Installation

Google Play

The easiest way to install the Dash Wallet for Android is from the Google Play Store.

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From APK

Some Android phone do not have access to the Google Play Store because the phone software, network provider or country may not allow it. You can install the app manually by first enabling installation of external sources (if you have not already done so) and then downloading and installing an APK file. Follow these instructions:

  1. Ensure your Android version is at least 4.0.3 by going to Settings → About phone and checking the version number.
  2. Enable Unknown sources by going to Settings → Security → Unknown sources. Read and accept the warning.
  3. Using your phone, download the latest version of the APK from this link. At the time of writing, this was 5.18.1.
  4. If you cannot use your phone to go online, download the APK using your PC instead and copy it to your phone using a cable or Bluetooth. You may need a file browser to find the copied file. ES File Explorer is recommended for this.

You can also install an APK file directly from your computer using the Android Debug Bridge (ADB). Follow these instructions:

  1. Ensure your Android version is at least 4.0.3 by going to Settings → About phone and checking the version number.

  2. Ensure you have a copy of ADB on your PC. This is included in the Android SDK Platform Tools for Mac, Windows or Linux.

  3. Enable Unknown sources by going to Settings → Security → Unknown sources. Read and accept the warning.

  4. Enable USB debugging by going to Settings → Developer options → USB debugging. If Developer options is not available, go to About phone instead, scroll down, and tap on the Build number seven times.

  5. Using your PC, download the latest version of the APK from this link. At the time of writing, this was 5.18.

  6. Connect your phone to the PC, open a terminal/command prompt window and type:

    adb install <<path to .apk file>>
    

From source

The source code for the Dash Android wallet is available on GitHub. The following instructions describe how to compile an APK from source under an up-to- date installation of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with a single non-root user. Note that NDK version 12b is required, instead of installing the latest version using sdkmanager. Begin by installing dependencies and downloading the latest Android SDK Tools:

sudo apt install openjdk-8-jdk-headless unzip make
mkdir android-sdk-linux
cd android-sdk-linux
wget https://dl.google.com/android/repository/sdk-tools-linux-3859397.zip
wget https://dl.google.com/android/repository/android-ndk-r12b-linux-x86_64.zip
unzip sdk-tools-linux-3859397.zip
unzip android-ndk-r12b-linux-x86_64.zip

Next, update the SDK Tools and download the necessary SDK platform bundles and dependencies, then add and load the appropriate environment variables:

./tools/bin/sdkmanager --update
./tools/bin/sdkmanager "platforms;android-15" "platforms;android-25" "build-tools;25.0.2"
echo 'export ANDROID_HOME=$HOME/android-sdk-linux' >> ~/.bashrc
echo 'export ANDROID_NDK_HOME=$ANDROID_HOME/android-ndk-r12b' >> ~/.bashrc
source ~/.bashrc
cd ~

Now that the build environment is ready, download and build the Dash Android Wallet source:

git clone https://github.com/HashEngineering/dash-wallet.git
cd dash-wallet
./gradlew clean build -x test

The built APK files are now available in the ~/dash-wallet/wallet/build/outputs/apk folder.