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Android Automated script for installing SDK dependencies (GMS 2.2.3 Windows)


Automated script for installing SDK dependencies (GMS 2.2.3 Windows)

There has been an uptick in SDK-related questions following the removal of Android Support Repository in Android Studio's SDK manager UI. In response, I have written an automated solution that attempts to resolve this.

Main Script

Copy and paste the following in a file named gms223sdk.bat:
@echo off
SETLOCAL EnableDelayedExpansion

rem Title
echo FrostyCat's GMS 2 Android SDK Dependency Installer
echo Version 1 for GMS 2.2.3
echo =======================================

rem Detect JDK
echo Searching for JDK...
if "%JAVA_HOME%" == "" (
    echo Error: JDK not found.
    exit /b 1
if not "x%JAVA_HOME:jre=%" == "x%JAVA_HOME%" (
    echo Error: Java path seems to point to JRE.
    exit /b 1
echo %JAVA_HOME%

rem Search for SDK directory
echo Searching for SDK...

if "%1" == "" (
    if exist "C:\Android\tools\bin\sdkmanager.bat" (
        set sdkdir=C:\Android
    if exist "%localappdata%\Android\tools\bin\sdkmanager.bat" (
        set sdkdir=%localappdata%
    if exist "%appdata%\Android\tools\bin\sdkmanager.bat" (
        set sdkdir=%appdata%\Android
) else (
    if exist "%1\tools\bin\sdkmanager.bat" (
        set sdkdir=%1
if not defined sdkdir (
    echo Error: SDK not found. If you wish to specify a non-default directory, run this: gms223sdk.bat ^<mysdkdir^>
    exit /b 1
echo !sdkdir!

rem Install dependencies as of 2019-09-07
echo Installing dependencies for SDK at !sdkdir!:
pushd "!sdkdir!\tools\bin"
call sdkmanager.bat "build-tools;28.0.3" "extras;android;m2repository" "extras;google;google_play_services" "extras;google;instantapps" "extras;google;m2repository" "extras;google;market_apk_expansion" "extras;google;market_licensing" "extras;google;usb_driver" "ndk-bundle" "patcher;v4" "platform-tools" "platforms;android-28"

rem Licensing
echo Licensing dependencies...
call sdkmanager.bat --licenses

rem Done
echo =======================================
echo Dependencies installed. In GMS 2, please configure File ^> Preferences ^> Platform Settings ^> Android as follows:
echo - Android SDK location: !sdkdir!
echo - Android NDK location: !sdkdir!\ndk-bundle
echo - Java JDK location: %JAVA_HOME%
Then simply double-click it to install the required SDK dependencies.

Technical Details

This script installs the following dependencies (for runtime
  • Build tools 28.0.3
  • Android support repository
  • Google Play Services
  • Google Play Instant Development SDK
  • Google Repository
  • Google Play APK Expansion Library
  • Google Play Licensing Library
  • Google USB Driver
  • NDK
  • SDK Patch Applier v4
  • Android SDK Platform Tools
  • API Level 28

Last Updated: 2019-09-08: Enforce SDK tool detection when specifying a custom SDK directory.
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