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Andy the Android Emulator

Program: Andy the Android Emulator

License: Freeware

Description: An Android OS emulator for running Android apps on one's PC.

Website: http://www.andyroid.net

While the Bluestacks Portable version still can't be done, what about Andy?

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RE: Andy the Android Emulator

Same thing, should really get their permission (so that files can be repackaged). Andy the Android Emulator is a custom distribution of Android running inside VirtualBox, which means a portable version of VirtualBox is required.

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Looks like they permit it

They seem to state in https://www.facebook.com/groups/AndySupport/permalink/881797628528932/ (needs to be logged in) that they don't mind us doing a portable version. But they do state what you said about VirtualBox (although they explain it's not a fork).

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RE: Looks like they permit it

An Andy-compatible portable VirtualBox would quite likely require Admin rights in order to work.

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I had also 'portable' virtual box.
But this has never been portable, as it need drivers to be installed into the system where ever you use it. This needs definitely admin rights and that time the drivers remained installed after the porgram was closed. This is not very much portable then.
There are certainly ways of uninstalling the drivers when closing the program, but as people tend to simply shut down computer rather then close everything, all will remain installed.

The Andy seems not to be happy with any Virtual Box, it wants certain versions. I have just tried it, either it does not work on my little bit outdated VB or it wants to install its own version. So when I let it install its own version, it did trash all my virtual machines, so spent night to recover all again.
Not funny at all.

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Setup source

I managed to get the source out of the installer (AutoHotKey source retrieved using 7-Zip).

Not only does it mess with existing installs of VirtualBox (trashing vm's as reported above), but it also disables Hyper-V (probably so it doesn't get confused). I don't recommend this for anyone currently using either VirtualBox or Hyper-V.

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(android UNDER vm) UNDER portable != work

(android UNDER vm) UNDER portable != work

I'm following on to Otto because when I looked around I found a "portable virtualbox" but it involved having admin rights and so on to the extent that it wasn't really portable at all! (I think Otto and I may be thinking about the same e.g. of portable in name and idea only)

I was prompted by this thread to get an Android VM going locally as there is an App I've been wanting to test and don't have the right ph but to throw in my 2p worth, I can't see a VirtualBox implementation of anything let alone an Android with all the touchy feely stuff working portably and reliably. I mean, can an Android funtion w/o storage of some sort? if yes it is going to need hooks into the host of some sort, this is all very different to something like DOSBox which I use for some old progs (not games).

I'm suggesting the first step is portable virtualization with, say, VirtualBox and *then* one can consider various guests. I think the order is important and I gently suggesting people that ask for PA do stuff like this haven't, probably innocently, thought things through.

Wm

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How about Genymotion 2.11? It

How about Genymotion 2.11? It is installed first online. Genymotion provides the appropriate virtualbox and they have different ready android flavors kitkat and nougat. Portable virtualbox is available at vboxdotme.

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