Manymo and Eclipse

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Manymo calls itself "A Better Emulator", and that's a fair call. They go on to add that manymo emulators; "Start quickly. Run smoothly. Are lightweight. Match every current OS version & screen size. Are accessible from your browser." In spite of the network lag, it certainly feels more responsive than the emulator that ships with the Android SDK. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="450"]Some of Manymo devices These are some of manymo devices. Each of them can be started with different versions of Android.[/caption] The only catch is how do I configure it for use with eclipse? The first thing is to download and install the manymo command line client. Now launch and emulator inside the browser, then at the top of the emulator page you will see something that looks like:
Use the Manymo command line tool to work with Eclipse, IntelliJ/IDE or SDK tools (e.g., adb): manymo tunnel
Copy paste that command and type it into a shell. Now just type adb devices, if a new devices shows up, you are in luck. The manymo emulator can be used with no further effort. If a new device doesn't show up try this:

adb connect localhost:5554

adb kill-server

Now a new device really should show up when you type in adb devices at the command line and it will show up in the DDMS perspective of eclipse.  But if you are still having trouble, it could possibly be that the  manymo tunnel is tied to a different port. Try this:

netstat -anp --tcp | grep ssh

Look for a line similiar to the following.

tcp        0      0*               LISTEN      30060/ssh

This output shows that the port number you should listen to is actually 5555, so user that instead (eg adb connect localhost:5555 ) and this really ought to work and you can launch apps on it with eclipse.  
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