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 com.intel.kext.intelhaxm.
However, at least on OS X Yosemite, I get the following error when I run kextload:
$ kextstat | grep intel $ sudo kextload –b com.intel.kext.intelhaxm /Users/mike/–b failed to load - (libkern/kext) not found; check the system/kernel logs for errors or try kextutil(8). /Users/mike/com.intel.kext.intelhaxm 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?
Getting IntelHAXM_1.1.1_for_10_9_and_above.dmg from Intels website (https://software.intel.com/en-us/android/articles/intel-hardware-accelerated-execution-manager) 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.
-b option no longer appears to be correct. Instead use
Second, if you check in Console.app you will notice
ERROR: invalid signature for com.intel.kext.intelhaxm, will not load
To fix this, you must run
sudo nvram boot-args="kext-dev-mode=1" and then restart your computer.
sudo nvram boot-args="kext-dev-mode=1"
sudo kextload -bundle-id com.intel.kext.intelhaxm
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.
Step 2: Go to the link – (
HAXM github -> Wiki -> HAXM 6.x Release Archive )
Download as per your preference. For me
haxm-macosx_v6_2_1.zip 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 com.intel.kext.intelhaxm (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.
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: