Fixing Problems with Flutter AVD launching in Android Studio

When Your Emulator Won’t Launch

I am working on a Flutter application in Android Studio and ran into a situation where my Pixel 3 emulator would not launch.  After some searching I found a solution to the problem. In the bottom right pane in Android Studio in the event log there was the following message:

Emulator: qemu: available lcd densities are: 120, 160, 213, 240, 280, 320, 360, 400, 420, 480, 560, 640

 

How to fix it

The solution is too set the lcd density in the AVD config file. In my case (running Windows 10) the path was here:

C:\Users\YourUserName\.android\avd\Pixel_3_API_28.avd\

Change this:

hw.lcd.density=440

To this:

hw.lcd.density=320

The emulator pops up instantly now.  Remember to stop your AVD and restart it to pull in the new config.

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