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How to install Android 4.0 ICS, 3.0 HC, or 2.3 Gingerbread on Winddows

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#1 K.L.Devine

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 04:27 AM

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Google has released Android 4 ICS, Android 3.0 Honeycomb and 2.3 Gingerbread SDK to developers but you can use it to test drive and explore the new features of Android. It's a fully functional Adnroid OS on your PC, so you can install thousand of free Android games and apps in your virtual Android device.

If you have a multi-touch touch device connected to your PC then make it full screen and use it as an Android tablet.

Follow this step-by-step installation guide:

  • Download Android SDK (installer_r10-windows.exe) and run it.
  • Install Java Platform (JDK)
  • Run SDK Manager and install the package below to install (Reject all other packages):
    • SDK Platform Android 4.x, API (for Android Ice Cream Sandwich)
    • SDK Platform Android 3.0, API 11 (for Android Honeycomb)
    • SDK Platform Android 2.3.3 (for Android Gingerbread)
    • Android SDK Platform-tools
    • Android SDK Tools
  • Select Virtual devices from left pane and create a new Android Virtual Device (AVD).
    • Enter any name.
    • Choose a Target (Android ICS or Honeycomb...)
    • Enter a size for the emulator SD Card or leave it empty. (only for Android 2.3)
    • Choose a Skin or enter any resolution.
    • Click Create AVD.
  • Now select your AVD and click the Start... button.
  • Wait for a few seconds and you will see Android boot screen.
  • Wait for the Android to boot and then explore your shiny new Android or install apps.

Note: If you receive "Failed to fetch url" error then follow the steps:

  • Select "Settings" from the left sidebar
  • Check the box labeled "Force https://... sources to be fetched using http://..."
  • Click "Save and Apply"
  • Close and restart the SDK Setup.


#2 Preath

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 06:21 AM

AWESOME :D



#3 pataoengineer

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 07:07 AM

All it needs is just specific version of Android SDK.
Ahhh, I see.

#4 Afzal

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 07:28 AM

Wow, if there's one thing Google can't help not doing is improve the damn performance on these emulators :@

Learn a bit from HP this time Google.

#5 _akier_

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 12:49 PM

Wow, if there's one thing Google can't help not doing is improve the damn performance on these emulators :@

Learn a bit from HP this time Google.


True that...

#6 Villain

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 01:07 PM

Interesting. I wonder why they dont have a pre-packaged Virtual HDD ready to work in VirtualBox, Bochs, Virtual Player, etc... That would make sense to me :D

#7 InlineSkate

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 08:21 PM

It's interesting that you can but then again why would you want to.

#8 FalseAgent

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 09:57 PM


Wow, if there's one thing Google can't help not doing is improve the damn performance on these emulators :@

Learn a bit from HP this time Google.


True that...

Extremely true. Android emulators are horrible stuff!

#9 Secured Tim

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 10:03 PM

Can't you use it with Virtualbox or VMWare? There was an Andorid Live CD project but it's dead now.

#10 pcHuntqwerty

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 05:32 AM

The Honeycomb is buggy. Use Gingerbread SDK with high resolution. ;)

#11 ThunderROM

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 06:18 PM

I got loading preferences error on Android 3 SDK.

#12 Guest_Jake_*

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 07:48 AM

Yes even i get "error Loading Preferences" then I get the Android boot screen and within a few seconds the window becomes unresponsive "Not Responding" and then i have to force close it.
what should be done???

#13 Guest_Jaymie_*

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 09:11 PM

Hi,

I keep getting force close before it shows the main screen, All I see is the battery at the top.

Any ideas?

#14 Lorenzo Berk

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 12:47 AM

any reason why it stops at the start screen for me that is

#15 Frylock86

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 12:55 AM

2. Install Java Platform (JDK)

Stop right there.


NO.

Edited by Frylock86, 30 June 2011 - 02:31 AM.


#16 Guest_Howard_*

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 06:02 PM

Keep getting invaild command line : Files\Android\andriod-sdk\tools/emulator-arm.exe

Any help here would be appreciated

Thanks

#17 Šåm Adriano

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 07:25 PM

wat can i do...?
when i click at start then....


invalid command-line parameter: Files.
Hint: use '@foo' to launch a virtual device named 'foo'.
please use -help for more information

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#18 Dustin Meyer

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 11:36 PM

im having the same issue

#19 bilgerat

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 08:05 PM

install to a directory whose name does not have any spaces in it eg \program_files, its worked for me http://www.wallpaper...ms/_wlxpee.html

#20 Phenom II

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 09:40 PM

I did this a long time ago and it worked right away, but ran like a sack of sh**

I have a honeycomb tablet now so I know what it should run like

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