android – Installing HAXM on osx Yosemite-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

I’m following the instructions to install Intel HAXM on OS X.

These instructions say to install the driver, and once it’s done run kextstat | grep intel to see if it’s installed. If not, then run sudo kextload –b

However, at least on OS X Yosemite, I get the following error when I run kextload:

$ kextstat | grep intel

$ sudo kextload –b
/Users/mike/–b failed to load - (libkern/kext) not found; check the system/kernel logs for errors or try kextutil(8).
/Users/mike/ failed to load - (libkern/kext) not found; check the system/kernel logs for errors or try kextutil(8).

What is the proper way to install the HAXM kernel extension on 10.10 Yosemite?

How to solve:

Getting IntelHAXM_1.1.1_for_10_9_and_above.dmg from Intels website ( actually solved my issue without the need of setting the boot-args to “kext-dev-mode=1”.


NEW: V1.1.1 that can be found here fix the problem


Two fixes were necessary to get this to work.

First, the -b option no longer appears to be correct. Instead use -bundle-id.

Second, if you check in you will notice

ERROR: invalid signature for, will not load

To fix this, you must run sudo nvram boot-args="kext-dev-mode=1" and then restart your computer.

In summary:

  1. Run sudo nvram boot-args="kext-dev-mode=1"
  2. Restart.
  3. Run sudo kextload -bundle-id

Thank you to reddit for the answer.

NOTE: By running sudo nvram boot-args="kext-dev-mode=1" you will allow ALL UNSIGNED KEXT to be loaded. Know your system.


I had the same issue. I installed the latest release from Intel (24 Oct) and now it works fine!

Here is the link:


For those running Android Studio and looking for the .dmg of HAXM for Yosemite (10.10) it would be located here:



The approach worked for me.

MBP 2012 w/ 10.10.5

Step 1: Uninstall any HAXM you have.

Go to Terminal and Hit.


Choose ‘Y’

Step 2: Go to the link – ( HAXM github -> Wiki -> HAXM 6.x Release Archive )

Download as per your preference. For me worked like charm.

Step 3: Extract the zip and proceed with Installation.

Step 4: Go to Terminal and hit

kextstat | grep intel

It should populate something like this: (this is what I got in mine.)

  146    0 0xffffff7f82b66000 0x1d000    0x1d000 (6.2.1) <7 5 4 3 1>

If you get the similar, You are done. It should be working now. (Well, atleast, it worked for me. )

If it shows blank or showed ‘failed to load… ( like the top )’, try a different Release from the link.

Reference Image


problem with mac yosemite. first try …. IntelHAXM_1.1.0_for_10.10.dmg
but resolved to IntelHAXM_1.1.1_for_below_10_9.dmg


Installing the [Android Emulator] has worked for me. It was not installed by default.
Android Emulator can be accessed by running the Android SDK/SDK Tools tab as you see:

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