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W00t! Android-x86 on PC


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#1 Viper_Security

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 03:24 PM

Hello BC, i have successfully installed Android 4.4 (working on newer versions now) into a VM, so everyone can forget Bluestacks and Andyroid.  this way is so much better, and you don't get all the bloatware nor the annoying ads or  "install this app to continue"  like you would in Bluestacks and Andyroid.

 

Virtualization does need to be enabled in BIOS.

 

so this means i can install it on a PC (theoretically. i haven't tried it yet)

 

 

Anyone Else install android before?! if so let BC know of your experience!  and any special steps you had to do, i had to change my network adapter from NAT to Bridged Adapter to get internet access.

 

1. filesystem has to be ext3 for android 4.4

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 03:50 PM

 

Anyone Else install android before?!

Yes I installed it to an old laptop.

 

 



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Posted 06 October 2016 - 03:52 PM

@ NickAu  was this in a VM or a physical machine?  if the latter what special steps ( if any) did you have to do to get it working?


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Posted 06 October 2016 - 03:59 PM

Its on a physical machine, I burned the ISO to usb using Unetbooting,  Set the BIOS to boot from usb and installed it like you would with any Linux.



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Posted 06 October 2016 - 04:06 PM

Its on a physical machine, I burned the ISO to usb using Unetbooting,  Set the BIOS to boot from usb and installed it like you would with any Linux.

oh sweet, then my old inspiron 2200 could support it ? ( im assuming so since it's "lightweight" )

 

Curious, why UNetbootin? did PowerISO or Rufus not work (if you had tried those) just curious.


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Posted 06 October 2016 - 04:15 PM

Why Unetbootin? Because thats what I have on my Ubuntu basically, You can also burn it to DVD.

The laptop is a Compaq 2510p Intel Core 2 Duo ULV Processor U7700 with 2 GiB ram and 160GiB HDD.

 

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Everything worked out of the box including my Microsoft Arc Touch mouse.


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Posted 06 October 2016 - 04:25 PM

Oh okay, i shall try once im off work. Thanks for your input!


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Posted 06 October 2016 - 04:29 PM

You are welcome.



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Posted 06 October 2016 - 06:11 PM

Nick, just out of curiosity, where did you get the ISO for this from? I'm interested in trying Android out this way, simply because my old Athlon64 X2 dual-core doesn't have the AMD-V virtualization technology, since it's one of the older models on Socket 939.....so an emulator isn't really an option for me.

 

I have run XP in VirtualBox on Puppy, just for a laugh. It runs.....OK-ish, I guess, but it was rather slow. If it's possible to install it from an ISO just like any other Linux distro, that would be a definite bonus for me!

 

It's not something like this, by any chance?

 

 

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 06:31 PM

I believe my Dell Inspiron 2200 is 939 as well DEF not AM2 lol.  but SF is the direct link but if you want to browse, here ya go this is what i used which re-directs to SF once you hit download.

 

http://www.android-x86.org/

 

im ntosure where NickAu got his android version but that is where i had gotten mine.


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Posted 06 October 2016 - 06:49 PM

From memory I got it the same place as Viper did.



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Posted 06 October 2016 - 06:55 PM

@Viper_Security, NickAu:-

 

Cheers, guys! I just did a quick Google for 'Android ISOs for x86 PCs', and that was, I believe, the second entry on the page. I'll download it, and see what happens with it.

 

Thanks for the confirmation. Appreciated.  :thumbup2:

 

 

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 08:28 PM

I tried it on a live USB a couple times but never was able to get on with it because none of the apps are really optimized for the desktop. A lot of apps crash and functionality is quite low

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 10:09 AM

Is there any advantage having this installation?  Don't quite understand installing it to a computer?


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Posted 07 October 2016 - 10:16 AM

Anyone Else install android before?!

Yep, 2(-3) years ago but it didn't support my keyboard layout...

I can remember that the actual install was indeed a little bit strange!

 

Once installed (as a VirtualBox VM) it was working as it should be but the fact that I was forced to type everything via the onscreen keyboard made me delete it again...

 

Can you find extended keyboard support/settings on yours?  :unsure:






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