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Run Android on your PC or Laptop..for real.

23rd July 2010, 06:39 PM   |  #1  
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Want to run Android on your PC or Laptop?

This is pretty cool, did it this morning.

If you have troubles with getting your internet to work in it, what I did was put my EVO in USB tethering mode,plugged it into my PC..then booted the PC and it worked great.


1. Download Android from here..android-x86-1.6-r2.iso
2. Download UNetBootin

Now you have a few choices... either just burn the ISO to a cd (and boot your computer off it) or use unetbootin to make a usb thumb drive bootable with the ISO image on it.




Here are some better more detailed instructions.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wrena1bNl18 -- cheesy video of it on my pc.
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23rd July 2010, 07:23 PM   |  #2  
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ok so this looks bad a** but like is it a dual boot? or is it if you dont have the memory card you cant run it? im running ubuntu and think this would be pretty sweet if you have the UI of this but still have the functioning of ubuntu
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ok so this looks bad a** but like is it a dual boot? or is it if you dont have the memory card you cant run it? im running ubuntu and think this would be pretty sweet if you have the UI of this but still have the functioning of ubuntu

I just booted up off a thumb drive so it doesn't effect your current os... you could also burn the ISO on to a cd and bootup off the CD...

You don't actually install this on your hard drive or anything. You could, but it'd be kinda pointless.
25th July 2010, 05:10 PM   |  #4  
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Would be very cool to run on a Netbook, see how android translates as a Netbook OS.
25th July 2010, 05:29 PM   |  #5  
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how about froyo2.2??
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I tried it on my laptop Dell E4200 but I cannot run it. I tried all LIVE modes but nothing happened.
25th July 2010, 05:52 PM   |  #7  
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mine gets stuck on detecting android x86. I even tried burning the disk and got stuck in the same place. I really want to try this.
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This is sick!! Can anyone think of any possible way to install apk files???? Can I add Google Apps somehow??
25th July 2010, 06:01 PM   |  #9  
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You can boot from Virtual PC too
Hi, i have successfully booted from Windows Virtual PC software..

You need to :
1. Download Windows Virtual PC
2. Go Bios to enable CPU virtualization technology(newer pc would have this function)
3. install the Windows Virtual PC software
4. Create a virtual disk
5. Give it any name
6. Go to Settings for that Virtual Disk
7. Search for dvd drive and point it to the android iso
8. Boot up the Virtual Drive you have created
9. select the third option, debug, and follow the instruction there, you should type exit twice to boot into android
10. Wella you have reached android

10a. Make sure you got a ethernet connection on your pc
10b. Try either ethernet port 1 or 2 to get connected to the internet by editing in the android ethernet settings.
Hope this helps
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This is sick!! Can anyone think of any possible way to install apk files???? Can I add Google Apps somehow??

I would assume that the OS uses the flash drive as a filesystem- so put the APKs on the flash drive, download a file manager from the web and install using the file manager.

Also I can't get this to work in VirtualBox, it says the ISO file is invalid.

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