Why emulator speed in android is slow?-Install GenyMotion

Default Android emulator is prominently slow.
Invent of Genymotion come as a dream in android developer’s life as far as the emulator is concerned as it can increase the android emulator speed to an unbelievable extend.
I try to explain in steps how to use genymotion in place of default emulator.If your emulator speed boost up then share it 🙂

1. DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL GENYMOTION

  • Click here to download GenyMotion as per your system specifications (windows/Mac/linux).May be it require sign up before download so create your free account.
Download GenyMotion
  • After completion of download you can see .exe file .Run it.

                 

  • Install Genymotion.(Do Not launch Genymotion now. wait for virtual box to install)
DONOT launch




2. DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL VIRTUAL BOX

  • click here to download Virtual box as per your system specifications (windows/Mac/linux).
Download Virtual Box
  • After completion of download you can see .exe file .Run it.

  • Install Virtual box.

         

        
Step 1 and 2 are required only for first time.After that you can directly run GenyMotion emulator from Android Studio itself.
Please be patient because “ALL THINGS ARE DIFFICULT BEFORE THEY BECOME EASY”.
you only need to install “GenyMotion” and “virtual box”. you do not need to run any of them.




3. CONFIGURE ANDROID STUDIO FOR GENYMOTION

  • In Android Studio, go to File/Settings (for Windows and Linux) or to Android Studio/Preferences (for Mac OS X)
  • Select Plugins and click Browse Repositories.
Browse Repositories
  • Right-click on Genymotion and click Download and install.
    Your internet connectivity should be good in between.
    You need to restart android studio after plugin is downloaded and installed(1-2 minutes).

    click on close
    and dialog appears asking for restart then click on restart.
Install GenyMotion Plugin
  • To see Genymotion plugin icon, display the toolbar by clicking View > Toolbar.
Plugin icon

if you are using eclipse then click here for more details.




4. SETTING PATH FOR GENYMOTION

  • Go to   File/Settings -> GenyMotion
  • Set Path——For windows, the default path is C:\Program Files\Genymobile\GenymotionOn a Mac, you will find it here: /Applications/Genymotion.app
setting path for GenyMotion




5. USE GENYMOTION AS A EMULATOR

  • Click on GenyMotion plugin icon at toolbar.At Present there is no device so we need to create a new device.

  • Add a new device by clicking on new button or choose existing one if any.
    If you are creating a new device for first time then you may need to sign in to your GenyMotion account.
    If you donot have gentmotion account then click here to create one.

          

  • your newly created device is automatically added.
    May be restart is needed
Newly added device
  • Now click on start.
click on start
  • Run your app.you see two option i.e normal emulator and your GenyMotion emulator.Choose any of your choice.I think you choose GenyMotion 🙂
Run your app
GenyMotion Fast Emulator running my application

I hope all of my effort help you to run your emulator fast.Share it…!! 




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