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

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    Hi there! :wave:
    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 !

    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 – 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

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    Starting up the app for first time after installation.

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

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

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    Just hit next. :p

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    Wait for it to get downloaded.

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


    Playing around

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    You'll be greeted with this lockscreen.

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    #Just for thread's sake :D .

    Features

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    You can configure battery level.

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    You can even set the coordinates/ configure GPS.

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    It comes Pre-rooted :D

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    You can 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.

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    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 c:\example.apk /sdcard/example.apk

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

    ADB install (installs application) --
    Code:
    adb install c:\example.apk
    For more info check this out.

    Issues.

    The issues I faced are as follows :-

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


    Thanks for reading folks!
    Regards
    Pratyush (pratyush997)
     

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    [Tutorial] AndroVM | Android On PC

    Outdated Guide


    Hi there! :wave:
    Ever thought of running Android on PC? Trying out apps and playing with it?
    AndroVM, provides the best Android virtual environment out there and runs Android 4.1.2
    So let’s start installing it
    This guide will help you installing AndroVM (here is original)

    Note:-

    • All Credits goes to Daniel and his team members
    • This tutorial is based on Windows
    • I used tp version on it i.e. Tablet with Phone capabilities version
    • 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).
    • AndroVM Google group
    • AndroVM is Open-source project
    • 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



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    Import the Appliance by either hitting “CTRL+I” or by going to File>Import Appliance



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    Browse for the “.ova” file you just downloaded and proceed



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    Configure the cores and RAM you want to dedicate to VM



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    And proceed to next i.e. Import it



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    It’ll take few seconds to complete



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    After completion of the Importing process, just get in the VM settings > Network and under Adapter 1 tab add “Host-Only Adapter” (from drop-down menu)
    And Start VM



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    You’ll be treated by this Welcome screen. Just configure it and follow on-screen instruction



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    Get in App drawer and open on “AndroVM Configuration” app.



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    Tick “Hardware OpenGL”, “Force Status Bar”, “Always allow su access” and reboot it after hitting save!




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    Time to launch AndroVM Player and enjoy smoothness of Jelly Bean: D
    Run the app, Select resolution and hit run.

    And you are good to go! ;)

    Just in case Player fails to connect VM, Use these default settings
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    Use ADB for transferring data
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    Misc.

    Did an AnTuTu Benchmark
    Scores:-
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    Thanks for reading folks!
    Regards
    Pratyush
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2013
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    Good guide (V)
     
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    I knew you'll post it someday.
    Nice work there , BTW.:)
     
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    @Tenida @Rishi Thanks :D
     
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    Was Using Rooted Bluestack till now , but this is very smoother than Bluestack , But i was unable to run Antu benchmark , antu was auto closing
     
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    ^ Weird It's running fine in my case!
    BTW try changing Resolution
     
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    Do all the apps work on it ? what about games and things like quadrant ?
     
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    there are some incompatible apps cuz of x86 Architecture !
     
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    very good guide, keep it up :)
     
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    What about games(touch):D?
     
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    ^ Cursor* :D
    *-Multi touch ain't supported :D
     
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    very nice guide!!! gonna try it out soon. :)
     
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    Well what's the practical use of running Android OS on PC?
    A year ago I installed Android ICS on PC. It runs nicely through boot but my pavilion laptop use heat up while running. May be because of radeon graphics didn't optimize well.
    Results fan of the laptop broke and I've call for the replacement. Thanks to hp accidental damage warranty. :oops:
     
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    ^ It's good for app development purposes and playing with OS (W/O risking Device's life :D )

    ^ It's good for app development purposes and playing with OS (W/O risking Device's life :D )
     
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    I had run Chromium on VirtualBox. Pretty similar to this.
     
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    Nice tutorial... :cool:
     
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    Hmm, something new to try. Will try it.
    Thanks
     
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    nice tutorial
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