Android Development: creating an emulator for Samsung Galaxy S4

Here are the steps that I’ve followed to create an emulator for Samsung Galaxy S4 smart phone device.

  • Start Android Virtual Device Manager [AVD Manager]
  • Select Device Definitions tab
  • Click New Device
  • Set Name, Screen Size, Resolution etc according to the device specifications.  The figure below outlines the configurations that I’ve used to set up the Samsung Galaxy S4 device.


  • Click Create Device
  • Select Android Virtual Device tab
  • Click New
  • Set configurations outlined in the screen shot below.  Please tick the Use Host GPU. Otherwise you will get a blank black screen when running the emulator.


  • Click OK

Now the new AVD is ready for use.  Good luck!




Leave a Reply


captcha *