Genymotion Emulator Does Not Show In Visual Studio? Here's A Fix!


Genymotion Emulator is running on our client machine but it is not getting displayed in the Visual Studio emulator list.

Potential Causes

  • Genymotion is out-of-date.
  • Different ADB versions in installed SDK and Genymotion.
ADB, Android Debug Bridge, is a command-line utility included with Google’s Android SDK. ADB can control a device from a computer, copy files back and forth, install and uninstall apps, run shell commands, and more.

Potential Fixes

One of the following fixes might help.
  • Restarting both, Visual Studio and Genymotion emulator.
  • Updating Genymotion to the latest version.
  • Changing Genymotion ADB path to match that of Visual Studio’s. For this to work, follow the following steps.

    • If you do not know your Android SDK location, go to Visual Studio Settings -> Xamarin -> Android Settings and copy the SDK Location Path.
    • Now open Genymotion Settings -> ADB, select the option to use custom tools and paste the copied location path.
    • Restart Genymotion emulator if it’s already running.
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