Here's how to install the Android SDK and command line tools entirely from the command line.
Mostly follow the steps in this excellent blog with a few tweaks as follows.
Place in ~/Library/Android/sdk
Move and rename the unzipped
cmdline-tools to this different location. This location is compatible with IntelliJ IDEA (confirmed) and Android Studio (unconfirmed):
mkdir -p ~/Library/Android/sdk/cmdline-tools mv ~/Downloads/cmdline-tools ~/Library/Android/sdk/cmdline-tools/latest
Here's a more recent set of essential packages to install.
sdkmanager --install "platform-tools" "build-tools;30.0.2" sdkmanager --install "platforms;android-30" "ndk;21.4.7075529"
If a command-line Gradle build complains of licenses not being accepted, accept all licenses with this command:
yes | sdkmanager --licenses
Use Brew to Install Gradle and OpenJDK
brew install gradle # includes OpenJDK
Now you can execute
gradle assembleDebug etc. at the command line.
Bonus: Ode to the Android Toolchain
Your projects are so not forward-compatible
Existing projects have been breaking on newer versions of the toolset
For 13+ years now
We developers are faced with two choices,
Each one worse than the other:
Update the toolset whenever possible
And fritter away our time to get things working again, or:
Wait until we have to update and spend most of a day on it
Shaking my head