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How do I root the Android emulator? I need root to install an .apk file on the emulator.

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If you're not fond of command lines, you can also explore the emulator with the Eclipse ADT plugin. The plugin integrates a couple of development tools like ADB, DDMS, logcat, etc. I find it very interesting to connect my phone with USB (enable USB Debugging) and watch how everything works, and the same can be done for the emulator. –  Sander Versluys Dec 28 '10 at 18:39

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The Android emulator gives you root access, you don't need to root it. Check out the emulator page on for details on how to do things as root.

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