Emulator Warning: Restoring GLES1 Context from Snapshot - How to Reload Your App to Fix the Issue

In this guide, you will learn how to fix the "Emulator Warning: Restoring GLES1 Context from Snapshot" issue that may occur while using Android emulators. This error is related to the OpenGL ES 1.x context, which may not be restored correctly after a snapshot has been loaded. By following the step-by-step instructions provided in this guide, you can easily reload your app and resolve the issue.

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Step 1: Restart Your Emulator

The first step to resolve the issue is to restart your emulator. This can help in reloading the app and restoring the GLES1 context. To do this, follow the steps below:

  1. Close your running emulator.
  2. Open Android Studio or your preferred IDE.
  3. Launch the Android Virtual Device (AVD) Manager.
  4. Start the emulator again by clicking the green play button.

Step 2: Disable Snapshot Feature

Disabling the snapshot feature for your emulator can prevent this issue from occurring. Follow these steps to disable the snapshot feature:

  1. Open the Android Virtual Device (AVD) Manager in Android Studio or your preferred IDE.
  2. Find the emulator you're using and click the pencil icon to edit its settings.
  3. Under "Emulated Performance," uncheck the "Save quick-boot state on exit" option.
  4. Save your changes and restart the emulator.

Step 3: Update Your Emulator

Updating your emulator to the latest version can also help fix the issue. To update your emulator, follow these steps:

  1. Open Android Studio or your preferred IDE.
  2. Navigate to the SDK Manager.
  3. Under "SDK Update Sites," make sure the latest update site is selected.
  4. Check for updates and install any available updates for your emulator.

Step 4: Test Your App on a Physical Device

If the issue persists, try testing your app on a physical device. This can help you determine if the issue is specific to the emulator or if it's a problem with your app's code.

  1. Connect your Android device to your computer.
  2. Enable USB debugging on your device.
  3. Run your app on the connected device using Android Studio or your preferred IDE.


1. What is the GLES1 context?

The OpenGL ES 1.x (GLES1) context is a graphics rendering API used in Android emulators for rendering 2D and 3D graphics. It is an older version of the API, and newer devices typically use OpenGL ES 2.0 or higher.

2. Why does this issue occur?

The "Emulator Warning: Restoring GLES1 Context from Snapshot" issue occurs when the OpenGL ES 1.x context is not restored correctly after a snapshot has been loaded. This can happen due to compatibility issues with the emulator or issues with the app's rendering code.

3. How can I check if my app uses GLES1?

To check if your app uses GLES1, you can look for any references to GLES10 or GLES11 in your app's code. These classes are part of the OpenGL ES 1.x API.

4. Can I switch to GLES2 or GLES3 to avoid this issue?

Yes, you can switch to a newer version of OpenGL ES, such as GLES2 or GLES3, if your app's requirements allow for it. This may help avoid the issue and provide better performance and compatibility with newer devices.

5. Are there any alternative emulators I can use to test my app?

Yes, you can try alternative Android emulators, such as Genymotion or Visual Studio Emulator for Android, to test your app and see if the issue persists.

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