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Diego Marrs
Diego Marrs
8,243 Points

Error when trying to emulate.

Hello,

I get this error every time I try to use the android emulator: "Your CPU does not support required features (VT-x or SVM)"

I even installed Genymotion, but it wont run.

Please help!

2 Answers

Matthew Farrell
Matthew Farrell
6,725 Points

It may not meet the requirements to run.

Reference link: http://tools.android.com/tech-docs/emulator

As stated in the link above

For best performance with Android Emulator 2.0, your system should meet the following specifications: Windows: Intel® processor with support for Intel® VT-x, Intel® EM64T (Intel® 64), and Execute Disable (XD) Bit functionality. AMD and Intel Atom processors do not support VT-x virtual machine acceleration. Linux: Intel® processor with support for Intel® VT-x, Intel® EM64T (Intel® 64), and Execute Disable (XD) Bit functionality or AMD processors with support for AMD Virtualization™ (AMD-V™) 64-bit Operating Systems.

Diego Marrs
Diego Marrs
8,243 Points

Aw, I guess I'll have to use my android device as an alternative.

Thanks anyway!

Matthew Farrell
Matthew Farrell
6,725 Points

Using the Android device works just as well. Once you unlock the developer settings in the phone, it is as simple as just plugging it in from there on. Let me know if you run into any issues with the phone. Cheers!

Tim Arwine
Tim Arwine
5,406 Points

Hi Matthew, I'm also having problems emulating and would like to get my android phone working so I can at least see what I'm building. Can you help with more detail about unlocking the developer settings. Thanks!