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[LAMW] How to use an Android emulator different from AVD
« on: January 15, 2021, 06:15:36 pm »

I would like to use BlueStacks instead of AVD as an Android emulator to be activated after compiling the .apk with LAMW. The reason is that AVD is tremendously sluggish, while BlueStacks only takes a few seconds to install and run the app (at least when you do it manually).

I played around with "Adb Logcat" of the "Tools" menu and I really made a mess. Now AVD does not appear anymore after compiling the .apk and, even worse, Lazarus gets stuck and I have to shut it down forcibly. Luckily, the .apk is still compiled regularly, in spite of the crash.

Is there any way I can set BlueStacks as an Android emulator or, in the worst case scenario, restore AVD?

Apple loves breaking backward compatibility to make money. If you want to be sure that your apps will never stop working, use Windows and trash macOS!


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Re: [LAMW] How to use an Android emulator different from AVD
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2021, 07:00:57 pm »

AVD is this one..... more a point for headaches ... I use only real device!

Anyone old devices works!

The 6.01 (API 23) introduce the need to handle "dangerous permission" programmatically...
So it is a good start point..... (but olds 4.3, 5.01, ...,  works, too...)

Hint: You need configure your device for "developer mode"  ....
"googling" to know how configure your device by brand and model..

Lamw: Lazarus Android Module Wizard


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