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Force set BlueStacks Whatsapp background image / location of Whatsapp Wallpapers

I'm using the latest version of bluestacks & whatsapp. I have a graphical issue in landscape mode - whatsapp doesn't scale the background-Image at all & always saves it as a vertical image. ...
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AVD camera configurations and key mappings

AVD: Android Virtual Device Currently available AVD camera configurations are... Front Camera: None - no camera installed for AVD Emulated - use a simpulated camera Device - use host computer ...
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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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vt-x is enableed, but isn't recognized

I want to use an Android emulator like Nox or Bluestacks to play the mobile PUBG on PC. I am aware that enable virtualization in BIOS makes performance much, much better. I have an HP Omen desktop (...
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How to import user data partition into an Android virtual machine

I have extracted the user data partition from a physical dump of an Android phone. I am searching for a way to import this user data partition into a virtual Android machine, so I can see the contents ...
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Turning it virtual

How can I turn a physical device (specifically this) into a virtual machine for use on a computer? I am doing this so I can safely attempt to root my device without bricking the physical one It ...
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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 to resize Android screen in VirtualBox with UEFI?

I have 64-bit Android 7.1.2, obtained from android-x86_64-7.1-rc1.iso. I installed it on VirtualBox (latest version, 5.1.2.8) with UEFI mode. (The host is 64-bit Linux Lubuntu 16.04.) The ...
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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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Can't change screen resolution of Android-x86_64 installed in UEFI mode

I previously used vga=ask and vga=<num> in Android-x86 6.0 to set the display resolution in VMWare and now in QEMU/KVM. Now I downloaded and installed Android-x86_64 (CyanogenMod 13), in QEMU, ...
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Root Android virtual device with Android 7.1.1

I'm using the official Android SDK with the Android Emulator to create a virtual Android 7.1.1 (x86). I need to test a number of things, amongst others, some applications require root access to the ...
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How to containerize apps?

There are a lot of Android apps out there that request all sorts of permissions. They want access to your files, your contacts, etc. Many of them don't run properly and/or crash without these ...
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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 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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Can I virtualize Windows on an x86 Android device?

I've read this question, and of course, there, the answer was "you can't, because the architecture is different." But that's not necessarily the case anymore. Many Android devices, like mine, now ...
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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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How to fix android-x86 install on VMware?

Using android-x86-4.4-r3.iso, I created a virtual machine in VMware Workstation 11.0.0 on Mac OS X. I just clicked Create virtual machine, chose my Android ISO, and just hit Next repeatedly until ...
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Android x86 native resolution fails

Running Android x86 iso (5.1 rc1 or 4.4 r5) in my native resolution 2880x1800 fails with black screen with blinking cursor. Actually it is a prompt accepting commands but stops without any message or ...
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Enable interaction with screen when running Android-x86

I am running VMware Workstation Player 12 (henceforth as Player) on Windows 7. I successfully installed android-4.4-r3. However, I can't interact with the screen. Keyboard works fine (I used it for ...
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Difference between Linux containers and Dalvik VM in Android

As far as I know, Linux containers are those that run on a shared OS kernel using a virtualization software. Is there any correlation to Dalvik VM which runs multiple apps on top it?
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Navigate your Android with Cardboard

Can I view my phone with the screen split-duplicated and turned sideways (for use with Cardboard)? I have a controller for navigation. I am looking to run regular apps, see my regular homescreen, etc....
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How do you run a virtual machine in Android?

I had an idea, run Chromium OS on Android. I got myself a tablet off eBay and I am wondering how do I create a virtual machine on the tablet itself. The image is a .img or I can get it as a .vdi if ...
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Will running virtual machine on Android completely turn my Android into Windows phone

I have heard about the BOCHS app which can run a virtual machine created by us on android. So we can run Windows OS on Android (please refer to this link). I want to know that if it's just a virtual ...
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is CPU virtualization needed to run Android Virtual Device?

My Dell Laptop has Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T6400 (2M Cache, 2.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) CPU which has no virtualization support. http://ark.intel.com/products/40479/Intel-Core2-Duo-Processor-T6400-2M-...
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Is there a way to keep an old Android installation as virtual machine?

With PCs I have made good experiences virtualizing the machine when changing to a new system (e.g., buy a new computer, change the operation system). Doing this, you can preserve your old system and ...
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Is there a way to back up a device so it can be executed in a virtual Machine (without rooting)?

The question is thus: It is very plausible for an android user to want to back up his information... completely. In this case, I'm wondering if it is possible to backup an android device in such a ...
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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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Can I virtualize existing Android device? [duplicate]

Is there any way to convert existing Android device into virtual machine? I'm going to do factory reset and pretty sure that some valuable passwords etc. will be lost after it. That's why it would be ...
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Is there any virtualization software that will run under Android on an x86 device?

I have an android device (Dell Venue 8) which runs on an Intel x86 CPU, and I was wondering if there was any application like VirtualBox or VMware that could run a 32-Bit linux distros, Windows XP 32-...
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Can't connect Samsung Note 3 to a Windows 7 VM in VirtualBox

I'm trying to connect my Android to my Linux Laptop, I use VirtualBox and in it a Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit virtual machine. I've been able to connect in the past but it's not working anymore. I have ...
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Changing Screen Resolution VM ware using 4.4

To play around I installed Android in VM Ware Player using this image: http://www.android-x86.org/releases/releasenote-4-4-r1 Since I have two Screens of which one is a 5:4 in portrait mode, that's ...
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Starting emulator for AVD 'Android_2.2' PANIC: Could not open: Android_2.2

How do I please to make the AVD correctly works ? When I try to start a virtual device, I get the following message : How do I to fix that, please?
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Can android AVD emulator run within VMWare?

Hi I am running Windows 8 in VMWare Workstation 9 and I wanted to setup an android development environment, I installed Java the ADK and Android studio. When I create an AVD and try to start it it ...
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Android Virtual Device frozen whilst loading

I have just started developing for android after a 4 year break, I see that the Android developer site now has an integrated package with everything included, in a single zip, to streamline setting up....
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What can you use on Windows to try out Android apps you find online?

What can you use to quickly try out apps you find online? The tool should Run on Windows Give you root access so you can run apps that require root access Have functionalities of a physical android ...
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Virtual machine of android with added samsung os layer?

Is there a way to run a virtual machine of android like in avd, or in genymotion, but with added os layer that samsung adds in their phones? Also emulating the usb ports that the phone have when you ...
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I can't get any of the Android Virtual Devices started

I copied the ADT in C:\Program Files, updated the SDK path, deleted the .android folder in my user's folder, but that didn't solve my problem. When I start a virtual device, it shows the load bar, but ...
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How to run virtual machine on my nexus device?

Are there any virtual machine players such as virtualbox, I can use to run .iso images on Android? If I need the device to be rooted that is fine, but I prefer a portable solution
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Samsung Galaxy S phone USB device recognized by host VirtualBox OS but undefined in guest OS

My phone model is Samsung Galaxy S SGH-T959 When plugged in via USB cable, the phone is well recognized by Windows as below snapshot. But when I select the Samsung phone device from ...
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Android x86 Virtual box with Internet and connection to adb?

I have Android x86 4.2 Installed on my Virtual Box. My main purpose is debug with eclipse and get internet on Android Some how i am able to get internet and also able to connect from adb (of ADT) but ...
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Is it possible to run ADB on multiple devices using Hyper-V?

What I would like to do is use Hyper-V to set up N number of VM's, each one being used to run a different set of tests on a different Android device. It seems like Hyper-V doesn't accept the input of ...
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How to run Android ICS on a PC (win7) inside a VM?

I have a PC and would like for kids to run Android games/edu apps. I have a touchscreen. How hard is it to run ICS inside a VM (VirtualBox or any other VM platform (MS, VMware) There are answers ...
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How do I run WindowsXP 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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Error message when upgrading Galaxy S to Froyo

So I finaly got a copy of Windows and installed VMWare on OS X After fidling with driver issues etc. etc. I got the Kies software to recognize the Gallaxy S After Kies had downloaded the upgrade ...
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Can you run Android 2.2 Froyo or 2.3 Gingerbread in a VM?

I came across a how-to guide for running Android 1.7 in a virtual machine (VirtualBox), but 1.7 is old. I haven't been able to find a Android 2.2 or 2.3 image anywhere, does anyone have any ideas on ...