Questions tagged [android-emulator]

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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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? [closed]

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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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.
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What do I need in my emulator to run Chrome's apk?

Most answers here just mention to download the APK file and install it via adb. But after that i get a dialog about critical functionality missing. What exactly are the requirements for running ...
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How do I install CalenderProvider.apk and Calendar.apk in a Froyo emulator?

I'm trying to code something using the calendar-functionality. As there is no support in the emulator, I tried to install the missing apks for CalenderProvider and Calendar. I found a tutorial, but ...
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Handeling android emulator via command line

I installed default android emualator in windows xp . Is there a way to launch android browser with a specific url open on it with help of command line . Basically I use emulator for testing my ...
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How do I fully charge my emulator battery?

It bothers me to see half charged battery. Anyone knows how I can fully charge it?
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I want to install Viber and WhatsApp on Android emulator

I want to install Viber and WhatsApp on Android emulator. Kindly help me out.
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“Unfortunately gallery has stopped” error appearing while running Android x86-4.3 in VirualBox

I have installed Android x86-4.3 in VirtualBox yesterday! But there are some problems: Gallery, Camera, Navigation, Live Wallpapers etc. won't open and showing error "Unfortunately has stopped". I ...
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AVD Emulator, “Unfortunately, Browser has stopped”

I'm trying to get started with development. I have just installed the SDK (ADT v22.3.0-887826) on Linux Mint 15 x86-64. I haven't made any configuration changes to the default installation of ADT, and ...
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Nexus emulator does not work in eclipse - I get a black screen with emulator nav keys

when I choose Run As->Android Application In eclipse, I get the following message: [2013-12-12 12:54:30 - Emulator] extension WGL_ARB_make_current_read was not found [2013-12-12 12:54:30 - ...
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Check if a certain directory exists on AVD using ADB command

I want to check if a certain directory (e.g. /data/textdata/) exists on the AVD using adb shell. I'm following prolink007's answer on SO, except this line: DIR_RESULT=$(adb shell ls /data/ | tr -d '\...
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How to boot custom ROM on Android Emulator?

I'm trying to run OmniROM on Android Emulator but I'm facing some problems. Really, I'm able to build the nightlies (homemade) without problems and run the standard Android "vanilla" that comes with ...
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Unable to install system images for the Android SDK: “Failed to create directory”

I've just installed Xamarin, to use C# on Android: on their tutorial about how to install the emulator here. I saw they installed Intel x86 Atom system image and ARM v7a system image, so I did the ...
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run custom ROM files on Emulator

I want to run ROM files of different phone models on Android emulator in my Windows PC. Do you know how can i do so? I know how to run standard android emulators for INTEL and ARM however i want to ...
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Cannot start emulator on Mac OS X

I'm using MAC M.L & Eclipse 4.2.2 ADT I've installed Eclipse on MAC OS X I can't create Virtual Device (AVD) Android SDK Manager error is Failed to run the Android SDK manager.Check the Android ...
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Android SDK: Using the emulator to browse local websites

I'd love to be able to develop mobile websites on my windows 7 pc be able to see them instantly in mobile chrome/opera inside the android emulator. I own an android phone, but uploading to my site ...
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Cannot start emulated Android device/AVD device in Windows 7

I follow the official Android guide here but I cannot start the emulated device. It keeps saying PANIC Cannot start device... as below screenshot. Do you have the same problem and any work around for ...
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What is `Snapshot` and `Use host GPU` emulation option(s) for?

When creating an emulator device, the option Emulation Options makes me confused. What do Snapshot and Use host GPU mean?
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on oplus 8.31 android how do i put my own contact photo so it will appear on message thread? none of there answers work out!

How can i put my contact photo so that it will appear in message thread? I already tried any solutions that is possible. Help me please.
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How to enable Wifi on an AVD

How can I enable WiFi on an AVD? I am emulating the Android version 2.3.3 API 10 and when I click WiFi in the phone settings menu it just says 'error'.
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Snapshots suffer from Short Term Memory Loss?

I have seen that despite repeatedly saving to snapshot, periodically (once in about 3 attempts to launch from snapshot) I get the error: emulator: ERROR: Unable to load VM from snapshot. The ...
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Do away with/Hide Emulator Keyboard?

I learnt from here the various keyboard commands for an emulator. I therefore thought one could afford to do away with/hide the on-screen keyboard that has the DPad buttons, the home, menu and back ...
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Attempted installing Google Play Store, but ended up installing Android Market!

As seen below, anything to do with Google Play is installed in the Android SDK in my Ubuntu. In light of this SDK Extras set above which has the Licensing Library, it is perfectly legal to have ...
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How does the emulator get connected to the internet?

I want to know the secret behind how my emulator gets connected to the internet. No matter whether I connect my netbook to the internet through wireless, wired or mobile broadband connection, my ...
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Android Emulator (API 10) Camera Not Working - ADT Bundle Linux

The Camera on my Android API 10 Virtual Device isn't working. While creating the AVD there are three options I found for Back Camera: NoneWebcam0Emulated I tried all options 1, 2 and 3 to no avail. ...
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SSH server on Android Emulator

Is it possible to start SSH server on Android emulator? What is the app name? I've tried a few apps but neither of them could run on Emulator.
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Keyboard Settings on Emulator revert on restart

My Android 2.3.3 emulator has four different keyboards: Japenese keyboard Chinese keyboard Android keyboard Sample Soft keyboard I uncheck all of them so that I can use the hardware keyboard. After a ...
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Emulator takes forever to shutdown!

The title just says it all. My 3.3", Android 2.3.3 emulator (armeabi) boots averagely in 150 seconds on my Ubuntu 12.04, 64 bit system, with 2 GB DDR3 memory. However, sometimes when I tried shutting ...
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How can I use a custom rom.zip from within an emulator?

I have custom rom.zip and I want to try it in emulator
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How Do I Launch The SDK Emulator?

How do I use the Android emulator? I made an AVD device in Eclipse, now im trying to launch it via command prompt. Android is the AVD name. I have also installed all the files for Android 4.2.2 in SDK ...
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Disable Backup Service in Android Emulator

I'm trying to replace sms and contacts database on Android emulator with some other (extracted from other phone). I've already succesfully pushed files into emulator (using adb push), but I have to ...
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Cloning an application with its full data store between devices

Given a generic application I would like to transfer it, full with its own data, to another device or to the emulator. After restoring the application and its /data/data/com.app directory it should ...
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Decrypting TitaniumBackup files [duplicate]

I have TitaniumBackup encrypting backup copies of app settings before uploading to Google Drive. In order to verify/restore applications I need to type my password. I need to extract a backup outside ...
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Regarding adb command: Error while loading shared libraries

aneesh@nb-14:~$ adb devices adb: error while loading shared libraries: libncurses.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory I would like to understand the error above and ...
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'android' and 'emulator' commands not found

I have installed android-sdk-linux on my ubuntu 12.04 netbook and I see that the commands android (which opens the AVD Manager) and emulator (to which on appending the name of a specific AVD, the AVD ...
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How to install Gmail apk on emulator (from Android Development Tools, ADT)?

I'm working on an email app for Android, and I'd like to install the Gmail apk on my emulator in order to test it. How can I do that? I have seen tutorials on how to do it on windows, but I'm ...
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AVD Manager runs but android.bat does not

I can create virtual devices using AVD manager. I can run the emulator and create AVDs. But i cannot do the same using "android.bat". I get the following error- ERROR: No suitable Java found. In ...
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How can I allocate more than 1024 MB of RAM to an Android Virtual Device?

I want to work with 1024MB or higher RAM sizes but when I try to start my Virtual Device it is giving the error: Failed to allocate memory: 8 I researched many thing about this issue; Some ...
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Where can I find the media downloaded from whatsapp installed on a virtual device?

I installed whatsapp on virtual device : Where can I find the media downloaded from whatsapp ? I searched the android directories but couldn't find the media I downloaded.
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Can I use an android phone running Ice Cream Sandwich to test apps created in Gingerbread?

We will develop applications for android 2.3.4 (gingerbread) and because the emulator of my laptop is very unusable and the android x86 is not supported in my laptop, i'm planning to invest an android ...
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Android Market gone after emulator reboot on Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Android Market gone after emulator reboot I am having the same problem as mentioned here. But my specs are as follows: OS=Windows 7 SP1 SDK Revision = 21.0.1 OS = Windows 7 ...
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Transfer data from desktop to an emulator

I have some items in my ubuntu 12.04 desktop. I want to transfer them into the Sdcard of one of the avds in my android emulator (android-sdk-linux) which I have installed on the same system. Like to ...
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How to test multi-user feature of 4.2 JellyBean on Nexus 7 tablet emulator?

I know multi-user functionality is available in Android 4.2 JellyBean: I have gone through THIS and THIS. But I want to test this feature on my emulator and not on the actual device. My Questions: ...