I am getting started working on Android, and getting started developing custom roms and kernels. My question is this; do you develop and test on your own personal device? The one that is in your pocket, or backpack or whatever all day long? The one that you rely on in an emergency? The one that gets you up **** creek if you don't respond when your wife texts?
Or do you have another device that you develop on? I am nervous about using my personal device to start developing on because if I brick it, I am screwed. I understand that there will always be risks, so please don't give me the "if you don't want to brick your device, don't do (x)". I am just wondering if this is common practice to use your personal device to develop roms.
Thank you for any input!