Install Android OS on PC using - Oracle VM virtual Box

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Using Android on your PC is very easy. You don't need to be a computer geek to do it, although after you've accomplished this, you might feel like a computer geek. There are many advantages to installing Android on your PC. For example:

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  • You can test your newly designed Android applications on it
  • You can see how a new phone will feel - before buying a new phone.
  • Enjoying using Android applications on your PC

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Requirements

You need to download following programs before starting

  1. 1
    Android x86 4.2 image Android x86
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    Oracle VM virtual Box VirtualBox
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Instructions

After downloading these programs, follow these simple steps and enjoy using Android on your PC

  1. 1
    Start by installing the Virtual Box on your PC.
    It's as easy as next, next, next and finish.
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  2. 2
    Start Virtual Box, and click "new".
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  3. 3
    Enter your name or the name of your company - it's up to you.
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  4. 4
    Change the "type" to "Linux".
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  5. 5
    Change the "version" to "Other Linux" then click "next".
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  6. 6
    In the dialogue box that appears enter the size of memory that you want to allocate.
    If you are installing "jellybean" the minimum of 512mb is required. It is advised to allocate more memory than 512mb. Now click "next".
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  7. 7
    The next dialogue box that appears is about creating the virtual hard drive.
    So select "create a virtual hard drive"
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  8. 8
    Select "vdi", and select "fixed" (you should allocate at least 1gb for this purpose).
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    Select "virtual device", then select "settings".
    A dialogue box will appear. In this dialogue box, select "storage". In the storage tree that appears select "empty".
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  10. 10
    Select Android 4.2 as attribute.
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    Click live CD/DVD to check it.
    Click "OK".
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  12. 12
    In the next window select "installation" install Android x-86 to hard disk".
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    The next window will prompt you to select the partition in which you want to install Android.
    Select "create/modify partition".
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  14. 14
    Create a bootable partition.
    Select "quit".
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  15. 15
    Now install Android in sd1.
    When prompted about installing grub. Select "yes".
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  16. 16
    Now from the virtual box remove the live ISO.
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  17. 17
    Reboot.
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  18. 18
    Enjoy using Android on PC.
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By following these simple steps you can enjoy using Android on your PC. It is a risk-free process, so give it a try. You will love the results. The procedure is simple and easy there are no complications. After installing Android on your PC, you can start installing applications. You can even change the setting as on your Tablet or Smartphone. You can enjoy all the things your Smartphone can do on your PC. You can always enjoy the updated versions of Android. If your phone only supports Android 2.1, and you want to use an upgraded version, just install it on your PC.

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Questions and Answers

Android Installation Step by Step.

Putting Android on my PC. Help me out?

Let me first clarify the things you're asking in your question, if you are looking for a step by step for installing the Android OS on your PC, you will need some software to enable you to create a virtual machine, where you will install the Android OS.

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The step by step instructions are already right here in this article. Just read and follow the steps carefully. Read the article here Install Android OS on PC using - Oracle VM virtual Box

If what you are asking is about installing Android, do you refer to an Android application and games etc? If yes, then you'll need BlueStacks. It can be downloaded directly from their official site.

Simply click here: BlueStacks

After downloading the application for your computer, simply run and install the software. To install the software or games you want, go to Drive C:\Program Files\blue stack - and run the application apk handler.exe, or you can simply double click the file and run it in BlueStacks.

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No new window - keeps rebooting to last window step 12.

In the step: "The next window will prompt you to select the partition in which you want to install Android. Select "create/modify partition" No new window appears - it keeps rebooting to last window step 12.

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Please respond with the model computer you are currently using so I can help you figure out if the Laptop is compatible with the requirements of the Oracle.

How can I install Android on Windows 7 Ultimate?

How can I install Android on Windows 7 Ultimate?

There are a couple of Android emulators you can try on your Windows 7 PC. Make sure you have a fairly modern graphics card with updated drivers before proceeding. The first one is called; BlueStacks, and you can find the download HERE

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The other one is called Youwave and you can download the trial version at their site HERE

How can I install the Android app?

Please, how can I install the Android app?

Keep in mind that apps are made for certain types of smartphones. Crisscrossing between different devices is often not possible. For example, if an app is particularly for an iPhone, you may not be able install it on an Android device and vice versa. You may be able to find an equivalent app though, but it won't be exactly the same.

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Therefore, to install an Android app, all you have to do is search for the type of app you are looking for. You will see some other related apps and you can just browse through it to see which one suits your needs better.

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Once you've selected what you want, just tap 'install' and wait for it to download. There are apps you will have to buy, but there's also a lot of other apps out there that are free to download.

I have a 64-bit PC. Should I still use x86?

Thank you and my question is actually above.

Unfortunately, you can't, even if you install it on your computer, your computer will have a hard time because it is not meant for an x86 (which is for a 32 bit PC). You have to find the one that is suitable for a 32-bit PC.

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I don't understand how to do Step 10.

Where do I make this selection?

The selection is made after you've:

  • Selected virtual device
  • Tapped on settings
  • Tapped on storage

From here you will see the box labeled 'empty', as you have not added the Android version yet so simply click on this box:

  • Select attribute Android 4.2 in order to enter the selection with this step to continue the process

How do I choose Android as an attribute?

How do I choose Android as an attribute? I see only three options in the scroll-down menu: 1) IDE Primary Slave. (2) IDE Secondary Master. (3) IDE Secondary Slave.

Once the virtual machine is active in the Virtual Box Manager, click on "Storage" and choose the "Empty" option under the "Controller IDE" tab, which brings up different attributes on the menu. Choose IDE Secondary Master from the 3 given attributes. Next, you need to click on the disc icon and hit "Choose a Virtual CD/DVD Disk File". Browse you hard drive and choose "Android-x86 ISO" for integration on the virtual machine (VM) and then click OK.

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Android installation keeps restarting.

I am trying to install it on Oracle VM.

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Why is my PC showing a maximum and a minimum of 0mb?

I have a 2GB RAM but when I'm supposed to allocate to bar, I cannot even move. It shows 0mb on both ends

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Unable to install Android-x86-4.4-r5.ISO in my virtual box.

I'm getting this error message: VT-x is disabled in the BIOS for all CPU modes (VERR_VMX_MSR_ALL_VMX_DISABLED). Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005). Component: ConsoleWrap. Interface: IConsole {872da645-4a9b-1727-bee2-5585105b9eed}.

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Which Android version is better for testing on the VM virtualbox?

I want to do an Android partition on my Dell Inspiron 5321 laptop and I have the virtual box 5 downloaded. I'm not able to decide on which OS I can use to test my apps that I design, as I want it to be global for all versions of Android

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My question is about installation of OS X on VM virtualbox?

Hi. Kindly guide the complete process for this installation.

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Hello, is it possible to explain to me point 9? I don't find it on my VM.

I don't find point 9 Virtual device on my VM.

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Http://visihow.com/Install_Android_OS_on_PC_using_-_Oracle_VM_virtual_Box?

Hi I don't understand the step 10 and 11 here mentioned in above URL.

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Can you please help me with detailed instructions?

I download Android-x86 ISO File, and now I'm not sure how to boot Android on my VirtualBox. Please help?. I have tried: I've tried to follow the directions but it never worked. I think it was caused by: I don't know?

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My Nox not connecting to internet.

My Android emulator, Nox, is not connecting with the local area network. Why?

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