Questions tagged [emulators]

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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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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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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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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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How to check the current platform of Android OS?

There are 4 common platform such as: ARM, ARM64, x86 and x86_64 on which Android can run. How can I check which platform I'm on within Android OS? So I can check whether my app is compatible with it ...
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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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decent right-click emulation

I'm using aDOSbox to play some classical games. This in turn uses SDL library, one of the thing this library does is emulate mouse. It's the same library, that is also used by ScummVM. I've got it ...
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How to play android games on PC?

I have Asphalt 6 on my HTC Desire S. That looks awesome on phone, now I want to play the game on PC. Is it possible at all? I mean is there any app which will let me play this game on my PC over wifi ...
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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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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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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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Enable the keyboard on the right side of the emulator

I am currently using the latest Android SDK. Whenever I run a device, I can use the hardware buttons on the right side and the D-Pad. But, there's no qwerty keyboard below it. Is there any way to ...
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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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What is ARM Translation tools?

I came across ARM Translation tools (1.1) for Android. What is the purpose of this library and how does it work?
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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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Uninstall from emulator doesn't work

I'm doing my first steps with Android. I'm using a Mac, and no Eclipse. I've installed my first toy application with adb install bin/*.apk and verified that it existed in the emulator. Then I made ...
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How does one install an emulator onto the Playstation phone (Sony Xperia Play)?

I got a Playstation phone (Sony Xperia Play) and would love to play old video games on it for free. I was hoping there was an emulator (maybe mame?) I could install on it. Is there some way I could do ...
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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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INSTALL_FAILED_NO_MATCHING_ABIS on Android 9

I am trying to install an apk that contains armeabi-v7a native libraries, on an emulator with KVM enabled. When I try to install the apk on to the running device I am facing this error: Failure [...
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Can a Terminal Emulator on android do everything that a terminal on linux or mac does?

I downloaded a couple terminal emulators onto my android phone and wanted to know what the limitations on them are. Is there anything that a terminal can do the emulators simply cannot?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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is it possible to emulate previous OS in an Android Device?

Well, I see no one else have asked this, may be a dummy question, but is it possible (through a menu setting or an app or something) to emulate a previous version of Android OS? For example, my ...
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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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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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Connect android device to server in emulator

Background I've been search AE, SO and Google for many hours and found many examples of people wanting to connect their PC to the emulator. I've also run across some that wish to connect their device ...
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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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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 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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Rotate screen on HyperV

I have Android installed on a HyperV virtual machine, which defaults to a vertically aligned phone/screen. The standard solution does not work, so how do I turn the screen of my device?
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Does Andy emulator respond to computer keyboard while playing Android games?

I'm using Windows 8 Pro in Dell laptop. I want to know, is there a way to assign the computer keyboard to the Android games? Screen tapping by the mouse is not enough to have the full control in the ...
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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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For an android virtual device emulator which target should i target it to? (Image included)

It says that the CPU,ABI system image isn't available for this target, but there is only one target and thats the one that is already selected. What do i do? Any help would greatly be appreciated.
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Not compatible app and "install failed missing shared library"

I am currently trying to get a game app running in windows and got some problems. Ive already tested Bluestacks, SocketQ, Android x86, Youwave and the official Android SDK Emulator. Now I'm trying "...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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