What is Genymotion ?

Genymotion is the fastest Android emulator for app testing and presentation. Genymotion is the evolution of AndroVM open source project, already trusted by 300 000 developers. Here I am using 64 bit Windows 8 for using Genymotion. Here we are going to setup Android 4.2.2 on a Windows operating system using Genymotion. To setup Genymotion in Linux go to http://www.learn2crack.com/2013/07/learn-to-setup-fastest-genymotion.html

Features of Genymotion:

1.Fastest Android emulator on the planet.
2.Do your simultanous automatic tests on unlimited virtual appliances .
3.Directly launch Genymotion from your Eclipse and Android Studio platforms.
4.It has Open GL acceleration ,multiscreen and full screen display.

Steps to Setup Genymotion Android Emulator in Windows OS:

1.Go to http://www.genymotion.com/ and sign up.

2.After logging in download genymotion for Windows 32/64 bits from the following link.
3.Download and install virtualbox for linux from the following link.

4.Now run the the downloaded genymotion-1.1.0.exe and install the Genymotion on your PC.

5.Then launch Genymotion and login with your Username and Password.

6.Select Add to create a new virtual device, then select a device from the list and click Add.

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7.Then select next and the Virtual image starts downloading.

8.When the download is completed select next from the window.

9.Then you will be asked to enter a name for the downloaded Genymotion virtual device. Enter a name and select create and the click finish.

10.Now the virtual device will be listed in “Your virtual devices” in the home screen.

11. Then select play to start your virtual device.For the first time it asks to configure sdk path for using ADB , select the sdk path and you will be booted to Android home screen.

Here are some of the screenshots of Genymotion Android emulator running in my 64 bit Windows 8

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genymotion windows, genymotion eclipse

Configure Genymotion with Eclipse IDE:

1.Open Eclipse and select Help->Install New Software.
2.Enter the URL http://plugins.genymotion.com/eclipse and hit Enter

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3.Genymobile will be shown, select it and click next.
4.Genymotion Eclipse Plugin will be downloaded and installed.
5.Now restart Eclipse IDE the plugin will be active.
6.Now you can run your apps developed in eclipse in Genymotion Android Emulator.

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App running in Genymotion from Eclipse

Configure Genymotion with Android Studio:

1.Download genymotion-idea-plugin-20130716.jar plugin from the link http://plugins.genymotion.com/plugins/idea/1.0.1/genymotion-idea-plugin-20130716.jar
2.Open Android Studio IDE
3.Open File->Settings and the IDE Settings->Plugins
4.Choose Install plugin from disk and choose the downloaded genymotion-idea-plugin-20130716.jar
5.Now Apply Changes
6.In Android Studio select Run->Edit configurations
7.Select Target device as Show chooser dialog.
8.Now you can test your Application in Genymotion by choosing Genymotion from the Choose Device dialog while running your Application.


Enjoy 🙂
Any questions comment here.

Raj Amal

Raj Amal

Developer at Learn2Crack
Raj Amal is a Co-founder of Learn2Crack.com and a Android Developer. He Loves to work with Computers, Smartphones and Digital Gadgets. He also authored a book Learning Android Google Maps
Raj Amal
  • shiam

    please delete the previous comment I have got my answer 🙂

  • milo

    can i Download android apps here and make a test

    • Yes you can

      • loex

        how can i get apk-files directly into the virtual device?

        • Use ADB to push apps to your Virtual Device

  • Thang

    I was able to play clash of clans with this emulator, which is super awesome. But now, suddenly, I can’t any more. I was just logging in as usual and then it crashed or somthing at the loading screen. My thought is that supercell had found out the what emulator could do and they decided to dislike it. However, if I’m wrong then can any one help me, please?

  • bonbonptit

    How to configure Genymotion for localhost ?
    In tutorial “Develop a Complete Android Login and Registration System with PHP, MySQL” i can’t run on Genymotion.

    • You should configure Genymotion to work with your Eclipse IDE . It is already given in the tutorial.

  • wiliam

    is this app always running with vbox? i have installed it and it always ask for vbox

    • Yes. You need virtualbox to run it.

  • asif

    Then select play to start your virtual device.For the first time it asks to configure sdk path for using ADB , select the sdk path and you will be booted to Android home screen……… Kindly clarify this point.. I am stuck here and cant move forward. do i need to download android sdk or just give the path.

    • ADB is for debugging only. If you want to use ADB download Android SDK from the Android Developers Website and give the path of the SDK in Genymotion.

  • sofikaj

    hey i installed genymotion without missing any step but when i download any app, i open it and it crashes whyy ?? please help

    • Some apps are not supported in Genymotion

  • yuzuyuri

    Uhm.. I can’t download any app cause when I do it suddenly says “Error” on the notification bar.. uhm what do you think the problem is?

  • Malik

    i was installed and run application, but when open bbm there is problem, ” unfortunetly bbm has stopped “.
    can you help?

    • Clear the app data and try again

  • samantha

    how do i know my username and my password ?

  • Henasas

    Alternate download page (no registration required): http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Genymotion-Download-240056.html

    Anyway, what is the point of having to sign up first before downloading Genymotion from its official website?

  • Adil

    Then select play to start your virtual device.For the first time it asks to configure sdk path for using ADB , select the sdk path and you will be booted to Android home screen……… I already select the sdk path but when i click ok even when i restart it, the devices are not listed, can you help me I still stuck on this step.

  • Kharabela Mohanty

    How to set the adb path in genymotion. please help, I don’t know how to give the path for adb.

  • Lumitary

    Hi, i folowed this guide but i have a problem. I have all configurated, VirtualBox, Genymotion with some devices and “run configuration” from Eclipse program. But when i run the application and i try to pick Genymotion, this doesn’t appear. I don’t know what i need to do.
    This is an example http://gyazo.com/9d233050af68116d1e2208bab2ed516e
    I started device from plugin before try to run program.


  • How you Configured ADB with Genymotion

  • mohit

    i am unable to see Google play in my device.
    wants to access whats app please help..

    • Genymotion currently removed Google Play from their virtual devices due to policy issues. Use Bluestacks to access whatsapp.

  • Guest

    Can you help me ?

  • Early AF

    Hi, I just downloaded it and I want to ask you some questions
    1. what’s the most perfect virtual device for my win7 32bit?? are the galaxy S4 4.3 is good for gaming?? cozz i wanna choose that…
    2. should i download the plugins?? and what the plugins function??
    3. can you tell me where the game directory (android,data/obb)?? coz i want to put my real racing game data there…
    plz reply it ASAP…. thankyou.

    • Ya its good. Plugins are necessary when you want to test your Android Eclipse project with Genymotion.
      Most of the game data are in “data” directory.

  • Nobita

    How come I can’t browse the web using Google Chrome in Genymotion? I skipped ADB.. Do i have to set anything else up?

    • Srini Vasan

      this is because of some problem with your internet linked to genymotion.

  • Arun

    how to configure internet. i tried giving proxy but its not working

    • Srini Vasan

      select the network settings in virtual box

  • Shaon

    If i instal the genymotion plugin for eclipse , do i need to setup genymotion & VirtualBox before setuping in eclispe?

  • oscar k

    hello,just curious if genymotion supports social networks? bbm,whatsapp etc

  • Ashu Tamang

    when i open clash of clans in genymotion it “unfortunately stops working”.. any suggestions????? ive tried everything possible

  • apalo32

    heyoo… i want to ask about , some game can understand genymotion is a avirtual device and not give permissionfor play…when enter the game main screen write ” pls use a real android or ios device”… need a way how can i shown genymotion like a real device ?

  • prasun saw

    hey I get an error while adding a virtual device in genymotion… error is failed to deploy virtual device

    furthermore I get the same error while doing the same in linux ubuntu dually booted on the same machine with windows..I dont knw what is the problem..here is the screen shot

  • iman

    in part #Configure Genymotion with Android Studio# step7 and 8 not done, and I can’t do this two level, because there is no thing similar genymotion in target device section.

  • Vass Sreenivas

    my GenyMotion Emulator remains White scree . it is not getting any interface to interact

  • Adyanth H

    My pc is Ubuntu 15.04 32bit (x86) i downloaded nexus 9 – 6.0.0 API 23 but it says it is 64 bit kernel
    what should i do? which virtual device is good for 32 bit?

  • Vaishali

    I am new to all this so pls excuse me if i ask any silly questions…
    I am facing this issue from quite some time now….
    whenever i start my virtual device through genymotion it shows white screen whereas when i start the device directly through Orace VM VirtualBox Manager it runs perfectly and i am able to see the home screen of the device.
    I have Windows 7 (32bit) installed on my laptop and my Display adapter is Mobile Intel(R)965 Express Chipset Family with OpenGL2.0 installed.
    Any suggestions….. TIA