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Questions tagged [emulators]

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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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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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 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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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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Is There iPhone App Emulation App On Android?

Most apps are made for iPhone but i would like to know if there is still a way to make iPhone apps work on Android? Emulator maybe?
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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any emulator (or app for an emulator) that will sleep/lock after timeout?

I have tried different emulators on windows (Leapdroid, Nox MEmu, among others), and none seem to have the ability to automatically timeout on idle and go to the lock screen like almost every device ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Emulate Full Battery Charge

Now before you guys disvote this question, let me explain. I've been messing with lithium polymer batteries for 8 years (I work in a shop repairing electronics) and I have studied the behavior of ...
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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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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 windows 10 ARM on QEMU

I have downloaded the Windows 10 arm on my Android phone but the problem stops when I press any keys to boot from the CD or DVD Can anyone tell me what I can do to make it go off successfully This is ...
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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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Running java in android

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.
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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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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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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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is there a cardboard/VR emulator available?

i need to check out the content of some VR apps, but i dont have a set of VR glasses. is there any app or emulator or anything that can just show me the split 2-D views side by side? i dont need the "...
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Install WinXP/7/8 on Android Device

I know that it's possible to install WinXP or other Windows versions to an Android device, but I don't know how. I tried BOCHS but it doesn't work on my Xperia Z1 or I don't know how to set it up ...
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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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GNU Utils in Android Emulator

Can we install GNU utils on Android emulator? Depending on emulator's platform (x86, x86_64, arm64, armabi, etc), can one install corresponding GNU utils build? I mostly interested in vim on emulator....
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Emulator with Google Play Certification

I am looking for an Android emulator that has been authorized by Google to include Play and other apps. One I am looking into is called Andy. Is Andy authorized to use GApps? If not, are there any ...
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iOS Emulator on Android [duplicate]

I am a user of the social network Snapchat and would like to be able to upload screenshots and other items from my gallery up to my story. I have noticed that users of iOS have done it and I was ...
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How do you get the EmotionSoiD app to load the BIOS?

I downloaded an app called EmotionSoiD which is supposed to be a PS2 emulator for Android here: https://app.box.com/emotionsoid I got it and it installed and runs and stuff, but a black screen pops ...
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Is it possible to run a PS2 emulator through Android's DVM?

I have heard some random posts from people on forums claiming that Android's Dalvik Virtual Machine can't handle something of the magnitude of a PS2 emulator, such as this one ported somewhat. Is ...