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Android Build a Simple Android App (2014) Getting Started with Android Running the Fun Facts Project

Ben Anggoro
Ben Anggoro
36,161 Points

emulator: ERROR: This AVD's configuration is missing a kernel file!!

Hello everyone, I just started android development course and getting the above mentioned error when trying to run the emulator. How do I fix this?

Thanks in advance for any help Ben

4 Answers

Jay Mayu
Jay Mayu
6,805 Points

I found the answer for your problem at http://stackoverflow.com/a/10101698/3296042

Basically you need to install ARM EABI v7a System Image as shown in the answer.

Btw why don't you use Geny Motion emulators? http://www.genymotion.com/

They are the future of Android Development. The default android emulators are just useless piece which would waste your time.

Jay Mayu The link to the stackoverflow page answered the question I had posted about an hour ago, thanks.

Ben Anggoro
Ben Anggoro
36,161 Points

Hi Jay,

Thanks for replying on this and will check, also about the Geny Motion, thanks for info about this. I'm very new to android dev so I just follow along the video while at the same time doing the same on my local machine, so anything that's not mentioned by the video, I wouldn't know about... yet :)

Thanks again

Jay Mayu
Jay Mayu
6,805 Points

Ben Anggoro No problem. There is a lesson at Treehouse about Genymotion and how to set it up. It might come in handy :)

http://teamtreehouse.com/library/android-tools/genymotion/what-is-genymotion

Cheers, Jay

I also had this problem but the above mentioned fix did not fix it in my case. My problem was caused by a conflict with a previous newer installation of Android Studio. The ANDROID_SDK_ROOT location was conflicting. I managed to solve it on mac by going to the terminal and entering:

export ANDROID_SDK_ROOT='/Applications/Android Studio.app/sdk'