Pause genymotion Android Emulator on Mac

By | September 14, 2015

To Pause genymotion Android Emulator on Mac:

  1. Press the power button of emulator (bottom right corner)
    1. This is equivalent to executing “avd stop” within adb shell on the emulator
  2. Find the process ID number of VBoxHeadless using Activity Monitor
  3. In Terminal: kill -STOP <ID number from step 2>
    1. Your emulator is now effectively paused and uses no CPU

To Restart / Unpause Android Emulator

  1. In Terminal: kill -CONT <ID number from step 2 above>
  2. Press the power button on emulator (bottom right corner of window)
    1. Your emulator is now restarted & should operate normally

 


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