After I installed this package, I immediately started seeing my app crash and the build tool stop. I suspected it was a problem with the implementation, but I wasn’t sure.
The best way to check if a package is compatible with your app is to check the package manager. If an app that is a part of the Android SDK is not compatible, then you won’t get any of the other packages that are part of the Android SDK.
I didn’t see any crash logs or logs about it crashing, so I don’t know how to fix it. This package is provided by the Android Support package, so I was wondering if I should reinstall the Android SDK and the android-support-v7-appcompat package.
I wouldnt reinstall the Android SDK and the android-support-v7-appcompat package. Just uninstall the old ones and reboot the phone. After rebooting, check if your app crashes again. If it doesnt, then you most likely have a bug in your code, and you can fix it through your source code. If its still crashing, then you probably have the wrong version of the support library.
I was also wondering if I should uninstall the new version of the Support Library for the appcompat-v7 package. Because if I do that, I will probably have to re-install the Android SDK and so on and will also probably have to re-compile the entire application. (I’m not sure if this will be a problem with the latest version of the SDK, but the previous version of it won’t be updated for a year).
Your source code is the only one you should be caring about. It is the only source that is guaranteed to be 100% compatible with the SDKs that came before it.
Because you probably don’t want to install the SDK from source, you should use the Android Studio app. I know there are other methods to install the SDK from source, but I am not sure that the one I showed you is the only one.
You should be using the Android Studio app to install the Android Support Package. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work with the latest version of SDK.
The SDKs that come with the Android emulator are designed to work with Android 2.2 and higher, but you dont have to worry about this. The support package is just a zip file that contains everything you need to start writing apps for Android 2.2+ devices.
On Android the only way to get the SDK is to install the SDK via the emulator. If you don’t have the emulator installed, then you’ll need to install it via the emulator.