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 let’s start installing it.
This guide will help you installing Genymotion !
- 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 – 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.
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.
You'll be greeted with this lockscreen.
#Just for thread's sake .
You can configure battery level.
You can even set the coordinates/ configure GPS.
It comes Pre-rooted
You can even set custom resolution..
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.
adb connect 192.168.56.101
adb start-server adb connect 192.168.56.101
ADB push (sends files to your VM) --
adb push example.apk /sdcard/example.apk
ADB pull (Receives files from your VM) --
adb pull /system/app/example.apk example.apk
ADB install (installs application) --
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.
The issues I faced are as follows :-
Flickering issue (Maybe due to nVidia GPU.)It's fine now.
For info check this out.
Thanks for reading folks!