Android AVD with HW acceleration complaining about 'memory exceeds the driver limit'

Having problem with the Android AVD manager complaining about the memory limit of your AVD when trying to boot an hardware accelerated android emulator? Starting emulator for AVD 'android-avd-name' emulator: The memory needed by this VM exceeds the driver limit. HAX is not working and emulator runs in emulation mode The problem is that the memory allocated by the device preconfigurations has been set higher than the memory limit you allocated to Intel HAXM when you installed it. Change the

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Use Intel HAXM Hardware acceleration to drastically speed up your Android emulator

This post will show you how to enable hardware acceleration for your Android emulator. It will supercharge developing and testing apps and make it a much better experience. You need: Android SDK An x86 image of the Android emulator you wish to run (not the regular ARM version) Install via the Android SDK. Intel HAXM (Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager) Intel cpu with support for VT-x, EM64T, and Execute Disable Bit (can be enabled in the bios if supported) Eclipse (Optionally,

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What to do when Eclipse fails to detect your Android emulator

If Eclipse fails to recognize your running Android emulator (no visible emulator in the DDMS view for example), you might see an error message in the console window like this: [2012-12-19 07:53:37 – adb] ADB server didn’t ACK [2012-12-19 07:53:37 – adb] failed to start daemon And you get an Adb Error dialog, saying: Adb failed to restart! Make sure the plugin is properly configured Like pictured below: You can solve this problem with the following steps:

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Try Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in Virtualbox for a lag-free experience

I have earlier made a post on how to try out Android 4.0 through the AVD manager, it works, but its rather slow. So I figured I would test the Android-x86 project now that they a couple of hours ago released an Android 4.0 image. This article will guide you through the setup of Android 4.0 in virtualbox. It will work a lot smoother than through the AVD. There are a couple of steps in this guide,

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How to try out Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich!

A couple or hours ago, the Galaxy Nexus was announced, along with Android 4.0. At the same time, the Android 4.0 SDK was released into the wild.  Here I will show you how to already get it up and running, so you can try it out, and start developing/adapting your Android apps for ICS. It will give you a nice “hands on” feeling for ICS The steps in this post is quite similar to the post I

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Some useful Android Emulator Tips And Tricks

This page about the Android Emulator, gives you a lot of tips on how to do different things in you emulator, like rotate the screen of your AVD device. Heres some of the things I find quite useful when working on my apps: From the Controlling the Emulator section: Emulated Device Key Keyboard Key Switch to previous layout orientation (for example, portrait, landscape) Ctrl-F11 Switch to next layout orientation (for example, portrait, landscape) Ctrl-F12 Home HOME Toggle cell networking on/

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How to try out Android 3.0 - Honeycomb!

Earlier, I wrote a post on how you can try out the new Android Gingerbread (2.3), and now its Honeycombs turn! This process is very similar to the one regarding the Gingerbread, so I suggest you skim through that post. You can read more about whats new in Honeycom here. And here is more about the Honeycomb preview SDK itself. First, we need to open our Android SDK and AVD manager, and install the new Honeycomb packages: 1. Go

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How to try out the new Android 2.3 – Gingerbread!

As Google just recently announced the Nexus S from Samsung, which is running the new Android 2.3, known as Gingerbread, I wanted to have a look at the new OS for myself. Gingerbread comes with lots of new nice features and improvements, you can read about them here. Or you can watch the official video, to get a quick overview: Altough testing the OS in an AVD, does not compare to the real device in terms of speed and

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Getting Started With Android – Setting Up The Development Environment

This is a walkthrough on how to get started developing android applications in windows with Eclipse. I will be using Windows 7 but the steps are similar in Vista and XP. This article assumes little prior knowledge about Android. The reason for using Eclipse is because there exists an Android development plug-in for Eclipse, which makes things easier for us developers. Also, Eclipse is a good and Open Source IDE. Eclipse can also be used for other languages such as

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