Install Genymotion Android Emulator in Ubuntu 14.04

Genymotion is the next generation of the AndroVM open source project, already trusted by 900,000 developers. It is a fast, cross-platform Android emulator that comes with pre-configured Android in it. It’s so easy to use and has lots of functionality that normal android emulator doesn’t. It can be very useful for developers, testers, salesman or even gamers. It is available for most operating systems: Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. It is as simple to install as powerful to use:


Android as its best

  • OpenGL acceleration to achieve the best 3D performance
  • Enable full screen option and improve your experience
  • Be precise in your UI development with the “pixel perfect” functionality

Fully controllable

  • Start multiple virtual device at the same time
  • Manage sensors:
    • Battery level / status
    • GPS
    • Rotation
    • Camera
  • Override virtual device identifiers
  • Directly command virtual devices sensors with Genymotion Shell
  • Fully compatible with ADB. You can control your virtual device from the host

Manage your devices

  • Easy to install
  • Compatible with Microsoft Windows 32/64 bits, Mac OSX 10.6+ and Linux 32/64 bits
  • Configure virtual devices:
    • Screen resolution
    • Memory quantity
    • CPU unit quantity
  • Download and deploy easily the latest Genymotion virtual device

Install Genymotion

– First install virtualbox

sudo apt-get install virtualbox

– Click below to register on Genymotion site and download either 32bit or 64bit version depending on your hardware architecture


– Change directory to where you downloaded the bin file and run following commands. Accept the default install path

chmod +x genymotion-2.2.2_x64.bin


– Change directory to where genymotion was installed. The default is ‘/home/[username]/genymotion/’

cd /home/[username]/genymotion/


– Click Yes to add your first virtual device

– Click Connect to login and install a device

– Select desired device and click Next

– Enter a name for your device and click Next

– Wait until your virtual device is downloaded and deployed

– Click Finish

– Click Play to start the emulator

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