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Do you want to test drive Google Android without having to buy a phone? Google SDK package allows developers to see all android features and let them use the whole interface.

If you don’t want to be bothered by the complex Google SDK Package, then RedmondPie reports that Haseeb a member at XDA-Developers forum has managed to create an executable file by packaging and configuring the Google SDK. Which means that you can now use the complete emulator in a single-click without having to install Google SDK package.

All you have to do is extract the .rar archive, rename extracted folder to “Android-Emulator”, Download and Copy fixed exe files in it, and then finally run it. These steps are rather complicated and confusing. So instead of following these steps, I have provided the direct link to download Android Emulator, just extract the zip archive and run the executable file. That’s it.

Android Emulator for Windows Google Android Menu

android call android emulator main

Download Android Emulator 1.5 for Windows (Hosted on AddictiveTips)


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  • joe

    how to install .apk using this google sdk package?

    • AndDev

      How to install apk and run, I couldnt find any option to download apk, can anybody plz help?

      • alvarols

        in emulator folder, type

        adb install

        ex: adb install MyApp.apk

        • kolabio

          I have done as you have written.
          The answers were two for different applications.
          1. Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_OLDER_SDK] for com.androidvendigAAD.apk and others.
          What is wrong?

    • Shiz

      Can ANYONE answer this question? Its been asked here like 5 times but everyone ignores…..

      • E Ficara

        Hello, I didn’t tried it, but do this: create a simple webserver on the host computer, then create an html page with links to the apk you want to install. After this, use the emulator browser to navigate the internet and go to you personal server, then to the html page and click the link to the APK. The browser will request if you want to install, then do it.

        • Anonymous

          My computer is connected to the internet but the emulator does not…
          How can I connect the Emulator to the Internet and than install an app on it?
          Thanks again 🙂

        • Anonymous

          Ok, Sorry 🙂  Managed to make the app work but when trying to open EPUB file I get this error message:

          “Error importing EPUB. EOCD not found. Not a ZIP archive? (Error Code 1068)”

          Do you know what does it mean?Thanks again 🙂

  • wayne

    how do i get the ful keyboard to slide out on the emulator?

    • me


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  • ST support

    Does the emulator only runs in the airplane mode?

  • cai

    >Does the emulator only runs in the airplane mode?
    i have the same question? there is no way to turn it to normal mode.

    • Nakodari

      No it only runs on Airplane mode. It is developed just for checking the interface.

      • cai

        i understand. Thank you very much!

        • Rico!

          lier!!! it runs on 3G and it uses your wifi card!

          • jp

            i second that my pc is connected to the net via a netgear wifi boooster via adsl rooter and i can use whats app,mixit and play store to name just a few!!!!

      • jp

        no you r so far off its not even funny

    • Irfan

      You can switch to normal mode by just turning airplane mode off by going into Settings. After you switch airplane mode off, you should be able to access the internet.

    • Dani

      you can take it out of airplane mode.  just go to setting –>wireless settings and uncheck airplane mode

    • rubicon

      I think you’ll need a GSM transceiver card in your PC to take it out of “airplane” mode.

      • jp

        no as long as u have internet you good

    • Ss

      just hold power (red) button

    • Last_22

      go to Settings and you can change it

  • asif

    Is this sdk include packages to compile and run junit testing code i mean will it bridge with javac (jdk 1.4.2_xx)

  • Is it possible to install APK applications on this emulator and test them? If so, how can I do this?

    • Fark023

      It takes 5+ minutes to boot up

    • Anikesh Haran

      how can i debug and run my app on emulator

  • Clomper

    Doesn’t work. Just sits there with “Android_” blinking. Wow. Impressive. Suck it.

    • ijtaba

      same here

    • jp

      no u just to stuuuuupid to get it to run

  • Doesn’t work too

  • me

    Keyboard is accessible by Ctrl+F11

  • me

    Wait for it. Boot-up takes time. So just wait for the A N D R O I D_ to disappear and Android starting.

    • pj

      then what nothing happens

      • Nhonso

        hit the on button

  • vander

    Does it support bluetooth?
    And, if it does not, is there an emulator that does support bluetooth?

  • Software for the emulator wont boot up. The console app gives me an error saying

    emulator: ERROR: unexpected qemud char. channel close

    whats goin on?

  • Dijo

    Can I test my local android projects in this emulator?

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    • Phil

      standard way would be to connect to the instance with ADB, or come out of airplane mode, and go to the appropriate url – maybe email to self and pickup that way?

  • Terence Tibbs

    Can I make calls? I need to call my mum and this looks like I can do it for free.

    • tr

      You are such a dickhead???

    • hello

      You are that stupid?

    • Josh

      I don’t know myself, but I doubt it somehow.
      It’s not like you have a SIM card in your PC. (Or do you?)

    • Adrian Gouder

      Well, if you have internet on the emulator, and mum has WhatsApp or Viber on her smartphone, then you should be able to do that.

  • Poonam

    I am unable to browse internet on the emulator. It does not display even google.com site. Any idea what is missing?

    • Jeimuzu22

      The emulator is designed to test the interface only. Features like the phone and internet are not available.

    • Akhil

      To use the internet goto in the homescreen Menu > Settings > Wireless & Network > Disable Airplane mode which is by default enabled.That should do it.

  • Efkan

    how can i use web browser on this emulator.. i can’t use browser. what can i do ?

  • agasabene

    heyy i can’t use internet on this emulator ? ? i can’t connect internet.. what i must do ?

  • laibach

    this thing is awesome. I just ordered order a 7″ tablet off ebay and wanted to start to learn how to use it and find apps while i wait for it to arrive. It works fine but slow. You need to turn on wifi in the settings to access the internet. I also downloaded a program called apkinstaller1.01. With that installed on my computer i can install the apk files and try them out.

  • eidylon

    Hmm, d/l link seems to longer work. 🙁

    Tried a half-dozen times over two days, and it always downloads about 50MB and then dies saying the source file could not be read.

  • Mark M

    Airplane mode successfully turned off. It gives a 3G indicator as normal and connects to Google (Via my pc’s connection).
    The emulator is extremely demanding on system resources which makes it run very slowly. but other than that it is fun to use.

    I personally am not a developer so i downloaded this just to have a go as i am a huge Android fan.

    I currently use the HTC Desire running android 2.1.

    Thanks for sharing this cool program.

  • Rob

    I just love how people say how they were successful at doing something while leaving the rest of us in a lurch as to how the successfully did it. Hooray for them. What about the rest of us?

    Here’s how to start browsing the internet:

    1) Hit the “house” icon
    2) Hit the small grey tab at the bottom
    3) Go to “settings”
    4) “Wireless Controls”
    5) Uncheck “Airplane Mode”
    6) Hit the “house” icon
    7) hit the browser icon

    You are now ready to test a mobile website in android.

    • Vimskovlimbo

      thanks Rob

    • Keith

      Thanks Rob!

    • renjith

      Thanks rob. I am interested in developing applications. I am already a web developer in php. I am requesting you some tips and helps for starting in android

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    • Primie Anuengo

      thanks! hahaha.. just getting started though

    • jp

      hey we cant help if ppl r stupid

  • chip

    Can I access Android Markey from the emulator?
    Nice emulator – Internet is working great after turning off airplane mode.
    BUT I would like to see how Android Market is – is that done from the web-browser or a special application or …=

  • Hi,

    I am flash/flex developer, I want to deploy my flash application on android 2.1 or 2.2. This emulator is nice and easy to install, But when i deploy my flash app using ADOBE Air it throws an error saying

    D:\My\Utilities\Air\For Android>adb -e install -r Runtime_Emulator_Froyo_20100802.apk
    897 KB/s (0 bytes in 6402284.006s)
    pkg: /data/local/tmp/Runtime_Emulator_Froyo_20100802.apk

    • prowse!

      Have you gone to the Android Market, installed ADOBE AIR on the emulator? That is the only way an Adobe AIR app will work in the emulator – having installed on you host device does, well it gives that error.

  • Ákos

    Settings\Wireless controls and Airplane mode.Click the dialog box to deactivate the Airplane mode.And error message.3G +Mobile Networking!!

  • @ shailesh, Make sure you install the adobeAir runtime onto the emulator.. should work after you do that 😀

  • syman

    How do you install apps please?

    • Tim

      Using App Inventor for Android

  • Api

    This is how to install the apk:
    1. Install this emulator.
    2. Find APKInstaller1.01.zip. I got mine from http://handheld.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-and-Shell/Windows/APKInstaller-82955.shtml
    3. Install APKInstaller by clicking the install.bat.

    Afterwards, you only need to click the apk file to install it into the emulator.
    The application will be installed on the Menu button.

    Yes, the emulator is very slow, but all the features work so I have no complaints.

    • maleko

      is it possible to access localhost url ?, I tried to do so but I get “don’t find” message.
      I want to test mobile version rendering of my website before sending it to a network.
      Otherwise, the emulator is really Great !
      Thank you very much 🙂

      • Amol

        same question from me as well.

        How we will check localhost mobile site for testing purpose?

        Can any one help me please?



    • Manas


      APK installer1.01 is not working in windows 7.It’s working only in windows xp.


    • hatshepshit

      this is the only useful comment i have read among many others. thank you for the info Api. emulator and installer works just fine.

  • Hi, this works fine but how can one make it run Android 2.1 or 2.2?

  • Eagle Of Toledo

    Hi, nice job of creating a simple installation. One thing though, I ran it from my desktop first, it worked great so moved the folder to a more permament location and now it won’t run, only if I put the folder back on the desktop. Tried unzipping new instance but get the same. Is there some reg entry or setting that needs ajdusting? Any way to get aroudn this?

  • eric

    Is it possible to download apps onto the emulator? i want to play a game on the emulator instead of my phone when im at home. it makes more sense to me. i dont feel like leaving my phone plugged in all the time.

  • androiddev

    I know that bluetooth is not supported on the Android emulator. I wanted to know if WIIFI is supported on the emulator?

  • sprojandroid

    I want to configurate the WIFI in my virtual machine android installed in my PC.I Unchecked “Airplane Mode” but I can’t click to add Wifi network .it’s blocked. What should I do?
    Help me please. I must finish my project.
    Thank you

  • Devious-Graphics

    is there anyway to simulate a connection to my PC?

  • Nick

    Solid post! Thank you! Should be #1 Google search result.

  • Gazza

    Excellent emulator. I have a number of console.log() statements and would like to see them. Any idea how?

  • Radiant

    brrr. I’m getting operation timed out error. 🙁 Is there any other way to download it?

  • DanielP

    Here is an Android Gingerbread online simulation.
    Give it a try and click through it.
    It is based on the Android emulator with a Nexus S skin:

  • Akhil

    How to install Android market in the emulator? I need to install and view a certain application from the market but i cannot find the market application. Thanks in advance for the help.

  • Pat

    Nice package. Loaded and no issues other than it running Android 1.5. Any way to get it to run 2.1 or higher? Developing a system that needs that release.

  • Weiqing

    Hi, This is a good emulator. However I need to access my localhost url to test my website application. I disabled the Airplane mode it can access internet now but seems can not access my localhost website. Is it possible to access my localhost url? If it is possible then how can I do that?



  • Weiqing

    Hi, I found the answer myself. Instead of using localhost I use the IP address of my computer then it works. Thanks

  • Sam

    installed on my VMware Windows machine and it works. Turned off Airplane and I have access to the the Internet. Does anyone know if landscape (rotate) is possible?

  • mateo

    how to rotate the phone? so that can play in landscape?

    • Nhonso


  • RD

    I could run the emulator once. The next time i run, i’m getting and error that says “Your system directory is missing ‘kernal-qemu’ image file.”

    Any idea how to sort this out?

  • prowse!

    Why does addictiveapps.com need to connect to a google account. That would be no.

  • Angel

    How can I make the emulator connect into a internal network?
    I would like to test some code that I wrote for Android devices.


  • modafoca

    dont work with internetq

    • alvin

      disable airplane mode so that you can use internet connection 🙂

      • Alexis

        I thought you were joking. It worked.

  • david

    hi i wanted to install a .apk application but it keeps failing!could you tell me if that is possible ?is this android 2.2 ? can u make one for android 2.2?Thanks

  • NAme.,,,

    Virus detection….!!!

  • Vocare

    Sigh not a real file installs facemoods which is an app for animations and such for facebook. Beware of this software.

    • des

      that’s an advertisement!

  • SEO

    This App emulator work to slow… And he had no Internet connections, but we need it for our tests.

    • alvin

      disable airplane mode so that you can use intertnet connection 🙂


    I am Intrested in making apps for android devices.can u guide me programing in java please and platform to write my code….

    • Longeye

      Sorry… WHAT?
      You just want to make apps so want someone to teach you Java… then… what? Platform it?
      Go buy the “for dummies” book on Java and get reading…

      • ElSuPErH@cK3R

        Just shut up!!

  • CT

    Is there a way to just access a local HTML file on my local hard drive to see how it renders? It won’t seem to accept a URL entry like: D://index.html?

  • Kuttappu

    For developing Android programs you need JDK and Eclipse.. Coding is like Java

    • thusitha Fernando

      I have write Hellow world how can I run that throught this emulater. Please help me

  • Vinodh

    Hi. How to connect to internet via proxy in this emulator??

  • DaxC

    Okay… So I’ve created my app, I’ve got the Emulator working… so how to I test the app I just created on it?

  • Nick

    All I have showing is a blank screen, when i click the home tab nothing (actually with every button). This is with both portrait and landscape mode. This is after more than 5 minutes.

  • jyzzy

    yo thanx dawg i hope it runs well

  • Peter Mason


    I want access to apps from Google market place but all the tablets I look at do not have the app store application and those that do are expensive. Can I download the apps to a phone and copy them to a tablet?

    I cannot be alone here. Thanks


    • Marmelo

      you are not, just search for the market app and install it. I had to do the same

    • Vasutradershardevpuri

      me to

  • shit

    i’ve managed to run the android.. but then the emulator shows a Android text and do nothing.. any solution??

    • J.C.

      Yes, the solution is not to use it, because it’s shit.

  • Mark

    Will this emulator run on Windows 2000? When I run EMULATOR.EXE I get the error:
    The procedure entry point freeaddrinfo could not be located in the dynamic link library WS2_32.DLL.

    • Gaver

      Buy a fucking decent PC, man

      • renjith


  • Rein

    already mentioned by Alvin but I see there is confusion… if you want to check your site on the internet, you have to go into settings and disable airplane mode… it’s turned on default…

  • dio

    its work… Just change mode airplane.. clear it..

    • VictorCollin Domingo

      yah right its works on window 7 tnx for this one

  • None

    Works great. Thanks.

  • Me

    1. The Emulator does nothing than opening a DOS box for less than half a second.
    2. The description says to just run the .exe file. Did you not recognize that there are several .exe files? I tried each of them …

  • Urmom

    not work

  • Priyankmody

    is it possible to download apps on it?

  • Bob Gray

    I can’t seem to sign into the app market. It’s telling me that my password is wrong.

  • Bob Gray

    I can’t seem to sign into the app market. It’s telling me that my password is wrong.

  • WorriedPAKI

    Still working! Great job.

  • Bill Gilbert

    This does not seem to work at all on 64 bit windows 7.  The executables just fire for a second and go away.

  • Ahmad

    Although it’s slow, I love it!

  • Downloading the emulator now, can we test android apps on this? does it has a market?

  • Rajanpatil

    that doesn’t work popsup the message the destination folder coldn’t be created after a while

  • Sadiewarren3

    apps? id like to try out kik can i ?

  • Richard Dacker

    Geez this is fun..I create mobile pages so I am liking Android emulator

  • jack

    I have to post this question again, cuz’ there is no one answers it: how to install .apk using this google sdk package?

  • Anonymous

    How to install app on the emulator?
    Thanks 🙂

  • Kaushal Parekh

    plz put latest emulator, i.e. android 3.0 or 4.2.3 ginger breed…

  • Nice post. I’m soo into Android and I’m very grateful i could download the emulator here.

  • Let me download this. As an Android enthusiast and early adopter, this platform presents the best that there is.

  • Cool4yd

    How to upgrade the OS? want to test if it works on 3.0 ?

  • Art Sinned

    i find this emulator.. and wanna try it..:)

  • Gadget Guru

    You can do anything with this Emulator

  • Gadget Guru

    If you want to install an app on it go to this web page – {hgptricksAndroid 1.5 ver Tricks} or email me at kunumunu12@gmail.com

  • Nandi Ruslandi


  • Jitu Jmp

    hello i m just download this softwear but how to instal andriod app in my pc plz help me

  • Jitu Jmp

    hello i m just download this softwear but how to instal andriod app in my pc plz help me

  • ram zon

    if any one wants to know to on the internet its easy go to options switch off airplane and go on 3g not wi-fi 

  • ty

    uggh this is just as annoying as the real android, is there anyway to use the phone emulator to play games as if it were a real android phone, i am addicted to a game called pocket empires and i lost my phone and i reallly want to play it. as well as talk to some good friends i have on there with the app called kik all i really need id the app called kik agggggg

    • taylor1871

      i have the same problem ! i need kik !!

  • Gilberto rocha maciel

    I did it! Congratulations, Google for the emulator that helped thanks

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  • Gilberto rocha maciel

    Ok, lo siento 🙂 Nos las arreglamos para hacer el trabajo de aplicación, pero al intentar abrir el archivo EPUB me sale este mensaje de error:

    “Error al importar EPUB. No EOCD encontrado. No es un archivo ZIP? (Código de error1068)”

    ¿Sabe usted qué significa? Gracias de nuevo 🙂

  • try the blustaks emulator it works pritty well

  • nave

    does it works in win 64bit

  • nicky

    hey guys, i need an *.apk emulator because i want to play android games in my window 7 pc… pls help me

  • die

    hey jew whores, why doesnt this work on windows 7 starter?

    • danny

      because windows 7 starter is for poor pussys like you who cant afford a propper computer

  • chrisnosh

    does it take long to install it all

  • chrisnosh

    is there a better site to download this on
    faster way

  • Jeroen

    Why does it works so slooooooww

  • Aarthee

    Can you say an emulator that helps testing on all the versions of android?

  • kai

    this emulator is really great but I have a question: how do I get there whats app purely because I’m looking for some one of the emulator also supports so pronounced …. whatsapp for the pc …. for I have no android phone …. but would like to write with my friends over because virtually all whatsapp whatsapp only have it’s stupid that I did not have the money and not buy me …. so handy! could someone help me there?

  • MfBcOOl

    why not use Android x86 which also supports internet, sound, app store and installation of .apk files. Emulator sucks and work very slow!

  • Galatafir

    Hey please help me how how can i use the internet in this virtual smartphone?

  • Galatafir

    thanx Rob u r the man

  • gta3m

    not is it good!

  • gta3m

    seems that neither the emulator to play!

  • Sachin Sankalp

    it works
    u can even browse with it , if u have net in your pc

  • tenten

    it will just open with a blinking line….

  • Brett

    Hey Rob good job i hate it when i need help and there like nope i could do it but thanks anyway

  • tallib

    ay cant u go on google play with this?

  • Actowolfy

    When I was looking at “Recommended for you” I laughed because one of them said “Search and download classic game console emulator ROMs for Andriod”. I laughed because your emulating a game through another emulator that emulating the android which would just destroy your cpu because of resource requirements.

  • Hi! can this emulator can send sms? or download games music? just asking 🙂

  • Nick

    How can I run my web application with .html with this Emulator?

  • Billy


  • BR

    excellent but can you load apps like ngpay ??

  • Silent bob

    I am emualting a gameboy emulator in a android emulator in a windows xp virtual pc in windows 7

  • Noopur Naik

    i use wifi of my college, we are given a unique id and password for a particular laptop.. i am not able to use bluestacks in that wifi connection. it works well when i use it at home.. help please!!

  • thuya

    Can i use android emulator on my pc already installed virtualbox?
    Emulator like bluestacks,youwave don’t work on my pc with virtualbox.
    Please reply.

  • Keith Pon

    i download the zip file, and followed the instruction but nothing happens…
    the Android_ that ur telling, it doesn’t even appear.

    can anyone help? i’d really like to test this..

    thanks and God bless

  • bob

    Totally useless emulator, can’t even test .apk files on it

  • The Xnznf

    I ‘ve just downloaded it ,but after clicking on the (*exe ) file ..it didn’t work ,just a black screen then nothing . kindly Help.
    P.S: running WIN 7 32 bit ,1G ram .

  • Paul Ballard

    How do I change my skin?