Genymotion v2.12 Released

Genymotion 2.12 is here! This new release comes with Android Oreo 8.0 stable and brings access to ADB reverse capabilities*. It also provides an  improved version of ‘adb screenrecord’ 😮

Let’s break it down 👇

Android 8.0 Oreo now fully ported.

Android Oreo is finally here in its stable and final version!

Our team has been burning the midnight oil to bring you a worthy successor to our previous release. Today, we’re proud to announce Android 8.0 Oreo now works flawlessly on Genymotion 2.12! And after deep and thorough tests from our amazing QA team, we haven’t noticed any issue to date 🎉

In order to access 8.0 virtual devices, simply open Genymotion and click that “Add” button ➕ They will be sitting there for you to download 😉

Enjoy ADB reverse capabilities on Genymotion Cloud devices

As of this release, Genymotion Cloud allows the use of the ‘adb reverse’ command! This basically means you can now securely give your Genymotion Cloud devices access to  the private network of your choice. 💪


Meet our in-house ADB screenrecord

If you’re familiar with the command `adb screenrecord`, this one should please you 😊

First of all, ADB screenrecord is now compatible with post Android 4.4 KitKat virtual devices! No need anymore to open that old AVD sitting there just for demo purposes 😁

We’ve also implemented a way to circumvent the infamous 3 minutes time limit. Record as much as you want 🎥


Other things under the hood

In order to bring you the best stability and performance, we fully reworked the internal architecture of Genymotion Desktop. For better maintainability and support, you will have to migrate all your older virtual devices to this new version in order to access and use them.

But don’t worry! We’ve implemented a free and thorough migration tool that will take care of it for you. Just let it guide you through and everything will be fine 👌

As you can see, Genymotion 2.12 is our most polished and improved version to date. We sure believe it will make things easier for you in your daily job 🙂 Get it now!.

Genymotion 2.12.0 (March 1st, 2018)


  • Android 8.0 Oreo is now fully supported.
  • The internal architectural has been reworked to enable more performance and modularity in the future. Old virtual devices won’t be compatible anymore but a free updater is now provided to all users.
  • If you’re using an older version of Genymotion, you can now create virtual devices matching your version.
  • Rendering performances have been improved.
  • With a poor Internet connection, retries of network calls are automatically performed on timeouts to avoid errors.
  • Support for `adb shell screenrecord` has been added for all Android versions from 4.4 onwards. The 3-minute time limit has been removed.
  • Genymotion Cloud virtual devices now support the `adb reverse` command, allowing them to access chosen private endpoints inside your network.
  • You can now register your newly purchased licenses while still on a trial license.
  • On Genymotion Cloud, you can now start adbtunnel on a specific port.
  • The version of VirtualBox bundled in the Windows installer has been updated to 5.2.6.


  • In some cases, adbtunnel for Genymotion Cloud could become unresponsive. This has been fixed.
  • GPS timestamps are not impacted anymore by timezone changes.
  • A popup window of the “Disk I/O” feature has been reworded.
  • On macOS, orientation used to stop working when the computer exited sleep mode. This has been fixed.
  • On Ubuntu 17.10, the display of some Gnome 3 notifications has been fixed.
  • The link to the renewal page has been fixed.
  • When using the latest version of Genymotion, the device updater could create invalid devices. This has been fixed.
  • On some Linux environments, licenses could not be registered. This has been fixed.
  • On macOS, a bug preventing the virtual device from starting has been fixed.
  • The clone command now fails when trying to overwrite an existing virtual device.
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