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How To Setup Android Virtual Device (AVD)

In Last Post We Have Discussed How To Setup Android Application Devlopment Environment On Eclipse.You Can Read It From Here

we are going to
create an Android virtual device (AVD). To Do This Simply Go To eclipse
Folder Then android-sdk-windows folder And Double Click On AVD manager File To
open it and click New.

Create the new Android Virtual Device with the
following configuration details:

  • Name:

  • Target:
    4.1- API Level 16 (Or whichever API you installed for other platforms)

  • SD card Size:

  • Built-
    : HVGA

Leave the rest as the default settings

After That Click On “Create AVD”

You Will See Something Like Image Given Below..

Click On Start To See How Your Emulator Looks.

patient it may take a few minutes to create your new AVD. Whoa! You have
created your first AVD. Android 4.1 JELLY BEAN here it is!

Close the SDK setup

We are still not ready to start
developing our apps and deploy it in AVD and for that you need to configure
eclipse so here it goes.

  •     Launch
    the eclipse and choose the workspace where you want your project folders should
    be and check the option “used this as the default”.

  •       Select
    Help-> Install new software

You Will See Something Like This.

 Now fill out the following info

If you get an error like don’t use SSL. Then Change
location from “https://dl-ssl.google.com/android/eclipse/” to “http://dl-ssl.google.com/android/eclipse/”

  • After a connection is made and available tools are
    retrieved expand “Developer Tools” and select “Android
    DDMS” and “Android Development Tools”
  • Press “Next”


  • On the next dialog, click Next to
    read and accept the license agreement and install any dependencies, then click
  • You
    may receive a Security Warning about unsigned content. Press “OK”

  • Done. Restart eclipse now.
  • After restart we need to tell Eclipse where we copied
    the “Android SDK”.

  • Select “Windows > Preferences”

  • Select “Android” from the left pane. After
    you select “Android” you will receive an error. That is because
    it is not setup yet. We are setting it up now.

  • For the SDK Location, browse to where you installed the
    SDK or simply enter the path as entered below (only if you have followed
    the same path as here).

  • Press “Apply” then “OK”A
    dialog box will appear. If you want to send usage data to Google leave it
    checked, otherwise uncheck it and press “Continue”. This dialog box
    can sometimes get trapped beneath your window. Minimize Eclipse if you don’t
    see it.

    Till Now We are Only Playing With Setting And Tools For Android Application Development..Now We Are Done With That…So The Actual Application Development Start From Now…

    To Read How To Develop Your First Android Application Read It From Here

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