1.   Can’t connect to https://dl-ssl.google.com/android/repository/repository.xml


Add proxy in “Settings”

Select “Force https://… sources to be fetched using http://…” in “Misc” tab.

android sdk config

2.   Can’t install Update 7. Error prompt:

Folder failed to be renamed or moved on SDK install

Solution available on http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=4410, which is a useful link to query the android open issues. Also abstract the useful one on my PC.


I had the same problem: the latest update failed to install because it couldn’t rename the tools folder in android-sdk-windows.  I’m using Avira antivirus and disabling it didn’t help, but I don’t think it had anything to do with the AV program anyway.

Fact is, running the Android SDK setup apparently uses items in the “android-sdk-windows\tools” directory.  I’m on Win 7 x64 so maybe that causes some unique situation – I’m not sure.


– I made a copy of the tools folder itself (keeping it at the same directory tree level, thus “tools” and “tools-copy” were both in the “android-sdk-windows” folder).

– I ran Android.bat from that copy

– I ran the update without problems (it updated the original, not-being-used-at-the-moment tools folder, among whatever other items it needed to).

– I closed the SDK, deleted the folder (I had to kill the adb.exe process first – not sure why that always persists but you can’t delete the folder without doing that).

– I restarted the SDK from the normal (now-updated) tools folder.  Worked like a charm!

Note that simply killing adb.exe was NOT sufficient to get around the original issue… only by copying the tools folder and using the copy to run Android for the duration of the update process was enough to rectify the problem.

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