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.
- Then I press ctrl+H to reveal hidden folders.
- I opened .android>avd>Pixel_3.avd
- From there I deleted two files named hardware-qemu.ini.lock and multiinstance.lock
- 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!