Android Studio: Cannot Start AVD Manager


After installation of Android Studio, the Android Virtual Device (AVD) Manager cannot be started unless the running virtual machine (irrelevant to Android Studio deployment) in VirtualBox is shut down.


  1. Instead of creating virtual device, deploy physical Android device, (actually I’ve tried this approach) e.g. Samsung old or obsolete model in case you don’t want to spend too much money.
  2. Install Genymotion which is also rely on VirtualBox, thus there is no conflict between this emulator with the other existing emulator from VirtualBox.


The AVD manager of Android Studio could not start because there is conflict between Android Studio’s emulator module with VirtualBox.


  • Host OS: OpenSUSE 13.2
  • IDE: Android Studio 2.1
  • VirtualBox: 5.0.18
  • Genymotion: 2.6.0