ndk-r10e/

Extract a standalone toolchain for API level 16 (with default GCC 4.8):
~/android-ndk-r10e/build/tools/make-standalone-toolchain.sh --arch)arm --platform=android-16 --install-dir=$HOME/android-standalone-toolchain-api16

Or package it with the following command:
~/android-ndk-r10e/build/tools/make-standalone-toolchain.sh --platform=android-16

Add SDK & Standalone toolchain to your PATH, with your ~/.bashrc file:
$ echo 'PATH=$PATH:$HOME/android-sdk-linux/tools' >> ~/.bashrc
$ echo 'PATH=$PATH:$HOME/android-sdk-linux/platform-tools' >> ~/.bashrc
$ echo 'PATH=$PATH:$HOME/android-standalone-toolchain-api16/bin' >> ~/.bashrc

$ echo ‘export ANDROID_STANDALONE_TOOLCHAIN=$HOME/android-standalone-toolchain-api16’ >> ~/.bashrc

Android CMake (Have a look at my previous post on CMake for Android):
Download the android-cmake now maintained on Github

Note: This is a work in progress, as I will need to refresh all my knowledge to switch to Android Studio in the following months.

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