This tutorial is intended for noobs like me – I spent 4 hours trying to set this up when it should take less than an hour.

Here are the sites I used to write the tutorial:
http://rmtheis.wordpress.com/2011/08/06/using-tesseract-tools-for-android-to-create-a-basic-ocr-app/
http://gaut.am/making-an-ocr-android-app-using-tesseract/
http://kurup87.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/android-ocr-tutorial-image-to-text.html

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1 What You Need (brackets indicate which version I am using)

2 Installation

2.1 Eclipse

You should be able to install Eclipse without any help

2.2 Java JDK

You should be able to install Java JDK without any help