Failed to install apk on device 'emulator-5554': timeout


Solution 1

Don't use spaces in your directory names. If you have files that are in such a directory (e.g., stuff inside of C:\Program Files\), copy them to another spot that does not have spaces.

Solution 2

In eclipse, you can increase the timeout. In Eclipse, Go to WINDOW-->Prefrences-->android-->DDMS>increase the timeout value. In my case it was 5000 & i incresed it to 10000 & it worked for me .

Solution 3

Close the emulator and launch the APP again. That would fix the issue. You might have kept the emulator open for quite some time without doing any activity.

Restarting the emulator fixed this issue for me.

Solution 4

adb kill-server and adb star-server problem solved.

change time out WINDOW -> Preferences -> android -> DDMS -> increase the timeout value


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Updated on May 13, 2022


  • HP.
    HP. 15 days

    I am new to Android development. I tried to run LunarLander project (create new project based on sample) in this folder C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk-windows\samples\android-9\LunarLander

    But I got this error: Failed to install LunarLander.apk on device 'emulator-5554': timeout

    But if I copied it out to C:\LunarLander, it runs fine. I guess there is something wrong with the path. How do I fix or troubleshoot this?

    • user817129
      user817129 almost 11 years
      I get similar error message, but it doesn't say "timeout" at the end. My project is located at: D:\Eclipse_Projects\workspace\ There are no spaces. What am I doing wrong???
  • Arunabh Das
    Arunabh Das over 11 years
    This was a lifesaver. Thanks!!