How to Install and Run Android OS on Your PC

How to Install and Run Android OS on Your PC

Installing Android OS on PC

How to Install and Run Android OS on Your PC: Google’s open source Android operating-system has become one from the big hits in mobile technology. Various sorts of handsets are appearing according to it, and it’s going to non-phone platforms too. Android database integration has also matured. During the last few months we’ve witnessed a significant growth of Android operating system to the extent it now commands over 43% share of the market in the mobile OS space. Android is a superb platform and everyone is looking forward to test drive it or utilize it somehow. It comes with an online project that’s porting Android to X86 based system. At this time, the recent news states that Android 3.2 HoneyComb and Android 4.0 IceCream Sandwich may also be downloaded for installing on PC.

Installing & Running Android on your PC

First thing you must do is download the CD image (ISO) file in the Androidx86 website (link below). This file offers the entire Android operating-system. The Androidx86 website has lots of different versions of Android available.A few of the downloads are for sale to specific tablets and laptops. If you wish to run on your Android on your hard drive computer, download the “generic” version. Within this tutorial, we will use Android 2.2. After downloading the file, you have to burn it to some blank CD or DVD. Programs for example ISO Recorder, Image Burn, and Free ISO Burner permit you to burn an ISO file to some CD. Automatically, Windows 7 includes its own disc image burner. Before burning the file, you have to insert an empty CD or DVD in to the disc drive. If you work with Windows 7, right-click the ISO file and choose “Burn disc image.”Now you are able to boot out of this CD and run Android on your computer. If you cannot boot in the CD, you have to change the boot order in the BIOS settings.

Install And Run Android 4.0 On Mac

  • Head over to the official Oracle VM VirtualBox site and download the relevant VirtualBox binary for your computers operating system (Windows/Mac OS X/Linux/Solaris).
  • Find the saved location of the downloaded VirtualBox binary and install as you would with any other native application making sure to follow all on screen prompts and instructions.
  • Head on over to the VMLite website and download a copy of the Ice Cream Sandwich which has been preconfigured for virtualization and features seamless mouse support for navigation. The download weighs in at 88MB in size so may take a while to download depending on your connection.
  • Locate the downloaded ‘Android-v4.7z‘ file and extract the contents from within.
  • Once the Android-v4.7z file has been opened, locate a file from within the archive called ‘Android-v4.vbox‘ which as you can tell by the file extension is a pre configured VirtualBox file.
  • Double click on the Android-v4.vbox file which will load the VirtualBox application and boot up the ICS file.
  • When the boot menu is presented in VirtualBox, press ‘start‘ on the top toolbar and then if required select the ‘Android Startup from /dev/sda‘ option.
  • All steps are complete. Android 4.0 ICS should now be booting up allowing you to enjoy that Android goodness.

How To Save It In A Flash Drive

  • The Android OS is a freeware and you don’t have to pay a single penny to get it on your hard drive. Search on any legal software download site and click this following file, “android x86 1.6-r2.iso”. This will download the set up of Android.
  • One other resource that could be very helpful in downloading Anrdoid is the UNetBootin software. It helps you to download stuff for Windows or for Linux effectively. Its like a wizard, so you don’t have to do any kind of structural implementation.
  • One other resource that could be very helpful in downloading Anrdoid is the UNetBootin software. It helps you to download stuff for Windows or for Linux effectively. Its like a wizard, so you don’t have to do any kind of structural implementation.
  • The files will be copied to the flash drive and once its done, you will have to reboot your PC. In this way you can run your Android from your flash drive.

How To Install From The Flash Drive

  • Now that you have the operating system on your flash drive, it’s time you get it installed on the system through your BIOS.
  • Get to your BIOS settings and boot the drive from there. If you are installing from the flash drive, there will be a notification like this, “Install Anrdoid-x86 to harddisk.”
  • As with installation of Windows, here too you will select the specific partition that the OS will be installed on.
  • Once that’s done, format the file system, and keep an EXT3 system.
  • Wait for the system to take in the operating system. When all internal installation is done, you will be asked to reboot your system. Reboot it and there you are! Android x-86 right there on your system for you to explore and work on.
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