Fix Emulator Incompatibility: Resolve Hax Module Version 3 to Version 4 Issue

If you're experiencing incompatibility issues with your emulator, specifically when trying to upgrade from Hax module version 3 to version 4, this guide is for you. We will walk you through the steps to resolve this common issue and get your emulator up and running smoothly.

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Before you proceed, ensure that you have the following:

  1. Android Studio installed on your system
  2. Android SDK tools installed
  3. Intel HAXM (Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager) installed

Step 1: Uninstall Previous Hax Module

To resolve the incompatibility issue, you first need to uninstall the previous Hax module (version 3) from your system. Follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the directory where Intel HAXM is installed. The default path is usually C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\HAXM
  2. Double-click the file haxm_uninstall.exe to launch the uninstaller
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the uninstallation process

Step 2: Download and Install Latest Hax Module

Now that you have uninstalled the previous Hax module, it's time to download and install the latest version (version 4). Follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Intel HAXM GitHub repository
  2. Download the latest release (version 4) of Intel HAXM
  3. Extract the downloaded ZIP file to a folder
  4. Navigate to the extracted folder and double-click the file intelhaxm-android.exe to launch the installer
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process

Step 3: Update Emulator Settings

After successfully installing the latest Hax module, you need to update your emulator settings. Follow these steps:

  1. Open Android Studio
  2. Go to Tools > AVD Manager
  3. Select the emulator you want to update and click the Edit button
  4. In the Emulated Performance section, select Hardware - GLES 2.0 or Hardware - GLES 3.0
  5. Click Finish to save your changes

Step 4: Test Emulator

Now that you have updated your emulator settings, it's time to test if the incompatibility issue has been resolved. Follow these steps:

  1. Open Android Studio
  2. Go to Tools > AVD Manager
  3. Click the Play button next to your emulator to launch it
  4. If the emulator launches successfully without any errors, the incompatibility issue has been resolved


Q1: What is Intel HAXM and why is it used in Android Emulators?

A1: Intel Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager (HAXM) is a hardware-assisted virtualization engine that enables faster emulation on Intel VT enabled systems. It is used in Android emulators to improve their performance and speed.

Q2: Can I use Intel HAXM on an AMD processor?

A2: No, Intel HAXM is specifically designed for Intel processors that support Intel Virtualization Technology (VT). For AMD processors, you can use [AMD Virtualization (AMD-V)]( instead.

Q3: Can I use Intel HAXM on a macOS or Linux system?

A3: Yes, Intel HAXM is available for macOS and Linux systems. You can download the appropriate version from the [Intel HAXM GitHub repository](

Q4: How do I check if my Intel processor supports Intel VT?

A4: To check if your Intel processor supports Intel VT, you can use the [Intel Processor Identification Utility]( This utility will provide information about your processor, including whether it supports Intel VT.

Q5: I have followed all the steps, but I am still facing the incompatibility issue. What should I do?

A5: If you are still facing the incompatibility issue after following all the steps, try updating your Android SDK tools and emulator images to the latest version. If the issue persists, consider reaching out to the [Android Studio support forum]( for further assistance.

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