Install Google Play Store on Android Emulator

I tried to install Google Play Store in ICS emulator and came to this article. After few hit and miss, finally made it success with following steps:

  1. Get latest Google Apps from CyanogenMod Wiki.
  2. Create an Android virtual device with proper API level.
  3. Start the AVD from command line: emulator-arm.exe -avd JB -partition-size 512 -no-audio -no-boot-anim -scale 0.51. The crucial parameter is partition-size, otherwise you will receive error like “Out of memory” when pushing .apk files later.
  4. Remount system partition: adb shell mount -o remount,rw /system
  5. Push apk: adb push GoogleLoginService.apk /system/app/.
  6. Push apk: adb push GoogleServicesFramework.apk /system/app/.
  7. Push apk: adb push Vending.apk /system/app/.
  8. Now you should have Play Store there:

playstore    store


Posted on November 16, 2012, in Android. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Is there a way to keep the Play Services?

  2. nice and clear, tnx !
    but when I reboot i loose it, do you know how to make it permanent?

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