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Installing Android on a Virtual Machine running inside Windows using VirtualBox

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Download VirtualBox (filename: VirtualBox-4.0.0-69151-Win.exe) from Download a ISO image of Android-x86 built for installation on a virtual machine (filename: froyo-vm-20100812) from   Install Virtualbox. Download "VM VirtualBox Extension Pack" (filename:Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.0.0-69151.vbox-extpack) from Install "VM VirtualBox Extension Pack" by double clicking on the file. Start VirtualBox Create a new Virtual Machine named "Android-x86-froyo" for OS "Linux" and Version "Linux 2.6" with RAM as 256 MB and dynamically growing IDE (not SCSI) Harddisk of 2 GB Capacity. Enable both the serial ports (COM1 and COM2) but leave them in "Disconnected" mode. To the above Virtual Machine, attach "froyo-vm-20100812.iso" as CD image to the IDE co

Setting up toolchain for developing applications for Android on a Windows PC

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Download "Java Platform,Standard Edition JDK" (filename: jdk-6u23-windows-i586.exe) from When asked to select the platform, select "Windows" and not "Windows x64" because we want the 32 bit software and not the 64 bit one eventhough our OS is 64 bit. No special installation instruction, just keep clicking next on the installation wizard dialog boxes that pop up. Download "Eclipse IDE for Java Developers" (filename: from Use the 32 bit Eclipse eventhough your OS is 64 bit. Extract the folder "eclipse" from within to C:\ Rename this "eclipse" folder to "eclipseandroid" in case you want to distinguish it from other installations of eclipse. Run C:\eclipseandroid\eclipse.exe Rename the workspace path