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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?

Thanks!

6 Answers

Francisco Zuñiga
Francisco Zuñiga
954 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 Torres
Miles Torres
2,316 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 C
Joshua C
51,696 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

Mary Lou Tenoso
Mary Lou Tenoso
5,922 Points

how to get the armeabi based android?

Mary Lou Tenoso
Mary Lou Tenoso
5,922 Points

my processor is intel atom and is still getting that HAXM error

If you're on Windows, "AMD and Intel Atom processors do not support VT-x virtual machine acceleration." from a slightly outdated reference link, it also requires a 64-bit system and a few other things.. I seem to remember seeing some of the newer Atom processors support VT-x but you'd have to determine if yours fit into that list here. I found myself setting up a partition with a Linux distro to be able to utilize acceleration features.

I'm using genymotion instead, i had the same problem as you and this really worked out for me :)