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For questions relating to emulating other systems or hardware on Android; note that the "android-emulator" tag should be used for concerns about the Android emulator specifically.

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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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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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Emulating a windows environment

Is there an emulator available for Android that mimics a windows environment? WINE for Android does not look like it will be out for a while, and those that I've found don't look like they support ...
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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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How to scroll horizontally in Terminal Emulator for Android

When I'm using Terminal Emulator for Android (also available here), long commands frequently scroll horizontally off the window. I feel quite dense, but I can't find a way to quickly scroll left and ...
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Android Emulator not starting

Using Ubuntu 15.10 I am not able to emulate an Android device using any x86 images. The emulator starts but the screen stays black. Using an ARM image works. From what I found it seems to be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Hebrew Keyboard on Droid4X android emulator

I want to run Android apps on the Droid4X Android emulator and I want to type Hebrew using my PC keyboard. When I use the emulator though, it only accepts english from my PC keyboard and there is no ...
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No Google Apps on Android Device Emulator

I have an Android Virtual Device set up on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, but it doesn't seem to have any Google Apps when I start. The main purpose is to do some app testing and security analysis, but I need to ...
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(adb) How to Backup things from /data/data using a shell terminal emulator on the same device without root?

~ I have Nexus 5 running Android L 5.1.1 ~ I want to backup one App cach from /data/data ~ I don't concider rooting my device ~ I installed a Shell Terminal Emulator from the app store. ~ I've ...
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How to transfer apps from an emulator to another one, on my PC?

I tried to transfer my apps that I already downloaded using blue stacks to another emulator that's Droid4x, but I can't find my apps in form of ".apk". How to transfer the apps?
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phone crashing constantly

can you help me discover what is causing my phone to crash? I've been having this problem for a while now but it seems to be getting worse. it happens at random and is almost like a RAM seizure. the ...
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Using smartphone as game controller for the GBA emulator on a tablet

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 with a GBA emulator. How do I use my T-Mobile Concord Android smartphone as the game controller? I downloaded BTcontroller and the GBA controller setup, but I am not ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Does anyone know what this android emulator call is?

I've been looking at the network traffic for an Android emulator using mitm proxy. I have noticed large amounts of traffic going to google's servers. Does anyone know what this request would carry ...
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Why file permissions work in unexpected manner? And what makes it possible

My app doesn't have storage permissions, yet I can read/write files in /data/user/0/com.myapp/files . When on emulator connected as root I can push a file to this directory, but then the app cannot ...
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How to change original (unchangeable?) ICCID/SIM card serial from an AVD

I need to have several running Android Virtual Devices, so have been trying to change the original ICCID/SIM card serial from an AVD and all the solutions I found oblige me to alter QEMU's code (see ...
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Folder inaccessible, labeled as "file", tried rescanning sd card

I downloaded MAME4droid and I wanted to put a Galaga ROM on it, but when I tried to find the MAME4all folder it didn't show up in windows. As prescribed, I rescanned the sd card, but all that did was ...
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Play Station 2 games on android

Is it possible to play PS2 games on android and for free of course? Does it exist some PS2 emulator on android?
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How can I use the JXD S7300 game controller with RetroArch?

I want to use my JXD S7300 controllers with the Android RetroArch game emulator. But It seems not to be possible. Anyone has info?
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