Schlagwort-Archive: android studio error haxm

Android Develpoment Studio 3.2, AVD: ERROR: x86 emulation currently requires hardware acceleration

Today, i fixed following error by getting an AVD under Android Develpoment Studio 3.2 (latest in Sept. 2018): “ERROR: x86 emulation currently requires hardware acceleration”. In this case i tried to change my AVDs from arm to intelx86 virtual CPU. The reason was a new development environment by changeing from AMD Phenom to an i7.

So I setted up the new dev environment, installed latest updates to 3.2 and configured like many times the new AVDs with some API-levels from 19 to 28 with intels x86 support. Yes, I enabled the hardware virtualization option in the BIOS of my laptop… but starting the new AVD the event log console in the android studio said that “ERROR: x86 emulation currently requires hardware acceleration” – nothing more.

At first i took a look to the android sdk manager. but during installation, i have already activated the HAXM which can accelerate the x86 emulators by hardware.

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The solution at the end was following step i found in the web:  By cmd.exe go to:

C:\users\%youruser%\AppData\Local\Android\sdk\extras\intel\Hardware_Accelerated_Execution_Manager\

and start the executable intelhaxm-android.exe.

After this, a tiny installer installes the haxm module.  Then I restarted android studio again. That was the solution! wow.

In former times, my experience was that the emulators were quite slow in starting and executing commands. But now i have a powerful and fast environment to go on with some emulators at the same time. Enjoy it!