Android SDK Manager gives "Failed to fetch URL" error when selecting repository


I'm trying to install a platform but when I open Android Manager then I click Available Software then select the repository

I get this error:

Failed to fetch URL

I have also tried downloading by clicking on force "http:" for all "https:" downloads on settings panel but it still doesn't help.

I'm working on Windows Vista.

9/22/2011 10:08:40 PM

Accepted Answer

If you enter the URL in a browser and then look at the source code of the page you will see that an XML document is returned.

The reason why that URL would work in a browser but not in the android manager might be that you are required to specify a proxy server. In Eclipse (3.5.2) the proxy settings can be found here: "Window" -> "Preferences" -> "General" -> "Network Connections"

9/28/2010 5:55:44 AM

Try this solution and it worked. this problem is caused because ADB is unable to connect to the android servers to fetch updates. (If at home try turning off firewall)

  • Goto Android SDK Manager c://android-sdk-windows/ open SDK-Manager
  • Click Settings - Will be asked for a proxy.
  • If have one enter the IP address and the port number. If not turn off your firewall.
  • Check "Force https://... " (to force SDK Manager to use http, not https)

This should work immediately.

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