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Is it possible to emulate previous OS in an Android Device?

I'm a developer and I want to test the behavior of an app I'm building in different versions of Android. Since I have JB, I want to try my app in ICS and GB to see how it works, with minimal details ...
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Emulating port redirection (port 53) without root

How to emulate binary program that reading port 53 will be redirected to another port such as port 10053. So the binary program still sees it as 53 but the actual port at top layer will be redirected ...
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How to emulate camera input in Android? (To activate Whatsapp Web)

I have an Android device without a camera and I run Whatsapp on that device. I want to activate Whatsapp Web from this device. Unfortunately, the only way to do this is to scan a QR-code, and I can't ...
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Run windows 10 ARM on QEMU

I have downloaded the Windows 10 ARM on my Android phone, but it stops when I press any keys to boot from the CD or DVD. Click the images for full-size This is my start.sh file: #!/bin/bash sleep 2 ...
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USB connection between Android and Winlator

I have an Android tablet and have installed Winlator on it. It allows me to run Windows apps on Android. And I want to use it for an all-in-one animation setup and for that, I will need to connect the ...
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Can I emulate a Bluetooth keyboard with my Android device?

I'd like to use an Android phone for controlling presentations. I know there are some WiFi approaches, but often times the computer running the slideshow isn't owned by me and is not comfortable ...
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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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Where does memu android simulator save applications files? [closed]

I know that most Android phones save apk files and applications in the android/data folder but when I enter there is none of my already installed applications. Is there anywhere can I find them?
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Can I run Windows Phone apps on Android devices?

I need to run a Windows Phone 7 app developed for our company but no one has a Windows phone. Is there any way I can run it on my Android, perhaps a simulator or something?
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iOS on Android devices [duplicate]

I am looking for a way to run Apple apps on my Android Honeycomb device, without rooting if possible. Whether an iOS emulator or an app, or whatever...as long as I can go to the Apple App Store, ...
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Is it possible to emulate iOS on Android?

Some apps are exclusively made for iPhones, thus I would like to know if there is a way to make iPhone apps work on Android. Emulator maybe?
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Is there any way to run android app under chrome in windows? or use chrome "dev tools" inside an android app?

I use a platform that runs natively under any web browser (Chrome, Firefox, IE, etc.) and they also have an Android and iPhone app. This platform is running a little bit crazy under Windows Chrome or ...
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Trying to buy an app on a degoogled device. Why is the app "not compatible with your device"?

I have a degoogled lineageos phone. I'd like to be able to play "A dance of fire and ice" and "cytus" on this device. If I have previously purchased these apps, I think I should be ...
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What is `NoxConsole` `list` command output meaning?

From Nox documentation we know that there is following command: NoxConsole.exe list It lists existing emulators and some data about them. Example output follows: 0,nox,Business,0,0,0,-1,-1 1,Nox_1,...
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Why can't I turn on Wi-Fi on the Waydroid emulator?

I just installed the Android emulator called Waydroid on Ubuntu 22.04. Almost everything seems to work as expected, except that I'm completely unable to turn on Wi-Fi usage. Whenever I toggle Wi-Fi on ...
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There is no emulator that can totally emulate an Android device?

Is it true that there is no Android emulator out there (as of May 2021) that can emulate an Android phone so that an app cannot detect it? Of all the emulators out there (I saw a 15 best Android ...
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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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Android Emulator Performance is Extremely Unstable

First of all, hopefully this is the right place to post this type of question - if it isn't, do let me know. I have a relatively new PC with 16 GB RAM, 10th Gen Core i3, 4 physical and 4 virtual cores ...
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Exploring options for customizing SeLinux policy ( SePolicy to enable bind-mounting ) , including kernel recompilation

As I realized selinux for Android is more than tad bit different creature than what I can get done on Linux . I need SeLinux policy to be modified so I can bind mount my folders. Unless that happens ...
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How to gain root on BlueStacks Android emulator

BlueStacks is a popular Android emulator for Windows and macOS for gamers. It is popular, because the emulator ships with Google Play Store pre-installed and installing any games is easy. ...
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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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How to bypass an app's ability to know is being run on an emulator rather than a real device.

I would like to install an app called entrust (from the play store) and be able to use it. My last try was to use an emulator called "Genymotion", but the app can detect that the app is being run on ...
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How to access to USB port from ubuntu emulator on android?

I installed userland on my Android device and I run Ubuntu on it and connect to it with VNC server, how can I access the USB port from Ubuntu? Is it possible at all? If userland can't access the USB ...
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In Android Studio, which system image should I choose for a Pixel 4 emulator?

In Android Studio, I'm adding a Pixel 4 virtual device. It asks me to select a System Image, and has the following one selected by default: Release name: Pie API Level: 28 ABI: x86 Target: Android 9.0 ...
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How to emulate any android version in linux?

i was trying to emulate Android 5.0 (LRX21T) in linux, i downloaded the rom but i didn't find any good emulator, there is anyone that supports any version of android ? is that possible ?
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App doesn't show on emulator playstore

I've installed the SDK + emulator with both Android 11 and 8 images (separate AVDs). The app that I'm interested in running isn't showing in the playstore but it shows just fine on my physical phone: ...
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Transform Amazon Fire TV into Nintendo Gaming Console

I'm wondering if I could install N64 and Gamecube Emulators on an Amazon Fire TV. Will I have to root the device? Is it possible without? Will PS3 Controllers work wireless and is there something I ...
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How do I run Windows or Linux as a virtual machine on Android?

I would like to run Windows XP as a virtual machine on my Android tablet. Since Android is based on Linux, is it possible to compile VirtualBox to run in Android? If not possible, is it possible to ...
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How to search Google Play and Huawei Store for applications coming with ADB supported public API?

re.: How to search Google Play and Huawei Store for applications coming with ADB supported public API ? I am interested to implement Software Interoperability Act into force and practice and ask ...
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Is there STB emulator for STB developers which runs on PC?

We develop an STB app, we run it on actual STB boxes for testing, the boxes are slow and the development experience is so bad. Many options on the STB are only accessible through a remote control. We ...
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How do I run an Android app on an iPhone?

Based on my 30-60 minutes doing research on Google it seems there is no general solution for my question, but I wanted to double check on my favorite Q&A forum network, SE. So, how can I run an ...
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Is it possible to image android phone and run on emulator? [duplicate]

I have an LG phone with faulty screen that I am not interested in fixing, but I am interested in an installed app. I am looking for a way to convert it to an image and run it on my PC, is that ...
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Getting started with emulator

I'm sorry that this is almost certainly one of those "read the docs" questions, but I've been trying to do so for a while now, and my head is spinning. I suspect what I want is impossible, but would ...
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The emulator process for AVD Nexus_5X_API_22 was killed

I installed Android Studio with Android SDK from the offical web-site, created a new sample project, didn't change or delete even a line, but the project doesn't work anyway. D:\AndSDK\tools\...
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Is it possible to restore an ASUS Backup on an emulator?

I had created a backup file using Asus Backup app Link Playstore from my Asus ZenFone (Android 5.1). I have lost my Asus phone and I'd like to restore the backup into an emulator. Does Genymotion ...
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Accessing a USB device in phone in absence of compatible drivers / modules

My android device has an MTK6797 Soc(Xiaomi Redmi note 4x mtk version), and the company never released the kernel source, now I want to connect a USB device through OTG and control it from a chrooted ...
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Is it possible to install windows in android tablets?

I want to have Windows in Android, Is it possible to install windows in android tablets?
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How to open keyboard in Wine app?

I would like to use Notepad++ on Android, if possible. The only thing I found was this app, which, unlike the regular Wine, seems to emulate an entire Windows system. The only problem: I can't enter ...
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Running PC emulators

I have a problem running any PC emulator on my tablet. I've tried both Limbo and Bochs. When trying to run Limbo, I get the message: Unfortunately, Limbo x86 PC Emulator has stopped Trying to run ...
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Android AVD not displaying appropriate scale

How do I fix the display on my android AVD? The UI is completely out of whack. I'm using the following command line options to launch the AVD, but nothing I do within the 'scale' and 'dpi-device' ...
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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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Android emulator root option

I want to emulate a android smartphone on my pc. I already found the android emulator from andoid sdk manager but its look more like a programming tool so I am not sure if this is what I want. I want ...
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LG android phone emulator

Is there an LG phone emulator to test android apps on ? Since some LG phones show different behavior from other devices.
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Run Android app on PC but outside of Emulator screen

I know we can Android apps on PC using emulator like Andy or Bluestack. What I really want to know if there's a way to run the app using the emulator but outside of Emulator screen. For example - I ...
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Whatsapp on emulator - Can't setup the recorder now, please try again later

I have Whatsapp on my emulator (2.3.3 version). I got the latest update - voice messaging. However, when I try to record a message, this is what occurs. I have no idea how to get this diagnosed. Can ...
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Can't set Android emulator date - stuck on 1/1/1970

I am having trouble manually setting the date on my android emulator. I am using an ARM AVD which is running on a Windows 10 Virtual Machine (no Intel HAXM available), and the emulator is being run ...
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Running Android on a PC as a nondeveloper, just to run apps

I am an Android user running Android 7.0 (Nougat) on a Wiko Sunny 2 Plus device with 4GB internal storage, most of which is taken up by pictures and WhatsApp data. I have purchased this device because ...
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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 to download and emulate the official android x86 image from Android Studio?

Android studio downloads x86 images from google and emulate them so I can test my apps. I tried downloading and unzipping the thing it downloads but it doesn't look like an image that can be run with ...
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Running java in android [duplicate]

Is there any way to run .jar files in android without rooting phone? I used jbed and some other apps but they instantly stopped unexpectedly after clicking.