Android Studio 3.6 breaks LC Android deployment?

Devin Asay devin_asay at
Thu Mar 19 18:03:32 EDT 2020

Hi all,

Yesterday I had to install Android mobile tools on my laptop (since I’m having to work from home now. I downloaded the newest JDK 1.8 and the newest Android Studio (v. 3.6). (LC v. 9.5.1 on Mac 10.14.6).  I spent a frustrating afternoon of getting an error every time I tried to specify the Android SKD root in LC Mobile Support preferences. Message was "The chosen folder is not a valid Android SDK. Please ensure you have installed it correctly, and enabled support for 9.0 (API 28)”. Finally after installing and reinstalling everything several times, I decided to drop back to Android Studio v. 3.5.3. Suddenly it was working again!

Details on the forums here:

It seems like Android Studio 3.6 breaks Android deployment in LC. Before I submit a bug report, I wondered if anyone else has seen this problem?


Devin Asay
Office of Digital Humanities
Brigham Young University

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