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[WinApp][v2.4-Beta][+RemixOS] Android-x86 Installer UEFI Version

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ExtremeGTX

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*** Disclaimer

Use this software at your own Risk,I am not responsible for any damage that may be caused by this software.
I have tested it on all machines i have, don't know if you have any special cases.

Description

This Installer will let you install Android x86 on your PC like any other application, no risk to Damage HDD Partitions, Boot Data or User Data. After installation you will got an option at boot to select Windows or Android.
This Installer is currently targets only Windows 8 / UEFI-Enabled Devices​

System Requirements
  • UEFI-Enabled x86 PC
  • Secure Boot Disabled
  • Bitlocker disabled on target drive
  • Windows 8/8.1/10
  • .Net Framework 4.5
  • Android System image with UEFI Support

Screenshot

droidinst.png



Change log
  • v2.4
    • Update Detection of RemixOS image [Use RemixOS ver: B2016012301 or higher]
    • Fix UEFI Init Fail with Surface Pro devices
  • v2.3
    • Add support for RemixOS
  • v2.2
    • Fix reading large UEFI entries
    • Fix using img file from path with spaces
    • Trial period Removed
    • Add GPU Options to GRUB Bootlist
  • v2.1
    • User-defined Data size
    • Responsive UI
    • Installation Status update
    • Support Devices with 32-bit firmware
    • Support booting from NTFS with compression enabled
    • log includes more info about Device BIOS
  • v2.0

    • Initial Version

Features
  • Install/Uninstall Android directly from Windows
  • Support UEFI-Enabled devices
  • Support legacy BIOS devices [not available in Alpha version]
  • Install to Any FAT32/NTFS partitions

Instructions

  • Install
    1. Download Android EFI Enabled img file from: [LINK]
    2. Launch the Installer
    3. Select the downloaded IMG file
    4. Select "Data Size" for file which will be used to store downloaded Apps and User Settings
    5. Select the partition which Android will be installed to.
    6. Click Install and wait ... The installation will take about 5 min. or less, it is based on your hard drive speed.

  • How to Enter Android
    1. Go to Windows power menu and Click on "Restart" while holding shift [Screenshot]
    2. Select "Use a device"
    3. Select "Android-OS"
      Now your PC will reboot to Android

  • Uninstall
    1. Launch the Installer
    2. Select "Cleanup Android"

Under the hood
  • The installer will verify the system requirements on launch
  • directory: "<TargetPartition>AndroidOS" will be used for installation
  • Extract the IMG file
  • Create user data partition
  • Install grubx64 to UEFI partition
  • Install new UEFI boot entry for Android

Downloads:
Important notes (Read it carefully)
  • This version for testers only, not for end users
  • Please don't redistribute this version of the installer
  • Please please report your device model and if installation was successful or not
  • Any bug/problem/issue reported shall have installer log (which can be found in your C: ) attached and a screenshot
  • you can read the log before sending it if you have any privacy concerns
  • The installer will not allow installation on non-UEFI Devices for now
  • Verify that you downloaded .IMG file not .ISO file
  • if you have found a bug inside Android you should contact android-x86 team not to post here

Your feedback is highly appreciated


XDA:DevDB Information
Android-x86 Installer for Windows, Tool/Utility for all devices (see above for details)

Contributors
ExtremeGTX

Version Information
Status: Beta
Current Beta Version: V2.4
Beta Release Date: 2016-02-05

Created 2015-10-11
Last Updated 2016-02-05
 

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I instaled the android x86 4.4.4-rc3 with this installer and enabled in uefi to boot GRUB and everything works just amazing... Thank you! <3 please increase the storage memory ASAP ;)

My Device Samsung np530u3c (cpu i3-3217u) with Windows 10 64bit
 
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I instaled the android x86 4.4.4-rc3 with this installer and enabled in uefi to boot GRUB and everything works just amazing... Thank you! <3 please increase the storage memory ASAP ;)

My Device Samsung np530u3c (cpu i3-3217u) with Windows 10 64bit

Thanks for trying it and your feedback
Please kindly post the installation log found in C:\AndroidInstaller_XXX.log as it gives me more info about installation and it helps alot in understanding issues.
 
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Ok, a bit later but here are logs ;) On my asus a log didn't show on drive c: but i copied the log from installer

edit. both devices have the same cpu i3-3217U
edit2. is it possible to add resolution change option in the feature version of installer?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3513986&stc=1&d=1445426768

http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3513987&stc=1&d=1445426768


Thanks for the logs, appreciate that .
I think this feature could be done but my main focus now is on getting android up and running without booting problems, still there are issues with some devices
Wait for another version soon with multiple bugfixes and UI improvements.

Thanks :)
 
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Not all system requirements are met, Please check the installer log.

Dears,
Greetings for this tremendous work!
Few days ago I've bought an Windows Tablet, While I trying to install Androidx86-Installv2.exe the below message appears:
"Not all system requirements are met
Please check the installer log."
I've attached the installer log and my System Info.
Basically I want to switch from Windows to Android.
If is there any method I repeat any method or system for my Tab, please please suggest me.
I don't want to buy another tab or device.
Lots of thanks in advance and waiting for .......
With best regards,
Rana.
 

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VincenzoDM123

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I'm testing this program on ASUS T100TAM, with Android x86 5.1 RC1 :)

I hope it works :eek:

EDIT:
It works and it is very simple to use, fully working

If you can add Android directly to Windows Boot Manager that would be great :D

I recommend to set 8100MB of Partition for who have a little HDD for have 6GB of USER Memory

After I upload LOG
 
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Thanks for the update bro. Working fine in iBall Slide (WQ149i) 2-in-1 Wifi Tablet. But facing minor bug in Android (Not related to the installer)

Also is there is a way/option to make the Android Read-Writable (Ignore if posted in wrong thread) for root access.

Also attached log
 

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I'm testing this program on ASUS T100TAM, with Android x86 5.1 RC1 :)

I hope it works :eek:

thanks :) , waiting for the results and don't forget to post install log.

Thanks for the update bro. Working fine in iBall Slide (WQ149i) 2-in-1 Wifi Tablet. But facing minor bug in Android (Not related to the installer)

Also is there is a way/option to make the Android Read-Writable (Ignore if posted in wrong thread) for root access.

Also attached log

Please check "Known issues" section here: [Android 5.1 Release notes]
 
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ok i updated the installer and still everything works great ;)
maybe its one time bug but there is no refreshing available space after cleaning up the android. i mean when i clean up the android from storage i have to reopen android installer because data size shows 0.0 GB

Also is there is a way/option to make the Android Read-Writable (Ignore if posted in wrong thread) for root access.
yeap i also noticed that i can't edit root files
 

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ok i updated the installer and still everything works great ;)
maybe its one time bug but there is no refreshing available space after cleaning up the android. i mean when i clean up the android from storage i have to reopen android installer because data size shows 0.0 GB


yeap i also noticed that i can't edit root files

Thanks for reporting this :good:
as a Workaround you can change "Target Drive" and the free space will be updated, no need to restart the installer.
 

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    Code:
    *** Disclaimer
    
    Use this software at your own Risk,I am not responsible for any damage that may be caused by this software.
    I have tested it on all machines i have, don't know if you have any special cases.

    Description

    This Installer will let you install Android x86 on your PC like any other application, no risk to Damage HDD Partitions, Boot Data or User Data. After installation you will got an option at boot to select Windows or Android.
    This Installer is currently targets only Windows 8 / UEFI-Enabled Devices​

    System Requirements
    • UEFI-Enabled x86 PC
    • Secure Boot Disabled
    • Bitlocker disabled on target drive
    • Windows 8/8.1/10
    • .Net Framework 4.5
    • Android System image with UEFI Support

    Screenshot

    droidinst.png



    Change log
    • v2.4
      • Update Detection of RemixOS image [Use RemixOS ver: B2016012301 or higher]
      • Fix UEFI Init Fail with Surface Pro devices
    • v2.3
      • Add support for RemixOS
    • v2.2
      • Fix reading large UEFI entries
      • Fix using img file from path with spaces
      • Trial period Removed
      • Add GPU Options to GRUB Bootlist
    • v2.1
      • User-defined Data size
      • Responsive UI
      • Installation Status update
      • Support Devices with 32-bit firmware
      • Support booting from NTFS with compression enabled
      • log includes more info about Device BIOS
    • v2.0

      • Initial Version

    Features
    • Install/Uninstall Android directly from Windows
    • Support UEFI-Enabled devices
    • Support legacy BIOS devices [not available in Alpha version]
    • Install to Any FAT32/NTFS partitions

    Instructions

    • Install
      1. Download Android EFI Enabled img file from: [LINK]
      2. Launch the Installer
      3. Select the downloaded IMG file
      4. Select "Data Size" for file which will be used to store downloaded Apps and User Settings
      5. Select the partition which Android will be installed to.
      6. Click Install and wait ... The installation will take about 5 min. or less, it is based on your hard drive speed.

    • How to Enter Android
      1. Go to Windows power menu and Click on "Restart" while holding shift [Screenshot]
      2. Select "Use a device"
      3. Select "Android-OS"
        Now your PC will reboot to Android

    • Uninstall
      1. Launch the Installer
      2. Select "Cleanup Android"

    Under the hood
    • The installer will verify the system requirements on launch
    • directory: "<TargetPartition>AndroidOS" will be used for installation
    • Extract the IMG file
    • Create user data partition
    • Install grubx64 to UEFI partition
    • Install new UEFI boot entry for Android

    Downloads:
    Important notes (Read it carefully)
    • This version for testers only, not for end users
    • Please don't redistribute this version of the installer
    • Please please report your device model and if installation was successful or not
    • Any bug/problem/issue reported shall have installer log (which can be found in your C: ) attached and a screenshot
    • you can read the log before sending it if you have any privacy concerns
    • The installer will not allow installation on non-UEFI Devices for now
    • Verify that you downloaded .IMG file not .ISO file
    • if you have found a bug inside Android you should contact android-x86 team not to post here

    Your feedback is highly appreciated


    XDA:DevDB Information
    Android-x86 Installer for Windows, Tool/Utility for all devices (see above for details)

    Contributors
    ExtremeGTX

    Version Information
    Status: Beta
    Current Beta Version: V2.4
    Beta Release Date: 2016-02-05

    Created 2015-10-11
    Last Updated 2016-02-05
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    Great news ! I've built a working EFI image for Android_x86 (not 64, since that is still wonky) I've also got one with built in nano GApps so you don't have to install system as read/write and go through that hassle.
    Android x86 EFI Images >> Google Drive Folder

    On my Sony Tap 11 (i5 hasswell) everything is working quite nicely. The only app that has crashed on me thus far is Google Photos. But all my other apps work fine.
    Also, locking your device will simply shut it down. Note that I simply build this rom, so if there are bugs please report them to the Android-x86 project.

    PS: I'm not 100% sure the vanilla version's root folder is 2012-12-15, I forgot to check, but it was built just after midnight so it should be. When in doubt, try 2012-12-14.

    I've also created a Grub2 theme specifically for my device/setup, feel free to tweak it to work with your device.
    Grub2 Themes >> Google Drive Folder

    eZx6AHb.jpg
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    Version 2.3 is out
    Change log

    • v2.3
      • Add support for RemixOS
    4
    Can't get secure boot to turn off so, no go for me atm - I have another win10 tab coming towards the end of the week, so will try again.

    I haven't got the logs to post (will reinstall if you want) - but as far as i recall they looked the same, between the .iso and .img the only difference I think is the system size is ~200MB bigger with the x86_64 img.

    Update. @ExtremeGTX Installed and booted fine with another tablet. But touch and wifi don't work; unsure if it's a tab or x86_android issue, both or something else entirely.
    Log attached, only thing I'm unsure about is the NVRAM stuff (I see the same thing in your first screenshot)

    if you successfully booted Android then installation is ok, wifi and touch problems may be Hardware problem or incompatible drivers.

    Google it or contact android-x86 team.
    Thanks for your feedback :)




    Can't. The app expired.

    I will release a new version soon, but i'm busy these days.
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    Check the New version

    • v2.1
      • User-defined Data size
      • Responsive UI
      • Installation Status update
      • Support Devices with 32-bit firmware
      • Support booting from NTFS with compression enabled
      • log includes more info about Device BIOS