Running Your Android Phone/Tablet on a virtual machine January 5, 2013Posted by GuySoft in Android, diy, Hamakor, linux, open source, Uncategorized.
Tags: android, howto, open source, titanum, virtualbox
My phone has died, and was sent to repair. And since I have a complete backup of it, as explained in my last post, I thought I might try and emulate it on my laptop.
So in this post I’ll explain how to do just that. And one the side effects is that I can now use whatsapp on my PC!
What you will need
- A backup of your phone that was done with Titanium Backup – Follow my previous post on how to do that. Note that for Titanium Backup to run you need to root your phone.
- A computer that is running virtual box and virtualbox-fuse – I will show how to do this in Linux, but windows and Mac can do this too.
- A copy of AndoVM – This is the reason we can do this, since android by default does not come with an Ethernet drivers and AndroVM is compiled and distributed to run on virtualbox out of the box (pun intended).