How to Run an Android 4.1 Emulator on Your PC
If you’ve ever thought of emulating an Android device on your PC, for either playing games that are otherwise incompatible with your current mobile device or for Android development and app testing, you may have looked into the Android emulator Genymotion. If you’re looking for a bit of help on how to get things started, you may want to check XDA Senior Member pratyush997‘s guide Genymotion.
The tutorial focuses specifically on PCs running Windows, and guides you along the steps necessary for a successful installation and set up of Genymotion. With helpful screenshots of the program with every step of the way, pratyush997 goes through the necessary prerequisites, the installation stage, and the initial setup of the emulator. The various functions and features of Genymotion are also covered, such as configuration of the battery level, toggling of the various settings, setting a custom resolution. and ADB. Pratyush997 also guides you through setting up and using ADB correctly with the emulator, such as connecting, ADB pushing, and pulling.
Running Android 4.1 and rooted ‘out of the box,’ Genymotion’s ‘basic features’ are also open source—specifically in regards to VirtualBox and support for different Android versions. So if you are looking for a head start with Genymotion, be sure to check out the guide thread for more information.