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Intel HAXM / AMD processor problems
Getting the error: Cannot launch AVD in emulator. Output: emulator: ERROR: x86 emulation currently requires hardware acceleration! Please ensure Intel HAXM is properly installed and usable. CPU acceleration status: HAX kernel module is not installed!
I'm seeing in other forums that if you have an AMD processor (like I do), that Intel HAXM won't run, and thus your emulator won't run either. Any solutions on this?
Francisco Zuñiga954 Points
Hello, the HAXM is only for Intel processors, the only way for you to use the emulator is by using an "armeabi" based android system image
Miles Torres2,316 Points
Man, I kept having the same problem that I just had to run the app on MY phone instead by hooking it up to the computer with a USB cable.
Joshua C51,696 Points
Check out this Stackoverflow post: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/26739114/android-studio-sdk-location.
It helped me run the emulator for the first time. If you have an Intel CPU, all you have to do is run intelhaxm-android.exe
I'm using genymotion instead, i had the same problem as you and this really worked out for me :)