I have downloaded Android NDK from here: https://developer.android.com/ndk/downloads/index.html for Linux 64-bit (x86). It is a ZIP file that i can extract easly, but where should i extract/install to get Android NDK functioning?


Well, downloading manually NDK might be not good options for beginning.

I highly recommend you to follow these tutorial: https://developer.android.com/ndk/guides/index.html

If you still feel get stucked, check this topic: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/7899740/android-ndk-tutorial-guide-for-beginners

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Android NDK is available as a zip file here:


and after unzipping it, there are many sample program you can build within it.

In the past the way of using the NDK are documented here:




For the latest version I have extracted some samples here:

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which you navigate and compile the samples yourself.


You should use this path:


I extracted all my legacy NDK to that path

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