SanVEE SanVEE - 3 months ago 13x
Android Question

Android App development without Virtualization Technology?

I'm a newbie to Android Application development, just started off by downloading Android Studio along with JDK-7 and also installed Intel x86 Emulator Accelerator(HAXM) through SDK manager.

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Now when I try to launch Emulator, I get this error:

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 tried these steps from a similar post, but when I try to run the setup located at: {SDK_FOLDER}\extras\intel\Hardware_Accelerated_Execution_Manager\intelhaxm.exe
I get this exception:

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and when I checked my processor config, I found that it doesn't support Virtualization technology,

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Now my question is, is it possible to use a pc without Virtualization technology feature for Android App Development(Including Emulator)?


As the name implies, it is an Emulator Accelerator. You can still use the Emulator, its just going to be a bit slower running without HAXM.

In my experience, it is OK to use the normal emulator for infrequent debugging but it is too slow, even with HAXM, for serious development, which should be carried out on an actual device.

If you have to use an emulator, I'd go with GenyMotion.