I'm using MAC M.L & Eclipse 4.2.2 ADT I've installed Eclipse on MAC OS X

I can't create Virtual Device (AVD)

  • Android SDK Manager error is Failed to run the Android SDK manager.Check the Android console view for details.
  • Getting error like Description Resource Path Location Type Error executing aapt: Cannot run program "/Developer/adt-bundle-mac-x86_64-20130522/sdk/build-tools/android-4.2.2/aapt": error=13, Permission denied: error=13, Permission denied adsa line 1 Android ADT Problem

Any help will be appreciated. Thanks

I've reffered Official Links Android setting up ADT, [Managing AVD's with AVD Manager][2]

See screenshot of Errors Click here

  • are you trying to start an emulator or are you trying to download the SDK?
    – John
    Commented Aug 23, 2013 at 18:41
  • I was trying to start emulator..
    – Mac Geek
    Commented Aug 24, 2013 at 7:00
  • Did you find an answer to your question?
    – John
    Commented Aug 25, 2013 at 17:05
  • Nope not yet..why john?
    – Mac Geek
    Commented Aug 25, 2013 at 19:00

1 Answer 1


Ok so it looks like you are not trying to run it properly. First things first you need to create an Android Virtual Device (AVD). This will be the profile of the device you will be emulating. Open up a terminal and follow these steps. Make sure you have the SDK installed and you are in the ./tools directory of your SDK.

For this example I will be creating an AVD named "Nexus_7".

Step 1: determine your target:

/.android list targets

You will get an output of all of your available targets, here is the one I will use:

id: 3 or "android-18"
     Name: Android 4.3
     Type: Platform
     API level: 18
     Revision: 1
     Skins: HVGA, QVGA, WQVGA400, WQVGA432, WSVGA, WVGA800 (default), WVGA854, WXGA720, WXGA800, WXGA800-7in
     ABIs : armeabi-v7a

Step 2: Create the AVD:

./android create avd -n "Nexus_7" -t 3

For simplicity, when it prompts you to create custom hardware specs, just enter (or enter no then press enter).

You should get output like this:

Created AVD 'Nexus_7' based on Android 4.3, ARM (armeabi-v7a) processor,
with the following hardware config:

Step 3: Launch the Emulator

Here is the moment of truth:

./emulator -avd "Nexus_7"

loading AVD

It will take quite a while for the emulator to start, especially on the newer Android builds. You can screw around with hardware acceleration if you want it to move a bit faster. Also you should use Screenshots to speed up the boot time. I got all of the info from:

  • john.. could you just tell me that where should i install Android sdk on my Mac?
    – Mac Geek
    Commented Aug 26, 2013 at 4:41
  • I m unable to get output as you written in step 1 :( $ android ls target -bash: android: command not found
    – Mac Geek
    Commented Aug 26, 2013 at 5:19

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