macos – Where does homebrew install android-sdk?-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

Where does homebrew install the android-sdk when you run the command:

brew cask install android-sdk

I want to be able to add it to the PATH.

How to solve:

The installation folder of android-sdk is:


Therefore, if you want to add it to PATH, you need to add the following line to ~/.bashrc

export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/Cellar/android-sdk/<VERSION>/tools:/usr/local/Cellar/android-sdk/<VERSION>/platform-tools

Don’t forget to replace <VERSION> with an installed version, just take a look inside of android-sdk folder to see what version you have installed.


use brew cask info android-sdk

after installing, you can get some basic information about what needs to be set and where:

› brew cask info android-sdk
/usr/local/Caskroom/android-sdk/3859397,26.0.1/build-tools/26.0.1/aapt (binary)

==> Caveats
We will install android-sdk-tools, platform-tools, and build-tools for 
you. You can control android sdk packages via the sdkmanager command.
You may want to add to your profile:

  'export ANDROID_SDK_ROOT=/usr/local/share/android-sdk'


Prior to March 2017 you could run brew info android-sdk


Unfortunately, brew has now changed where android-sdk is installed, so all of these older questions are no longer correct.

When installing via brew cask install android-sdk, you’ll now be informed that you should add export ANDROID_SDK_ROOT=/usr/local/share/android-sdk to your profile, and, indeed, that directory is now a symlink to the version android-sdk directory (currently /usr/local/Caskroom/android-sdk/25.2.3).

To summarise, add the following to your .profile/.bashrc/.whatever:

export ANDROID_SDK_ROOT=/usr/local/share/android-sdk

export PATH=$PATH:$ANDROID_SDK_ROOT/tools:$ANDROID_SDK_ROOT/platform-tools


You would be better off using the symlink that Homebrew creates to ANDROID_HOME, as it will always be the newest version:


So your PATH would be:

export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/opt/android-sdk/tools:/usr/local/opt/android-sdk/platform-tools


in my machine, at /usr/local/share/android-sdk


Homebrew installs things in the Cellar:


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