Outdated: Creating Android Virtual Device (AVD)

This section provides a tutorial example on how to create an Android Virtual Device (AVD), which is an emulator configuration that lets you to model an actual Android device.

This tutorial was based on Android SDK R17 with Android 4.0.3 and left here as a reference.

In order to run the Android emulator on your Windows system, you need to create an Android Virtual Device (AVD), which is an emulator configuration that lets you to model an actual device by defining hardware and software options to be emulated by the Android Emulator.

Here is what I did to create an AVD:

1. Double-click on "C:\local\android-sdk-windows\AVD Manager.exe". The "Android Virtual Device Manager" window shows up.

2. Click "New" button. The "Create new Android Virtual Device (AVD)" window shows up:

Create Android Virtual Device (AVD) - R17
Create Android Virtual Device (AVD) - R17

3. Keep all default values and enter these new values:

Name: MyAVD
Target: Android 4.0.3 - API Level 15
SD Card/Size: 32 MiB

4. Click "Create AVD" button. The "Result of creating AVD 'MyAVD'" message box shows up.

5. Click "OK" to close the message box. A new AVD "MyAVD" is listed in the "Android Virtual Device Manager" window now.

Android Virtual Device (AVD) Manager - R17
Android Virtual Device (AVD) Manager - R17

Read the next tutorials on how to run an Android emulator with the AVD you created on your Windows system.

Last update: 2012.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Installing JDK 1.8 on Windows System

 Installation of Android SDK R24 and Emulator

 Installing Apache Ant 1.9 on Windows System

 Developing First Android Application - HelloAndroid

 Android Application Package (APK) Files

 Android Debug Bridge (adb) Tool

 Android File Systems

 Android 4.0.3 File Systems

 AboutAndroid - Application to Retrieve System Information

 android.app.Activity Class and Activity Lifecycle

 View Objects and Layout Resource Files

 Using "adb logcat" Command for Debugging

 Build Process and Package File Content

 Building Your Own Web Browser

 Android Command Line Shell

 Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Mini Tablet

 USB Debugging Applications on Samsung Tablet

 Android Tablet - LG-V905R

 USB Debugging Applications on LG-V905R Tablet

 Android Phone - LG-P925g

 USB Debugging Applications on LG-P925g Phone

Outdated Tutorials

 Outdated: Downloading and Installing JDK 1.7

 Outdated: Downloading and Installing Android SDK R17

 Outdated: Running Android SDK Manager

 Outdated: Installing Android Platform 4.0.3 and Libraries

 Outdated: Verifying Android Platform Installation

Outdated: Creating Android Virtual Device (AVD)

 Outdated: Launching Android Emulator in AVD Manager

 Outdated: Android Emulator Built-in Applications

 Outdated: Android Emulator Built-in Web Browser

 Outdated: Downloading and Installing Apache Ant 1.8

 Outdated: "HelloAndroid" - First Android Project

 Outdated: Building the Debug Binary Package

 Outdated: Installing the Debug Binary Package

 Outdated: Running the Debug Binary Package

 Outdated: Rebuild the Debug Binary Package

 Outdated: Redefine Text in Resource Files

 Outdated: Installing Android PDF Viewer APK File

 Outdated: Copy PDF File to Android Emulator's File System

 Outdated: Installing Adobe Reader APK File

 Outdated: "adb shell" - Remote Shell Interface

 Outdated: "adb push" and "adb pull" Commands

 References

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