Recently my interest in mobile app development was rekindled. Of the cross-platform development options out there, Flutter interested me the most. Using the toolkit seems to keep developers more sane than working with React Native and I’ve been meaning to take a deeper dive into the Dart language to see what all the fuss is about. So I decided to give it a shot.
After downloading the Flutter SDK and Android Studio as explained here, I ran
flutter doctor to see if my setup was good to. Unfortunately it wasn’t, and it told me:
Android sdkmanager tool not found
This seemed to be a common issue and apparently there are various ways to address it, but for me this is what eventually worked:
- Open SDK Manager in Android Studio
- Navigate to the SDK Tools tab
- Uncheck Hide Obsolete Packages at the bottom
- Select and install Android SDK Tools (Obsolete)
After following those steps, I re-ran
flutter doctor and everything was straight. All I had left to do was install the Flutter plugins for Android Studio and VS Code.