Installing Andriod Phone Emulator on Windows 7

If you are looking to test a mobile app and would like to test run it on an emulator, one of numerous options available is to use the Android SDK virtual mobile device emulator which runs on a Windows machine. The emulator lets you run a prototype, develop and test Android applications without using an actual physical mobile phone.

Follow the steps outlined below to successfully run an Android mobile emulator

– Go to http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html → click on Download the SDK (ADT Bundle for Windows)

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– Accept the terms and conditions → select either 32-bit or 64-bit version depending on your hardware type → click on Download the SDK

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– Save the file

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– Unpack the ZIP file (named adt-bundle-.zip) → save it to an appropriate location like “C:\Projects\” directory

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– Open the folder C:\Project\adt-bundle-> directory → launch SDK Manager.exe → From the Android SDK Manager screen, ensure the following packages are installed:

– SDK Tools
– SDK Platform-tools
– SDK Platform

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– Install any other additional packages selected including ‘Samples for SDK

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– Accept license and click Install

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– Click on Tools > Manage AVDs…

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– On AVD Manager screen → click Device Definitions → scroll and select desired device → click Create AVD…

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– Change AVD Name and click OK

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– Click OK on summary screen

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– Select the new emulator and click on Start…

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– Accept default scale size and click Launch

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– Wait for the emulator to start as it does take a bit of time

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– The android familiar screen should appear now 🙂

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