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macOS Installation Guide

Warning

  • Genymotion Desktop cannot run in virtual machines.
  • Server systems are not supported.
  • The Mac M1 and M2 series with Apple Silicon CPU are not supported yet.

Supported versions

Genymotion Desktop has been tested on the following macOS versions:

  • Monterey (12)
  • Big Sur (11)
  • Catalina (10.15)

Hypervisor

3.3.0

Genymotion Desktop requires an hypervisor to run the Android system. Since Genymotion Desktop 3.3.0, it is possible to choose between QEMU or VirtualBox.

From Genymotion Desktop 3.3.0 onwards, QEMU is included with Genymotion. This build uses Hypervisor which is already installed in macOS by default.

There is nothing to install if you choose QEMU hypervisor.

VirtualBox is not included in our DMG package and needs to be installed prior to Genymotion Desktop:

  1. Download VirtualBox 6.1.36 installer for macOS
  2. Install VirtualBox
  3. Go to macOS System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General, and click the Allow button:

    macOS install

  4. Reboot your Mac

Genymotion Desktop Installation

  1. Open genymotion-X.Y.Z.dmg package
  2. Drag and drop Genymotion and Genymotion Shell to the Applications directory
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