I have installed anbox.

anbox version
anbox 0.0~git20181014-1~bpo9+1-Debian

Have a try to install an apk after downloading weixin7013android1640.apk.

adb install  weixin7013android1640.apk
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *
error: no devices/emulators found

Why no emulator found in my os?How to fix it? Do as @A.B suggested to follow official manual:
official manual

sudo wget  https://build.anbox.io/android-images/2018/07/19/android_amd64.img -o   /var/lib/anbox/android.img
sudo systemctl start anbox-container-manager.service
sudo systemctl status anbox-container-manager.service 
    anbox-container-manager.service - Anbox Container Manager
    Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/anbox-container-manager.service; enabled;
    Active: active (running) since 
systemctl --user start  anbox-session-manager.service
systemctl --user status  anbox-session-manager.service
    anbox-session-manager.service - Anbox Session Manager
    Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/user/anbox-session-manager.service; disabled; vendor preset: enabled)
    Active: active (running) since

Try it with one sample apk.

  wget https://f-droid.org/FDroid.apk
  adb install FDroid.apk

enter image description here Success.
Now it is time to install the weixin apk.

adb install  weixin7013android1640.apk       
Failed to install weixin7013android1640.apk: Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_NO_MATCHING_ABIS: Failed to extract native libraries, res=-113]

Please download the weixin apk from download weixin apk to install with adb in your debian


Every coder here install the weixin7013android1640.apk successfully with adb command on your debian,please paste all your steps ,i install it successfully following your steps ,then get 500 points for the issue.

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    Could add the output of systemctl status anbox-container-manager.service ? – GAD3R Apr 25 '20 at 16:57
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    You should start by reading /usr/share/doc/anbox/README.Debian. – A.B Apr 25 '20 at 18:38
  • @A.B,please try it in your debian and paste what you do. – showkey Apr 26 '20 at 2:18
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    If the FDroid.apk from the README.Debian installs and runs, then the issue is not in anbox installation but either in the apk you're trying to use, or in the emulation capabilities. – A.B Apr 26 '20 at 2:33
  • my initial comment was about this question: unix.stackexchange.com/revisions/581986/2 which changed a lot meanwhile. If now the specific apk causes a problem, I'd hardly know how to do better. – A.B Apr 26 '20 at 2:46

First of all, did you restart the system after installing Anbox?

You should first start the anbox-container-manager.service. You can do this by -

systemctl start anbox-container-manager.service

This requires some DKMS modules. So load them before starting the service by -

# modprobe ashmem_linux
# modprobe binder_linux

If you don't load these before starting the anbox service, it will restart your system and try to obtain them. Now, you need to start some more services before you can enable the anbox-container-manager.service.

Start the systemd-networkd service by -

systemctl start systemd-networkd

Finally, you can start anbox-container-manager.service and then install your apks using adb

  • sudo systemctl start systemd-networkd – showkey Apr 26 '20 at 0:17
  • @it_is_a_literature thanks, missed it – rubaiat Apr 26 '20 at 1:17
  • Please try to install weixin7013android1640.apk to check what happen in your debian. – showkey Apr 26 '20 at 23:46

After you have installed anbox application, you have to start it, or better, start its service and load its modules.
You can refer to this guide [1] as starting point.

[1] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Anbox#Installation

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