howtogeek at May 31st, 2013 06:42 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/164570/how-to-install-android-in-virtualbox/
Want to run Android on your PC? The Android-x86 Project has ported Android to the x86 platform from ARM. Android-x86 can be installed on netbooks with supported hardware, but you can also install Android in VirtualBox.
yogi at May 31st, 2013 09:09 — #2
Is there any other settings need to be done to run android Virtual player ?
I have differed the method at one place that is the type of virtual Software, i used VMWare instead of Virtual Box as suggested in post. I believe that should not create any flick, as i got all the options, shown in post. After doing all i am able to get only Black screen
spanielsells at May 31st, 2013 11:07 — #3
There are some critical steps left out, and now I'm stuck without a clue how to proceed.
When I turn on the Virtual Machine (Android-x86) there is no obvious way to direct it to the Android-x86 ISO that was downloaded. When I turn on the machine, all I get is a "FATAL: No bootable medium found! System halted." error within the Oracle VM VirtualBox window.
Can you please direct how to point the Virtual Machine to the Android ISO?
himanshu_singh2 at May 31st, 2013 11:40 — #4
Trying to run it on window 8 host os. It fails during booting android-x86. It says "intel_idle+0x7e/0x9d SS:ESP 0068:c166df8c"EIP" ... "Kerenel panic-not syncing: Attempted to kill the idle task ! ". Kindly guide.
tec4yourfuture at May 31st, 2013 11:50 — #5
Before starting the virtual machine. Select the android virtual machine and go into settings. I believe it is under CD/DVD that you choose a virtual CD/DVD file. That should let you navigate to your iso file. Select your iso and save the settings. Now start your virtual machine. If it finds your correct iso it should boot.
Hope this helps.
wilsontp at May 31st, 2013 12:20 — #6
I can't get it to run under VMWare, either. I also get just the black screen.
The odd thing about this is that I have successfully run older versions of Android-x86 in VMWare, so I don't know what's up with that.
wd5dhk at May 31st, 2013 13:08 — #7
I can not get it to connect to the internet.
hotwheelslover9 at May 31st, 2013 13:34 — #8
I know that you can also use a thing called AndroVM which is a prepackaged and already set up Android machine. You just need to open the file and click OK and you can start using it right away. It's here at AndroVM.org with the newest version of Android with a choice between having Google Apps installed, or not.
spanielsells at May 31st, 2013 14:49 — #9
Tec4yourfuture - those instructions worked, at least to get me to point to the right OS. Thank you.
Unfortunately, there's some sort of error and the Android OS keeps running fail/reboot/fail/reboot.
I'm running an almost brand new Win8 Pro/64 machine. Something's amiss... this was a nice idea but obviously not in the cards for me.
rogerdavis at May 31st, 2013 22:13 — #10
I also have a 64 bit machine, and selected 64 bit Linux. It works, but kinda clunky.
dnlsrl at June 1st, 2013 12:48 — #11
Any ideas about how to install 'not compatible' apps without using this method? Most of the apps 'compatible' from de Play Store suck.
mrtechnews123 at June 1st, 2013 23:21 — #12
I did this on my pc dual boot
gnome_based at June 5th, 2013 02:23 — #14
I read a similar article about how to install Android on PC(Using VMWare). But it seems the network is not working.I wonder how to enable the Internet inside Android, is there anyway to simulate the network or WIFI features?
dongateley at June 5th, 2013 04:07 — #15
I'll bet this same procedure would work on a Chrome OS image from Hexxeh or ArnoldTheBats. All depends on whether it could deal with the virtual wireless adapter about which it is extremely picky.
alebcay at June 14th, 2013 09:09 — #16
I've tried using AndroVM before. However, it requires OpenGL -- which Windows 8 happened to destroy on my laptop after upgrading from Win7. sigh VirtualBox is a nice alternative.
alebcay at June 14th, 2013 09:10 — #17
Yes, it does work. As long as you trick Chrome OS into thinking it's using Ethernet, it should work just fine.
dongateley at June 14th, 2013 15:56 — #18
Do you know how to do that?
andrewrobert7 at June 22nd, 2013 11:54 — #19
HTG wrote an article on it. Click here to view it.
dongateley at June 22nd, 2013 19:55 — #20
Thank you, sir! I've tried to get that working to no avail but the Ethernet part should be relevant to this.
dongateley at June 22nd, 2013 20:03 — #21
While I'm here does anyone know if TWRP can be installed on this so as to give a path to custom ROM's?
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