Emulator in Android Studio

+4 Simon Haines · December 16, 2014
Okay, so in the new android tutorial (#4 in the series) , when I got to the SDK Manager, I saw that the package the package to install was already installed; but when I started the emulator, It said it wasn't installed. Should I uninstall it then reinstall it?, or should I do something else?

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+2 Kameron Davis · December 17, 2014
Assuming you're talking about the Intel x86 Emulator Accelerator package, the problem is likely that you didn't actually install the program. Clicking install in the SDK manager only gives you the installer, which is then placed in the directory C:/Users/(Your Name)/AppData/Local/Android/sdk/extras/intel/Hardware_Accelerated_Execution_Manager. (If you don't see the AppData folder, type %appdata% in the Start search bar and go from there) Once there, you have to run intelhaxm-android.exe to actually install the program. Hope that helps.
+2 Matic Kržičnik · December 28, 2014
Hello when i am making emulator folowing steps on hes tutorial i get this when i run it:
emulator: WARNING: Requested RAM size of 1024MB is too large for your environment, and is reduced to 768MB.
emulator: device fd:732
HAX is not working and emulator runs in emulation mode
emulator: The memory needed by this VM exceeds the driver limit.
Cannot set up guest memory 'pc.ram': Invalid argument
Error accepting connection, aborting
+1 Simon Haines · December 16, 2014
I do have VT configured. I don't know why it's doing this; Do you think deleting and reinstalling the
Package would help? Thanks
+1 Jochem Kleine · December 29, 2014
For those that are still having lots of problems with the standard AVD, like I did myself, I can highly recommend these two alternative android emulators: 

  • GenyMotion. Very intuitive and easy to install. Ability to choose between many devices. This should probably be your first stop when you're looking for alternatives. note: you'll need to install an account. (https://www.genymotion.com)

  • BlueStacks. A little more of a pain to install. There are, however, plenty of YouTube vids providing a step-by-step tutorial on getting it to work with Android Studio.   (http://www.bluestacks.com/)

+1 Simon Haines · December 17, 2014
Well, my computer has an AMD processor, so I couldn't run the program.
+1 Troy Jones · December 18, 2014
I had to access mine via the cmd prompt.
+1 Simon Haines · December 18, 2014
What do you enter in the cmd prompt to get it to work?
+1 Neil Cannon · December 28, 2014
AMD won't work with intel x86 emulator.
+1 Jake Fresh · December 28, 2014
I'm getting this problem:
mulator: WARNING: Requested RAM size of 1536MB is too large for your environment, and is reduced to 1152MB.
Cannot set up guest memory 'android_arm': Invalid argument
Error accepting connection, aborting
+1 Troy Jones · December 16, 2014
Is your VT on in your BIOS? (Windows)
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