Download & Install ARM Translation installer on Genymotion emulator. Genymotion is best alternative to Bluestacks. Genymotion is used to create Android environment on your PC. Genymotion has many advantages over Bluestacks like its ease of use and fluidness. Android developers use Genymotion to test their apps. Genymotion can emulate dozens of Android phones like Google Nexus, Samsung and many other smartphones. Genymotion emulator will automatically detect your computer’s keyboard and mouse, and internet access. You can also enable the geolocation(GPS) options and even increase or decrease the size of the emulator window when Android applications are launched.
Genymotion’s ROM is compiled to x86 to match the most popular computer’s CPU Architecture. That is why genymotion is powerful and easy to use. But Cyanogenmod’s gapps is compiled in ARM architecture therefore you cannot install gapps on genymotion. To install Apps you need to install ARM Translation Installer. When you try to install apps without ARM translation you will face the error given below.
WARNING: linker: libdvm.so has text relocations. This is wasting memory and is a security risk. Please fix.
However, due to policy issues in their latest update they removed support both ARM translation and Google Play services. Due to which many users are searching for the alternatives to Genymotion emulator. But there is no need to go for many other Android emulators because you can manually install ARM Translation Installer in Genymotion. In this tutorial we are providing you step by step guide to Download and Install Arm Translation Installer on Genymotion.
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Now Open genymotion Virtual device and Drag and drop the Arm Translator Installer into it.
Now it will say “File transfer in progress”, once it asks you to flash it click ‘OK’
When the flashing is completed you will see dialog box saying that the flashing is completed click OK on it.
Now restart your virtual Device (Caution: Do not close the Virtual Device and Relaunch).
Simply Type the command below to restart your virtual device.
Now Virtual device will restart automatically.
Arm Translation Installer is now successfully installed on your virtual device. Now you can ARM apps and openGL version of signed apps on genymotion. But to install and run Google Play apps on Genymotion you need to install Gapps on your virtual device.
Here is the guide to install Gapps on Genymotion
Download the flashable zip of gapps according to your virtual device’s Android version
Method of installing Gapps is same as the method of installing ARM translator on Genymotion as shown above.
Simply drag and drop the zip file into the virtual device.
There will be confirmation dialog “Do you want to flash it to the virtual device” click ok on it.
Once the installation is completed, restart your virtual device by command.
After restarting update all the apps including Google play services. After following the above methods you can easily install and use Google play android apps on your Genymotion virtual device.
In this tutorial we have discussed about the ARM Translator installation on Genymotion virtual device and installation of gapps on Genymotion. If there is any problem while following this method or you faced any kind of error while installing ARM translation or gapps you can ask your problems by commenting below.