How To Install and Run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean SDK on Windows PC?

Yesterday Google officially unveiled Android 4.1 ‘Jelly Bean’ at I/O conference. Jelly Bean holds a buttery smooth UI along with a bundle of new features including triple buffering, redesigned home screen, offline voice typing, more 18+ languages support, improved camera, notifications, Android beam and more. Currently Jelly Bean is available through OTA update only on Google Nexus and Xoom and said to be arriving by mid July. Although, Google released Android SDK for developers through which they’ll be able to run Jelly Bean in PC’s. Here’s a step by step guide on how you’ll be able to install the Android SDK and run Jelly Bean on your Windows PC.

  • Download Android SDK from here and Install it on your PC.
  • Open SDK Manager from the installed location and wait for the files to get fetched

  • Once the fetching is complete select the packages you want to install. I selected the ‘Tools’ and ‘Android 4.1 (API 16)’ packages. Click Install 8 packages.
  • Select Accept and Install.
  • Wait until the packages are downloaded and installed.

 

After everything is downloaded, now set up the Android Emulator to run Jelly Bean on your PC.

  • Go to Android SDK Tools folder and start AVD Manager.
  • Click on New and Create a Virtual Device –> Create AVD –> Ok.
  • Now select the virtual device from the list –> Click Start –> Launch.

 

You’ll see the following screen after the emulator starts up. The first time boot up will take a few minutes.

 

Enjoy Jelly Bean on your PC!

 

Thanks #TeamAndroid :)

 

 

 

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31 thoughts on “How To Install and Run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean SDK on Windows PC?

  1. coolanish5 says:

    Can you please create an iso file of it?

  2. Well! Cool one! But I’ve never heard installing a mobile platform on a computer platform !

  3. The purpose of this is for app developers to be able to test applications in a virtual android environment rather than having to load their apps on a physical device everytime they want to test their code. This is a far cry from “installing” android as an OS on a pc. Still handy to use though, although I think most people willing to go to this lenght to run Android on the computer are probably also the types to have already download the SDK while installing custom ROMs on their device. But hey, I’m all for spreading the Android love.

  4. Hey Priyanka , Can’t we use vmware instead of emulator ?!

  5. I mean If you get the stable iso update then do post it :)

  6. How to use apps from google play .I cannot access Google Play from the emulator.can you please provide the steps as to how to install google play on the avd

    • Hi Saurav. Thanks for asking about it. As of now I didn’t try installing Play store on emulator since I could not find it working that way. Alternatively, you can access Play Store through the Jelly Bean emulator web browser. If I find some positive way to install Play store on avd I’ll definitely post about it.

  7. can i install it by changing itzz resolution…..????

  8. great post.
    can u please tell how to get google play on it ?

    • As of now I didn’t try installing Play store on emulator since I could not find it working that way. Alternatively, you can access Play Store through the Jelly Bean emulator web browser. If I find some positive way to install Play store on avd I’ll definitely post about it. Thanks for asking.

  9. Here The VM/Virtual Box Release

  10. well priyanka, i want to boot the android on my laptop and that will be the only os , so how to boot it with out any help of os and virtual box.

    i want to boot it like i am booting my windows and ubuntu

    please give the steps

  11. when i tried to create avd it shows that first select target

  12. I have been trying to install downloaded apps for eg (operamini.apk) in the emulator through the adb install command, but everytime I get INSTALL FAILED INSUFFICIENT MEMORY error, can somebody help me.

  13. Can i boot this faster?

    oh and i think ive got a problem
    I followed steps but i downloaded 4.2
    and dont know how to configure it so i installed all in the checklist

    and does this one have a configuring needed in properties of computer?

  14. Is the WIFI working fine?

  15. when i want to run avd manager then error massage occured and massge appeared “failed to execute tools\android.bat
    the system can not find the file specified”
    what can i do

  16. hey just wanted to ask you why does it show the error failed to fetch the file android.bat ???

  17. The SDK Manager file is not opening