‘Emulator: ERROR: Running multiple emulators with the same AVD is an experimental feature’ Error Fix

As I don’t like to open Android Studio always, I prefer to launch Android emulators using terminal. Recently, I got the following error when I tried to start an emulator .

emulator: ERROR: Running multiple emulators with the same AVD is an experimental feature.

Yes, this is an error related to Android emulator and this has nothing to do with react native. What I did is a Google search and I found the solution from stackoverflow.

The following solution worked for me. Note that my PC runs on Ubuntu.

  1. Then I press ctrl+H to reveal hidden folders.
  2. I opened .android>avd>Pixel_3.avd
  3. From there I deleted two files named hardware-qemu.ini.lock and multiinstance.lock
  4. Then I launched emulators again and the error was gone.

I hope this solution will help you to fix this Android emulator error. Thank you for reading!

1 thought on “‘Emulator: ERROR: Running multiple emulators with the same AVD is an experimental feature’ Error Fix”

  1. To anyone facing this issue , here is the solution for it.
    Open android studio>>
    go to avd manager>>
    then in the drop down arrow>>
    wipe user data>>
    *Warning the user data added will be removed from the avd but since you have the code for your application re-install it onto the phone*
    Trust me it works.

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