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Android SDK Tools Revision 25.3.0 (Feb 2017)

posted Feb 8, 2017, 5:19 PM by Chris Iremonger   [ updated Feb 9, 2017, 10:14 AM ]
We have just released Android SDK Tools 25.3.0 to the canary channel to give developers an early look at some of our changes.

  • Android SDK Platform-tools revision 24 or later.
  • Android Emulator is removed from this package and moved to a different SDK directory. See the new Android Emulator Release Notes. This change is backward compatible with older studio versions.
  • "android avd" command-line functionality replaced with new avdmanager tool. 
  • Obsolete/deprecated tools have been removed:
    • android
    • ddms
    • draw9patch
    • hierarchyviewer
    • traceview
    • ant scripts
    • Project and activity templates
  • Executables have been moved to bin/
    • jobb
    • lint
    • monkeyrunner
    • screenshot2
    • Uiautomatorviewer
  • Enhanced sdkmanager
    • View and accept all licenses from the command line
    • Improved verbose-mode package list
Please file feedback on for any issues you find in this update.

Post Updates:
  • February 9: 
    • It appears the verbose mode did not make it into this release and should come in the next update. [bug: 229373]
    • Running "avdmanager --list" results in a ClassCastException [bug: 233816]