How to Setup Android Emulator using Android Studio


~ Karan Rustagi

Alright, it’s been a while since i posted anything here and have been thinking about my comeback post. Today, i had to reproduce an issue on an older version of Android OS but couldn’t find a physical device so decided to try Android emulator instead. The process is much simpler than i thought. If you ever find yourselves in a similar situation, feel free to to use the instructions below.


1. Start by ensuring Hyper-V -> Hyper-V Platform -> Hyper-V Hypervisor is NOT installed. Your CPU should still support VT-x feature for HAXM to work

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2. Install the latest Java Platform JDK.  If you don’t have it, install the Java SE from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html

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a. Download and install Windows x64 version

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3. Download and install Android Studio for Windows x64 - https://developer.android.com/studio/index.html

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a. Make sure to check them all:

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Note: It could take up to 30 minutes or more to finish the installation

b. Start Android Studio

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4. On Welcome screen, click Next

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a. Select Custom

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b. Select All options

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Note: If you decide to change the installation path, make sure there are no empty spaces in it

c. Click on Next

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d. Wait for installation to finish

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e. Note down the name of Android virtual device and click on Finish

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5. Click on Configure - SDK Manager

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a. Select Android SDK - SDK Tools. Make sure Intel x86 Emulator Accelerator (HAXM installer) is installed

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6. Open CMD as Administrator. Run following command to start the emulator using the name you copied in step 4.e

emulator.exe -avd Nexus_5X_API_26_x86

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You should now see the emulator running

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a. To see the list of installed virtual devices, type Emulator.exe -list-avds. Alternatively, you can also use Android Virtual Device Manager to manage and launch virtual devices.

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Note: I had to disable both Hyper-V and Credential Guard from inside the OS for HAXM to work. You can disable Credential Guard by running following command

Error: This computer does not support Intel Virtualization Technology

DG_Readiness_Tool_v3.2.ps1 –Disable

You will now be prompted to reboot the PC. Press F3 or Windows key at both screens during the reboot.

Download link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53337


7. Download and install Company Portal from here - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49140

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Comments (2)

  1. Any tips on how to install the Google Play Store in an emulator?

  2. Carl says:

    Great post, thanks for writing 😉

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