[Solved] WINDOWS: The “android” command is deprecated

when i run the command ‘android’ in command prompt, i get the following:

The "android" command is deprecated.
For manual SDK, AVD, and project management, please use Android Studio.

For command-line tools, use toolsinsdkmanager.bat
and toolsinavdmanager.bat


Invalid or unsupported command 

Supported commands are:
android list target
android list avd
android list device
android create avd
android move avd
android delete avd
android list sdk
android update sdk

I have included:
to user variable – ANDROID_HOME
D:DevelopmentAndroidSdk ools
to system variable PATH

I cannot run the android command in the CMD terminal.

Can someone please help me with this?

Solution #1:

I too had the same problem and for me it worked as soon as I downgraded the tools.

To downgrade:

SDK Tools Release Notes: https://developer.android.com/studio/releases/sdk-tools.html
SDK Platform Tools Release Notes: https://developer.android.com/studio/releases/platforms.html

To download a manual version of SDK Tools, fill in the following url with a version from the above:


For me downgrading to https://dl-ssl.google.com/android/repository/tools_r25.2.5-macosx.zip worked just fine. Once you download an older version the tools, just rename the tools directory at your Android SDK install and replace with the downloaded version.

I didn’t need to downgrade Platform Tools, but if you need to, here are those links as well:


Respondent: Amit
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