Thursday, 20 March 2014

Tutorial: Android Wear with Genymotion

Hi, for people who does not have a phone with Android 4.3 or above, we can not try the Android Wear Preview. :'(
And here is a way you can try, use Genymotion Nexus 4 with Android 4.3 and it works!

  1. Setup a Nexus 4 with Android 4.3 in Genymotion.
  2. Start both the Nexus 4 and Android Wear emulator.
  3. You should first install Google Play Services on the Nexus 4:
    1. Download the zip file
    2. Drag it into the Nexus 4
    3. Reboot the device, and now you are able to install "Android Wear Preview" on Play Store
  4. Open Terminal, use adb tools:
    ./adb devices
  5. you shoud see 2 devices,
    ./adb -s [device name of Nexus 4] forward tcp:5601 tcp:5601
  6. Done!