Android Emulator

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17 Jul, 2017 06:30 PM

Is there a working example of launching an Android emulator to run tests with? I have not been successful in figuring this out myself.

The documentation doesn't mention the paths to the Android SDK/NDK either:


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 20 Jul, 2017 02:44 AM

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    Hi Jonathan,

    Android SDK is located here: C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk, but we are not aware of any working example of launching an Android emulator on AppVeyor.

    I can be mistaken, but I think that Android emulator required virtualization support. AppVeyor build is running on VMs, and we are currently do not support nested virtualization.

    What may work for you is private build cloud, specifically running AppVeyor build agent on physical machine with Hyper-V locally.

    However this feature is available for Premium plan accounts only, Trial is free. Let us know if you are interested.


  2. 2 Posted by jonathan.pepper... on 20 Jul, 2017 03:29 AM

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    Hi, I think technically an arm emulator (non-haxm) would probably work, but I don't think it's something we want to figure out if others haven't gotten it to work on AppVeyor.

    I think we need to look at a dedicated build agent.

    Thanks for the help,

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 20 Jul, 2017 08:41 AM

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    OK, let us know if/when you want us to enable private build cloud trial for you.

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