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 :
- Android-x86 ISO (Download Latest 1) – Official Website
- Virtual Box (Official Website) (You May Download For Windows ,Mac ,Linex)
- Download Virtual Box For Windows
- Download Android -x86 4.3 Jelly Bean .ISO
- Check out how to download from filefactory
- 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
- Open Virtual Box
- Click On “New”
- Enter The “Name” ; “Type” ; “Version”
- Click Next
Choose How Much RAM Space You Like To Give For Your Android Jelly Bean.
Create A Virtual Drive Image (Disk Space For Android 4.3)
We’ll need to create a partition for the Android system. Select the Create/Modify partitions option and press Enter.
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.
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.
Select the ext3 file system, and then select Yes to format the partition.
Choose Yes to install the GRUB bootloader, and then select Yes to install the /system directory as read-write.
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.