Android Device Manager - x86 Emulation Currently Requires Hardware Acceleration

Android Device Manager - x86 Emulation Currently Requires Hardware Acceleration

Xybernetics Android Device Manager - x86 Emulation Currently Requires Hardware Acceleration

You are developing an app and you need to launch an emulator but you get this error message.

Device error: Emulator: ERROR: x86 emulation currently requires hardware acceleration!
Please ensure Intel HAXM is properly installed and usable.
CPU acceleration status: HAXM kernel must be updated (version 1.1.1 < 6.0.1)

Xybernetics Android Device Manager - x86 Emulation Currently Requires Hardware Acceleration

To rectify this error message, you will have to install the “Intel x86 Emulator Accelerator(HAXM installer)”. Here are the steps.

1) Open SDK Manager (In Android Studio, go to Tools > Android > SDK Manager) and download Intel x86 Emulator Accelerator (HAXM installer).

2) Navigate to your SDK directory C:\users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Android\sdk\extras\intel\Hardware_Accelerated_Execution_Manager\ and run the file named intelhaxm-android.exe.

If an error of “Intel virtualization technology (vt,vt-x) is not enabled”, go to your BIOS settings and enable Hardware Virtualization.

3) Restart Android Studio and then try to start the AVD again.

The video demonstrates these steps.