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A "virtual machine" or emulator that runs on PCs and can be used to run an isolated Android environment within a PC

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Android x86 on VirtualBox - Apps cannot access internet

I recently installed Android x86 through VirtualBox onto my PC. It runs mostly fine (except for some weirdness with the mouse, which isn't really an issue) but for the fact that apps cannot detect the ...
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Clone Android phone to VM (Virtual Machine)

I was thinking about copying my phone to a VM for exploring and learning. Without rooting my device, can I somehow clone it? By cloning I mean dd / copying disk files and not downloading the same apps ...
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Running a stock or custom ROM in a virtual machine on Android⠀

Can I run a virtual Android machine on my Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge? Or maybe can I run a custom ROM without flashing stock?
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Unable to get apt-update and apt-upgrade to work on Bliss OS using Termux

Ideally, I am trying to gain root access to a Bliss OS (version 11.14) Virtualbox machine I have so that I can view saved PCAP files. Sadly, to get to the directory I have to be root. The only option ...
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Getting VirtualBox ready with Android X86 and ARM without emulator

How is it possible to get VirtualBox ready with an Android-x86 ISO image which supports ARM v7 (armeabi-v7a)? Genymotion seems to do that, but as soon as I start the VirtualBoxfrom VirtualBox, it does ...
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How to build Android-x86 with VirtualBox guest OS integrations

Androidx86.org says that to use 3D acceleration for my Android-x86 virtual machine, I have to install Linux guest additions. I would like to know how to do that. I am using a Ubuntu 20.10 (64-bit) ...
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Android O VirtualBox can't set up device - Google Play services keep crashing

I have an Android O Virtualbox and when I go to set it up, it asks if I want to set it up with data from my old phone or start new. I've tried both options, and it says that the Google Play Services ...
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Cannot interact with Android VM - VirtualBox

I am trying to create a simple Android application to better learn about the Android platform. The first step was installing Android studio. Unfortunately, though, using Android Emulator was ...
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Apps detecting Android on VirtualBox as jailbroken/rooted

I'm using Android in a VM, namely VirtualBox. The reason for this is that my bank forces me to use the (very badly rated) banking app SecureGo, but I have no Android or iOS device. These things worked ...
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Parallel Space game progress file location

I've been using parallel space on my Android device for a while now but it's been having an issue with logging in to the Google Play services and thus backing up my game progress becomes hectic. I'd ...
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How to emulate a mouse?

I am running Android 4.3 "jelly bean" in a VirtualBox VM. Google has released an ISO of an x86 port on code.google.com. It's a fairly straightforward installation, and easy to setup. You can find a ...
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kernel panic message during installing android-x86 in virtualbox

I was trying to install android-x86 inside my virtualbox last evening. But I wasn't able to make it right. I'm getting a 'kernel panic' message. How do I overcome it? The following is a snapshot of ...
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Stuck On "Detecting Android-x86.. found at dev/sda1" While installing Android 9.1-r2 (x64)

First of all, I'm frustrated as hell, I'm facing this problem for the last 6 months when I first thought to try android on a PC. Till then, I've tried multiple iso's from android 7 to android 9 but ...
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How to PreRunning preloading pretesting custom/stock ROM in android virtual machine on mobile device

Question How to PreRunning preloading pretesting custom/stock ROM in android virtual machine on mobile device I Have many custom android custom rom (android 6,7,8,9,10,11) availabale for my device ...
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Android x86 isn't working in virtualbox

I have installed android x86 in virtualbox. But its not booting now. After installation it pop up a message "Android x86 installed successfully". Then I power off the vm and remove the iso ...
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Why can't Wi-Fi be enabled in Android-x86 inside VirtualBox?

If I enter the Wi-Fi settings of Android-x86 (currently v8.1-r1) inside VirtualBox (currently v6.0.4) and turn it on, why does it just immediately get turned off? Some Android apps try to find ...
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Android OS on VirtualBox very slow mouse

I am running Android x86 on Virtual Box 5.2.0. After disabling mouse integration and setting up Pointing Device to PS/2 Mouse, I have a mouse when I start Android OS but it is so slow that it is ...
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Can we and How to create Live USB for Virtual Android OS with standalone apps from USB?

Can we run Virtual Android OS with standalone apps from USB dribe from Android mobiles if yes share like how can we don it? Is it possible in Android to install or create program or run standalone ...
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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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Is it possible to virtualize Android on an X86 machine?

Following this question, I had a little bit of success installing an X86 port of Android (i.e., BlissOS) on macOS with QEMU. Now I am wondering if I can virtualize a "normal" Android (...
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Restore Images from TWRP nandroid backup

My (rooted) HTC U Ultra died, not repairable - motherboard issue. I have a Galaxy S20, but want to get photos etc that were in internal storage. I have a nandroid backup taken with TWRP a few months ...
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Run Android OS in a virtual machine on PC [duplicate]

I was trying to set up a virtual machine of Android 5.0 and it didn't work out that well. I got the ISO and Virtual Box. I created a virtual machine in VB and I selected the ISO and powered on the VM ...
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VM Android on host Ubuntu: no sound

I'm using Android in a virtual machine while the host is Ubuntu 16.10. I've followed this tutorial here: http://www.linux.org/threads/android-4-4-kitkat-in-virtualbox.7175/ and everything is working ...
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Android x86 Oreo (8.1) stuck at _ (underscore) after GRUB

I'm trying to install Android x86 on virtual machine in VirtualBox 6.0. The image I've downloaded is android-x86_64-8.1-r2.iso from android-x86.org The installation process I've followed is similar ...
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Android-Studio in VM. Emulator: audio: Failed to create voice `goldfish_audio_in'

Hello, I am trying to setup Android Studio 3.1.3 in a windows 10 x64 pro VM. I have installed Android 6.0 in AVD for ARM EABI architecture on a Pixel. However, when I try to launch the emulator I get ...
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What does vga=844 means and what other values are there?

I installed Android-x86 on VirtualBox and find the resolution to be too big, because it causes lags on the virtual device. I wanted to try a smaller resolution and came to the menu.lst file with the ...
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Stuck at "Checking info" when trying to add an account to a new Android Studio Virtual device

I am trying to add an account to my new Android STudio virtual device, but when I click on Google from the account options it shows a blue screen with "Checking info..." message. Stuck here as it was ...
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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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Upgrade Android to a new major version in Virtual Box

Is it possible to upgrade an Android OS in Virtual Box to the next major version? I've installed Android v7.1, but want to upgrade to v9. I've been unable to find an ISO for v9, so I wonder if there ...
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Android X86 – No Mouse Cursor in Oracle VirtualBox

I have recently installed AndroidX86 (android-x86_64-6.0-r1.iso) in VirtualBox 5.1.12 r112440 (Qt5.6.2) following these instructions. But I see no mouse cursor on the screen. Do I need to set some ...
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Offline file transfer into Android-x86 virtual machine?

VirtualBox SMB servers are unfortunately unsupported by Android and it's third party file managers. How do I transfer files into an Android VM without needing to upload the file online (if no ...
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How do I get Android-x86 (32-bit or 64-bit) non-UEFI to boot in VirtualBox?

EDIT: I'm getting similar results in both 32-bit and 64-bit. Summary I am installing Android-x86 version 7.1 32-bit or 64-bit in VirtualBox. If I install it using UEFI (64-bit only), it works, but ...
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Android x86 in VirtualBox: “FATAL: NO BOOTABLE MEDIUM FOUND. SYSTEM HALTED” directly after installation

“FATAL: NO BOOTABLE MEDIUM FOUND. SYSTEM HALTED” appears on Android x86 6.0 rc3, but not on Linux Mint or Windows XP, immediately after installation. The boot order is correct.What might be wrong?
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Android x86 Won't boot up

I am trying to install Android-x86 6.0 marshmallow on Oracle Virtual Box. I was experiencing difficulty installing, but I read elsewhere to change the grub from android_x86 to x86, which I did with ...
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Android x86 Marshmallow not booting on Virtualbox and VMware Workstation

I've downloaded the latest Android x86 (android-x86-6.0_20160129.iso) from here and tried to install it to the HDD on a VM in VMware Workstation and in Virtualbox. The installation seems to proceed ...
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Whats the best way to test android apk apps in an android virtualbox setting in windows 10?

I have alot of apk's I'd like isolated to test in a sandbox like environment. Is there something like this where I can duplicate the OS like a virtual machine? I want to test these new apk's on ...
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How do I install Xposed Framework on Android x86 running in Virtual Box?

I downloaded Android Marshmallow from the Android x86 project and installed it on Virtual Box. I am now running Marshmallow on Virtual Box on my Mac computer. I looked up instructions on how to ...
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What are Xamarin player alternatives?

It is possible to simulate Android using Xamarin player with Virtual Box: Mobile App Development & App Creation Software - Xamarin The number of devices to choose is limited. Are there similar ...
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Android x86 (7.1, TV / Leanback) not booting on a Virtual Machine with GooglePackageInstaller

I have a virtual machine running Android x86 (7.1, TV / Leanback 'edition'), and I'm attempting to install GApps (from OpenGApps). The installation worked perfectly except for one app - ...
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Android x86 not change resolution on Virtualbox and VMware Workstation

I installed android-x86_64-6.0-r3.iso and after launch I see: I tried to change resolution as described here: Android x86 Marshmallow not booting on Virtualbox and VMware Workstation https://www....
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How to root Samsung S6 using Linux?

All the guides that I can find online refer to the Windows-only "Odin" software. I also found an open-source alternative "Heimdall" but the Samsung S6 is not supported (and apparently it's not ...
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Android on virtualbox can't move mouse pointer

I installed Android-x86 6.0-r3.iso in VirtualBox Manager 5.1.22_Ubuntu (Ubuntu 17.04). Now if I want to touch anything via mouse pointer I have to move the pointer but I can't move the pointer without ...
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Install WhatsApp on Android x86 virtual machine [duplicate]

I installed android-x86-6.0-r3.iso on $ virtualbox -help Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager 5.1.22_Ubuntu using: $ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: ...
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Android on virtualbox setup GPS location

I installed Android-x86 6.0-r3.iso in VirtualBox Manager 5.1.22_Ubuntu (Ubuntu 17.04). Now I want to enable location service. Here I read that I have 3 options if I would have installed a developer ...
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Is there any way to get Google Assistant to work on CM13 x86?

I have tried everything. Installed CM13, got Xposed to work. Installed Assistant enabler, Android N-ify. Tried more versions. x86_64, CM14 (Kept constantly rebooting), Pure Android N. Nothing. Spent ...
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Android Strange Display Multipled [virtualbox]

I don't know what's the category of this problem. But i only encountered this in several apps that runs under my emulator of Android 4.1.1 under VirtualBox. What should i do to resolve this problem?
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How make Android x86 6.0 RC1 32bit look like a tablet with no mouse

I produce training video, I don't write code, and I'm not that familiar with configuring Android\Linux. I'd appreciate your help. I have exhausted online searches to figure out the following. What I ...
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How can I root Remix OS running in Virtual Box?

I have Remix OS beta running in Virtual Box. I've made a virtual drive which I've formatted as ext4 and installed Remix OS on. How can I get root access?
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Setting ethernet proxy settings without WiFi

I'm playing around with the latest android-x86 (4.4) in virtualbox. The setup can connect to the external network only through a NAT ethernet device that is emulated by virtual box. This gets ...
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Install WhatsApp on Android running under Virtualbox

I've just installed Android using Virtualbox on Ubuntu, and now I want to install WhatsApp on it. When I visit Google Play and try to install WhatsApp, it tells me that I have to associate a device ...