How to Install Genymotion Android Emulator in Linux

How to Install Genymotion Android Emulator in Linux. Genymotion is an Android emulator for building and testing great Android apps. Genymotion run on all system Linux, Windows and Mac OS. It’s fast, simple and powerful. It offers 20 pre-configured devices and you can create your own custom ones.

Genymotion Features List

  • Resizable windows
  • Screenshots
  • Screencasts
  • Command line tool
  • Java API
  • Seamless copy-paste
  • Customizable IMEI, MEID, Android ID
  • App installation via drag and drop
  • CPU virtualization
  • OpenGL acceleration
  • 20 pre-configured devices
  • Custom devices
  • Android versions: 2.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.0
  • Sensor emulation: GPS, microphone, camera, battery, multi-touch, accelerometer
  • Network quality and performance emulation

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How to Install Genymotion Android Emulator in Linux

If you need to install Genymotion. Download Genymotion before doing these steps :
  • Locate your downloaded Genymotion file, right click the file and choose Copy
  • Go to /opt folder, right click inside /opt folder on blank area, choose Open as Root
  • You will see Elevated Privileges, right click on the blank area and choose Paste
  • After pasting the file (i.e the file named as genymotion_x64.bin), right click again on the blank area, then choose Open in Terminal
  • On the terminal please type ./genymotion_x64.bin
  • Please note that there is a dot ( . ) before slash
  • The installation in progress. Wait a second until installation done.
  • Please don’t close file browser that indicated as Elevated Privileges because we need it to create short cut
How to Install Genymotion Android Emulator in Linux
How to Install Genymotion Android Emulator in Linux

Creating Short Cut for Genymotion

After installing Genymotion, you need to create a short cut because the installer doesn’t create it automatically. Follow this steps :

  • Open text editor such as Geany, gEdit or another else
  • Type the script that I have provided below
  • Save your work and name it with genymotion
  • Copy the file, use file brower that indicated as Elevated Privileges, and copy to /usr/share/application
  • Done! Now you can open your Genymotion using Start/Menu >> Programming >> Genymotion
  • Here are the script

[Desktop Entry]Version=1.0
Comment=A faster Android emulator
Exec=/opt/genymotion/genymotion %F

Next : If you need to run Android apps such as installing Android game on Linux you need to configure the Genymotion.

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