This can be helpful if you need to use Signal, but do not wish to share your primary phone number or use your primary device.
We strongly recommend that you turn on multi-factor authentication for your Corellium account.
Corellium will take about a minute to set up your virtual Android device.
OpenGApps makes it easier to install apps on your virtual Android device.
OpenGApps will install in a minute or two.
To install Signal messaging app without signing into the Google Play Store, use your own browser and:
Click on “Apps” in the menu to the right of your virtual device. From there:
Corellium will upload the file and install the app on your device. To launch Signal, click on the Android device and move your mouse upwards to get to the main menu.
You’re free to set up your Signal profile in whatever way works for you. Here’s one example:
You’re all set! You can now send and receive Signal messages, just like you would on your physical device. You can pause and restart your virtual Android device as needed.
Note: if you skipped Step 2, Android and Signal may display messages saying your device is missing Google Play Services. You may also be presented with a CAPTCHA to confirm that you are in fact human.
Once you set up your Signal profile, you can check if sending and receiving messages works as expected.
To test receiving messages, send a Signal message from a physical device to the phone number you registered with. In this example, the external account is “Maria Fox” and the Signal account registered on the Corellium device is “Azeria.”
To test sending messages, reply to the message you received on your Corellium device. In this example, the “Azeria” account on the left is sending a message to “Maria Fox.”
Works like a charm! You are ready to go.
To delete your Signal account, profile photo and all your messages, follow the steps below.
To delete your Android device, click on the trash can icon in the top right corner of the page. Click “Delete” to confirm. When a virtual device is deleted, all device data is immediately erased. Device metadata, such as the name of the device and the OS version, is stored in backups, which are regularly deleted every 90 days.
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Maria Markstedter (Azeria)