Note: Before you start, please Sign Up for Unity Account.
You also need to install Android Studio before installing Unity. (optional)
- Download & Install Unity Hub from the following link. Click on the Green Button that says [Download Unity Hub].
- Once Unity Hub is installed. Open the Unity Download Archive in the following link. You may have to sign in.
- Click on the Green Button that says [Unity Hub] with the Unity Version 2019.2.14.
- A pop will appear asking to Open Unity Hub, click Open Unity Hub. You may have to sign in into Unity Hub.
- For the first installation, make sure to uncheck any modules if there are any that is checked. This is to avoid any potential crashes during installation. Click on install.
(Side Note: This is a problem I assume is on Unity’s server side, by the time I am writing this documentation I realize this would be a problem for anyone trying to install the version that I am showing, as of now, this is the only way to install the engine without any problems.)
- Once the first installation is complete, click on the 3 vertical dots, a pop up will appear, click on Add Modules, and select the following modules:
– Android Build Support
– Android SDK & NDK Tools
– Windows Build Support (IL2CPP)
Click on Install.
- Click on check for the End User License Agreement, and click Done.
- Wait until the download is completed.
- Once the installation is completed, you should see an Android icon and a Windows icon under the Unity Version that you have installed. It is recommended that we check if the installation is done correctly. Click on the Projects Tab on the top left.
- Click on the Blue Button that says [New] on the top right. A pop up will appear.
- Rename the Project Name to “ProjectTest” and set the location to your desire. Then click the Blue Button on the bottom right that says [Create].
- A Unity splash screen will appear, wait for it to finish loading.
- You will be greeted with a Unity Interface that looks something like this.
- On the top left, click on [Edit > Preferences].
- Click on External Tools on the left and scroll down to the Android section, if the Android section matches below than you have successfully configured Unity to build for Android.
- That’s it, now you Unity is setup for Android build, have fun creating!
- To get ready for Augmented Reality tutorial, sign up for a Vuforia account.
Installation notes: There is another way of installing directly from Unity Hub, however I find it very unstable, there is a 50% chance it might work for your PC, if it doesn’t work for you, so far this is the best solution I had tried to make sure it works as intended.