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Tutorial : Install Android Jelly Bean 4.3 in Windows 7 /Ubuntu /Mac via VirtualBox. (Fully User-Friendly Guide)

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.

Android can be run as just another virtual machine, like you would run a Windows or Linux virtual machine. This allows you to play with the Android interface and install apps in a full Android environment on your PC.

What You’ll Need :  

    1. Android-x86 ISO (Download Latest 1) – Official Website 
    2. Virtual Box (Official Website) (You May Download For Windows ,Mac ,Linex)

    Follow :

    • Install VirtualBox: Download and install VirtualBox if you don’t already have it installed.
    • Download an Android-x86 ISO: You can find the latest Android-x86 ISO files at Google Code. Download the latest one — currently Android 4.3.

    Creating an Android Virtual Machine

    You can now open VirtualBox and create a new virtual machine by clicking the New button. Go through the wizard and configure your virtual machine with the following settings:

    • Operating System: Linux – Linux 2.6
    • Memory Size: 512 MB
    • Hard Drive Size: 3 GB or More
    STEP 1 :
    1. Open Virtual Box
    2. Click On “New”
    3. Enter The “Name” ; “Type” ; “Version”
    4. Click Next
    STEP 2 :

    Choose How Much RAM Space You Like To Give For Your Android Jelly Bean.

    **You Must Give At Least 300+ MB**
    **512 MB is Recommended & You Should**

    STEP 3 :

     Create A Virtual Drive Image (Disk Space For Android 4.3)
     Click Next

    **Give At least 2 GB To Android 4.3 **

    STEP 4:
    Now Click On Setting Button And Go To Storage And Add the Android x86 4.3 .iso in the Controller Root.
    STEP 5:
    Now Click On Start Button & Start The Programme…!
    STEP 6 :

     Now You Can see A Boot Menu Either You Select “Run Android-x86 without installation”.

    If you Choose “Run Android-x86 without installation” Then You are ready to use Android Jelly Bean ….!
    **But If You Want to Install It Choose “Install Android-x86 to Harddisk”

    STEPS For Installing Android-x86 4.4
     STEP 1 : 

    We’ll need to create a partition for the Android system. Select the Create/Modify partitions option and press Enter.

    STEP 2 :
     Select the New option with your arrow keys and press Enter to create a new partition in the free space.

    STEP 3 :
     Choose the Primary option and press Enter, then press Enter again to have the partition take up the entire size of the virtual disk you created.
    STEP 4 :

    Highlight the Bootable option and press Enter to make the partition bootable, then select the Write option and press Enter to write your changes to the virtual disk. You’ll have to type yes and press Enter to confirm writing the changes.

    STEP 5 :

    Activate the Quit option and you’ll go back to the Choose Partition screen.
    This time, you’ll see the partition you created at the top of the screen. Select the partition and press Enter to install Android to it.

    STEP 6 :

    Select the ext3 file system, and then select Yes to format the partition.

    STEP 7 :

    Choose Yes to install the GRUB bootloader, and then select Yes to install the /system directory as read-write.

    STEP 8 :
     **Once you’re done, you can remove the ISO file and reboot your virtual machine**
    STEP 1 (Android-x86 4.3 Is Installed) :

    Android should boot up like any other operating system would in your virtual machine. As with an Android smartphone or tablet, you’ll have to go through the setup process and optionally provide Google account details. Skip the Wi-Fi setup screen — Android will use your virtual machine’s standard Internet connection. 
     STEP 2 :
    If your mouse cursor doesn’t work, click the Machine menu and select the Disable Mouse Integration option. Click inside the virtual machine and you’ll see the mouse cursor. Press the host key displayed at the bottom-right corner of the virtual machine window (default key: Right Ctrl) to release the mouse cursor from the virtual machine.

    STEP 3 :

    You’ll boot into a live Android environment, complete with Google apps like Gmail, Maps, and the Play Store for installing other apps.
    Android is primarily designed for touch input, but it can also be used with a mouse and keyboard — this means that your computer’s mouse and keyboard can function as serviceable input devices. Just don’t try doing anything you need multi-touch for.

     **** TIP ****
    If Internet Does’t Work You Can Go Through The Settings >Network And Choose Your Preferred Network.

    !!Done!!

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    Hey, I’m Shubham. I’m a blogger living in Bhopal, India. I am a fan of technology, music, and blogging. I’m also interested in youtube.

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