Android System Image - Android ARM v8a System Images Direct Download

Android System Image - Android ARM v8 System Images

This image is an emulation of Android device with ARM CPU v8a + 64bit Android OS.
It provides only basic functionalities and core features of Android OS of that version without Google specific Android APIs like GMaps, Gdrive, Accounts and so forth.
It has less restrictions for debugging purpose so you can have root access on it.
This system image is useful for debugging/testing common Android apps that don't use any of Google Android APIs.
If you want to debug/test apps that uses Google APIs, use Google API System Images Variant instead.

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All the packages were taken directly from the official Google's Android host.

All Android ARM v8 System Images by API,Version and OSes
NoPackage NameAPIVersionOSSize (MB)
1ARM 64 v8a System Image.zip2424.7ALL366.74 MB

How to install offline Android System Image - Android ARM v8 System Images?

This package will be installed on the same path with same API number scheme regardless of the specific updates on minor/micro revision numbering.
Different versions with different API number will have their own install location so it's install path will follow Android API numbering shceme.
Upon updates, it upgrades previous installation by overriding existing installation on the same API number only.
You can install ONLY SINGLE VERSION based its specific MAJOR API NUMBER for this package installation.
The offline installation is done using Bash's unzip that is widely avaialble on Windows (with WSL), Linux and Mac.However you can use whatever unzipping/decompressing/extracting tools you like that support extracting .zip, but please pay attention carefully so that the package is installed correctly and is recognized.We use Bash's unzip for this purpose , respectively.

  • Download the latest version of the packages available above.If it has different OSes, choose one that match your development OS.
  • After finished, you can DISCONNECT any internet connections.
  • Locate the downloaded .zip pacakge into accessible location, as you will need that location for installation purpose.
  • Open up CLI/CMD, for Windows make sure you have WSL or Bash for Windows support.
  • Now follow the steps below, it mimics CMD interface to make it easier for you:

CMD Install Android System Image - Android ARM v8 System Images manually
rm -rf system-images/android-24/default/arm64-v8a && unzip path/to/ -d system-images/android-24/default(2.A all)

    First, go to the root directory of Android SDK installation. On Windows you might also type:cd %ANDROID_SDK_ROOT%
    Remember! You should only proceed to the next step if only you already in the root directory of Android SDK.
  2. Now, from rootdir of Android SDK, locate the package you've downloaded and then extract the package based on your OS.
    Make sure to change the /path/to/ with absolute path that points to actual downloaded package file location on your local disk.
    1. [all OSes]
      rm -rf system-images/android-24/default/arm64-v8a && unzip path/to/ -d system-images/android-24/default
      extract the package archive as-is from the root SDK directory, to install version 24.7 on all OSes
  3. DONE! :D