Hi am working on salesforce touch. I am trying to Install the Mobile SDK for Android but while doing it in the step 3. their is 'Open a command prompt in the directory where you installed the cloned repository, and run the install script from the command line: ./install.sh' while doing this process i am getting error "There was an error getting the status of the git repository:"Make sure the 'git' executable is on your PATH variable" can anybody help me to solve this issue.

  • What OS are you running? Did you have git installed?
    – metadaddy
    Nov 14, 2012 at 6:52
  • yes i have installed it. I am using windows 7 (64 bit)
    – AnuRaj
    Nov 14, 2012 at 6:53
  • sounds like something happened to your git installation - an error like that strikes me as unrelated to the SDK code but more your development environment. Did you use git clone to get a copy of the code locally? Nov 14, 2012 at 6:59
  • Can you run git --version from a command prompt?
    – Mikey
    Nov 14, 2012 at 7:24
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    How did you install git? As @jordan.baucke suggested, it sounds like there is something wrong with your development environment. I'd suggest following this guide to install git & the github app on Windows. Set Up Git
    – Mikey
    Nov 14, 2012 at 7:30

2 Answers 2


I know it's been awhile since you posted the question, but I ran into the exact problem you encountered today: I'm trying to install the Salesforce Mobile SDK kit for Android on Windows 7. The guide


says to:

Clone the SalesforceMobileSDK-Android project from GitHub:

git clone https://github.com/forcedotcom/SalesforceMobileSDK-Android.git

And you have to do this in Powershell (not cmd).

Then it says:

Windows ------- Run the install script from the Windows command line:

cd SalesforceMobileSDK-Android
cscript install.vbs

So I go to cmd, fumble around for a bit finding my GitHub\SalesforceMobileSDK-Android directory. When I try to cscript install.vbs, it says:

There was an error getting the status of the git repository: '' Make sure the 'git' executable is on your PATH variable.

So I go to change my PATH variable, but I can't find anything like *--something--*\Git\bin to point to. Then I realized, it's trying to use the git executable.

The solution is to do everything in Powershell. That is, in Powershell:

Go to your directory and

cscript install.vbs

and volia!


The question is long long time ago..But I'm posting this answer since I have faced the same issue and was able to resolve the issue.

After installing GIT, simply set the PATH* in your environment variables. This link will help you. Open new Command prompt and retry.

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