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android – How to run AVD Manager on Mac

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment


I tried command line in tools directory within terminal by typing android and

and bash says it cannot find the command. When I type ls I can see android.

Also am I obliged to use command line. Why Eclipse does only show a button for running SDK Manager which is not used often instead of AVD Manager ?

How to&Answers:

Eclipse -> Windows -> AVD Manager, You can make note of the button.

Eclipse shows both buttons (SDK and AVD Manager)

Am using -Eclipse SDK Version: 3.7.0


If you don’t want to use Eclipse this will fire it up.

Under tools folder write the following:

./android avd


Today Eclipse has been replaced with Android Studio in the SDK bundle.

Android Studio for Mac installs the SDK in a subfolder in the user’s Library folder, so the full command line to launch the AVD becomes:

~/Library/Android/sdk/tools/android avd


On newer versions of Android Studio, this should be done by running the avdmanager binary located on tools/bin/ (relative to the SDK root directory):

$ ~/Library/Android/sdk/tools/bin/avdmanager

The same applies to the SDK Manager:

$ ~/Library/Android/sdk/tools/bin/sdkmanager


avdmanager used only for create/move/remove avds.
GUI can be used only in Android Studio (I think GUI is a part of Idea plugin, not an independent app like before in Eclipse)

For run emulator from console use this:

For list available AVDs:

~/Library/Android/sdk/tools/emulator -list-avds

For run emulator:

~/Library/Android/sdk/tools/emulator @AVD_NAME
@ – required