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Install Android On PC
Ever wanted to install android operating system on your computer. Maybe the computer you’re using right now. Do you know you can install Android OS on your computer just like you install Windows OS? An Android operating system is almost similar to the Android which you see on a mobile phone. And as well you could be able to use Play Store, download Android apps and run them — right on your computer.
Here are some simple tips that help you to install Android operating system on your computer. All you need is a computer, doesn’t matter whether it’s 32-bit or 64-bit. Most of the computers nowadays are 64-bit so they can flawlessly run Android Operating system.
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Perhaps, You may have to face some limitations that will depend on your computer hardware. For instance sound, Wifi and Bluetooth may not work, though LAN internet/USB tethering will always work. Apart from that, you can run all the essential Android apps and games from the play store. In this post, you’ll learn to install android operating system on your computer, and there are more than one ways, so let’s check them one by one.
The number one question comes that may strike your mind will be where to get an android operating system image file in either ISO or IMG file.
Where to Download Android OS
Before getting into how to install the android os on your computer, you need to know where to find them to download. Just like Linux distributions, there are many companies or groups of peoples who releases android builds, let’s know what kind of Android OS builds are available on the internet.
Here is a list of full Android OS which can be Installed on A Computer.
The Android x86 is a project to port Android Builds for the x86 And x64 machines. The other Android OS like Remix OS and Phoenix OS are highly customized to do more things and are based on the same Android x86 project.
- 1. Android x86: Stock Android port (32-bit & 64-bit).
- 2. Remix OS and Phoenix OS: Customized android port (32-bit & 64-bit)
- 3. Other Android OS, for instance, OpenThos.
- List of Android OS builds available for PC
I’m going to take a build from the Android x86 (also remix OS) and demo you to install it on a computer.
Download these required files
- Get Android Build from the Android x86 website according to your computer architecture. If your computer is 32-bit, then download an android build of 32-bit (x86), or if your computer is 64-bit then download a 64-bit (x64 / Amd64) build.
- Download the Rufus Tool
- A USB Drive.
Step 1. Prepare installation media.
- Download both required files (Android OS image and Rufus tool) and save them on your computer in the same folder for ease.
- Plug the USB driver and Open the Rufus tool. Drag the iso file inside the Rufus tool. Click Start to let the tool burn that image file to your USB drive, it may tool from several seconds to several minutes depending on the size of the Image file and type of the USB.
Note: The USB drive will be formatted to create installation media, so backup if you have anything important on it.
Step 2. Boot into Android OS.
- Now turn off the computer if you’re going to install Android OS on the same.
- Plug the USB drive into the computer. When the computer boots, press Esc button to pause loading your existing operating system and to display Boot Options, then press F9 button (HP Laptops) to select the boot device.
- In this case, I’ll select the External USD Hard Drive option. Choosing Boot option may be different on your computer, but try your luck massing “ESC, F1, F8, F10, Delete key” and combinations.
If things were gone right, you’d see the menu to boot Android from the USB. Select the option to run the Android OS without installing on your hard drive. The Remix OS gives 2 options,
- Resident mode: Will make persistence installation on the USB, so your data will be saved.
- Guest Mode: to test the Android operating system on your computer, this is helpful when you want to check its compatibility or how it works before making a permanent installation.
Step 4. Here it is.
You’ll be taken through the setup prompts to select language and connect to Wi-Fi. And after that, you can use the Android operating system.
You have to sign up with your Google account in order to activate the Play Store. To do that click on the Active Play Store icon on the desktop and enter your Google email and password and agree its terms. Just after that, the Play Store icon will be created on your desktop screen all you have to do is double-click the icon and here is the Play Store. Access all the android games and applications from play store and install them on your computer.
Boom. Play store is live.
Installing Android on Hard Drive
You can install Android operating system permanently on your computer’s hard drive, in case you have chosen the Android x86 builds: you’ll see an install option when you access the boot menu. But if you decide to Install Remix OS and other, the setup process may be different. Here are some of the helpful guide for Remix OS.
That’s how you can run or install a whole Android operating system on your pc. Do you know why the Remix OS is in trend? because it is highly customized and you can use it on a daily basis, or as a secondary operating system. Having issue when you try to install android on pc? comment below. We’ve already covered news and guide about Android Operating system earlier, here are some.
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