Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Installing Android Development Tools (ADT) in Eclipse Error

If you are trying to install the Android SDK, specifically the ADT in Eclipse (especially Eclipse on Linux installed via a package manager) and during the installation it says:  

The operation cannot be completed.  See the details.

Cannot complete the install because one or more required items could not be found.
Software being installed: Android Development Tools 14.0.0.v201110171935-205994 (com.android.ide.eclipse.adt.feature.group 14.0.0.v201110171935-205994)
Missing requirement: Android Development Tools 14.0.0.v201110171935-205994 (com.android.ide.eclipse.adt.feature.group 14.0.0.v201110171935-205994) requires 'org.eclipse.wst.sse.core 0.0.0' but it could not be found

Then here is the solution:

1) In Eclipse, go to "Help" then choose "Install New Software..."

2) Click on "Add" and add the following according to your Eclipse version:

Eclipse Indigo (3.7):
Name: Indigo
Location: http://download.eclipse.org/releases/indigo/

Eclipse Helios (3.6):
Name: Helios
Location: http://download.eclipse.org/releases/helios/

Eclipse Galileo (3.5):
Name: Galileo
Location: http://download.eclipse.org/releases/galileo/

Eclipse Ganymede (3.4):
Name: Ganymede
Location: http://download.eclipse.org/releases/ganymede/

3) Press "ok"

4) Then in "Work with" select the ADT Plugin that you added earlier

5) Tick/check the "Developer Tools" checkbox and make sure that the "Contact all update sites during install to find required software" at the bottom of the dialog is also checked/ticked

6) Press "next"

Your ADT should now show no error. Let me know if this solution worked for you! :)


  1. Thanks got fixed !

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    1. Great to hear that it was helpful Durga! And thanks for your feedback! It is really appreciated! :)

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    1. Hello Jose,
      Thank you so much for your feedback! I'm so glad that it helped! :)

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  7. You are giving great solutions but still i am getting problem to install ADT plugin.. The same error in my eclipse above mentioned..
    so plz help me

    Thanks in advance

  8. Wow, your article helped me resolved my problem. Thank you very much!

  9. Thanks...but for me solution is not worked.

    I wanted install android plugin on eclipse 3.5 32 bit on windows 8 OS.

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    Had problem with installing Google App Engine Plugin

  11. Thanks for the post!!
    Pls help, I have eclipse 3.8 ,want link should I use for it .
    Thanks in adavance :)