Saturday, June 2, 2012

Create Android 4.0 ICS AVD

We can find various Android projects like Android-x86, Buildroid for VirtualBox, and other custom build Androids. However, they are still not perfect yet running on computer by consisting bugs, unsupported hardware, etc. Resulting unsuitable to test the Android apk apps. If can't being as good testing Android apps on real Android device, run them on Android Virtual Device (AVD) is the second best alternative. A quick note to mention, "Buildroid for VirtualBox" is worth trying. Back to the topic, here's how to create AVD:

How to create Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich AVD:
  1. Start SDK Manager
  2. Under Android 4.0.3 (API 15) or latest Android version, check ARM EABI v7a System Image and click Install Package
  3. After installation is completed, open AVD Manager.
  4. Click New... button, name your new AVD, select API target, SD Card size, then click Create AVD button.
  5. Click Start... button to start your new AVD. It will takes a few minutes for creating new AVD.
  6. Done, simple as that.

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