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Version 2.5.0 | June 18th, 2015
Genymotion 2.5.0 User Guide
Copyright
No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in
any form or by any means, without prior written permission of
Genymobile.
Android is a trademark of Google Inc.
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Table of contents
Overview
5
Requirements
6
Operating system
6
Hardware
6
Software
6
Web browser
7
Installing Genymotion
8
Windows
8
Mac OS X
9
Linux
9
License
11
Registering the license key
11
Validating the license
12
Getting Started
13
Genymotion Application
18
Starting Genymotion
18
Adding a new virtual device
19
Starting a virtual device
23
Configuring Genymotion
23
Getting Genymotion details
29
Getting help
29
Updating Genymotion
29
Virtual Devices
30
Managing virtual devices
30
Starting virtual devices
33
Deploying an application
36
Emulating sensors and features
37
Interacting with virtual devices
45
Updating virtual devices
47
Generating virtual device logs
48
Genymotion Plugin for Eclipse
50
Installing the plugin
50
Using the plugin
51
Running Android applications
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Genymotion Plugin for Android Studio
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Installing the plugin
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Using the plugin
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Running Android applications
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Genymotion Shell
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Starting Genymotion Shell
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Interacting with Genymotion Shell
56
Interacting with virtual devices
56
Baseband commands
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Interacting with Genymotion
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Using Genymotion Shell from a command prompt
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Keyboard Shortcuts
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Genymotion shortcuts
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Virtual device shortcuts
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Glossary
66
Index
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Overview
Genymotion is an Android emulator which comprises a complete set of sensors and features in
order to interact with a virtual Android environment. With Genymotion, you can test your Android
applications on a wide range of virtual devices for development, test and demonstration purposes.
Genymotion is fast, simple to install and powerful thanks to user-friendly sensor widgets and
interaction features. It is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems.
This user guide will take you through Genymotion download and installation steps and will help
you get familiar with the interface so that you can make full use of Genymotion resources and
have a fully operational application.
In this user guide, the following instructional icons are used:
Notes, tips or additional information.
Situations that could cause performance issues or data losses.
Follow the simple installation process, start one of the Android virtual devices and enjoy playing
with your application!
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Requirements
This section chapter lists the prerequisites for an optimal use of Genymotion.
Operating system
Genymotion is compatible with the following operating systems:
Microsoft Windows Vista, 7, 8/8.1 (32 or 64 bits);
Mac OS X 10.8 or above;
Linux Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) or above;
Linux Debian 7 (Wheezy).
Genymotion cannot be run from a virtual machine. Indeed, it needs
a direct access to the hardware in order to provide OpenGL
acceleration. Running Genymotion from a virtual machine
prevents it to directly access the hardware components.
Therefore, Genymotion is incompatible when installed from
VMWare, Parallels, Hyper-V or VirtualPC.
Hardware
Genymotion implies that you have the following hardware on your computer:
OpenGL 2.0 capable video card, with an up-to-date driver;
VT-x or AMD-V capable CPU, enabled in BIOS settings;
RAM memory: at least 2GB;
Screen resolution greater than 1024 x 768 pixels;
Free space on hard disk: at least 100MB.
A minimum of 2GB of free space is required to deploy a virtual
device. You might need more than 8GB depending on your use
of the virtual devices and the applications you have installed.
Software
To run Genymotion virtual devices, you must install Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.1 or above.
However, for performance reasons, we recommend using version 4.3.12.
For more information, please refer to section chapter Installing Genymotion.
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Web browser
For installation, updates and services provided by the Genymotion website, one of the following
web browsers is required:
Internet Explorer: version 10 or above;
Mozilla Firefox: version 3.0 or above;
Google Chrome: version 2.0 or above;
Safari: version 4.0 or above.
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Installing Genymotion
Genymotion operation relies on the use of Oracle VM VirtualBox in the background. This enables
virtualizing Android operating systems. If you do not already have Oracle VM VirtualBox installed
on your computer, you will be asked to do so prior to installing Genymotion.
If you already have Oracle VM VirtualBox installed, note that
versions below 4.1.1 are not compatible with Genymotion. For
performance reasons, we recommend using version 4.3.12.
To install Genymotion on your computer, follow the steps corresponding to your operating
system.
Windows
To download Genymotion for Windows:
1. Go to the Genymotion download Genymotion download page.
From this page, you can:
download the ready-to-run Genymotion installer for Windows (recommended).
This package includes Oracle VM VirtualBox installer. download the Windows 32/64-bit package.
In this case, you must first download and install VirtualBox for Windows hosts from the
Download VirtualBox page.
When installing VirtualBox, in the Custom setup window,
make sure VirtualBox Networking is enabled.
2. Save and run the .exe file.
3. Select the setup language and click OK. By default, the Genymotion language corresponds to
your system language.
The Genymotion setup wizard opens.
4. Click Next.
5. Select the destination folder by clicking Browse.
The default destination folder is C:\Program Files\Genymobile\Genymotion.
6. Click Next.
7. Select the start menu folder by clicking Browse or check Don't create a Start menu folder
and click Next.
8. Select whether or not to create a desktop icon and click Next.
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9. Click Install and Finish.
Genymotion installer may not run properly on Windows Vista. If so:
1. Click Start > Run .
2. Enter cmd.exe and click OK.
3. In the command prompt, start Genymotion installer package by
entering its full path: %USERPROFILE%\Downloads\<Genymotion
installer path>.
Mac OS X
To download Genymotion for Mac OS X:
1. Download and install VirtualBox for OS X hosts from the Download VirtualBox page.
When installing VirtualBox, in the Custom setup window, make
sure VirtualBox Networking is enabled.
2. When finished, reboot.
3. Go to the Genymotion downloadGenymotion download page.
4. Download the Mac OS X 64-bit package.
5. Open the .dmg file.
6. Drag and drop Genymotion and Genymotion Shell to the Applications directory.
Linux
Almost every GNU/Linux system comes with an installer package for Oracle VM VirtualBox.
1. Browse for the Oracle VM VirtualBox installer in your directories.
If you do not have the installer or if you need to install a specific version, download and install
VirtualBox for Linux hosts from the Download VirtualBox page.
When installing VirtualBox, in the Custom setup window, make
sure VirtualBox Networking is enabled.
2. Go to the Genymotion downloadGenymotion download page.
3. Download the Linux package corresponding to your system.
4. Run the following commands:
chmod +x <Genymotion installer path>/genymotion-<version>_
<arch>.bin
cd <Genymotion installer path>
./genymotion-<version>_<arch>.bin -d <Genymotion installer path>
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5. Run Genymotion using the following command:
cd <Genymotion installer path>
./genymotion
Make sure that the dkms package is installed and that it compiles
VirtualBox kernel modules each time a new kernel update is
available.
To do so, run sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv status. You should
get the message "VirtualBox kernel modules (vboxdrv, vboxnetflt,
vboxnetadp, vboxpci) are loaded". If not, force VirtualBox kernel
modules compilation by running
sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
.
Make also sure that you are part of the vboxusers group. If not,
run sudo usermod -a -G vboxusers <login>.
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License
This chapter details the license registration and validation steps.
To register your license key, you must have a valid Genymotion
account. To create your account, please visit the Account creation
page.
Registering the license key
To register your Genymotion license key:
1. Start Genymotion in one of the following ways depending on your operating system:
Windows: Click
Mac OS X: Click
from your desktop.
from the Applications directory.
Linux: Run <Genymotion installer path>/genymotion.
2. Click or Ctrl + A.
The About Genymotion window opens:
3. Copy and paste your license key in the License key field and click Register.
If you are not already logged, enter your username and password in the Credentials window
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and click Sign in:
If you have any problems registering your license key, please contact us via the SupportSupport
page.
Validating the license
To validate your license, you need to be connected to the Internet. The Genymotion application
automatically connects to your Genymotion account. If your license key is valid, your application
will be fully unlocked and all corresponding features will be available.
If Genymotion cannot connect to your account for several days, the license switches to the free
version, until the next connection of the Genymotion application to your account. This ensures
nobody else uses your license.
When your license is about to expire, Genymotion prompts you to sign in to your account.
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Getting Started
To start using Genymotion and test your Android application, follow the steps below:
1. Start Genymotion in one of the following ways depending on your operating system:
Windows: Click
Mac OS X: Click from your desktop.
from the Applications directory.
Linux: Run <Genymotion installer path>/genymotion.
The Genymotion main window opens:
2. In the following window, click Yes:
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The Select a new virtual device window opens:
3. Click Sign in.
The Credentials window opens:
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4. Fill in the fields with your username and password and click Sign in.
The Available virtual devices list appears:
5. Select a virtual device from the list and click Next.
If you cannot add a virtual device at this step, you may be
running out of free space. We recommend that you check the
free remaining space on your hard disk.
The Create a new virtual device window opens:
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6. Enter a name for your new virtual device and click Next.
Your virtual device is being downloaded and deployed:
7. Click Finish to close the deployment window.
Your virtual device appears in the Genymotion main window:
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8. Click to start your newly created virtual device.
The virtual device window opens:
9. Deploy your Android application in either of the following ways:
Drag and drop the application APK file into the virtual device window.
Run the following command: adb install <application name>.apk.
Download and install the application directly from the virtual device using a web link.
For more information about sensor and feature emulation as well as interaction with a virtual
device, please refer to sectionchapter Virtual Devices.
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Genymotion Application
This sectionchapter introduces Genymotion user interface and actions you can perform from the
different windows. Therefore, you will learn to start Genymotion, to add and start a virtual device,
to configure the application, to get information and help, and finally to update Genymotion.
Starting Genymotion
Start Genymotion in one of the following ways depending on your operating system:
Windows: click Mac OS X: click from your desktop.
from the Applications directory.
Linux: run <Genymotion installer path>/genymotion.
The Genymotion main window opens:
From the menu bar, you can perform the following actions:
Start the selected virtual device using Start
Add a new virtual device using Add
;
;
Open Genymotion settings using Settings
;
Open the information window using About
;
Open the documentation using Help
.
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Adding a new virtual device
To add a virtual device, perform the action corresponding to your situation:
You have never created a virtual device:
When the following window pops up, click Yes:
You have already created a virtual device:
Click from the main window.
The Select a new virtual device window appears:
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If you cannot see any virtual device in the list, you need to sign in to your Genymotion account:
1. In the Select a new virtual device window, click Sign in:
The Credentials window opens:
2. Enter your username and password.
3. Choose whether or not to remember your credentials for future connections and click Sign in.
For more information about deploying a virtual device, please refer to sectionchapter Getting
Started.
You can then select a virtual device from the Available virtual devices list, filter virtual devices
by Android version or device model or add a custom virtual device, as explained in the procedures
mentioned below.:
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Filtering virtual devices by Android version
From the Android version drop-down list of the Genymotion main window, you can choose to
display only virtual devices running a specific Android version.
You can also filter virtual devices using the search bar.
Available versions are:
2.3.7, also known as API 10 or Gingerbread;
4.1.1, also known as API 16 or Jelly Bean;
4.2.2, also known as API 17 or Jelly Bean;
4.3, also known as API 18 or Jelly Bean;
4.4.4, also known as API 19 or KitKat;
5.0.0, also known as API 21 or Lollipop;
5.1.0, also known as API 22 or Lollipop.
Filtering virtual devices by model
From the Device model drop-down list of the Genymotion main window, you can choose to
display only a certain range of virtual devices.
You can also filter virtual devices using the search bar.
Available models are:
Google devices:
Google Galaxy Nexus;
Google Nexus 9;
Google Nexus 6;
Google Nexus 10;
Google Nexus 4;
Google Nexus 5;
Google Nexus 7;
Google Nexus 7 2013;
Google Nexus One;
Google Nexus S.
HTC devices:
HTC Evo;
HTC One;
HTC One X;
HTC One XL.
LG devices:
LG Optimus L3 II.
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Motorola devices:
Motorola Droid Razr;
Motorola Moto X;
Motorola Xoom.
Samsung devices:
Samsung Galaxy Note;
Samsung Galaxy Note 2;
Samsung Galaxy Note 3;
Samsung Galaxy S2;
Samsung Galaxy S3;
Samsung Galaxy S4;
Samsung Galaxy S5.
Sony devices:
Sony Xperia S;
Sony Xperia Tablet S;
Sony Xperia Tablet Z;
Sony Xperia Z.
Adding a custom virtual device
If you cannot find the virtual device you need, you can select a customizable phone or tablet from
the available ones:
Custom Phone - 4.1.1 - API 16 - 768x1280;
Custom Phone - 4.2.2 - API 17 - 768x1280;
Custom Phone - 4.3 - API 18 - 768x1280;
Custom Phone - 4.4.4 - API 19 - 768x1280;
Custom Phone - 5.0.0 - API 21 - 768x1280;
Custom Phone - 5.1.0 - API 22 - 768x1280;
Custom Tablet - 4.1.1 - API 16 - 2560x1600;
Custom Tablet - 4.2.2 - API 17 - 2560x1600;
Custom Tablet - 4.3 - API 18 - 2560x1600;
Custom Tablet - 4.4.4 - API 19 - 2560x1600;
Custom Tablet - 5.0.0 - API 21 - 2560x1600;
Custom Tablet - 5.1.0 - API 22 - 2560x1600.
Once you have deployed one of those virtual devices, you can edit the RAM, screen size and
density from the Configuration menu by clicking .
For more information about configuring virtual devices, please refer to section Configuring a
virtual device.
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Starting a virtual device
After having created one or several virtual devices, they are made available in the Your virtual
devices list of the Genymotion main window.
To start a virtual device:
1. Select the virtual device you wish to run.
2. Click
.
For more information about running a virtual device, please refer to section chapter Virtual
Devices.
Configuring Genymotion
When clicking from the main window, you can configure Genymotion with different kinds of
parameters:
General;
Network;
VirtualBox;
ADB;
Misc.
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General
The General tab contains settings regarding your license and account.
You can check or uncheck options according to your preferences.
Allow Genymotion to collect usage statistics: allows Genymotion to retrieve usage
statistics.
This helps us understand how the application is used in order to further improve it.
Notify me when my license is about to expire: enables license notifications.
Genymotion warns you when your license is about to expire.
Notify me when Genymotion activation is about to expire: enables activation notifications.
Genymotion warns you when you need to renew your activation in order to keep using the
application. To do so, you must sign in to your Genymotion account via the website.
Remember my credentials: enables quick connections.
You must enter your username and password in the corresponding fields.
Your password will not be stored in plain text but in an encrypted
form.
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Network
From the Network tab, you can modify the network settings to adapt to your Internet access.
To define your HTTP proxy settings, check the following options:
Use HTTP Proxy: enables the Genymotion application to use a proxy when connecting to the
Genymotion website.
You must set your HTTP proxy address and port in the corresponding fields.
Use authentication: enables proxy authentication.
You must enter your proxy username and password in the corresponding fields.
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VirtualBox
From the VirtualBox tab, you can define the storage location of your virtual devices.
In the Virtual devices field, set where to store Genymotion virtual devices by clicking Browse.
The virtual device path must be an absolute path.
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ADB
By default, Genymotion uses its own Android tools. From the ADB tab, you can configure
Genymotion to use specific Android tools (from the Android SDK).
Use Genymotion Android tools (default) is the option enabled by default.
If you wish to use specific Android tools:
1. Download Android Developer Tools (ADT) from the ADT Download page.
2. Extract the archive files in the folder of your choice.
3. Check Use custom Android SDK tools.
4. In the Android SDK field, set the path to the Android SDK folder by clicking Browse.
5. Click OK.
adt-bundle\sdk\platform-tools is not a valid value.
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Misc
From the Misc tab, you can define screen capture settings, clear the cache and create an archive
containing your logs.
You can define the following options:
Screen capture settings: defines the storage path of screenshots and screencasts.
To define where to store screen captures, fill the Destination folder field by clicking Browse.
Cache usage: indicates the disk space used by temporary files.
You can remove those files by clicking Clear cache.
Log files: generates an archive containing all virtual device logs. To do so:
1. Click Save all logs.
2. Select the path to save the generated archive.
3. Wait until the archive is generated and click Close.
By default, the archive containing all log files is stored in the following folders:
Windows: %LocalAppData%\Genymobile\Genymotion\deployed\<virtual
device name>\
Mac OS X: $HOME/.Genymobile/Genymotion/deployed/<virtual device
name>/
Linux: $HOME/.Genymobile/Genymotion/deployed/<virtual device
name>/
If you generate an archive for assistance purposes, you can send it to us via the
SupportSupport form.
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Getting Genymotion details
Click
to get details on the Genymotion version you are using, your license type and expiration
date. This window also allows you to register your license key.
For more information about registering a license, please refer to section Registering the license
key.
Getting help
Click
to open this user guide.
Updating Genymotion
If your virtual devices are up-to-date and a new version of Genymotion has been released, a popup window prompts you to download the latest version of Genymotion.
To update Genymotion:
1. When the following window pops up, click Download.
2. Follow the steps mentioned in section Installing Genymotion.
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Virtual Devices
Virtual devices are Android devices preconfigured and deployed by Genymotion. They allow you
to deploy and test your own application with the sensors and features provided by Genymotion.
This chapter explains how to manage and run virtual devices, deploy an application, emulate
sensors and features, interact with virtual devices, update them and generate their logs.
Managing virtual devices
Your deployed Android virtual devices are displayed in the Your virtual devices list of the
Genymotion main window:
This section details all actions you can perform from this window:
From this list, you can:
configure a virtual device using
clone a virtual device using
;
reset a virtual device using
;
delete a virtual device using
;
.
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Configuring a virtual device
When clicking , the Configuration window opens:
From this window, you can configure the following parameters:
System
Processor(s): sets the number of processors used by the virtual device.
By default, the value is set to 1, which is the recommended value for an optimal use.
When defining more processors, we advise setting one less
than the total amount of processors to leave one dedicated
to the host and avoid performance issues.
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Base memory (MB): sets the memory space allocated to the virtual device.
The value must be below the memory of your computer and take into account the memory
space used by your computer.
We advise that you set the values recommended for the real
devices (512MB to 2048MB).
Screen size - density
Predefined: sets the screen size and density from a predefined list.
Custom: sets a custom screen size and density.
You may experience display or performance issues when
using custom screen size and density values.
Run virtual device in full-screen mode: displays the virtual device in full-screen mode,
adjusted to your screen size.
Android system options
Show Android navigation bar: displays the Android navigation bar in the virtual device.
Use virtual keyboard for text input: uses the virtual keyboard when selecting a text input
area.
Cloning a virtual device
Cloning a virtual device consists in duplicating a virtual device. The clone contains all settings of
the original virtual device.
This feature is only available with Indie and Business licenses.
To clone a virtual device:
1. Select the virtual device you wish to clone.
2. Click
.
3. Enter a name for the new virtual device.
4. Click Clone.
5. Wait until the cloning process is finished and click Finish.
Resetting a virtual device
After the deployment of a new virtual device, a snapshot is created. Thus, you can restore the
factory settings of your virtual device at any time.
This feature is only available with Indie and Business licenses.
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To reset a virtual device:
1. Click
.
2. In the confirmation window, click Yes.
When using Reset , all installed applications, system patches,
modified settings and data will be lost.
Deleting a virtual device
To delete a virtual device:
1. Select the virtual device you wish to delete.
2. Click
.
3. In the confirmation window, click Yes.
Starting virtual devices
You can start virtual devices using either the Genymotion main window or a command prompt.
From the Genymotion main window
To start a virtual device from the Genymotion main window:
1. Select the virtual device you wish to run.
2. Click
.
After starting a virtual device, the following window opens. This is where your virtual device runs
and where you can interact with it:
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For more information about deploying a virtual device, please refer to section Getting Started.
From a command prompt
1. Open a command prompt.
2. Retrieve the list of available virtual devices by running:
Windows: <Genymotion installer path>\genyshell -c "devices list"
Genymotion default installation path is C:\Program
Files\Genymobile\Genymotion.
Mac OS X: /Applications/Genymotion.app/Contents/MacOS/genyshell c "devices list"
Linux: <Genymotion installer path>/genyshell -c "devices list"
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3. Start one of the virtual devices by running:
Windows: <Genymotion installer path>\player --vm-name "<virtual
device name>"
Mac OS X: /Applications/Genymotion.app/Contents/MacOS/player -vm-name "<virtual device name>"
Linux: <Genymotion installer path>/player --vm-name "<virtual
device name>"
After starting a virtual device, the following window opens. This is where your virtual device runs
and where you can interact with it:
For more information about deploying a virtual device, please refer to section Getting Started.
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After starting a virtual device, the following window opens. This is where your virtual device runs
and where you can interact with it:
For more information about deploying a virtual device, please refer to section Getting Started.
Deploying an application
To deploy an application to a virtual device, use either of the following methods:
Drag and drop the application APK file into the virtual device window.
Run the following command: adb install <application name>.apk.
Download and install the application directly from the virtual device using a web link.
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Emulating sensors and features
To simulate various behaviors of your application according to specific use cases,
Genymotion provides easy-to-use widgets which emulate the following sensors and features:
Battery;
GPS;
Camera;
Capture;
Remote control;
Identifiers;
Network;
Phone.
Battery
The Battery widget allows you to test how your application reacts with different battery charge
levels and states of charge.
To use the Battery widget:
1. Click
.
2. Activate the battery simulation mode by clicking On.
3. Modify the charge level using the slider or enter a value in the Charge level field.
4. Modify the state of charge by clicking the State of charge button:
Click once to activate the Charging state.
This simulates that the power supply is plugged in and the battery is charging.
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Click twice to activate the Discharging state.
This simulates that the power supply is unplugged and the battery is discharging.
By default, the virtual device emulates the same battery charge
level as the one of your computer. If your computer does not have
a battery (desktop computer), the simulation mode is automatically
activated.
GPS
The GPS widget allows real-time activation and modifications of a position, accuracy and
bearing.
To use the GPS widget:
1. Click
.
2. Activate the GPS simulation mode by clicking On. This enables the reception of generated
GPS frames in the virtual device.
3. Set the latitude value you wish to simulate using the Latitude field.
The latitude value must range from -90° to 90°.
4. Set the longitude value you wish to simulate using the Longitude field.
The longitude value must range from -180° to 180°.
5. Set the altitude value you wish to simulate using the Altitude field.
The altitude value must range from -20m to 10000m.
6. Set an accuracy value using the slider or by entering a value in the Accuracy field.
The accuracy value must range from 0m to 200m.
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7. Set a bearing value using the compass or by entering a value in the Bearing field.
The bearing value must range from 0° to 359,99°.
Many applications do not rely on the GPS orientation, but use
the device accelerometer or gyroscope to determine the
bearing of the device, which are not yet supported.
Camera
The Camera widget allows you to send a video stream from a virtual device to the Android
system. With this widget, you can test an Android application that uses an Android built-in
camera.
The video stream can come from a dummy camera or a real physical webcam connected or
integrated into your computer.
To use the Camera widget:
1. Click
.
2. Activate the Camera widget by clicking On.
Genymotion detects available webcams on your computer.
3. Select the source of data you wish to use in the Front camera and Back camera fields. The
front camera sends data to the Android front camera and the back camera sends data to the
Android back camera.
Dummy webcam: data are images generated by the widget;
Physical (real) webcam: data are images sent by the selected webcam.
4. Click Preview to see the video stream sent to the Android system. You can check the
following options:
None: does not display any data;
Front: displays the front camera data;
Back: displays the back camera data.
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Capture
The Capture widget allows you to take a screenshot or screencast of virtual devices. This way,
you can broadcast images or videos of your applications.
This feature is only available with Indie and Business licenses.
To use the Capture widget, click
Screenshot: When clicking
the configured folder.
.
, a screenshot of your virtual device is captured and stored in
Screencast: When clicking , a video of your virtual device starts recording. Clicking twice
stops the recording.
If your virtual device emits sound, it will be captured in the video.
Browse files: When clicking , your file explorer opens, allowing you to directly access your
screenshots and screencasts.
All screenshots and screencasts are stored in your home directory, in a folder named with your
virtual device name. You can change this default folder in Genymotion Settings > Misc, as
explained in section Misc.
All features can be accessed via shortcuts even if the Capture
widget is not displayed.
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Remote control
With the Remote control widget, you can take control of a virtual device from a physical device
(any phone or tablet running Android version 2.2/API 8/Froyo or above). This widget works with a
specific Android application that runs on the physical device and forwards touch inputs and
accelerometer events to Genymotion. As a result, you can test your application as if you were
holding a device in your hands.
This feature is only available with Indie and Business licenses.
The Remote control widget requires to have ADB installed on your computer. For more
information, please refer to section ADB.
To use the Remote control widget:
1. Connect your physical device either by wire or with Wi-Fi.
To connect with Wi-Fi, your physical device must support ADB over network. If so:
1. On your physical device, go to Menu > System settings > Developer options.
If you have not unlocked this menu yet, go to Menu >
System settings > About and click several times on Build
number until you get a message meaning that Developer
options are now available.
2. Check Android debugging and then ADB over network.
3. Connect your physical device to the Wi-Fi and retrieve its IP address from the Wi-Fi
menu.
4. Open a command prompt and enter <path to ADB>\connect <IP>.
2. Click
.
3. Activate the widget by clicking On.
Genymotion tries to detect any connected Android device.
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4. Select your device from the Available devices drop-down list and click Start.
If the device is connected to ADB and not visible in the list,
restart the widget.
5. Check the desired options:
Enable preview: enables previewing your Genymotion screen on your physical device.
Enable touch screen: allows your physical device to send touch events to Genymotion.
Enable accelerometer: allows your physical device to send accelerometer events to
Genymotion.
The Remote control widget automatically stops when you disconnect your device.
Identifiers
The Identifiers widget shows Device ID and Android ID numbers. You can view and edit these
values at any time, without having to reboot your virtual device.
This feature is only available with Indie and Business licenses.
To use the Identifiers widget, click .
Android ID
An Android ID is a 64-bit number randomly generated when the user first sets up the device. It
remains the same for the whole lifetime of the user's device. Android 4.2.2 and greater
versions support multiple user accounts, each one having a unique Android ID.
When clicking , a random Android identifier is generated. Valid Android ID numbers are 16hexadecimal digit long.
You are not allowed to set an empty Android ID.
Device ID / IMEI / MEID
By default, a new virtual device is deployed with the default device ID number
00000000000000 0.
When clicking , a random identifier is generated.
As IMEI or MEID numbers are used as device ID, Genymotion generates numbers compliant
with the GSM 02.16 standard and the 3GPP2 specification (14 digits or hexadecimal digits + a
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checksum digit).
Valid characters for setting device ID/IMEI/MEID are:
lower-case and upper-case letters [a-z, A-Z];
digits [0-9];
dot [.];
dash [-];
underscore [_].
Network
The Network widget allows you to test how your application reacts with different network quality
and performance types.
This feature is only available with Indie and Business licenses.
To use the Network widget:
1. Click
.
2. Activate the network simulation by clicking On.
When activating the widget for the first time, the profile network
is automatically set to Wifi. It then takes the last network profile
used.
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3. Select a network type from the Profile drop-down list. Network profiles and their
corresponding values are listed in the table below.
Upload
speed
Download
speed
Upload
delay
Download
delay
Upload
packet
loss
Download
packet
loss
DNS
delay
No data
0Kb/s
0Kb/s
0ms
0ms
100%
100%
0ms
GPRS
40Kb/s
40Kb/s
500ms
500ms
0.01%
0.01%
1000ms
Edge
200Kb/s
240Kb/s
400ms
400ms
0.01%
0.01%
800ms
3G
1.5Mb/s
7.2Mb/s
100ms
100ms
0.01%
0.01%
200ms
4G
5.5Mb/s
17.9Mb/s
50ms
50ms
0.01%
0.01%
100ms
5.5Mb/s
17.9Mb/s
50ms
50ms
0.01%
0.01%
3000ms
5.5Mb/s
17.9Mb/s
50ms
50ms
10%
10%
100ms
33.0Mb/s
40.0Mb/s
0ms
0ms
0%
0%
0ms
4G
(high DNS delay)
4G
(high packet losses)
Wifi
Phone
The Phone widget allows to test applications relying on telephony features and observe their
behavior when receiving a call or a text message.
This feature is only available with Indie and Business licenses.
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To use the Phone widget, click
or Ctrl + 8.
To simulate an incoming call:
1. Enter an incoming phone number.
2. Click Call.
To simulate an incoming message:
1. Enter an incoming phone number.
2. Enter a text message.
3. Click Send message.
The text message is displayed in the virtual device via a notification and can also be read in
the Messaging application.
Interacting with virtual devices
This section describes features that help you easily interact with your virtual devices.
Multi-touch simulation
Because in most cases, virtual devices are controlled with mouse and keyboard, some shortcuts
have been implemented to help simulate common gestures:
Zoom in: right click + move mouse to the left
Zoom out: right click + move mouse to the right
Tilt forth: right click + move mouse up
Tilt back: right click + move mouse down
Clockwise rotation: Shift + right click + move mouse to the right
Counterclockwise rotation: Shift + right click + move mouse to the left
If you use Mac OS X, replace right click with ctrl + click.
Drag and drop
To drag and drop files from your computer to the virtual device, ADB must be installed. To
configure ADB, please refer to section ADB. The behavior of dragged and dropped files is
different according to the file type:
Regular files: Regular files are stored in /sdcard/Download.
They can be accessed via the File Manager application provided in the virtual device.
Android applications: APK files are installed on the virtual device.
If the same application already exists but with another signature, you can decide to override
the existing application.
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Flashable archives:
Zip archives detected as flashable (containing a /system folder) are flashed on the device.
Such archives may damage your virtual device. We recommend
restarting your virtual device after flashing an archive.
Copy and paste
The clipboard is shared between your computer and Genymotion. Thus, you can easily copy and
paste text from your computer to Genymotion, and vice versa.
Increase/Decrease volume
You can control the volume of the sound emitted by your virtual device:
Click to increase the volume.
Click to decrease the volume.
Rotate screen
You can rotate the screen of your virtual device by clicking .
Depending on the Android version and the density of your virtual
device, the Rotate screen feature may not be available. If you are
using an Android version 4.2 or above, make sure that the Rotate
screen feature is not locked in the right- hand bar. Rotation might
also be locked in portrait or landscape mode by the current
running application. In this case, it is not possible to change it via
the Rotate screen button or via the rotation setangle
command in Genymotion Shell.
Pixel Perfect
With Pixel Perfect, you can be highly precise in the development of your user interface and
ensure every pixel of your application really looks as it should. One pixel of the virtual device is
displayed using one pixel of your computer screen.
This feature is only available with Indie and Business licenses.
Click once to activate Pixel Perfect. Click twice to deactivate it.
If the virtual device screen size is larger than your computer
screen size, the virtual device window will be maximized and you
will be able to use scrollbars to move inside the screen.
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Navigation buttons
With the navigation buttons, you can navigate between applications or display actions that can be
performed.
Back
Click once to go back to the previous page. Click twice to exit the application.
Recent apps
Click
to display the recently used applications.
Menu
Click to display actions you can perform within an application.
Home
Click to display the home page at any time.
Power
Click
to shut down the running virtual device.
Display tips
When navigating within a virtual device, you can at any time change its display:
Full-screen mode: You can switch to full-screen mode by pressing F11. Pressing a second
time reverts to the original screen size.
On Mac OS X, you may have to use the key combination ctrl + fn
+ F11 .
Custom size: You can resize the virtual device window by selecting and dragging an edge or a
corner of the window.
Fit to content: When the virtual device window is resized, black areas appear on the borders.
Double-click in one of those areas to fit the virtual device window size to its content.
Updating virtual devices
If Genymotion is up-to-date and a new version of virtual devices has been released, a pop-up
window prompts you to automatically update your virtual devices while keeping all your installed
packages and applications.
This is only possible with an Indie or a Business license. If you are
using the free version of Genymotion, you must deploy the new
version of virtual devices.
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To update your virtual devices:
1. When the following window pops up, click Update.
2. Wait until the update process is finished and click Finish.
You must have the latest version of Genymotion to update your
virtual devices.
Generating virtual device logs
In some cases, notably for assistance purposes, you may need to generate a log archive, either
for a specific virtual device or for all virtual devices. Follow either of the procedures below.:
For one virtual device
From the Genymotion main window:
1. Right-click on the virtual device.
2. Click Generate log archive.
3. Select the path to save the generated archive.
By default, log files are stored in the following folders:
Windows:
C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Genymobile\Genymotion\deployed\<vi
rtual device name>\Logs
Mac OS X: $HOME/.Genymobile/Genymotion/deployed/<virtual device
name>/
Linux: $HOME/.Genymobile/Genymotion/deployed/<virtual device
name>/
4. Wait until the archive is generated and click Close.
If you have generated logs for assistance purposes, you can send the archive or the log files to us
via the SupportSupport form.
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For all virtual devices
From the Genymotion main window:
1. Click
.
2. In the Misc tab, click Save all logs.
3. Select the path to save the generated archive.
By default, log files are stored in the following folders:
Windows:
C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Genymobile\Genymotion\deployed\<vi
rtual device name>\Logs
Mac OS X: $HOME/.Genymobile/Genymotion/deployed/<virtual device
name>/
Linux: $HOME/.Genymobile/Genymotion/deployed/<virtual device
name>/
4. Wait until the archive is generated and click Close.
If you have generated logs for assistance purposes, you can send the archive or the log files to us
via the SupportSupport form.
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Genymotion Plugin for Eclipse
The Genymotion plugin for Eclipse allows you to test your application developed with the Eclipse
IDE. It uses ADB to connect to any active virtual device and push your application. To use the
plugin, you need to have the Android Developer Tools plugin for Eclipse installed. In this chapter,
you will be able to install, use the plugin and run Android applications.
Installing the plugin
You can install Genymotion plugin for Eclipse in one of the following ways:
Update Site method (recommended);
Manual method.
Update Site method (recommended)
1. Start Eclipse.
2. Go to Help/Install New Software menu and click Add.
3. Fill in the fields with the following values and click OK.
Name: Genymotion
Location: http://plugins.genymotion.com/eclipse
4. Expand Genymobile.
5. Click Select all and click Next.
6. Click Next.
7. Read and accept the license terms.
8. Click Finish.
A security warning indicates that the plugin is not signed; click OK.
9. Click Yes to restart Eclipse.
The Genymotion plugin button
is displayed in the toolbar.
Manual method
1. Ensure Eclipse is closed.
2. Download the plugin from the Genymotion downloadGenymotion download page.
3. Follow the steps corresponding to your operating system:
Windows
If you have administrator rights, put the .jar archive in the Plugins directory of your
Eclipse installation folder.
Without administrator rights, put the .jar archive in the Plugins directory of your
Local Settings\Eclipse folder.
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Mac OS X
With administrator rights, put the .jar archive in the Plugins directory of your Eclipse
installation folder.
Linux
If you have administrator rights, put the .jar archive in the Plugins directory of your
Eclipse installation folder.
Without administrator rights, put the .jar archive in the Plugins directory of your
/home/<user>/Eclipse folder.
Using the plugin
To start using the Genymotion plugin:
1. Click .
The following window opens:
2. In the Genymotion application field, browse for the Genymotion application installation
directory:
Windows: C:\Program Files\Genymobile\Genymotion
Mac OS X: /Applications/Genymotion.app
Linux: /home/<user>/genymotion
3. Click Apply and OK.
4. Click
to open the Genymotion Virtual Devices Manager window:
From this window, you can perform the following actions:
Create a new virtual device using New;
This automatically starts the Genymotion creation wizard.
Start a virtual device using Start;
Refresh the list of virtual devices using Refresh.
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The virtual device activation status is displayed in the State column. Values can be:
Off: the virtual device is deactivated;
Paused: the virtual device has been started and paused.
The Restart action gets back to the exact same state;
On: The virtual device is activated, but not connected to ADB.
It means that you cannot select this virtual device in the Android Device Chooser window of
the ADT plugin.
Running Android applications
To run an Android application in the Genymotion plugin for Eclipse, you first need to make sure
that your virtual device is connected to the ADB tool. To do so, please refer to section ADB. Then
follow the steps below:
1. Click
.
2. Select the virtual device you want to use and click Start.
3. Minimize the Genymotion window.
4. Right-click on your application project and select Run as Android application.
The Android Device Chooser window opens.
After a reboot or an unexpected halt of a virtual device, its name in
the Android Device Chooser window may become irrelevant. Close
and reopen the plugin to solve this.
While the Genymotion plugin window is open, errors are displayed
in the Eclipse console.
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Genymotion Plugin for Android Studio
The Genymotion plugin for Android Studio allows you to test your application developed with the
Android Studio IDE. It uses ADB to connect to any active virtual device and push your
application. In this chapter, you will be able to install, use the plugin and run Android applications.
Installing the plugin
You can install Genymotion plugin for Android Studio in one of the following ways:
JetBrains repository method (recommended);
Manual method.
JetBrains repository method (recommended)
1. Start Android Studio.
2. Go to:
Windows and Linux: File/Settings.
Mac OS X: Android Studio/Preferences.
3. Select Plugins and click Browse repositories.
4. Right-click (double-click for Mac OS X) on Genymotion.
5. Click Download and install.
6. Click Yes.
7. Click Close.
8. Click OK.
9. Restart Android Studio by clicking Restart.
From Android Studio version 0.3.0 onwards, the toolbar, where
Genymotion plugin icon is displayed, is hidden by default. To
display it, click View > Toolbar .
Manual method
1. Download the Genymotion plugin for Android Studio from the Genymotion
downloadGenymotion download page.
2. Start Android Studio.
3. Go to:
Windows and Linux: File/Settings.
Mac OS X: Android Studio/Preferences.
4. Select Plugins and click Install plugin from disk.
5. Select the genymotion-IDEA-plugin.jar file.
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6. Click OK.
7. Restart Android Studio by clicking Restart.
From Android Studio version 0.3.0 onwards, the toolbar, where
Genymotion plugin icon is displayed, is hidden by default. To
display it, click View > Toolbar .
Using the plugin
To start using the Genymotion plugin:
1. Click .
The following window opens:
2. Browse for the Genymotion application installation directory:
Windows: C:\Program Files\Genymobile\Genymotion
Mac OS X: /Applications/Genymotion.app
Linux: /home/<user>/genymotion
3. Click OK.
4. Click
to open the Genymotion Device Manager window:
From this window, you can perform the following actions:
Create a new virtual device using New;
This automatically starts the Genymotion creation wizard.
Start a virtual device using Start;
Refresh the list of virtual devices using Refresh.
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The virtual device activation status is displayed in the Status column. Values can be:
Off: the virtual device is deactivated;
Paused: the virtual device has been started and paused.
The Restart action gets back to the exact same state;
On: The virtual device is activated, but not connected to ADB.
It means that you cannot select this virtual device in the Choose Device window of the ADB
plugin.
Running Android applications
1. Click
.
2. Select the virtual device you want to use and click Start.
3. Close the Genymotion window.
4. In your application project, click .
The Choose Device window opens.
5. Click on the virtual device you started or created.
After a reboot or an unexpected halt of a virtual device, its
name in the Choose Device window may become irrelevant.
Close and reopen the plugin to solve this.
6. Click OK.
While Genymotion plugin window is open, errors are displayed
in the Android Studio console.
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Genymotion Shell
Genymotion provides a shell to script the modification of sensor statuses. This chapter explains
how to use Genymotion Shell and lists the available commands.
Starting Genymotion Shell
To start Genymotion Shell, perform the action corresponding to your operating system:
Windows: run C:\Program Files\Genymobile\Genymotion\genyshell.exe.
Mac OS X: click
from the Applications directory.
Linux: run <Genymotion installer path>/genymotion-shell.
Interacting with Genymotion Shell
With the commands below, you can perform various basic actions related to the use of
Genymotion Shell:
help: displays the list of available commands.
pause: pauses the execution of Genymotion Shell. The value must be set in seconds.
version: returns Genymotion Shell version.
exit or quit: closes Genymotion Shell.
Interacting with virtual devices
To modify sensor statuses and values of a virtual device, use the commands listed below:
devices list
Lists available virtual devices and provides details such as current status, IP address and
name.
devices refresh
Refreshes the virtual device list.
devices select
Selects a virtual device. Add the ID of the virtual device you wish to select (as displayed in the
device list).
devices ping
Sends a ping message to check that the virtual device is responding.
devices factoryreset
Resets the virtual device to factory state. Add the ID of the device you wish to reset (as
displayed in the device list). Adding the keyword force at the end skips the warning message
about data loss.
battery getmode
Returns the current battery mode of the selected virtual device.
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battery setmode
Sets the battery mode of the selected virtual device. The mode can be:
host: the virtual battery values reflect the host battery values (if any);
manual: the virtual battery charge level and state of charge can be manually set.
battery getlevel
Returns the current battery charge level of the selected virtual device. If the battery mode is
"host", the returned value is the host value.
battery setlevel
Sets the battery charge level of the selected virtual device. The value must range from 0% to
100%. This command forces the activation of the manual mode.
battery getstatus
Returns the current battery state of charge of the selected virtual device.
battery setstatus
Sets the battery state of charge of the selected virtual device. Values can be:
discharging: simulates that the power supply is unplugged and the battery is
discharging.
The value ranges from 0% to 100%.
charging: simulates that the power supply is plugged in and the battery is charging.
The value ranges from 0% to 100%.
notcharging: simulates that the power supply has just been unplugged and the battery
is not discharging yet.
The value ranges from 0% to 100%.
full: simulates that the battery is fully charged.
gps getstatus
Returns the activation status of the GPS signal reception.
gps setstatus
Sets the activation status of the GPS signal reception. Values can be:
enabled: the GPS signal reception is enabled;
disabled: the GPS signal reception is disabled.
gps getlatitude
Returns the current latitude value (if the GPS is activated and a latitude value is set) or 0.
gps setlatitude
Sets the latitude value (and forces the activation of the GPS if deactivated). The value must
range from -90° to 90°.
gps getlongitude
Returns the current longitude value (if the GPS is activated and a longitude value is set) or 0.
gps setlongitude
Sets the longitude value (and forces the activation of the GPS if deactivated). The value must
range from -180° to 180°.
gps getaltitude
Returns the current altitude value (if the GPS is activated and an altitude value is set) or 0.
gps setaltitude
Sets the altitude value (and forces the activation of the GPS if deactivated). The value must
range from -20m to 10000m.
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gps getaccuracy
Returns the current accuracy value (if the GPS is activated and an accuracy value is set) or 0.
gps setaccuracy
Set the accuracy value (and forces the activation of the GPS if deactivated). The value must
range from 0m to 200m.
gps getbearing
Returns the current bearing value (if the GPS is activated and a bearing value is set) or 0.
gps setbearing
Sets the bearing value (and forces the activation of the GPS if deactivated). The value must
range from 0° to 359,99°.
rotation setangle
Sets the rotation angle value of the virtual device. The value must range from 0° to 359°.
android version
Returns the Android version of the selected virtual device.
android getandroidid
Returns the Android ID number of the selected virtual device.
This is only possible with an Indie or a Business license.
android setandroidid
Sets the Android ID number of the selected virtual device.
Values can be:
random: a random Android ID number is generated;
custom: you must enter a value containing 16 hexadecimal digits.
This is only possible with an Indie or a Business license.
If several users exist on the Android system, the Android ID
can only be set for the first user.
android getdeviceid
Returns the device ID (IMEI/MEID) number of the selected virtual device.
This is only possible with an Indie or a Business license.
android setdeviceid
Sets the device ID (IMEI/MEID) number of the selected virtual device.
Values can be:
none: no device ID number is generated.
random: a random device ID number is generated.
custom: you must enter a value containing alphanumeric characters, dots, dashes and/or
underscores.
This is only possible with an Indie or a Business license.
network getprofile
Returns the current network profile of the selected virtual device.
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network setprofile
Sets the network profile of the selected virtual device. Values can be:
no-data: no network connection is simulated.
gprs: a GPRS network connection is simulated.
edge: an Edge network connection is simulated.
3g: a 3G network connection is simulated.
4g: a 4G network connection is simulated.
4g-high-losses: a 4G network connection with packet losses set to 10% is simulated.
4g-bad-dns: a 4G network connection with a DNS delay set to 3000ms is simulated.
wifi: a Wi-Fi network connection is simulated.
phone call <phone_number>
simulates an incoming phone call from a given phone number.
phone sms <phone_number> <message>
simulates an incoming text message from a given phone number.
phone baseband <command>
sends commands directly to the baseband. This has been implemented in order to ease script
creation. For more information on the phone baseband command and its capabilities, please
refer to section Baseband commands.
Baseband commands
The phone baseband commands send raw data directly to the baseband. In this section, you
will find all commands available in Genymotion Shell to directly interact with the baseband.
Commands below return results in your logcat.
gsm list
lists all incoming and outgoing phone calls and their state.
gsm call <phone_number>
simulates a new incoming call from a given phone number.
gsm busy <remote_number>
hangs up an outgoing call (performed from the integrated Dialer application) and reports the
remote phone as busy.
gsm hold <remote_number>
simulates that an incoming or outgoing phone call (performed from the integrated Dialer
application) is put on hold.
gsm accept <remote_number>
simulates that the outgoing phone call (performed from the integrated Dialer application) is
answered.
gsm cancel <phone_number>
simulates that an incoming or outgoing phone call is hung up.
gsm data
modifies data connection state. Values can be:
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unregistered or off: no network available;
home or on: on local network, non-roaming;
roaming: on roaming network;
searching: searching networks;
denied: emergency calls only.
gsm voice
modifies voice connection state. Values can be:
unregistered or off: no network available;
home or on: on local network, non-roaming;
roaming: on roaming network;
searching: searching networks;
denied: emergency calls only.
gsm status
displays the current status of the GSM emulation.
gsm signal <rssi> <ber> <rs_snr>
changes the reported strength and error rate on next (15s) update.
rssi: the value must range from 0 to 31. Returns 99 if the value is unknown.
ber: the value must range from 0% to 7%. Returns 99 if the value is unknown.
rs_snr: the value must range from -200 to 300.
cdma ssource <ssource>
sets the current CDMA subscription source. Values can be:
nv : the subscription is read from non-volatile RAM;
ruim: the subscription is read from RUIM.
cdma prl_version <version>
dumps the current PRL version.
sms send <phone_number> <message>
simulates an incoming text message from a given phone number.
sms pdu <hexstring>
simulates a new incoming text message defined in the PDU format.
Interacting with Genymotion
The commands below allow you to perform actions related to the Genymotion application via
Genymotion Shell:
genymotion capabilities
Returns Genymotion features available on the selected virtual device.
genymotion clearcache
Clears temporary files and logs.
genymotion version
Returns the Genymotion version of the selected virtual device.
genymotion license
Returns information about the Genymotion license (type, validity).
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Using Genymotion Shell from a command prompt
You can connect to Genymotion Shell and interact with a virtual device from a command prompt
using the commands defined in section Interacting with virtual devices.
Options below are specific to the command prompt:
-h: displays the list of available options.
-r ip_address: connects to a given virtual device.
-c "command": runs the command on the selected virtual device and returns corresponding
values.
-f file: runs the content of the file on the selected virtual device and returns corresponding
values line by line.
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Keyboard Shortcuts
In this section, you will find all available keyboard shortcuts for a faster use of Genymotion and
virtual device features.
Genymotion shortcuts
Action
Shortcut
Windows/Linux
Shortcut
Mac OS X
Start virtual device
+
+
Add virtual device
+
+
Open About window
+
+
Open User Guide
+
Open Genymotion settings
+
+
Delete virtual device
+
+
Open virtual device settings
+
+
Clone virtual device
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Reset virtual device
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Generate virtual device log
archive
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Shortcut
Windows/Linux
Shortcut
Mac OS X
Category
Action
Widgets
Open Battery widget
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Widgets
Open GPS widget
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Widgets
Open Camera widget
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Widgets
Open Capture widget
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Widgets
Open Remote Control
widget
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Widgets
Open Identifiers widget
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Widgets
Open Network widget
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Widgets
Open Phone widget
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Capture
Take screenshot
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Capture
Make screencast
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Capture
Open screen capture
destination folder
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Multi-touch
Zoom in
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Multi-touch
Zoom out
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Shortcut
Windows/Linux
Shortcut
Mac OS X
Category
Action
Multi-touch
Tilt forth
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Multi-touch
Tilt back
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Multi-touch
Rotate clockwise
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Multi-touch
Rotate counterclockwise
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Volume
Increase volume
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Volume
Decrease volume
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Display
Rotate screen
Display
Activate/Deactivate
Pixel Perfect
Display
Activate full-screen
Display
Show/Hide widget toolbar
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Display
Show/Hide display
and volume tools
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Navigation
Back
Navigation
Recent apps
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Category
Action
Navigation
Menu
Navigation
Home
Navigation
Power
Shortcut
Windows/Linux
Shortcut
Mac OS X
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Glossary
A
Accelerometer
A sensor that detects motion and orientation of a device.
ADB
See Android Debug Bridge.
ADT
See Android Developer Tools.
Advanced Micro Dynamics virtualization
A set of hardware extensions for the X86 processor architecture, designed to perform repetitive
tasks normally performed by software and improve resource use and virtual machine
performance.
AMD-V
See Advanced Micro Dynamics Virtualization.
Android Debug Bridge
A command line utility that allows to communicate with an emulator instance or connected
Android device. Android Debug Bridge is a client-server program that includes three
components: a client, a server and a service. Genymotion is compliant with Android Debug
Bridge.
Android Developer Tools
A plugin for Eclipse IDE that provides a suite of tools for developing applications on Android
platforms.
Android ID
A 64-bit number randomly generated when the user first sets up a device. It remains the same
for the whole lifetime of the user's device. Android 4.2.2 and greater versions support multiple
user accounts, each one having a unique Android ID.
Android SDK
The software development kit that provides developer tools to build, test and debug Android
applications, containing among others ADB, ADT and AAPT.
Android Studio
An integrated development environment from which you can develop Android applications. It is
based on IntelliJ IDEA.
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B
Baseband
The component in charge of a device telephony features. Genymotion emulates a baseband
and allows to interact with it via the Phone widget, an API or Genymotion Shell.
Basic Input Output System
An instruction program which checks each component during machine boot to adapt the
operating system to the hardware environment.
Battery widget
A Genymotion feature that allows to test how your application reacts with different battery
charge levels and states of charge.
BIOS
See Basic Input Output System.
C
Cache
A buffer storage where temporary files are stored.
Camera widget
A Genymotion feature that allows to send a video stream from a webcam to the Android
system. It aims at testing an Android application that uses an Android built-in camera.
Capture widget
A Genymotion feature that allows to take a screenshot or make a screencast of actions
performed on virtual devices.
Central Processing Unit
The functional unit of a computer that consists of one or more processors and their internal
storages.
CPU
See Central Processing Unit.
D
Device ID/IMEI/MEID
A device unique identification number which comprises 14 digits or hexadecimal digits and a
checksum digit, complying with the GSM 02.16 standard and the 3GPP2 specification. The
device ID corresponds to the IMEI number for GSM phones and to the MEID number for
CDMA phones.
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E
Eclipse
An integrated development environment from which one can develop various types of
applications.
F
Flashable archive
A zip-compressed archive file containing a system folder.
G
Genymotion Shell
A command prompt designed to interact with Genymotion virtual devices.
GPS widget
A Genymotion feature that allows real-time activation and modifications of a position, accuracy
and bearing of a virtual device.
Gradle
A build engine running on the Java platform.
H
Host-only network
A virtual network contained within the host computer. Host-only network must be enabled
when installing VirtualBox for Genymotion to run on your computer.
HTTP proxy
An intermediary component between a local network and the Internet that a HTTP request
queries to retrieve information from the web.
I
IDE
See Integrated Development Environment.
Identifiers widget
A Genymotion feature that shows device ID and Android ID numbers and allows to view and
edit these values at any time, without having to reboot the virtual device.
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Integrated Development Environment
An application from which one can develop applications.
Intel virtualization technology
The Intel processor’s hardware ability to divide and isolate its computing capacity for multiple
host virtual machines and their operating systems.
Intel VT-x
See Intel virtualization technology.
L
Log file
A file that records all events that occur when using an application.
M
Maven
A build engine running on the Java platform.
Multi-touch
The ability of a device to recognize common gestures allowing to interact with a touch screen.
N
Network widget
A Genymotion feature that allows to test the behavior of an application with different network
qualities of service.
O
OpenGL
An application programming interface for rendering 2D and 3D vector graphics.
Oracle VM VirtualBox
A software that virtualizes operating systems by using hardware resources of the host system
to install guest systems.
P
Phone widget
A Genymotion feature that allows to test applications relying on telephony features.
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Pixel Perfect
A Genymotion feature that enables being highly precise in the development of a user interface:
one pixel of a virtual device is displayed using one pixel of the computer screen.
Plugin
A software element that can be added to an existing application to extend its capabilities.
R
Remote control widget
A Genymotion feature that allows to take control of a virtual device from a physical device (any
phone or tablet running Froyo/API 8 or greater).
S
Software Development Kit
A set of tools designed for helping developers create applications meant to run on a specific
environment.
V
Virtual device
An Android device preconfigured in Genymotion and run by Oracle VM VirtualBox. Genymotion
virtual devices are the platforms on which applications are tested.
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Index
A
ADB 27
Android application
Android Studio 55
Deployment 17, 36
Drag and drop 45
Eclipse 52
Android SDK tools
Custom 27
Default 27
Android Studio
JetBrains repository 53
Plugin 53
Plugin icon 53-54
Android version 21, 58
B
Baseband 59
Battery
Charge level 37, 57
State of charge 37, 57
Widget 37
C
Cache 28, 60
Camera
Back camera 39
Dummy webcam 39
Front camera 39
Widget 39
Capture
File location 40
Screencast 40
Screenshot 40
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Settings 28
Widget 40
Compatibility
OpenGL 6
VirtualBox 6
Web browsers 7
Copy and paste 46
Credentials 14, 24
D
Download
Genymotion 8-9, 29
VirtualBox 8-9
Drag and drop 45
E
Eclipse
Plugin 50
Update Site 50
F
Filters
Android version 21
Device model 21
G
Genymotion activation 24
Genymotion Shell 56
Command prompt 61
Virtual device commands 56
GPS
Accuracy 38, 58
Altitude 38, 57
Bearing 39, 58
Latitude 38, 57
Longitude 38, 57
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Widget 38
I
Identifiers
Android ID 42, 58
Device ID/IMEI/MEID 42, 58
Widget 42
L
Language 8
License 60
Expiration 24, 29
Registration 11, 29
Validation 12
Linux
Genymotion installation 9
Log archive location 28
Logs
Generation 28
M
Mac OS X
Genymotion installation 9
Log archive location 28
Multi-touch 45
N
Navigation
Android navigation bar 32
Navigation buttons 47
Network 25
Profiles 44, 58-59
Widget 43
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P
Phone
Baseband 59
Call 45, 59
SMS 45, 59
Widget 44
Pixel Perfect 46
Proxy
Authentication 25
Settings 25
R
Remote control
Accelerometer 42
Touch screen 42
Wi-Fi 41
Widget 41
Rotate screen 46, 58
S
Statistics 24
V
Virtual device
Clone 32
Configure 31
Custom 22
Delete 33
Reset 32, 56
Update 47
VirtualBox
Installation 8
Networking 8-9
Settings 26
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W
Widgets
Battery 37
Camera 39
Capture 40
GPS 38
Identifiers 42
Network 43
Phone 44
Remote control 41
Windows
Genymotion installation 8
Log archive location 28
Vista 9
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