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Failed to launch emulator of application" Crystal Ball"

During the video "Android Setup and the Crystal Ball Project", I created an AVD of Android4.4 according to teacher's note. However, when I click run button, the initiation just failed. Words in console just showed : Failed to create Context 0x3005 emulator: WARNING: Could not initialize OpenglES emulation, using software renderer. emulator: WARNING: Requested RAM size of 1024MB is too large for your environment, and is reduced to 768MB. Failed to allocate memory: 8 This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. Please contact the application's support team for more information.

I wonder if anyone has faced the same problem as I did? I can't lauch the android emulator. I use windows XP system and I unzipped the bundle in F:/Media/XX directory.

1 Answer

Ben Jakuben
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

The error "Requested RAM size of 1024MB is too large" indicates that perhaps a smaller setting there would work. Try creating a new AVD with 512 MB RAM (or even 256) like this:


Thanks a lot!! this problem was solved successfully. Well, my computer runs so slow that I have to emulate apps on my android cellphone instead. :)

Ben Jakuben
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

Been there, too! Check out Genymotion, which works way better than the default Emulator. I cover it in the Android Tools course.