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Emulate Android On Your Desktop with Andy

andy_emulator_wp_header There are lots of great reasons to use an Android emulator. Perhaps you're thinking of testing out some cool apps, but you don't have enough space on your Android device. Plus, if you are leaving the iOS world and you want to test drive the Android world before you make moves to Google Nexus - this is the way to do it. 

We take a look at Andy. Andy breaks down the barrier between desktop and mobile computing, while keeping a user up to date with the latest Android OS feature upgrades.  It also provides users with unlimited storage capacity because it uses your local machine hard drive space, and you have the freedom to play the most popular mobile games on a desktop.  So how to get started with Andy:

Step 1: Download your copy of Andy here. [click on the word Andy :)]

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Step 2: Double-click on the installer and except the User Account Control dialog box.

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Step 3: Click on Next.

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Step 4: Choose your destination or keep the default and click on Next.

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Step 5: Leave everything the way it is because you need everything listed on the dialog box to deploy Andy correctly into your machine.

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Step 6: Click Next.

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Step 7: Check if you want a shortcut on the desktop, if not click on Next.

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Step 8: Click Install.

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Step 9: Take a coffee break or a bathroom break and come back.

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Step 10: Still going because it needs to install Virtualbox.

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Step 11: Click on Install.

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Step 12: Click on Finish.

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Step 13: Microsoft Firewall will be asked you to access Andy access to your network. Click Allow Access.

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Step 14: The virtual machine will start up automatically.

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Step 15: Pick your language and select Start.

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Step 16: Setup you Gmail account if you have one, if not click on No.

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Step 17: I have a Gmail account so I set it up ;).

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Step 18: Click on Ok.

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Step 19: Allow Gmail to finish signing in.

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Step 20: This is up to you, but I skip it and clicked on Not now.

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Step 21: Skipped it again, but it’s up to you if you want to set it up.

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Step 22: If you want your Google Account that you setup early to be a backup for you device leave everything checked off and click on the arrow.

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Step 23: Click on the arrow to go next.

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Step 24: Your done. Congrats!!!

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Step 25: Now, this is optional but it will prompt you if you want to do the 1ClickSync which sync application from Andy to your mobile device.

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Step 26: You are in an Android environment.

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Step 27: You can run this virtual machine like a tablet and download all the apps you want. Enjoy!

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8 Comments on Emulate Android On Your Desktop with Andy

  1. I am getting the following error on windows 8.1:

    Unable to launch VPM Process: VT-x is disabled in the BIOS,(VERR_VMX_NO_VMX)

    I was able to temporarily fix this by manually configuring an IPv4 address on respective VirtualBox Host-Only Network Interface but after shutting down Andy, I can not seem to get Andy to work once again with the same “fix”. Any help with this will be greatly appreciated.

  2. mohammad shadab // February 14, 2015 at 10:43 am // Reply

    someone help me with this error in andy:-

    error in sys.excepthook exception [errno 11002] get addrinfo failed
    OR

    cx_Freeze: Python error in main script (traceback unavailable)

    Error in sys. excepthook.
    Exception; [Errno 11004] getaddrinfo failed
    Original Exception: DLL load failed: The specified procedure could not be found.(FULLY DETAILED)

    please email me if someone has the solution on (mdshadab21july@gmail.com)

    Thxx

  3. what can I do???

    “Error in sys.excepthook.
    Exception: [Errno 11004] getaddrinfo failed
    Original Exception: DLL load failed: The specifier procedure could not
    be found.”

    this is my problem….

  4. what i Do

    error in sys.excepthook
    exception:[Eeeno 11001] getaddrinfo faild
    Original Exception : (-2147352567,’Exceotion occured.,'(0,’machine’,
    ‘The machine is not mautable (state is poweredOff))’,none,0
    ,-21352284141),none)

  5. Second-Hand worker // September 5, 2014 at 2:01 pm // Reply

    Delete the PFS. file and make a copy of the .andy file on the desktop. Open that file with a net-reader programme, drag the file back into the original file and enjoy?

  6. What i can do ?

    Failed to open a session for the virtual machine emurender.

    VT-x is disabled in the BIOS. (VERR_VMX_MSR_VMXON_DISABLED).

    Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005)
    Component: Console
    Interface: IConsole {8ab7c520-2442-4b66-8d74-4ff1e195d2b6}

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