Android emulator file location

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Paolo Calciati

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Jun 15, 2016, 4:27:13 AM6/15/16
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Hello,

I have successfully built the 4.1 Android version of TaintDroid, and can correctly run the emulator and detect taints in applications (running Ubuntu 14)

I have problem locating the Android emulator files, normally stored in ~/.android/avd, which I would like to backup in order to have the same starting point when repeatedly analyzing an app with TaintDroid.
I have seen that the ~/.android/avd folder is empty, and searching for any ".ini" file in the computer I did not find anything.

Can you please help me locating those files ?

Thanks in advance,
Paolo

Ayman Youssef

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Oct 27, 2016, 5:11:09 AM10/27/16
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Hi,

You can do that by going to <folder_where_you_built_TaintDroid>/out/target/product/generic/

There you will find several files with extension .img, these are the files that the emulator uses every time before booting. The one you will be interested in is userdata-qemu.img. As this contains your user data, like accounts you created within email app, apps you already installed...etc.

You can copy this file everytime before running command emulator and it will show up all your data.

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