How to Test any Android OS on macOS using Android Studio
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How to Test any Android OS on macOS using Android Studio

How to Test any Android OS on macOS using Android Studio

Sometimes installing a different operating system on Windows or macOS and any other PC is just like a fun. It’s the best opportunity for developers who test different OS to check out there interface look. Due to the release date of Android 11 “R” in the previous article, I had prepared for the installation of Android 11 “R” on Android Studio on Windows 10 PC. I was curious to test Android 11 on Android Studio on macOS PC. Therefore, lots of effort I am successful to do that. In fact, Android 11 “R” is in preview mode but again it much interesting to use on our PC. Android 11 is having many features than the previous version of Android.

What Android Studio used for? Android Studio was the first project that started at Google Inc by developers. They passed this notification over the world, they faced the lacked some tools to find auto-update on. After that, they created Android Studio. Android Studio all in one developing tool for those who want to develop any App for Android. Thanks to Google that gives us the opportunity and makes an easy way to make the development environment easy for us. Android Studio with its new features is super fast super smoother performance. After updating your Android Studio to the latest version, you will see that Google added new Kotlin language on Android Studio for faster development. Android Studio’s latest version consists of several professional tools. Like SDK manager. Build tools, Emulator, and others.

How to Test any Android OS on macOS using Android Studio

However, you can install Android OS on macOS using Android Studio or Emulator. Android Studio is an open-source platform for you to test any Android OS on it without any connection to Android phones. In fact, Android Studio was built for the purposes of developers to test out Android Apps there. But it allows the users to install several Apps there. In some few clicks, you can test the following Android operating system on Android Studio Android R Preview, Android 10.0 (Q), Android 9.0 (Pie), Android 8.1 (Oreo), Android 8.0 (Oreo), Android 7 (Nougat), Android (Marshmallow), Android (Lollipop), Android (KitKat), and others.

Android Studio is an “Integrated Developments Environment” IDE which usually uses for developing Android Apps. However, while testing an operating system on Windows 10 PC or macOS PC. Mostly, we use VMware Workstation or VirtualBox called Virtual Machines. The same Android Studio itself consists of a Virtual machine Emulator that works like a Virtual machine to run any Android operating system. If you are not a developer to develop any App software on Android Studio. But at least you can test Android OS on it, that support on Google Pixel 2.

In this guide, I will walk you through how to test any Android OS on macOS using Android Studio. To get started with this you need some requirements to prepare first. When all is done so let’s get started with the installation.

  • Download Android Studio for macOS
  • Download SDK Tools – In case, if Android Studio faced missing of SDK tools. Then download it from here and install it with Android Studio.

Step 1. Download Android Studio

First will come first if you couldn’t find a way to download Android Studio. Then check the screenshot below for downloading the Android Studio.

In macOS open up the Safari browser, type on the search bar Android Studio and press enter. Once the Android main window opened click on Download options. In fact, the Android Studio comes for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Download Options
Download Options

When the download list appeared click Mac (64-Bit) to download Android Studio dmg.

Download dmg
Download dmg

Step 2. Install Android Studio on macOS

Once you have downloaded Android Studio, double-click on dmg to extract it. When extraction completed double-click on setup, and again double-click on the Android logo to run its setup.

Install Android Studio
Install Android Studio

Wait until it should verify the Android Studio.

Verifying
Verifying

When the Android verified, then a notification will pop-up. That that “Android Studio is an app downloaded from the internet. Are you sure you want to open it? simply click open to launch the setup.

Click open
Click open

Choose the option “Do not import settings” then click OK.

Click OK
Click OK

What is Data Sharing on Android Studio? it allows Google to collect anonymous usage data for Android Studio and its related tools, features, and resources. If you want to share its data with Google then click “Send usage statistics to Google” or simply click Don’t send.

Don't send
Don’t send

Once you clicked Don’t send it will go to Android Studio installation wizard. Simply on the first window click Next.

Click Next
Click Next

Choose the type of setup for Android Studio. I think the Standard setup is better for its performance, but it’s up to you. When you selected the setup type click Next.

Choose setup type
Choose setup type

Choose the UI theme for Android Studio and click Next.

Choose UI theme
Choose UI theme

To verify setting click Finish

Verify setting
Verify setting

After clicking finish, the Android Studio will start downloading important internal components.

Downloading components
Downloading components

Step 3. Download & install the SDK “Software Development Kit” Tools

Android SDK platform-tools are components of the Android SDK. It includes tools that interface with the Android platform, such as ADB, fast-boot, and systrace. The SDK tools required for Android App development. It also required when you needed to unlock your device Bootloader and flash it with a new system image.

To download SDK tools on Android Studio open up the Android Studio. And click on “Start a new Android Studio project”.

Start a new Android Project
Start a new Android Project

Now you will see that Android SDK is missing on Android Studio or corrupted, so click on Open SDK Manager.

Open SDK Manager
Open SDK Manager

On the Android SDK Manager window simply click OK.

Click OK
Click OK

An existing Android SDK was detected. The setup wizard will only download missing or outdated SDK components, click Next to continue into the next setup.

SDK detected
SDK detected

To continue into installation click Next.

Wait while the SDK should be downloaded, once it downloaded automatically starts the installation.

Installing SDK
Installing SDK

Now the SDK components have been successfully installed on Android Studio. To end the window click Finish.

Click Finish
Click Finish

In fact, each Android SDK platform package includes the Android platform and sources pertaining to an API level by default. Once installed, Android Studio will automatically check for updates. Check show package details to display individual SDK components. And each SDK platform contains separate Android OS check the box of operating system then click OK.

Select Android OS SDK
Select Android OS SDK

In this step, you need to confirm changes by clicking OK.

Click OK
Click OK

Agree to the terms and conditions of the Software Development Kit then click Next.

Agree to terms and conditions
Agree to terms and conditions

Wait for to download SDK path

Downloading SDK path
Downloading SDK path

Once the download completed click Finish.

Finish
Finish

Step 4. Start a New Android Studio Project on macOS

Now everything is ready for you, go ahead and follow the instruction below to start a new Android project on Android Studio on macOS PC. When the components downloaded and installed on Android Studio open up the Android Studio. And click on “Start a New Android Studio Project”.

Start a new Android studio project
Start a new Android studio project

Select the project template, you can choose the following template, Phone & Tablet, Wear OS, TV, Automative. Android Things. For Android 11 or Android older versions of Android choose “No Activity” and click Next.

Choose No Activity
Choose No Activity

Now to configure your project check the below screenshot.

Configure project
Configure project

Once you entered the Android Studio main window then click on Install a shell script formatter.

Install script formatter
Install script formatter

Once installed click on the top bar on the Android logo for creating a virtual machine.

Click on Create Virtual Devices.

Create Virtual Devices
Create Virtual Devices

Choose the hardware device for Android, then click Next.

Select Hardware
Select Hardware

Choose the following Android OS which you want to run on Android Studio on macOS.

Download Android OS
Download Android OS

Agree to the terms and conditions of Android OS and click Next.

Agree to terms and conditions
Agree to terms and conditions

The Android OS size is 1GB wait when it should be downloaded.

Downloading Android OS
Downloading Android OS

When the Android OS succeeds click Finish.

Click Finish
Click Finish

Choose the system image which you have downloaded then click Next.

Select a System image
Select a System image

Verify the configuration by selecting an AVD name, and click Finish.

Verify configuration
Verify configuration

That’s it the Android OS is ready on Android Studio on macOS PC. To start Android OS click the play button.

Click Play
Click Play

Final Point

That’s all about how to Test any Android OS on macOS using Android Studio. I hope you have gotten something from reading this article. Furthermore, if you faced any kind of problem feels free to share with me below in the comment section. In addition, if you think the article was useful for you then share it with your friends on social networks.

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