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Qt Creator has no access to android sdk

  • Hi,

    I´m using Qt 5.4.0 for Android on my Windows 7 (64 bit)development PC.
    For some reason Qt Creator is not able to access the properly installed android sdk.
    I almost tried everything to get it back work. Uninstalling and reinstalling Java, android sdk, android ndk and apache ant.
    I am able to add android sdk platforms with SDK Manager.exe.
    I am able to make avd´s from installed android sdk platforms with AVD Manager.exe.
    In Qt Creator->Extras->Settings->Android->"Add AVD" I get a error "no AVD could be created for there is no actual android-sdk available. Please install a android-sdk of API version 0 or newer"
    Also I am not able to choose a android-sdk when for building android APK in Kit "Android for armeabi-v7a"

    Any ideas ?
    I am really desperated !!!

    My installed versions:
    Java jdk: jdk-8u25-windows-x64.exe
    android sdk: installer_r24.0.2-windows.exe
    android ndk: android-ndk-r10d-windows-x86_64.exe
    Qt: qt-opensource-windows-x86-android-5.4.0.exe

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    maybe a stupid question, but did you add the android SDK and NDK paths to QtCreator?
    Tools ->Options -> Android

  • Thank you for the hint.

    Yes, I defined all the paths to the component folders.
    But it still doesn´t work.

  • One more information:

    I get following message in Qt Creator in tab "common output":
    "The system cannot locate the defined path"
    "Das System kann den angegebenen Pfad nicht finden"

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    IIRC, google broke something with the r10 ndk, they moved files around so they can't be find properly currently. r9 should work without any problem

  • I tried ndk r9b without success.

    What makes me surprise, I succeeded to install the components above on another PC at home, and it´s running well.

    It seems, there are some old paths stored somewhere, so I cannot use Qt for Android on my first PC system anymore.

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    Did you check your PATH environment variable ?

  • Here is my path settings:

    PATH=C:\Program Files\SAP\EasyDmsInterface\Unicode;C:\ProgramData\Oracle\Java\ja
    Files (x86)\OpenText\Viewer\bin;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Siemens\Sys
    tem;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Acronis\SnapAPI;C:\Program Files\Tortoi
    Data\Local\Android\sdk\tools;C:\Users\osm\AppData\Local\Android\sdk;C:\Program F
    iles\Java\jdk1.8.0_25\bin;C:\Program Files\SAP\EasyDmsInterface\Unicode

    My environment variables:
    JAVA_HOME=C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_25
    JDK_HOME=C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_25

  • Is there a possibility to start Qt Creator with some file logging ?

    As I already mentioned I get following message in Qt Creator in tab “common output”:

    ENG: “The system cannot locate the defined path”
    GER: “Das System kann den angegebenen Pfad nicht finden”

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    You can start it with QT_DEBUG_PLUGINS=1 to see what they are doing (Qt Creator is essentially based on plugins)

  • Hi SGaist,

    where can I find the logging if I set environment variable QT_DEBUG_PLUGINS=1 ?

  • That´s my compilers output when I try to build a android project

    14:47:38: Führe Schritte für Projekt 1212 aus...
    14:47:38: Unveränderte Konfiguration, qmake-Schritt wird übersprungen.
    14:47:38: Starte "C:\Qt\Qt5.4.0\Tools\mingw491_32\bin\mingw32-make.exe"
    mingw32-make: Nothing to be done for 'first'.
    14:47:41: Der Prozess "C:\Qt\Qt5.4.0\Tools\mingw491_32\bin\mingw32-make.exe" wurde normal beendet.
    14:47:41: Removing directory D:\projekte\build-1212-Android_for_armeabi_v7a_GCC_4_8_Qt_5_4_0-Release\android-build
    14:47:41: Starte "C:\Qt\Qt5.4.0\Tools\mingw491_32\bin\mingw32-make.exe" INSTALL_ROOT="D:\projekte\build-1212-Android_for_armeabi_v7a_GCC_4_8_Qt_5_4_0-Release\android-build" install
    copy /y "" "D:\projekte\build-1212-Android_for_armeabi_v7a_GCC_4_8_Qt_5_4_0-Release\android-build\libs\armeabi-v7a\"
    1 Datei(en) kopiert.
    14:47:43: Der Prozess "C:\Qt\Qt5.4.0\Tools\mingw491_32\bin\mingw32-make.exe" wurde normal beendet.
    14:47:43: Starting: "C:\Qt\Qt5.4.0\5.4\android_armv7\bin\androiddeployqt.exe" --input D:/projekte/build-1212-Android_for_armeabi_v7a_GCC_4_8_Qt_5_4_0-Release/ --output D:/projekte/build-1212-Android_for_armeabi_v7a_GCC_4_8_Qt_5_4_0-Release/android-build --deployment bundled --android-platform android--1 --jdk "C:/Program Files/Java/jdk1.8.0_25" --ant C:/Qt-Addons/apache-ant-1.9.4/bin/ant.bat
    Error: Target id 'android--1' is not valid. Use 'android.bat list targets' to get the target ids.
    Generating Android Package
    Input file: D:/projekte/build-1212-Android_for_armeabi_v7a_GCC_4_8_Qt_5_4_0-Release/
    Output directory: D:/projekte/build-1212-Android_for_armeabi_v7a_GCC_4_8_Qt_5_4_0-Release/android-build/
    Application binary: D:/projekte/build-1212-Android_for_armeabi_v7a_GCC_4_8_Qt_5_4_0-Release/
    Android build platform: android--1
    Install to device: No
    Buildfile: build.xml does not exist!
    Build failed
    Warning: Android platform 'android--1' does not exist in SDK.
    Building the android package failed!
    -- For more information, run this command with --verbose.
    14:48:01: Der Prozess "C:\Qt\Qt5.4.0\5.4\android_armv7\bin\androiddeployqt.exe" wurde mit dem Rückgabewert 14 beendet.
    Fehler beim Erstellen/Deployment des Projekts 1212 (Kit: Android for armeabi-v7a (GCC 4.8, Qt 5.4.0))
    Bei der Ausführung von Schritt "Build Android APK"
    14:48:01: Verstrichene Zeit: 00:23.

  • That´s my output when I execute the commando "android.bat list target":

    C:\Users\osm\AppData\Local\Android\sdk\tools>android.bat list target

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. Alle Rechte vorbehalten.

    C:\Users\osm\AppData\Local\Android\sdk\tools>android.bat list target
    Available Android targets:

    id: 1 or "android-21"
    Name: Android 5.0.1
    Type: Platform
    API level: 21
    Revision: 2
    Skins: HVGA, QVGA, WQVGA400, WQVGA432, WSVGA, WVGA800 (default), WVGA854, W
    XGA720, WXGA800, WXGA800-7in, AndroidWearRound, AndroidWearSquare, AndroidWearRo
    und, AndroidWearSquare
    Tag/ABIs : android-tv/armeabi-v7a, android-tv/x86, android-wear/armeabi-v7a, an
    droid-wear/x86, default/armeabi-v7a, default/x86, default/x86_64

    id: 2 or "Google Inc.:Google APIs:21"
    Name: Google APIs
    Type: Add-On
    Vendor: Google Inc.
    Revision: 1
    Description: Android + Google APIs
    Based on Android 5.0.1 (API level 21)
    * (usb.jar)
    API for USB Accessories
    * (effects.jar)
    Collection of video effects
    * (maps.jar)
    API for Google Maps
    Skins: HVGA, QVGA, WQVGA400, WQVGA432, WSVGA, WVGA800 (default), WVGA854, W
    XGA720, WXGA800, WXGA800-7in, AndroidWearRound, AndroidWearSquare, AndroidWearRo
    und, AndroidWearSquare
    Tag/ABIs : google_apis/x86


  • Nobody left with any idea ?
    I´m really disappointed from Qt !!

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    What it strange is that it seems you have a mismatch between your current target and the one used when trying to install the application.

    Are you trying to run your software on a device ?

  • I cannot run my software on a device, because the get the error:

    Error: Target id ‘android—1’ is not valid. Use ‘android.bat list targets’ to get the target ids.

    But I think that is only a wrong path problem.
    As I already mentioned I get following error message in Qt Creator in tab “common output” when I press the button "Apply" or "OK" in dialog Settings->Android where I define the paths to SDK,NDK,JDK and ANT:

    ENG: “The system cannot locate the defined path”
    GER: “Das System kann den angegebenen Pfad nicht finden”

    How can I determine which path the system cannot find ?
    I should have more information.

  • I added a new user profile in Win7 and installed the Qt 5.4.0 for Android software again. But I had no success. Still I get the error in Qt Creator->Extras->Settings->Android->“Add AVD” :
    “no AVD could be created for there is no actual android-sdk available. Please install a android-sdk of API version 0 or newer”

    Can I no longer use Qt on my PC ?
    Hello, is that really possible ?
    What´s the problem ?

  • Today I installed Qt for Android 5.4.1 on my Windows7 host.

    The problem still consists. No access to Android SDK !!!!

    Is there nobody who matters that problem but me ??????

  • Have you mentioned path of JDK, SDk & NDK correctly ?
    like :

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk1.6.0_29

    did you installed Android with eclipse?

  • Hi, I faced the same problem today after upgrading to Qt 5.4.1 and the solution that worked for me was to delete all config files used by qtcreator, start qtcreator and setup JDK, Android SDK+NSK and download apache ant and provide the path to the ant binary. I use linux and up until now the system provided jdk and ant worked fine but after upgrading to 5.4.1 I had to get the latest jdk and ant binaries from the respective sites and this seems to have fixed the problem (maybe clearing out old config files also helped).

    If you are wondering where the config files are, on linux they are usually:


  • Hi, I've been having the same problem on Windows 7 64-bit.
    I've just fixed it by switching from 64-bit JDK 1.8.0_40 to 32-bit JDK 1.7.0_71.
    Hope this helps you sort it!

  • Hi, I´ve found the solution for my problem.
    The problem is the McAfee Virus Scan which causes a timeout when I try to add a new AVD. I found the information that the android.bat file will be executed, which will do a lot of file copy to the tmp-directory. Then MacAfee has a lot of work and this causes the timeout, which will result in the message "No AVD could be created for there is no actual android-sdk available...".
    When MacAfee Virus Scan was disabled, this problem was solved.

    @Qt-Developement : Please, increase the value for this timeout in further versions (>Qt5.5.0) !!!!!

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    Hi and welcome to devnet,

    You should rather post this to the interest mailing list. You'll find there Qt's developers/maintainers (this forum is more user oriented)

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