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Old 10-15-2017, 06:40 AM   #1
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running virtual android in a sandbox


Hello altogether,

Id like to run android as a virtual device on my computer.
Plus I want it to run in a sandbox. Ive got firejail installed on my computer. So it would be nice if android could run within this sandbox.

Does anybody know of a way of getting that done?

Tnx in advance.
Greetings.
Rosika

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system: Linux/Lubuntu 16.04.3 LTS, 64bit
 
Old 10-15-2017, 07:32 AM   #2
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Old 10-15-2017, 07:45 AM   #3
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Hi wpeckham,

virtualization is o.k.

The question is: how do I go about it? I mean is it as simple as obtaining an .iso-image of android an then installing it in virtualbox or VMware Player?

And does the virtualization software provide a safe enough environment so that we can see it as a "sandbox"?

Greetings.
Rosika
 
Old 10-15-2017, 08:10 AM   #4
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Loads of answers:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?sour....0.NL_MzqIUD-0

Seem to be for the x86 version, you might be able to do the ARM version with qemu.

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Old 10-15-2017, 08:37 AM   #5
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Hi Brian,

thanks for your reply and for the link.

Seems like virtualization is the way to go.

My question regarding the security provided by a sandbox like firejail was due to the concern about being able
to prevent possible malware infections hitting the virtual android from getting to my Lubuntu-system.

Im not quite sure whether they would infect my host. Android being based on a Linux-kernel I was just wondering.....
Therefore my wish for a sandbox.
Yet if virtualization provides that kind of security its o.k. with me.

Greetings.
Rosika
 
Old 10-15-2017, 08:49 AM   #6
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My question regarding the security provided by a sandbox like firejail was due to the concern about being able
to prevent possible malware infections hitting the virtual android from getting to my Lubuntu-system.

Im not quite sure whether they would infect my host. Android being based on a Linux-kernel I was just wondering.....
Therefore my wish for a sandbox.
Yet if virtualization provides that kind of security its o.k. with me.

Greetings.
Rosika
You'll probably find the answer in the VirtualBox manual. I'm using VBox mostly for trying other distros, and I've read bits of the manual, but not all of it.
 
Old 10-15-2017, 09:11 AM   #7
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Hi again Brian,

thanks for the hint.

In the manual theres no direct reference to the term "sandbox" but I found the following:

Quote:
13.3.1 The Security Model
One property of virtual machine monitors (VMMs) like VirtualBox is to encapsulate a guest by
executing it in a protected environment, a virtual machine, running as a user process on the host
operating system [...]
So I think this more or less covers it. That might be regarded as some sort of sealed-off environment, I hope.

So thanks for all the effort of yours and have a nice wekend.

Rosika
 
Old 10-15-2017, 09:14 AM   #8
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Hi again Brian,

have a nice wekend.

Rosika
Thanks, I'll try.
 
  


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