Emulator: Process finished with exit code 1
You opened AVD Manager in Android Studio and tried to start an AVD, you got
“Emulator: Process finished with exit code 1”. Following are the steps to debug
- Find out the name of the emulator.
Click the down arrow 🔽 which is to the right of play arrow ▶️, to find out the name of the AVD. Let’s say the name is “Nexus_5X_API_28_x86”.
- Try starting the AVD directly from command-line
It fails with another cryptic error, but that’s at least more actionable
$(dirname $(which android))/emulator -avd Nexus_5X_API_28_x86 ... PANIC: Broken AVD system path. Check your ANDROID_SDK_ROOT value [/opt/android_sdk]!
Let’s retry in the verbose mode to see a detailed error
$(dirname $(which android))/emulator -avd Nexus_5X_API_28_x86 -verbose ... Not a directory: /opt/android_sdk/system-images/android-28/google_apis/x86/
So, the system image is missing.
- Install system image
# List all possible system images. $(dirname $(which android))/bin/sdkmanager --list # List the images we are interested in. $(dirname $(which android))/bin/sdkmanager --list | ack google_apis | ack android-28 | ack x86 # Install the right one using $(dirname $(which android))/bin/sdkmanager --install 'system-images;android-28;google_apis;x86'
- Now try starting the AVD again.
$(dirname $(which android))/emulator -avd Nexus_5X_API_28_x86 -verbose ... emulator:Probing program: /opt/android_sdk/tools/emulator64-x86 emulator:Probing program: /opt/android_sdk/tools/emulator-x86 PANIC: Missing emulator engine program for 'x86' CPU.
Turns out there is another version of emulator installed in $(dirname $(dirname $(which android)))/emulator/emulator. And the emulator I was using is a stray one.
# This works $(dirname $(dirname $(which android)))/emulator/emulator -avd Nexus_5X_API_28_x86 -verbose