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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How can I use my PC's keyboard in the Android emulator?

I want to run/test Android apps on the Android emulator and I want to type using my PC keyboard, as it lets me type and test faster. When I use the emulator though, it only accepts input from the ...
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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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Use image file as camera

I need to use an image file instead of a camera for Android apps that want you to use a camera app to take a photo (for example, Google Drive scanner). I don't need to use apps that use the camera ...
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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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How do I root the Android emulator?

How do I root the Android emulator? I need root to install an .apk file on the emulator.
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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 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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How to add Google Play support in Anbox?

Anbox doesn't come with Google Services as Google Services can't be installed on an unregistered device / firmware, but there are ways to achieve that in Custom ROMs or even emulators. If you want to ...
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How to install Google Play services on an Android 6.0 emulator?

Is there a way to install Google Play app on an Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) AVD? I have found the Open Gapps for Android 6 here: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24269982087008996 To install them ...
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How can I run Android applications on my PC with the Android emulator?

Is it possible to run Android applications on PC (with emulator)? I have Android SDK on my PC and I want to run Angry Bird on it. Can any body help to me?
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Root Android virtual device with Android 7.1.1

I'm using the official Android SDK with the Android Emulator to create a virtual Android 7.1.1 (x86). I need to test a number of things, amongst others, some applications require root access to the ...
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Good non-developer Android emulator?

Personally, I own an iPhone. However I would love to see the Android UI. I know a person who does have an Android, but never see it enough. I'd really love to have a good emulator that non-developers ...
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Use AVD Manager without Starting Android Studio [duplicate]

I would like to use the Android Emulator to work on some APKs. In order to start the Android Emulator, based on the instructions here: https://developer.android.com/studio/run/managing-avds.html So, ...
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How to solve: "Failed to push selection: Out of memory"

I Create an article in Stack overflow. But as I found this site, I decide to ask the same question here, because I still need your help. I have made the following steps: Launch Eclipse Go 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: ...
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How can I make my emulator load faster?

I just installed eclipse along with the tools for developing android apps tonight; so I'm new to both of them. Anyway, my emulator takes about 5 or more minutes to load each time, and generally comes ...
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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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Does an Android Emulator exist which works with every possible app?

I'd like to install a specific free android app, which works under different Android smartphones (minimal requirements of Android 4.0): The freely available app is called PostCard Creator and useful ...
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Improve Android Emulator Performance on Windows 7 x64

I'm running Eclipse Helios on Windows 7 x64. I have a Core 2 Duo 2.0 Ghz with 4.0 GB which I think should be enough, since I've never have any performance problems with other developing tools. When I ...
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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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Reinstall AVD on Ubuntu 16.04

Emulator was not installed upon installing Android Studio. Here is the error when I call tools/android/avdmanager: sh: 1: glxinfo: not found sh: 1: glxinfo: not found libGL error: unable to load ...
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Can't use chmod to alter permissions on emulated phone

So, I'm trying to make an app in android studio and I need to reference a particular file in the app, cascade.xml. I've pushed it onto the emulated phone no problem using adb (it's in the storage/...
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Trying to solve Problem: Huge Contacts Database

On a HTC Sensation running ICS 4.0.3, something caused my contacts database to rapidly grow. The DB is now 580 megabytes and growing (sometimes over a megabyte per hour) despite the fact that I: ...
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How can I run the Android emulator together with another VM?

Whenever I open an Android emulator when a different kind of VM is already running, I get the "usual" error messages: emulator: Failed to sync vcpu reg emulator: Failed to sync HAX vcpu context ...
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Intel HAXM and Host GPU on Mac OS 10.8.2 (NVIDIA)

I installed HAXM 1.0.4 and I cannot run Android emulator with option 'use host gpu' checked, it shows cyclic GL_* errors. I am using Mac OS X (mbp with NVIDIA GeForce 320M). Without gpu emulation ...
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Android Emulator using Hardware Keyboard has no "Umlauts"

I have the latest ADT installed and when I start the emulator I am not able to type, for example, German umlauts. I have tried to change the settings in android to German keyboard layout but that ...
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Android SDK 2.1: Unable to install app from Android Market on the Emulator

I am testing the Emulator that comes with Android SDK 2.1, but I am Unable to install app from Android Market. I made the Login on www.google.com but still no success: This is the error message: ...
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Android Market gone after emulator reboot

I have installed Android Market on Android Emulator successfully using steps mention in [How to] Install Android market on Emulator Market is installed without any issue but after emulator reboot ...
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Check if emulator is using kvm in android studio

I have followed all the instructions from here and here for enabling kvm for android studio to enable vm acceleration. Still I suspect that when I start android studio it isn't using kvm because on ...
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What do I need to improve performance of the Android emulator?

I currently use Ubuntu 10.10, and I find the emulator extremely slow. However, I have an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU (T5200 processor) with 4G of RAM. What do I need to improve performance? Better hardware? ...
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Feed an image to Genymotion Camera

Context: I use WhatsApp on Genymotion. Chatting in the WhatsApp via Genymotion is fine, except, I wish to enable the WhatsApp web too, so I could free myself from bringing up the genymotion window ...
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Connect android emulator to lan

I try, to connect my android emulator (from sdk) to the lan via a network bridge and a tap interface and with the -qemu option. I need it to use multicast addresse in native library code for ...
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How to install Google Play services on an Android 7.0 emulator?

I have the stable version of Android N Preview SDK released last month. The emulators are working perfectly but there is no Gapps available for Android N and there is no way I have found to install ...
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Google-cast to Android TV emulator

I was wondering if I can use the Android TV emulator (available from Android SDK) as a Chromecast emulator. Android TV devices (like the Nexus Player) are Google Cast targets. I was assuming that the ...
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Android emulator reports 0x501 error while using GPU Emulation with OpenGL ES [closed]

I am trying to run the ArcGIS for Android samples in Android Emulator. Based on the ArcGIS recommendation, I have installed the Intel HAXM and enabled the GPU Emulation as well. While running the ...
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How does the Android emulator emulate the RAM?

How does the Google Android emulator emulate the RAM? Does it use the physical RAM of the host or use secondary memory like the hard disk?
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How to make phonecalls on an Android AVD?

I am new to Android SDK and AVDs and I was wondering if there is anyway I can enable the cellular network on an Android AVD and make for example phone calls.
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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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How to flash a ROM to the Android emulator

Any idea about flash a ROM to the Android emulator? I found this post: http://android.modaco.com/content/general-discussion/289928/testing-getting-an-emulator-up-and-running-a-full-rom-with-the-market-...
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How do I use the emulator with AppInventor?

How did you enable an emulator for AppInventor? I want to test out the junk that I created on a emulator, before using it on my phone.
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Android Studio Emulator with both the Google Play Store and Root?

https://developer.android.com/studio/run/managing-avds#system-image says To ensure app security and a consistent experience with physical devices, system images with the Google Play Store included ...
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Can I use Android Emulator to get the Free apps from Amazon's app store?

It is said that we can test drive using Android apps even using an Web based android emulator for Amazon, but I don't see it on Amazon's Angry Birds webpage? Can we download the Android SDK and use ...
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Accessing a web server running in Android emulator from my local machine

I'm trying to access a web server running on the Android emulator from my machine. I know the reverse i.e., how to access the server running on my local machine from the Android emulator (using 10.0.2....
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ADB - Android emulator - Unable to record video - screenrecord not found with Android 5.11

I installed android emulator, the SDK Tools v24.1.2, Android v5.1.1. After all this the emulator is UP and I am able to run my app. Where I ran into problem was while trying to do a screenrecord ...
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How to run Android apps on Amazon EC2?

I'm aware of two Android emulators such as BlueStacks (Windows and macOS) and Genymotion (macOS and Linux). They both use virtual images to run Android emulation and they work fine on my MacBook. ...
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Unable to get output buffers (err=-38) when attempting to screen-record emulator from ADB

I am attempting to capture a video of my emulator device screen using the screenrecord feature in ADB. When I run the command adb shell screenrecord --verbose /sdcard/demo/capture.mp4 I get the ...
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How to do ADB over 'wifi' (actually in the same PC) for emulated device

I'm trying to use adb over 'wifi' for my emulated device. I'm emulating a device on my computer and wanted to use Android Studio to send an APK to it but through the network sockets, not through ...
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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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Does the Android emulator generate some sort of log file I can access if it crashes?

Let's say I am working with the Android emulator, and get it to run one of my custom images/custom kernels, and it gets stuck in a boot-loop or crashes after a little while in booting up, does it ...
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Create an image of entire phone

My phone was out of my possession for two days. I would like to save an image of the entire phone and run it in an emulator to be able to debug/reverse it so I can check it out for malware or any ...

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