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Tim Arwine5,406 Points
Android emulator not working; phone cannot be connected either. Help!
I've been through every tutorial (on Treehouse, Android developer & Stackoverflow) I can find. Nothing works. I always get the emulator to come up, but then it is black. Displays nothing. So I decide to set up my android phone instead. But when I try to find it in my device manager to download drivers, it is not there either. (I've already enabled debugging...) I am starting to get discouraged. I am flying blind cause I can't see what I'm developing. Help Please!
Durim Kryeziu14,002 Points
Hi Tim Arwine , I understand you the emulator is to heavy. Please use the lastes Android Studio ( 2.1 ) because the emulator is much faster.
What device do you have maybe you have problem with the USB cable or drivers or the usb connector in your pc , Do you see the phone in "my computer".
Jason AndersTreehouse Moderator 145,624 Points
Depending on which version of Android Studio you are using, the emulator can be verrrrrrrry slow to load (making it look like you only have a black screen). I can't help you with the actual phone not being recognized, as I am an Apple man and am not familiar with Android phone connectivity.
Aside from waiting 5 - 10 minutes to see in your emulator does load, I offer two other suggestions:
You could try the popular and alternative emulator Genymotion... many developers prefer it actually.
Have a look at Treehouse's Workshop on Emulators and see if it can also offer you some suggestions.
Hope it all get worked out for you. :)