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Holly Fox
Holly Fox
2,808 Points

How do you integrate GenyMotion with Android Studio?

I have an old computer so struggling with the load time using the emulator within the Android Studio. I have been looking through the forum and followed advice of installing GenyMotion instead. I'm all registered and its downloaded fine. My question is how do you get Android Studio to speak to Genymotion? I'm assuming you have to set the ADB path within GenyMotion settings. This is where I'm stuck, I have no idea what it needs to point to? Is it just the folder where Android Studio is? Or is it one of the many files? or maybe its something completely different?? I am a technical novice so appreciate some guidance :)

3 Answers

Hey Holly! Not sure if you've seen it yet, but Ben created a few videos about Genymotion in the Android Tools course that can walk you through installing and using Genymotion.

Have you installed the Genymotion plugin for Android Studio yet? If you go to the User Guide on the Genymotion site and navigate to the IntelliJ Plugin (since Android Studio is built on IntelliJ), you can go through the steps of installing the plugin and using Genymotion with Android Studio.

Hope that helps!

Holly Fox
Holly Fox
2,808 Points

Thanks Kristen I watched Bens videos and see that Android studio and GenyMotion automatically sync. I still don't have the icon on the toolbar but I have just set up an emulator and it seems to have activated something in the logcat. If that doesn't work then I will go through the steps on IntelliJ plugin as suggested.

Thank you!

I think it might automatically sync on a mac-- on Windows, I didn't get the icon on the toolbar until I installed the plug-in and set path to GenyMotion (and I had to do it again the next time I opened for some reason--I noticed sometimes changes in Studio go poof and I redo).

Also, when I run an app, GenyMotion won't automatically start, so I just start it up from the icon before running any apps.