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How to: Install Plugin in Android Studio

Posted by: admin March 11, 2020 Leave a comment


I’m looking for installing custom plugin on Android Studio, how can I go about it?

How to&Answers:

1) Launch Android Studio application

2) Choose File -> Settings (For Mac Preference )

3) Search for Plugins

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In Android Studio 3.4.2

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  1. Launch Android Studio application
  2. Choose Project Settings
  3. Choose Plugin from disk, if on disk then choose that location of *.jar, in my case is GenyMotion jar
  4. Click on Apply and OK.
  5. Then Android studio will ask for Restart.

That’s all Folks!
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Press CtrlAltS (Settings)

Then choose Plugins


As far as installing a custom plugin there is a good walkthrough on GitHub for the rest2mobile library that could be used for any plugin.

Basically the steps are as follows:

  1. Run Android Studio.
  2. From the menu bar, select Android Studio > Preferences.
  3. Under IDE Settings, click Plugins and then click Install plugin from disk.
  4. Navigate to the folder where you downloaded the plugin and double-click it.
  5. Restart Android Studio.


File-> Settings->Under IDE Settings click on Plugins. Now in right side window Click on Browse repositories and there you can find the plugins. Select which one you want and click on install


if you are on Linux (Ubuntu)… the go to File-> Settings-> Plugin and select plugin from respective location.

If you are on Mac OS… the go to File-> Preferences-> Plugin and select plugin from respective location.


Recently I started using the Mac Pc for android development. When I go to

Android Studio => File => Other setting => Preference for New Projects..

I was not able to find plugin option in the setting page.

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Later while clicking option on the toolbar, I clicked on “SDK Manager” it prompted the Settings where the Plugin option was visible and I was able to add the plugins from here.

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After this, it opens the following setting
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On clicking the **Plugin** it will open above tab


2019: With Android Studio 3.4.2 started:

  1. Click on File -> Settings
  2. Find “Plugins” in the left pane of the popup window and click on it
  3. Click on the Gear in the upper right
  4. Click on “Install Plugin from Disk”
  5. Find your plugin from the file browser or drag and drop it from another window to go to it in the browse window, then click on it then click “OK”
  6. The browse window will close
  7. Click “OK” on the setting window
  8. Click “Restart” on the popup