How to locate keytool for publishing


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  1. Droid Chris

    Droid Chris Member This Topic's Starter

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    Since there seems to be nothing on the web that directs us novices to the keytool.exe for creating keys, here is what I have found out (for windows)

    1. Go to start
    2. Select windows command prompt
    3. Change directory to C:\Program Files\Java\

    by typing in so after user\user name: cd C:\Program Files\Java

    4. type in dir to see what type of java you have then type in cd (your java type)

    for me it was:
    C:\Program Files\Java cd jre6

    5. Then change directory to bin
    C:\Program Files\Java\JRE6\ cd bin

    6. From there you can run the keytool command that every tutorial tells you to
     

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  2. Droid Chris

    Droid Chris Member This Topic's Starter

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    It appears that trying to create the keystore is not possible without setting the path (file to go to?) or doing it manually in command prompt (?). Once I have successfully done this, I will post how to do so.
     
  3. Droid Chris

    Droid Chris Member This Topic's Starter

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    OK got it.

    Trying to create a keytool on a windows seven machine cannot be done unless you specify the target folder inside user workspace.

    So once you have located the keytool, do the following:

    keytool -genkey -v -keystore (here you should type the folder you want to go followed by .keystore) -alias (specify name that you like) -keyalg RSA -validity 10000

    for file name you should use C:\Users\(specify folder path from here)

    I used C:\Users\[my last name]\.android\[key name].keystore

    Once this is done, just go to eclipse
    -Select export project
    -Select project type as android
    -Then select project you want to export (should be in directory of projects working on)
    -Select the keystore (just browse and find where you saved it) you will have to enter the password that you used to create it
    -Select alias (just go for existing alias) you will enter password here as well (most likely the same password)
    -And then select where you would like the .apk file to go to

    Bam, your done!
     
  4. cp1

    cp1 Well-Known Member

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    It's easier to just use eclipse to do it.

    File -> Export -> Android -> Export Android Application
     
  5. silverados

    silverados New Member

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    Ive done all the things above but i cant find my java file location, do i need a certain ype of java or is there and esy way to find it?
     

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