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Tutorial – Install/Setup Genymotion Android Emulator on Linux [Ubuntu/LinuxMint/Fedora/ArchLinux]


In our previous post, we had discussed about the Best 5 Android emulators for Linux . Many asked us for installation instructions for installing Genymotion on Linux, so we have come up with this tutorial to install Genymotion – the present-best Android emulator for Linux. I have tried and tested this tuorial for Ubuntu and LinuxMint but it should work for all Linux distributions

Tutorial for Installation/Setup of Genymotion on Linux –

    1. Genymotion requires VirtualBox to be installed on your Linux System for it to run , To learn/install VirtualBox on your machine, you can read the post about it present here . Procedure to Install VirtualBox on Linux .
    2. Now, for Deploying Android Machines on Genymotion we need an account on genymotion cloud, which can be freely obtained by signing up at this Genymotion Cloud Sign-up URL.
    3. Now , first we have to download Genymotion , After Signing up, please logon to the Genymotion site and Download the Genymotion machine renderer from here , depending upon the Linux distro and build you are using [32 or64 bit].
    4. Now go to the Terminal on your Linux by menu or by typing “Ctrl+Alt+T”.
    5. Now in the Terminal , Navigate to the Directory where the downloaded Genymotion image is present [Let’s consider the image downloaded is present in the Downloads folder] , Now type these commands in the terminal.
    6. cd ~/Downloads/

      chmod +x genymotion-2.1.0_x64.bin

    7. Now, Genymotion will be installed as shown in the figure below
    8. Now , run Genymotion from the VirtualBox or from the Menu. Alternatively, you can run it from the terminal by executing


  1. Now Genymotion pops up, there login with the Genymotion account we registered earlier,and click on Create New Virtual Device or the “Add”  button.
  2. You will see various Android Images listed as follows , select the one you want to emulateand click Next
  3. The Android image , will now be downloaded to the machine and saved for future use, after its downloaded , Just select the Android image which is present on your system and click the “Play”  button.
  4. Your desired Android Image will be implemented , Now you can Play Games, Install Whatsapp etc and do anything with your Own Linux Device right on your PC :).

I hope , the tutorial was clean and clear, however if you face any issues/encounter any problems, Please do comment we would be glad to help :).

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