In BlueStacks version 0.9.24, after you close emulator from a tray menu it will stay in a system as a background process. It might slow down your host system. To properly close BlueStacks you need to run c:\Program Files (x86)\BlueStacks\HD-Quit.exe To speed up this process, create a shortcut on desktop and use it to close your BlueStacks instance.
If you are annoyed by BlueStacks Ads banner, here are couple of ways to remove it from BlueStacks. If you have BlueStacks version 0.9.24, 0.9.25 and higher: Open Windows command prompt (cmd.exe) Run command "c:\Program Files (x86)\BlueStacks\HD-Adb.exe" shell Then execute: /system/xbin/bstk/su And then: pm disable-user com.bluestacks.s2p Alternative solution: Start BlueStacks Open Root Explorer Navigate to: /data/downloads Remove file S2P.apk If you have BlueStacks older...
Sometimes you need to change android device id in your Android emulator. If you are using rooted BlueStacks image - you can use Android ID Changer. This tool works only on rooted devices! Download Android ID Changer
To root original BlueStacks vm you can use BlueStacks MultiTool. But I have more simpler solution. You can just download already rooted BlueStacks image. There are two version of rooted BlueStacks available for download: BlueStacks Rooted setup v0.8.12.3119 Mod - android 4.0.4 (recomended, more stable!!!) BlueStacks Rooted Superuser setup v0.9.3.4070 Mod - android 4.4.2 Remove your old BlueStacks and install rooted vm. Enjoy!
To change screen resolution in BlueStacks Android emulator you need to edit two registry items: 1. Run regedit.exe 2. Set new resolution (in decimal): HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\BlueStacks\Guests\Android\FrameBuffer\0\Height and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\BlueStacks\Guests\Android\FrameBuffer\0\Width Kill all BlueStacks processes. Restart BlueStacks