January 4, 2013

AVD Emulator crashes on MAC ( emulator64-arm quit unexpectedly )

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I recently got back into doing some android development. Its been an adjustment period to say the least. One of those adjustments has been the slight differences of working on a Mac. I came across a bug today, that baffled me for a while and required some of my best “google-fu” to figure out.

I ended up at this site: http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=38371

The problem is essentially the AVD manager can’t re-open a virtual device that was on a second monitor on a Mac. The work around is to edit the following file



and change the


That’s it. ¬†It’s an ugly hack, but it works for now. ¬†According to the bug report it should be fixed with the next release of the android developer tools. ( http://developer.android.com )

0 Comments on “AVD Emulator crashes on MAC ( emulator64-arm quit unexpectedly )”

  1. Thanks for this – the emulator was still crashing for me – I have TWO secondary monitors, and the Y position was a negative number. Was still crashing after setting window.x = 0.

    So, I also had to set window.y = 0 and everything is fine again.

  2. Thanks for the post.
    Just an update on this,
    It still has not been fixed.
    The structure has changed and all the emulator-user.ini is now within the .avd file in the same directory you described.

    Thanks for the time saver!

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