Has anyone had luck debugging JNI code inside of an Android Emulator using IDA? I haven't been able to get any of the popular Windows Android emulators to work. Been trying step such as in http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2050393&nocache=1 but can't get android_server to launch.
You cannot debug native code with those emulators as they aren't arm based. The emulator from google will however work.
For example BlueStacks uses a proprietary technology called LayerCake which allows apps to run at near native speeds. This is possible since LayerCake "converts" ARM to x86 and this is the reason for its speed.