There are many reasons that for you to emulate Android system on your PC with Windows 10. Like playing games that are not available in PC, use messaging apps from your PC, test your own apps, etc. So here comes the AMIDuOS is one of the simplest and fastest ways to achieve it.
1. Install the Android emulator on your PC
Since its inception, Android has been one of the most emulated in other operating systems platforms. There are many reasons for running an Android system from a PC, from playing video games or using apps that are not available on other platforms, real-time test performance apps that you yourself have developed, etc.
AMIDuOS is an emulation system which is very simple to install and use, while Android offers great versatility as it allows to use all processor and memory resources available on your PC. Then we’ll show you some of the keys to use.
AMIDuOS is not a free program, but has a trial period of 30 days for you to check if it meets your expectations. After that time you will have to pay for a license. You can download the trial version of AMIDuOS from its official website.
This emulator is available in two versions of Android: 1.1 AMIDuOS that emulates an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean 2.0 or AMIDuOS running an Android 5.0 Lollipop version. You can download the one you like, but we will use AMIDuOS 2.0 is the most current. After downloading the installation file, simply double-click on it to start the installation of the emulator.
During installation you need to be connected to the Internet, and you need to download some additional elements. When installation is complete, you can start to use the emulator that will run from a window.
2. Enables virtualization on AMIDuOS
Before you begin using AMIDuOS, make sure your PC processor supports virtualization technology (Intel VT-x or AMD-V) and that you have enabled in the BIOS or UEFI of your computer.
If this technology does not support or is not enabled, the program may not work or make it unstable. Consult the manual of your motherboard or computer for details about this option and how to activate it.
3. Set the features of your Android
To configure AMIDuOS features and resources that will have your emulated version of Android you need to start a secondary configuration program that is installed with the emulator.
- From the search box Windows 10, writes duets Configuration Tool and the program will appear in the results table. If you do not use Windows 10, you can find this program in the installation directory AMIDuOS in the Program Files folder.
- Once you start the setup application, go to the Advanced section. In the Memory section, slide the control to increase the amount of RAM that will be assigned to Android.
- Configure the features and resources that will have your emulated version of Android.
- Then, access the Camera and GPS sections to enable these elements in Android, provided that your device has the hardware. Enable these components will allow you, for example, use a portable camera to make a video call from Android.
4. Add Shared Folders AMIDuOS
AMIDuOS lets you use specific folders on your Windows 10 on Android, so that will be easier to share files between the two systems.
You can configure these folders from the application configuration AMIDuOS you’ve already used in the previous section.
- Access the preceding paragraph and in the Shared Folders section, specify which folders on your computer will be shared with the Android emulator.
- When finished, click on Apply and the new setting will be applied in the next start of AMIDuOS and you can access these folders from Android emulation.
5. Customize your Android emulator
After configuring the hardware features that use the Android emulation, and specifying the shared folders, it’s time to apply some improvements to the original installation of AMIDuOS and customizing it.
Originally, AMIDuOS does not include some common features in many Android devices such as Google applications (Google Play, Google Photos, Google Maps, Google Play games, etc.). However, you can install these apps and more faithfully emulate the environment most Android devices.
To do this you need to download an additional package with Google Apps.
- First, download (as are commonly known among the community of Android developers or GApps) the file containing the Google Apps.
- If you are using version AMIDuOS Lollipop download these GApps, whereas if you use the Jelly Bean version of AMIDuOS have to download them from these others. The download is a compressed file in ZIP format and weighing approximately 155 MB.
- When the download is complete, start AMIDuOS, minimizes window to return to Windows, click with the right mouse button on the file and select the Apply to duets option. Then they will begin to install the GApps in the emulator and AMIDuOS show an animation of Andy, the mascot of Android.
- After that will start AMIDuOS and apps by Google and will be ready for use after identification in each of the services Google.
6: Need to install an app?
If you need to install an app that you have developed yourself, and that is not yet available in Google Play or any other application store, you can install it in a similar way as you have the Google Apps installed.
Copy the APK installation of the app to your computer, click the right mouse button on it and select the option Apply to duets.
You will automatically be installed on your Android emulator and you can use it normally.
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