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Remix OS and the Android x86 project Testing.


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 12:32 AM

I would like to thank rokytnji at http://www.smartestcomputing.us.com/ for this.
 

 

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Android-x86 Project - Run Android on Your PC
This is a project to port Android open source project to x86 platform, formerly known as "patch hosting for android x86 support". The original plan is to host different patches for android x86 support from open source community. A few months after we created the project, we found out that we could do much more than just hosting patches. So we decide to create our code base to provide support on different x86 platforms, and set up a git server to host it.

http://www.android-x86.org/
 
As a lot of people are still using XP and are afraid of Linux, This may actually prove to be a solution, How? Well most people know how to use Android on their phones, Right? And Iphone is not much different.
 
I have just downloaded the ISO and am testing it on my laptop,  a Intel core i5 4200U cpu @1.60 ghz x4 with 8 GiB ram. Its only in guest mode running from CD but DAMM this thing is quite good, Everything worked out of the box including WiFi and my Microsoft Arch Touch mouse.
 
If one or two of the members that have old PC's would like to try it out and are willing to share their experience we might be onto something.
 
Thats it running on my laptop.
 
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Download the ISO here.

http://www.jide.com/en/remixos-for-pc#downloadNow


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Posted 12 March 2016 - 02:19 AM

Hrm I do have a spare hard drive to try this on

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 04:26 AM

This is interesting. Will download the ISO and try it out.

 

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 11:50 PM

Well cant run it in virtualbox and cant run on USB using linux tools.... bugger.


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Posted 13 March 2016 - 07:29 PM

Ok I managed to install this  on an old HP cpmpaq 2510p

 

Download this ISO.

http://www.fosshub.com/Android-x86.html/android-x86-4.4-r5.iso

 

There is a discussion and help at Mugra linux.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=89028

 

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 07:48 PM

Well cant run it in virtualbox and cant run on USB using linux tools.... bugger.

 

You should be able run it (non persistent) from a Live USB (just 'dd' it, or use the Mint "USB Image Writer" app:

http://linuxbsdos.com/2015/03/26/android-on-a-stick-or-how-to-install-android-x86-on-a-usb-stick/

(I remember testing it on a LiveUSB a year or so ago)

 

Personally I think Android blows chunks on a PC, but each to their own :)


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Posted 13 March 2016 - 10:12 PM

Actually the android x86 project is getting better, I say interface wise its better than windows 8 for a desktop :D

Plus this project is supposed to help with the gap, after all android is linux undernieth


Edited by MadmanRB, 13 March 2016 - 10:15 PM.

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 02:23 AM

Good find, I see that there's also a 64 bit download link. :thumbup2:

 

http://www.jide.com/en/remixos-for-pc#downloadNow

 

I'm not really into 32 bit OS's anymore, though have one notebook it may run on, that is it's it's non-PAE. Seems like they'd be pushing the 64 bit OS harder, though there's some 32 bit netbooks that's not too old that may run the OS well. But that just my opinion, am sure there's many with XP machines left that modern Linux versions may not run on, and they need to get off the OS before it's too late. No way would I place my Google credentials on an XP OS. 

 

Android has became a popular OS for smartphones, plus Google has it's own OS. Don't know the bit version of Chromebooks, but these must be selling, otherwise would be pulled from the market long ago. 

 

Will see if it runs on my IBM T42, if it'll run on that (basically a P4 that runs like a P3), will run on anything. :)

 

Opted for the newer version 5.1 RC-1 for the 32 bit version, a little newer. There's also a version 6, but for testing only, probably in alpha stage. I like that there's SHA256 checksums available. 

 

http://www.fosshub.com/Android-x86.html/android-x86-4.4-r5.iso

 

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Edited by cat1092, 15 March 2016 - 02:58 AM.

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