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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

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

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You can directly install KOPLAYER android emulator. You don't need to root it again. And if you want to install .apk files, just drag them to KOPLAYER. KOPLAYER will install them. You can also directly download apps from play store in KOPLAYER.

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