Running Full Android System on Linux (Solved)

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theeyan
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Running Full Android System on Linux (Solved)

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I need a way to run "several android systems" in Linux Mint for a test. I need to make full accounts, be able to access the Google Play store. Can this be achieved? If yes, how? Any help would be much appreciated.
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Re: Running Full Android System on Linux

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You can run Android x86 - https://www.android-x86.org/ - in multiple VMs. Or, if you're a developer, you could create virtual Android devices with Android Studio - https://developer.android.com/studio.

Be prepared to need a lot of disk space.
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Re: Running Full Android System on Linux (Solved)

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Thank you! I'll be sure to check it out! :-)
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Re: Running Full Android System on Linux (Solved)

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I wish you the best of luck with your attempt, but I will warn you that even though I managed to get Android-x86 9.0rc installed as a virtual OS in Virtualbox, I never managed to get anything installed on it from the Google-Play repository of apps or games and the normal working of the system was so patchy and uncertain that I gave up quite quickly.

I normally use KVM/QEMU for VMs now, not Virtualbox but could not get Android to install using that hypervisor the last time I tried, though it was a long time ago. I will try again to see if anything has improved.
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It's really a shame that Bluestacks doesn't run on Linux. It's by far the best Android emulator I've ever used.
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A follow up to my post earlier but unfortunately just to say again that in spite of getting Android-x86 9.0rc1 to install in KVM/QEMU I can still not do anything with it. I managed to get a network and sign in to google but could not manage to add any apps or games, nor could I get Chrome which was already installed, to update or run.

As I do not need this VM for any purpose that is of importance to me I have again deleted the VM; no point having it if it won't run properly or allow me to use it.
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@ajgreeny, you weren't kidding! I used to run this all the time a few years ago; tried (3) different ISOs, all refused to boot after installation. At least the Android Studio images still work (just gotta pick a phone that has Google Play, or install F-Droid).
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Here's a view of my virtual phone via Android Studio:
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Re: Running Full Android System on Linux (Solved)

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theeyan wrote:
Sun Jun 20, 2021 10:47 am
I need a way to run "several android systems" in Linux Mint for a test. I need to make full accounts, be able to access the Google Play store. Can this be achieved? If yes, how? Any help would be much appreciated.
Try this out:
https://linuxhint.com/android_qemu_play_3d_games_linux/
It works well for me.
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Re: Running Full Android System on Linux (Solved)

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Another option that I totally forgot about was running BlueStacks in a Windows VM. I'm doing this with VMware - speeds are solid, stability is great; better by far than Android x86.
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