Android Emulator - Quick Boot03 Jan 2018
Android Emulator Quick Boot
Beginning with Android Emulator version 27.0.2, the Android Emulator now includes a feature called
Quick Boot that launches the emulator in a few seconds.
Quick Boot to work, your AVD must perform a cold boot on it’s first time booting up. All subsequent starts will use the
Quick Boot feature which restores the system to the state it was last closed in.
This feature is turned on by default.
To get started, open up the Xamarin Android SDK Manager inside your IDE by going to
Tools > Android > SDK Manager.
Tools tab, update the following items:
- Android SDK Tools 26.1.1
- Android Emulator 27.0.2
Once you’ve installed the requirements for this feature, it’s as easy as booting up your favorite AVD for the first time to start the initial cold boot.
When you’re done using the AVD, you can exit out of the emulator and
Quick Boot will save the state of your emulator.
The next time you open your AVD, it will load the existing state and proceed to
Your emulator should now start up in under 6 seconds. Now there is no excuse to wait for the emulator to boot up and you can continue coding!
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