Ubuntu – How to install Ubuntu Touch Emulator on 13.10

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I went through this site Touch/Emulator – Ubuntu Wiki but I'm still not sure how to install Ubuntu Touch Emulator on 13.10. The site pointed me to: “android” package : Ubuntu, for downloading a .deb package but I wasn't sure which package to download. I need clear instruction on how to install the ubuntu touch emulator.

Best Answer

  • Dependencies

    Install the dependencies with the following PPA:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:phablet-team/tools
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-emulator


    To install the Ubuntu Touch x86 Emulator, paste the following in your terminal:

    wget http://people.canonical.com/~rsalveti/aosp/generic_x86/emulator-x86.tar.bz2 -O /tmp/emulator-x86.tar.bz2
    tar -jxvf /tmp/emulator-x86.tar.bz2
    cd emulator-x86
    ./build-emulator-sdcard.sh #this will download the ubuntu rootfs and create the sdcard image

    To run the emulator:

    cd emulator-x86; ./run-emulator.sh

    Scale down the window

    If the emulator window doesn't fit in your screen, the you can resize it, by going In the ~/emulator-x86 folder, edit the run-emulator.sh file, and add in -scale 0.5. To scale it down half the size.

     exec emulator -memory 512 \
        -scale 0.5 \


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