Hi all..
In this tutorial I will lead you to show how to install a new skin for your ANDROID Emulator.
The steps are really easy
1. Download the skin from here( http://www.android.encke.net/)
2.Extract it and copy to android/platforms/the_version_of_emulator_you_want_to_skin/skins
3. Now from here you have two options for starting the emulator with the new skin
a. From the command-line.
b. From inside Eclipse.
a. To start from the command Line
Go to path android/tools/ and type
emulator -avd virtual_device_name -skin the_extracted_folder_name
and press enter.
b. To install the skin from inside eclipse
Go to Run->Run Configurations->Target and in the text below from additional command line options type this
-avd VD1.6 -skin HVGA-P

Here my extracted folder name is HVGA-P.



  1. Arthur @ it support June 23, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    You are awesome! Just wanted to make your day better 🙂

  2. jay July 19, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    thanx man

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