Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· bartekfi

Enable hardware keyboard input in Android Emulators

If the keyboard input is not working on your emulator, you can enable it by editing the property


in its config.ini file

To do it in all of your emulatros in Mac OS or Linux you can use this terminal command:

for f in ~/.android/avd/*.avd/config.ini; do echo 'hw.keyboard=yes' >> "$f"; done

source: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11235370/android-emulator-doesnt-take-keyboard-input-sdk-tools-rev-20