The emulator is a tool used by Android developers to test their applications or by power users to preliminary test behavior of devices without using a real Android device. Only use this tag for questions about the emulator in the second scenario.

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emulator question

I'm new to the android world and boy what a change from running an iphone 4. I just downloaded the GBC A.DVD. emulator and Pokémon gold last night. Now I'm wondering if it's going to use up my data ...
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How to root emulator [duplicate]

I want to root an emulator so that I can have proper way to implement it on the real device. Is there any way to root emulator?
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Scripting the Android Emulator

I am looking for a way to run some software in the android emulator and have a way to script it like I might use Selenium to script a web page. What I want to do is something like Launch App Log ...
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how to adb wait-for-device until the home screen shows up?

I need to unlock my screen using adb, and wait-for-device exits way too early(when the device is booting up), and screen unlock fails. Is there a way to detect that the home screen, so I can fire ...
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Boot Android Virtual Device into recovery mode

I am trying to install the Google Applications packages on an Android virtual device (emulator), and one of the steps requires me to be in recovery mode. I tried adb reboot recovery, adb reboot ...
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optimum hardware setup for android emulator?

is there a "best" setup for the android emulator? It runs terribly slow on my mac os as well as my windows 7 32-bit. I was just wondering if there's an optimal setup as far as 32-bit vs 64 bit, or ...
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Special characters through my PC keyboard don't work in Genymotion emulator

I use Genymotion emulator version 2.2 to run android version 4.3. It is on Ubuntu 14.04. Typing with my keyboard works, but not for special non-asci characters like ščřžáíéúů. Pasting them works. I ...
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Connect physical Android Wear watch to emulated phone

I have found many tutorials that explain how to pair an emulated Android Wear watch to a physical phone. However, I would like to do the opposite. Is it possible to create a Bluetooth connection from ...
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What are alternative IDEs to ADT eclipse ? the emulator in adt eclipse is VERY SLOW [duplicate]

I tried to develop apps in standard ADT - but it is very slow to respond to my clicks on the virtual smartphone.. Are there other FASTER alternative IDEs to ADT and better simulator coming with it?
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Installing Facebook apk on emulator via cmd never ends up

I tried installing facebook.apk on emulator via cmd line, but that process never ends up, nor the apk is installed. Here is cmd i'm using adb -s emulator-5566 install facebook.apk The process ...
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Android Screen In virtualbox Rotate 90 CCW?

I install Android 4.4 x86 on virtualbox in windows 8.1 That was Ok But when I install my first app pheed on it . now when I run pheed app my screen rotate 90 ccw like as image . I try some ...
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Need help installing non compatible apps on emulator

I am trying to install non compatible apps on the android emulator from the Play Store. But I am not successful . I have tried modifying the build.prop but but no sure which all properties needed to ...
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How can I fix this “No such file or directory” error starting an AVD on 64-bit Linux?

I am facing a problem to run the AVD in my Xubuntu 14.04 64bit version. Before that I used Xubuntu 32bit and that time my ADT(32bit) worked. But now I am using 64bit ADT and 64bit OS. everything is ...
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No menus on bluestacks (on WIN 8)

I've just installed the latest bluestacks (for the first time) on my WIN8. I don't see any menus such as configuration menus. the only thing I see is the main screen with all the apps. no buttons on ...
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Starting the android emaluator in ubuntu?

I created an avd of galaxy nexus with Intel atom x86. Now when I start the device, it gives me some cards to swipe. At last there is a card saying "To dim screen, cover it with your palm." How do I ...
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Is it possible to implement emulator snapshot option on real device?

First of all i have no idea if it is possible or not. I am just wondering: Is it possible to use something like emulator snapshot option on real Android device so that we don't need to boot at every ...
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Why is the Android Emulator not updating it's graphics memory?

I've got a strange problem. It's hard to describe my problem, so I just made a screenshot: My environment is the following: Debian 7 x86_64 Using GPU acceleration (Intel GPU) and the Intel Image ...
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What are the command line options of Genymotion's player

Can someone give me a list of the cli options of Genymotion's player command. I see that I can get a list of the devices via VituralBox's command: $ VBoxManage list vms Then I can start the ...
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How capture/log API calls (function calls) made by an Android app?

I have installed an app on AVD (Android emulator). Is there a way to get to know the API calls (functions calls) made by the app when I play around with it on the AVD (emulator)? Is there a way I ...
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Introspy usage in Android

i am trying to use Introspy tool in android device but the trace file (introspy.db) is not being created tool is present at https://github.com/iSECPartners/Introspy-Android Kindly any help if ...
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Is it possible to set up an emulator with these specific requirements?

At work we've been given an opportunity to work with some hardware running a (semi) custom Android build. The long and short of it is the app we make needs to fit certain criteria. Uses TEGRA2, ...
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Emulator with Google Play Certification

I am looking for an Android emulator that has been authorized by Google to include Play and other apps. One I am looking into is called Andy. Is Andy authorized to use GApps? If not, are there any ...
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Cannot take screenshots of Android L emulator

No matter which method I use, I cannot take screenshots of the Android L emulator. I tried through Android Studio, using the Android Device Monitor app, and through adb with this method (first answer) ...
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Windroy WiFi issue

I just downloaded Windroy, it works fine but I cannot connect to the WiFi. My WiFi works for my computer but I just don't know how to get it to work in Windroy. Any ideas?
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Home, Menu, Back Buttons are not clickable in android emulator

I have noticed that in some of emulators mainnavigation buttons (Home, Back, Menu) buttons are not clickable. If the emulator's device is something which has a higher resolution this is mostly ...
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Busybox installation on emulator[Error:/system/xbin/busybox: not executable: magic 7F45]

I was trying to install busybox on my emulator with the help of section 5.2 in Android Emulator. My AVD config Device: Nexus S Target: Google API(x86 System Image)-API Level 19 CPU/ABI: Intel Atom ...
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Issues getting screenshots in emulator. parts of screen missing

Hello I am wondering if anyone has ever experienced this problem. I am trying to take screenshots of my app (or any app that I have tried) in the emulator. When I take a screenshot quite frequently ...
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How to mount ubifs filesystem on android emulator?

I want to test the functionality of a custom ubifs filesystem on an android emulator (avd- Nexus 5). I have compiled and deployed a goldfish kernel(3.4) with ubifs support. But not finding the correct ...
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Make a calll to genymotion emulator [duplicate]

I want to test an interrupt part in genymotion emulator. Even if I am very hppy with genymotion emulators, still I am unable to trigger an incoming call to the emulator. Can you please help me with a ...
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The “OK” button is deactivated in creating new AVD although I have provided all details. So what is the problem?

The "OK" button is deactivated in creating new AVD although I have provided all details as below:
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Move everything to SD card on Android Virtual Device (Emulator)

I need to do a strange task. I want to move whole android system to external SD card on Android Virtual Device. I need to do this, because android emulator, emulates SD commands, only for external ...
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CLI commands in android?

Since Android is linux, cant i use standard linux commands inside android? I know there are applications that allow for a "Command Line Interface" (CLI). I also imagine that adb would provide access ...
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Android emulator with snapshot option not working

I create an android device with configuration: API Level 19 (4.4.2) CPU : ARM(armeabi-v7a) Emulator option :Snapshot Enable . For the first time the device load takes approx 3 mins. After that ...
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Android Virtual Device frozen whilst loading

I have just started developing for android after a 4 year break, I see that the Android developer site now has an integrated package with everything included, in a single zip, to streamline setting ...
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Eclipse AVD emulator stops at black screen with time

I've downloaded the latest Eclipse ADT bundle for linux and now I'm trying to run the "Hello world" project. Whenever I run the application the emulator shows android splash screen and then stops at ...
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Why my AVD has no snapshot and GPU?

Need Help! I don't know why there is no snapshot,I download the latest verson.
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How can to specify a wireless interface to an AVD using command line?

I am searching for a terminal command on AVD (Android Virtual Device) which supports attaching to a wireless interface in an AVD. Is there a way to connect to wifi in AVD?
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Upgrade from version to version [duplicate]

If I buy a phone that has the android OS 4.1 on it, can I upgrade to kitkat (4.4)? The reason I'm asking is I currently have a froyo os version of android and I wanted to buy a newer phone for just ...
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Connecting an AVD with an android device

I want to test an android application using WiFi-Direct, and i want to ask if i can connect an virtual device created with VirtualBox with my real device android ? thanks in advance.
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How to make an incoming call in genymotion emulator in android?

How can I make an incoming call in genymotion emulator in android? I am using genymotion emulator to run and test my app. In the native emulator DDMS, we can make a fake call. Can this be done ...
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Remote control of the emulator mapped to a VNC server

I've got an Android emulator launched with the following command: emulator -avd <avd> -qemu -vnc :<id> The VNC server is successfully running (headless) and I can successfully connect ...
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My Android Virtual Device stays on launching

When i try to start my AVD it stays on launching. This are the especifications of my AVD, I have no idea why this is happening and how to solve it. I have seen another questions like this (I ...
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Logic behind battery icon and 50% charging in android emulator

As per the answer on Android StackExchange, one can change battery capacity within range [0,100]. But emulators runs in the host machine, so one can assume that the emulator is always charged unless ...
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How to configure internet access in Virtual Device

My development machine is behind a proxy and Eclipse can access internet with no problem (the SDK Manager is downloading / installing packages and my proxy is configured in Eclipse). When I start a ...
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How does AppSurfer work? How to run Android OS on browser?

I recently got to know of this website AppSurfer where they actually run Android OS in a web browser. It's interesting and also sleek. How does this actually work?
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How to change system fonts and Sounds

How to change system fonts using adb and also system sounds using adb? I have sucessfully changed system sounds: adb devices adb remount adb shell rm /system/media/audio/ui/Unlock.ogg adb shell rm ...
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testing an app in htc explorer jelly bean

I m trying to run the android application project on my phone htc explorer,developers mode on when I run it shows unknown serial number when i check my devices
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Unable to Install APK Via ADB Shell

pm install /mnt/sdcard/Documents/ClientFrontEnd.apk command excuted on rooted device. This command is working via terminal. but when it comes to installer application it gives error. $ pm install ...
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I can't get any of the Android Virtual Devices started

I copied the ADT in C:\Program Files, updated the SDK path, deleted the .android folder in my user's folder, but that didn't solve my problem. When I start a virtual device, it shows the load bar, but ...
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What is best and quickest way to fire up a Android 4.4 emulator or virtual box?

I'm looking to test a few apk's, but was wondering is there a quick android emulator I can fire up easily. A virtual box would also be nice, but i don't think thats widely supported.