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[Guide] Genymotion | Android On PC (formerly known as AndroVM).

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Hi there!


Ever thought of running Android on PC? Trying out apps and playing with it?
Genymotion, provides the best Android virtual environment out there and runs Android 4.1
So letís start installing it.
This guide will help you installing Genymotion !



Note:-
  • This tutorial is based on Windows 7 HP 64bit
  • Know how to use your PC. I do NOT teach PC 101. Don't ask for clarification of this process Ė it is dirt simple if you are competent (- attn1).
  • Specs of the system used. (Full details in Signature)
Intel Core i7 3610QM
nVidia GT 650M 2 GB DDR3
8 GB RAM



You'll need the following: -

Assuming you got Virtual box installed and is functional, Follow the guide.


Installation



Starting up the app for first time after installation.



You'll need to log in to download the virtual device



After logging in, select the virtual device or variant you want to try out.




Just hit next. :P



Wait for it to get downloaded.



Select the virtual device you just downloaded and hit start/play.


Playing around



You'll be greeted with this lockscreen.



#Just for thread's sake .

Features



You can configure battery level.






You can even set the coordinates/ configure GPS.






It comes Pre-rooted



You can even set custom resolution..


ADB

ADB can be used for various purposes like copying a file to VM, installing apps, debugging, etc.

You'll need the following files :-

You'll need to connect to VM. VM's IP is 192.168.56.101 (is customizable). Use the following command to connect.



Connect

Code:
adb connect 192.168.56.101
or

Code:
adb start-server
adb connect 192.168.56.101
Basic Functions

ADB push (sends files to your VM) --
Code:
adb push example.apk /sdcard/example.apk



ADB pull (Receives files from your VM) --
Code:
adb pull /system/app/example.apk example.apk



ADB install (installs application) --
Code:
adb install example.apk


Note:- The files pushed / pulled / apk installed should be in the directory of the ADB folder or else you may have to write the whole location of the file.



Issues.

The issues I faced are as follows :-

  1. Flickering issue (Maybe due to nVidia GPU.) It's fine now.


For info check this out.

Thanks for reading folks!
Regards
Pratyush (pratyush997)


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Will games like Temple Run / Blood Brothers be functioning in future updates?

The performance is amazing btw.
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Will games like Temple Run / Blood Brothers be functioning in future updates?

The performance is amazing btw.

It should. But at the moment it crashes due to lack of support.
Yeah Performance is awesome.
I got 91k Pts in Antutu in Previous AndroVM builds.
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Thank its really smooth performance is there any jb already made VM ?

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Thank its really smooth performance is there any jb already made VM ?

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using xda premium

Even this one needs VM, AndroVM.
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Added stuff about ADB
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It should. But at the moment it crashes due to lack of support.
Yeah Performance is awesome.
I got 91k Pts in Antutu in Previous AndroVM builds.

I saw a post on AndroVM not to long ago saying that similar games were working on a test build. So should we see this support pretty soon?
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I saw a post on AndroVM not to long ago saying that similar games were working on a test build. So should we see this support pretty soon?

I think you read this Link
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Where does Genymotion save the download? Can not find how to define the download dir in options.

Ok, found it, in c drive AppData, that is bad as I keep all my download to non-ssd drive.
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Is there a way to run a custom ROM this way?

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