[Tips for Android Developer] Using Android Emulator or Android Virtual Device

If you don’t have a android phone, don’t worry..you can still develop apps android and try it through Android Emulator (Android Virtual Device – AVD)

you can use the command via command prompt (don’t forget to set adb tools on system variable path on your PC) :

emulator -avd emulator-name

to start the emulator. If you want to customize the emulator appearance, you can use the command:

emulator -avd emulator-name -skin 480×320

where the Andori emulator appearance standard is:

480×320, landscape: emulator -skin HVGA-L
320×480, portrait : emulator -skin HVGA-P (default)
320×240, landscape: emulator -skin QVGA-L
240×320, portrait : emulator -skin QVGA-P


[Tips for Android developer] Failed to copy file to system on AVD?

As Android Developer, if you use the following command like:

adb push [your_file] /system/..

and problem shown : “failed to copy file to /system/…”,

such as:

failed to copy ‘[your_file] ’ to ‘/system/…’: No space left on device
failed to copy ‘[your_file] ’ to ‘/system/…’: Out of memory

to resolve that problem, you can use this method :

Start your Emulator…not using Eclipse IDE or AVD Manager, but use the following command :

$emulator –avd [your_avd_name] –partition-size 128

Then you can try the command “adb push [your_file] /system/…”, and the problem solved. Now you can push your file to the system of android on Emulator 😀