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Emulating Android App for Nexus 10 devices

I had been developing an Android App recently. The app runs perfectly in my real device, Nexus4, Nexus 7 Android Virtual Devices (AVD), but to my surprise, the screen is blank (or black) when it was run on Nexus 10 virtual device !!! I tried different solutions:

  • Increase the graphics DPI;
  • Turned on “Use Host GPU” in AVD setting;
  • Tried on Ubuntu Eclipse, Windows XP, Windows 7 & 8 Virtual machines

But none of them worked.

I then found in StackOverflow that some contends to use AndroVM, which is now named Genymobile. It turns out that this amazing tool saved my day, and here is the detailed process:

  • Register an account here. This is important, and when you run this AndroVM, you need this account info. It is free, at least at this moment!
  • After login, click the download button to download the application.
  • This virtual machine relies on Oracle’s VirtualBox , but if you have installed VirtualBox before that, the installer is smart enough to skip reinstalltion of that.
  • Run Genymotion application installed by clicking the shortcut created on the desktop.
  • Click the “Add” button to add a new Android virtual device. A dialog box will pop up, asking you to login:

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Posted by on September 2, 2013 in Android, Programming


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