Android simulator slow/not working

When trying to run Android
applications, the simulator either does not start (hanging in 'Device is not ready. Waiting for 20 sec.' loop) or  when the application finally downloads, the simulator is does not really react to input.

Is there some workaround for this, or should one use a real phone?


Try to launch emulator manually using AVD manager ( Tools | Android | AVD manager ). When it'll be fully loaded launch your application from the IDE


Thanks for the input but when I do that, choosing to run the application starts a second instance of the emulator.. Is there a way to avoid that?

I am going to try using a real phone, just waiting for a USB cable..


Try to disable and then enable ADB service (see Tools | Android menu)


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