Encountering an error message like “A problem occurred evaluating project ‘:inapp’. SDK location not found. Define a valid SDK location with an ANDROID_HOME environment” can be frustrating when working with Android Studio. However, with a few simple steps, you can resolve this issue and get back to developing your Android application. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of fixing the “SDK Location Not Found” error.
Step 1: Open the build.gradle File
When you encounter the error message, Android Studio will automatically open the build.gradle file for the project that triggered the error. This file is essential for configuring your project’s dependencies and settings.
Step 2: Add Some Random Text
To trigger a project sync, we need to make a change to the build.gradle file. Add a small snippet of random text anywhere in the file. It could be a simple comment or any other text or just some random numbers.
Step 3: Remove the Random Text
After adding the random text, immediately delete it again. This step may seem counterintuitive, but it is necessary to force Android Studio to recognize that changes have been made in the build.gradle file.
Step 4: Sync the Project
With the changes made and the random text removed, it’s time to sync the project. Look for the “Sync Now” button, usually located in the toolbar at the top of the Android Studio window. Click on it to initiate the synchronization process.
Step 5: Verify the Fix
After the project syncs successfully, the “SDK Location Not Found” error should be resolved. You can verify this by running your application or performing any necessary actions that were previously blocked by the error. If this still does not work, go to Preferences (Settings). In the sidebar, select “Build, Execution, Deployment“. Click on “Build Tools” to access the build-related settings. Under the “Gradle” category, locate “Gradle JDK“. Choose the option to use the highest JDK version installed on your system. If no JDK version is not installed, click on “Download JDK” to install it. Apply the changes by clicking “Apply” or “OK.”
The “SDK Location Not Found” error can be easily fixed by following these steps. Remember to open the build.gradle file, add and remove some random text, and then initiate the project sync by clicking on the “Sync Now” button. This process ensures that Android Studio recognizes the changes made and correctly locates the SDK. Now you can continue developing your Android application without any hindrance.