Android Studio – Error While Loading Shared Libraries: libz.so.1

If you are running Android Studio in Linux Mint / Ubuntu 64bit and you just updated to the latest Android Studio version, you might get the following error:

/home/esilva/IDEs/android-studio/sdk/build-tools/19.1.0/aapt: error while loading shared libraries: libz.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

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How To Delete a Module in Android Studio

Android Studio is a great tool, and way better design than Eclipse in my humble opinion, yet not every software is perfect and one of the things it falls short (and by that I mean user friendly) is when it comes to deleting a module within yout project. The folks over at JetBrains made this a complicated task. Instead of just having to press the Delete button, you have to perform several steps, and in my point of view, the less steps the better, but anyways, below I show you how to accomplish this.

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Android Studio: Failed to complete Gradle execution. Supplied JAVA_HOME is not a valid folder

So I recently upgraded from Java 7 to Java 8, when I opened Android Studio, the below message popped up

Failed to complete Gradle execution.
Supplied JAVA_HOME is not a valid folder. You supplied /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-oracle

I was like, “what the heck!” since I already had changed my JAVA_HOME environment variable…

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Root Your Nexus 5 Under Linux [Guide]

I am using Linux Mint for this guide, and unlike Windows, under Linux you do not have to install any additional drivers. If you are using Ubuntu or Fedora, you need to set up some things for ADB to work. You can follow my Ubuntu or my Fedora guide to set up ADB. With Linux Mint you just plug and play, that is the beauty of it 🙂

Now let’s get down to the Nuts and bolts of this guide
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