Genymotion can be said to be the best Android emulator right now. It can run the android app on PC, which is much faster than Google’s official emulator. More importantly, Genymotion is cross-platform and supports Linux.
First, go to the Genymotion official website to download the installation package. You need to log in before downloading. If you don’t have an account, you need to register one. After installation, you also need to log in when using it.
Genymotion depends on VirtualBox, so VirtualBox must be installed first.
How to install VirtualBox on ubuntu?
Step 1: First open the above link in any browser and download VirtualBox suitable for your Linux distro and version.
I am using Ubuntu 20.04. So, I have downloaded the 4th one as shown in the above image.
Step 2: Double click the installable .deb file which you have just downloaded and it will open the application installation environment of ubuntu.
Step 3: Click the Install button and it will ask for your Linux admin password. Just put it and press the ok button to complete the installation.
Now, your ubuntu is ready to install the Genymotion android emulator.
So, How to install Genymotion android emulator on ubuntu?
Don’t worry, Just follow these simple steps, and your Genymotion will be ready within few minutes.
Step 1: Download the Genymotion ubuntu installable file from the below link.
This will open the Genymotion downloading page as shown below. Complete downloading by clicking on the download button.
Step 2: Now open the terminal and run the given commands. Don’t forget to replace the file name with yours.
chmod a+x genymotion-3.2.1-linux_x64.bin ./genymotion-3.2.1-linux_x64.bin
In my case result is shown as given below…
beauty@Beauty:~/Downloads$ chmod a+x genymotion-3.2.1-linux_x64.bin beauty@Beauty:~/Downloads$ ./genymotion-3.2.1-linux_x64.bin Installing for current user only. To install for all users, restart this installer as root. Installing to folder [/home/beauty/Downloads/genymotion]. Are you sure [y/n] ? y - Trying to find VirtualBox toolset .................... OK (Valid version of VirtualBox found: 6.1.26r145957) - Extracting files ..................................... OK (Extract into: [/home/beauty/Downloads/genymotion]) - Installing launcher icon ............................. OK Installation done successfully. You can now use these tools from [/home/beauty/Downloads/genymotion]: - genymotion - genymotion-shell - gmtool
Enjoy, your Genymotion is now ready. Just open it from the Show Applications and complete the setup.