I want to install avd with google play and work with it as a root, is it possible? if not there any chance to install google play on rooted android emulator , because I have an app the I can't install not via the google play store. Thanks

  • You don't need to root a device to install an APK not available in Google PlayStore. Just install it via adb install (requires Android SDK/ADB minimal installed on the PC and adb enabled on the device which is by default enabled on emulators).
    – Robert
    Commented Jul 21, 2020 at 7:01
  • I need the root for the next steps (reverse engineering ) and I need that app installed.the problem is that I can't find that apk on the web, so the solution is to install it with google play but then I don't have rooted device ...
    – Elior
    Commented Jul 21, 2020 at 9:57
  • If the app itself does not need Google Play Services I would not use an emulator with Google Play installed. APK files can be extracted from non-rooted devices as well. Several file explorer apps have this functionality and via adb you can do it yourself. Also Web services like apkpure.com can download the APK file for you or you use a local download tool like raccoon.onyxbits.de BTW: If you are non-commercial you can simply use Genymotion emulators, they are already rooted and free for private use.
    – Robert
    Commented Jul 21, 2020 at 10:12
  • I have tried all those methods but nothing works, in apkpure I found XAPK and I cant install it...:(
    – Elior
    Commented Jul 21, 2020 at 12:01
  • Install XAPK: apkpure.com/xapk.html
    – Robert
    Commented Jul 21, 2020 at 13:03


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