How to Install Android Studio on CentOS 8

Install Android Studio on CentOS 8

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure Android Studio on CentOS 8. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

Android Studio is a popular development software used especially for developing android applications. It is developed by Google and is available for various platforms like Windows, Linux, and macOS.

Android Studio Features

  • Flexible Gradle-based build system
  • Build variants and multiple apk file generation
  • Code templates to help you build common app features
  • Rich layout editor with support for drag and drop theme editing
  • Lint tools to catch performance, usability, version compatibility, and other problems
  • ProGuard and app-signing capabilities
  • Built-in support for Google Cloud Platform, making it easy to integrate Google Cloud Messaging and App Engine


  • Operating System with CentOS 8
  • Server IPv4 Address with Superuser Privileges (Root Access)
  • Gnome Terminal for Linux Desktop
  • PuTTy SSH client for Windows or macOS
  • Powershell for Windows 10/11
  • Familiar with DNF Commands

Install Android Studio on CentOS 8

Step 1. The first command will update the package lists to ensure you get the latest version and dependencies.

sudo dnf install epel-release
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Enable Snapd on CentOS systems.

Run the following commands to install Snap:

sudo dnf install snapd

Once installed, the systemd unit that manages the main snap communication socket needs to be enabled:

sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket

Step 3. Install Android Studio on CentOS systems.

To install Android Studio, simply use the following command:

sudo snap install android-studio --classic

Step 4. Accessing Android Studio.

Once installed, you can start Android Studio either by typing android-studio in your terminal or by clicking on the Android Studio icon (Activities -> Android Studio).

Congratulation, you have learned how to install and configure Android Studio on CentOS 8 systems. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.