attempting to boot a custom rom in the SDK emulator.

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    I'm having some trouble attemtping to boot a custom rom.

    My original post is here, but i fear i put that in the wrong forum, as its getting no replies.

    Essentially, i'm trying to pick a custom rom that i'll be happy with, and i'd rather do that in the emulator before i actaully install one on my phone.

    All i'd like to do is boot the custom rom with the emulator, but i'm having no luck in doing so.

    I've read a number of posts online about how this can be done, and i've tried all of them, with no luck, i always end up with a hung emulator. It hangs at "Android" which i believe is the pre-boot state.

    Any suggestions on how this is accomplished?

    Thanks!
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    Is there a reason you want to do it on the emulator? didn't even know you could get root on that thing although i never mess with it i've opened it maybe 5 times but i think it would be much easier to just load them to your phone all you need is a nandroid and then it's pretty hard to mess things up
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    I would like to know how to do this as well. I am currently working on theming Simply Stunning 5.2 (custom ROM). Part of my project now has me going in and modifying the framework-res xml files and I dont want to keep downloading it to my phone every time I make a small adjustment. I want to test the adustments regularly though, so if I mess something up I am not looking through 20 edits and trying to figure out where I went wrong. It seems the emulator would be perfect for this.

    Any ideas how to install SS5.2 on the emulator? I assume the process would also be the same for the themes?

    anybody successfully do this?
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    I never found a solution. I ended up backing up my phone, and installing the roms i wanted to try out, reverting to my backup whenever I didnt like one of them.
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    Yea that;s definately the easiest way never really heard of the emulator rooted and romed

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    Yep, that's what I have been doing. A little time consuming... no big deal though. I was just wondering if it could be done right on the computer to speed the process and check the changes I'm making...

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    The emulator is definately much slower anyway ha

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