Problems Running Emulator


  1. j0nesy

    j0nesy New Member

    Hi all,
    just wondering if someone could point me in the right direction with the problem im having.

    Ive installed the Android SDK kit, Eclipse Version: 1.3.1.20100916-1202
    Build id: 20100917-0705 & Latest JAVA SDK as per instructions in the tutorials I have read.

    Next ive created my AVD as per instructions, but alas, whenever I start the emulator, all I see (on the picture of the phone screen) is a black screen with the word 'android' in the middle, no menus or icons as in the (numerous) tutorials.

    Ive tried un and re-installing all software, to no avail....please somebody help me before I go mad....lol

    Many thanks....

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  2. jonbonazza

    jonbonazza Well-Known Member

    *sigh*... I am really getting tired of answering this question... Does no one ever search?

    At any rate, that is the boot-up screen of the emulator... Just wait, it will eventually come up (it takes a while).
  3. j0nesy

    j0nesy New Member

    Wow, i cant believe it was that ! (although it does take about 10 mins to fully load on my rubbish PC! - I feel an upgrade coming on...)

    In my defence, I did try to search for the answer, but to no avail! Im not as good at searching as I first thought...lol

    Many thanks for pointing me in the right direction, now I can try to get to grips with some coding...

    Cheers Mutchly,
    Paul.
  4. paulscode

    paulscode Well-Known Member

    In defense of a few people who have asked this question before, on some computers (such as my netbook), the AVD will not ever finish booting (even if I let it run overnight, it is still on the "Android" screen when I wake up in the morning). I suppose I could wait for two or three days, but that might hamper my development time-lines. AVD bootup only takes about 30 seconds on my main PC, so there can be a pretty big variation in how much time is required. So moral of the story: it is best to run the thing on a real computer :D.

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