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Today, we setup react native environment in ubuntu for run react native app.

For setup react native environment in ubuntu you have to install some dependencies written below


  1. Install node and npm
  2. Install Android Studio
  3. Install react-native

Install node and npm

Node.js is an open-source cross-platform JavaScript run-time environment that allows server-side execution of JavaScript code.

for start installing dependencies first update your package manager.

sudo apt-get update

install c++ compiler. It may already exists, but just in case.

sudo apt-get install build-essential libssl-dev

install nvm

curl -o- | bash

reload bash

source ~/.bashrc

after installation close and reopen terminal and check nvm version

nvm --version

Install node

sudo nvm install node

set default node version for nvm

nvm alias default node

Verify that the node & npm were successfully installed by printing their versions

node -v
npm -v

Install Android Studio

before install android studio install java

sudo apt install openjdk-8-jre openjdk-8-jdk

Install android studio

In ubuntu 18.04, snap command is provided which is containerised software packages that are simple to create and install on all linux distributions

sudo snap install android-studio

Configure build path in your .bash_profile or .zshrc

export ANDROID_HOME=$HOME/Android/Sdk
export PATH=$PATH:$ANDROID_HOME/tools/bin
export PATH=$PATH:$ANDROID_HOME/platform-tools
export PATH=$PATH:$ANDROID_HOME/emulator

Set alias to shorten command to run emulator

alias run-emu="$ANDROID_HOME/tools/emulator @pixel2"

Reload bash_profile or .zshrc

source ~/.bash_profile // or source ~/.zshrc

Generate emulator & run emulator


  • In order to make avdmanager command to work, you should start android-studio and complete installation first.
  • Also system-images should be installed Type below command to install the system image.
sdkmanager --install "system-images;android-27;google_apis;x86"

Create avd device

avdmanager create avd -n doo1 -k "system-images;android-27;google_apis_playstore;x86" --device 'Nexus 5X

run emulator

emu -avd doo1

List emulators. You will see doo1 as a result.

emu -avd -list-avds

To install pixel device, you can do following.

  • install missing module
sudo apt-get install libcanberra-gtk-module:i386
avdmanager create avd -n doo1 -k "system-images;android-28;google_apis;x86" --device 'pixel'
  • Trouble shooting with permission

Sometimes there is permission issue running device telling to grant permisson on /dev/kvm.

sudo apt install qemu-kvm
sudo adduser <your username> kvm
sudo chown <your username> /dev/kvm

Install react-native

React Native is distributed as two npm packages, react-native-cli and react-native. The first one is a lightweight package that should be installed globally (npm install -g react-native-cli).

install React Native CLI globally

npm install -g react-native-cli
  • Create react-native project via react-native-cli.
react-native init Infinitbility

Finally run your react-native project.

Move to created project dir.

cd Infinitbility

Start react-native packager

npm start

open up another terminal and run android

react-native run-android

More From React Native Tutorial


1. Introduction To React Native

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3. React Native Environment Setup for windows

4. React Native Environment setup on Mac OS

5. React Native Environment setup on linux

6. React Native Project Structure

7. React Native State

8. React Native Props

9. React Native Styling

10. React Native Flexbox

11. React Native Text

12. React Native Textinput

13. React Native Commands

14. React Native ScrollView


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2. React Native Fonts

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5. React native ScrollView scroll to position

6. How to align icon with text in react native

7. React Native Image

8. React Native Firebase Crashlytics

9. React Native Async Storage

10. React Native Share

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