Package Details: qemu-android-x86 9.0.r2-2

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Package Base: qemu-android-x86
Description: Android-x86 environment via QEMU and VirGL
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Licenses: GPL2, Apache, custom:Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution Unported
Submitter: Refutationalist
Maintainer: Refutationalist
Last Packager: Refutationalist
Votes: 6
Popularity: 0.85
First Submitted: 2019-04-26 23:52
Last Updated: 2020-05-18 18:26

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viperML commented on 2021-05-28 08:34

I integrated the changes to the script to unsquash the system.sfs into a system.img, which is copied into the user's directory, as in the comment by jwty. And changed the ports to enable ADB support out of the box:

Khaithang commented on 2021-05-17 20:05

the links in /system/bin/enable_nativebridge

aren't working except urls[3]= which happens to be for houdini9_y (32 bit ARM support). Links:


seems to be some chinese servers and aren't working.





tells that the files are not there!. kindly check if the links are proper or not. Thanks

jwty commented on 2021-05-10 14:33

Workaround for getting read-write access to /system, without having to mess with initrd –

First, unsquashfs the system.sfs file provided by this package, move resulting .img file somewhere safe and then set SYSTEMIMG path in qemu-android config file to its path, for example SYSTEMIMG="$HOME/.config/android-x86/system.img".

Then you will need to modify qemu-android script from this package, by removing readonly option from line 150.

Then boot android and remount system as read-write with mount -o rw,remount /system command and create two files (for example with vi provided by Android-x86):

console:/ # cat /system/etc/init/remount-system.rc                             
on property:sys.boot_completed=1
    start remount-system
service remount-system /system/bin/remount-system
    user root
console:/ # cat /system/bin/remount-system                                     
mount -o rw,remount /system

Lastly chmod +x /system/bin/remount-system and reboot, now /system should be read-writeable. If you need to use arm native bridge add /system/bin/enable_nativebridge to /system/bin/remount-system since from my observations it has to be re-enabled on each reboot. Note that in my case enable_nativebridge failed to download houdini library and I had to download it manually.

Janhouse commented on 2020-12-18 23:57

Could you please add option to remove ",format=raw,readonly" from system image line? It is handy to convert the image to qcow2 format and make it writable if necessary.

cosarara97 commented on 2020-12-09 20:22

How does one cleanly shut down the emulator? That is, is there any way to simulate the power button long press and access the shutdown menu?

Zeioth commented on 2020-09-05 01:29

It's been so easy to configure! Thank you for making this package!!

archmanjaro commented on 2020-09-03 17:36

I have installed the package in "Manjaro-KDE", everything is working fine but the audio/sound is crackling. It is horrible! please help me!

candybar commented on 2020-09-03 00:44

Is there a way to use a different resolution? If it's not 1280x720x32 then all I get is a black screen. I don't see anything useful from console :( Thanks. Version : 9.0.r2-2 Update/Edit: I am able to get normal display using VIDEO="768x1280". The mouse/cursor is offset incorrectly, however full screening the window fixes the mouse.

Popolon commented on 2020-05-17 15:43

inkscape 1.0 doesn't support -z anymore, I don't know what this option was for. -e is replaced by -o to export file name, so the line to build the icons in PKGBUILD, should be now : inkscape -o $pkgdir/usr/share/icons/hicolor/${size}x${size}/apps/qemu-android.png -w $size -h $size $srcdir/Android_robot.svg

romjan1412 commented on 2020-05-04 13:27

I'm having a problem with playing games. When I entered the game my keyboard and mouse don't work. It's workes fine when I'm not in any application. I'm confused. Do I need to set manually a hardware-keyboard to play games? if so, how do I do that? or any help would be appreciated.