Android emulator is VERY slow, because it emulates an ARM processor.
Install VirtualBox if you have not. Download the binary here.
Download the Android x86 ISO file
Download an ISO file here
Create Your Android vm in VirtualBox Manager
Create a vm with 2G+ hard disk, from storage options mount the iso as the cd/dvd. Use bridged network.
Add custom screen sizes
If you want to android in portrait mode (i.e., a phone), use the following command to add a custom resolution to the .vbox file.
If the vm is running, you must poweroff and start the virtual machine to load the changed configuration (i.e., a simple reboot may not work)
Boot the virtual machine and choose “Installation - Install Android-x86 to harddisk”
- Create partition, format it with ext3
- install boot loader GRUB
- mount system as readwrite
Edit the grub menu
Boot the vm and start in debug mode.
If /dev/sda1 is not mount in rw mode,
mount -o remount,rw /mnt
edit the /mnt/grub/menu.lst file, append the following to the kernel parameters.
(you can choose the screen size on boot)
Get the IP address of the emulator
Press Alt+F1, you will get a console. Type
netcfg and write down the ip address. Press Alt+F7 to go back to GUI.
Connect with adb
adb connect [ip of the emulator]
Then the emulator will show up in
Host+U is the sleep/awake button.