I downloaded and installed the Android SDK ADT Bundle from the official website. When I want to start the SDK Manager a window appears:

Initializing... the SDK manager will show up shortly the window that appears

Then the window disappears and nothing happens. No error messages, nothing. I tried also with installing eclipse and then adding the Android SDK, but the same thing happens.

Could someone help me?

I have Ubuntu 13.10


to make sure the SDK works by itself, open up terminal. Then go to the sdk-directory/tools and run sdk manager by typing "./android". If you see the similar thing you have right now, you must be missing some requirements like java. Read the section. Hope it helps you. :)


  • I tried it but I got an error message that is too long to put in a comment. – zbarni Jan 21 '14 at 17:02
  • can you tell me what exactly you tried? And you can paste the error message on online link – lovetostrike Jan 23 '14 at 0:49
  • Ok, here it is link I tried to run the SDK manager to run from terminal and I got this error message. – zbarni Jan 23 '14 at 15:16
  • it seems like someone already had your problem, a quick search gave this link. It can be solved by making a symbolic link to the correct library path. Here, eclipse swt libraries. Pls let me know :) – lovetostrike Jan 25 '14 at 17:36
  • Well. I tried it and the link was created. But it didn't worked. I searched for the link file in nautilus and I tried to open it. A messagebox appeared that said: "The link “libswt-” is broken. Move it to Trash?" and "This link cannot be used because its target “/usr/lib/jni/libswt-” doesn't exist." I checked and the folder /usr/lib/jni really didn't exist. I hope you can find the answer. – zbarni Jan 28 '14 at 16:31

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