Genymotion virtualization engine not found/plugin loading aborted on Mac

I downloaded Genymotion but cannot get it to work. I keep on getting “virtualization engine not found, plugin loading aborted”. I have uninstalled and reinstalled it, force quit and restarted it, and looked at other solutions to no avail. It seems to hit a snag here.

I am running on a Mac, OSX Yosemite version 10.10.5.

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    You have to install Virtualbox to get genymotion to work.

    Here is the link to download it

    Found this solution on another stackoverflow, but thought I’d help spread the good word. The problem has to do with VBoxManager installing to /usr/local/bin and genymotion expecting it in /usr/bin. So create a symlink and you’re golden:

    sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/VBoxManage /usr/bin

    It should also be noted that you should keep an eye on what version of VirtualBox is recommended by genymotion. Currently (as of July 31, 2017), it’s 5.0.26.

    I resolved the same issue on windows 8 by removing all old Virtual only Hosts .
    This may help someone .


    • Open Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager
    • Go to File -> Preference -> Network -> Hosts-Only Networks
    • Remove all entries under this tab
    • Click OK
    • Restart Genymotion

    I solved this by downloading and installing the latest Virtualbox and then launching Genymotion. everythnig worked perfectly. I hope this will help other who face the same issue

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