I have just started developing for android after a 4 year break, I see that the Android developer site now has an integrated package with everything included, in a single zip, to streamline setting up. I have downloaded and extracted the zip file and begun going through the tutorial.

However, when creating a virtual machine, it just hangs. I have followed the suggestions in this post: I can't get any of the Android Virtual Devices started

My machine has 16GB RAM and an AMD Phenom 2 6-Core processor. I have set the RAM to 768MB for the VM and even after 15 minutes it is just frozen.

The Console shows some details of the VM I have created, but does not progress much. Any suggestions on how to get a working VM?

  • Have you tried using a prebuilt AVD definition like a Nexus device? – chromozonex Apr 21 '14 at 16:59
  • Yes, attempted Nexus 4 and 5. They did not load, then attempted building one with smaller requirements, still no luck. – Husman Apr 21 '14 at 23:03
  • Try changing the CPU to x86? – chromozonex Apr 21 '14 at 23:30

Try androidx86 http://www.android-x86.org/download, just download the iso and create a new virtual machine, you only need about 1gb of ram.

  • I'm fairly certain his computer is more than capable of virtualizing a device. This is a good option as well if it works for development purposes. – chromozonex Apr 22 '14 at 14:09

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