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Announcement from ExtremeGTX: v2.4-Beta is out ... Remix OS supported
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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

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Installer GUI


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 the Windows 8 General

Contributors
ExtremeGTX

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

Created 2015-10-15
Last Updated 2016-02-13
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18th October 2015, 09:03 AM |#2  
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Looks amazing, gonna try it for sure, thanks for this tool!

EDIT: Tried it (ASUS T100TAM, Windows 10 x86), installation failed unfourtunately. Adding log from installation:

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================Installer Info================
Installer Directory:C:\Users\****\AppData\Local\Temp\droidin st_efi
Installer Version:2.0.5761.39882
Secure Boot ... Disabled
Manufacturer: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Model: T100TAM
Product: T100TAM
BIOS Version: T100TAM.204
Available GPU(s):
GPU: Intel(R) HD Graphics
=============[REQUIREMENTS CHECK]============
Administrator privilege ... ok
OS Type: ... fail
==========================================
====Install Started on 18.10.2015 10:52:53====
-ISO File: C:\Downloads\android-x86-4.4-r3.iso
-TargetDrive: C
-UserData: 1000k
-Setup Directories...
-Folder Created: C:\AndroidOS
-Extract ISO
#Launch:C:\Users\****\AppData\Local\Temp\droidinst _efi\7z.exex C:\Downloads\android-x86-4.4-r3.iso "kernel" "ramdisk.img" "initrd.img" "system.sfs" -oC:\AndroidOS
-Extract SFS
#Launch:C:\Users\****\AppData\Local\Temp\droidinst _efi\7z.exe x C:\AndroidOS\system.sfs "system.img" -oC:\AndroidOS
-Create Data.img
#Launch:C:\Users\****\AppData\Local\Temp\droidinst _efi\dd.exeif=/dev/zero of=C:\AndroidOS\data.img ibs=1k count=1000k
-Initialize Data.img
#Launch:C:\Users\****\AppData\Local\Temp\droidinst _efi\mke2fs.exe-F -t ext4 "C:\AndroidOS\data.img"
===Installing Boot Objects===
-Mounting EFI Partition...
#Launch:C:\Windows\System32\mountvol.exe Z: /S
-Setup Boot Directory...
-Boot Folder Created: Z:\EFI\Android\
-Copy Boot files
-Add UEFI Entry
UEFI Init Fail
==============Revert Installation==============
-Cleaning up Android Directory ... C:\AndroidOS
===Removing Boot Objects===
-Mounting EFI Partition...
#Launch:C:\Windows\System32\mountvol.exe Z: /S
Error Executing C:\Windows\System32\mountvol.exe with Args: Z: /S
Error output:

Folder is not empty.

-UEFI Init ... fail
-Cleaning up Android Directory ... Z:\EFI\Android\
-UnMounting EFI Partition...
#Launch:C:\Windows\System32\mountvol.exe Z: /D
==========================================

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24th October 2015, 04:36 PM |#3  
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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
25th October 2015, 01:45 AM |#4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 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.

I get an error saying no kernel is installed

error no such device /AndroidOS/system.sfs

error file /AndroidOS/kernel not found

error you need to load the kernel first

EDIT: Also as a note both those files exist in C:\AndroidOS\system.sfs and C:\AndroidOS\kernel
25th October 2015, 04:38 PM |#5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisJ951

I get an error saying no kernel is installed

error no such device /AndroidOS/system.sfs

error file /AndroidOS/kernel not found

error you need to load the kernel first

EDIT: Also as a note both those files exist in C:\AndroidOS\system.sfs and C:\AndroidOS\kernel

it seems like bootloader can't access your Disk!

can you please post a screenshot of "Disk Management" :
- Open run and type: diskmgmt.msc then take screenshot like this [LINK]
- OR open start menu and type Disk Management
25th October 2015, 10:59 PM |#6  
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New version works perfectly! No problems at all, just tried Android x86 4.4 and Android x86_64 5.1 aswell on ASUS T100TAM (32GB version), both worked without any trouble - thanks a lot for this amazing tool!

Anyway a small question here - is it possible to create a shortcut in Windows, that could restart device directly into Android? Just a quick guess
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26th October 2015, 02:44 AM |#7  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by spenat

New version works perfectly! No problems at all, just tried Android x86 4.4 and Android x86_64 5.1 aswell on ASUS T100TAM (32GB version), both worked without any trouble - thanks a lot for this amazing tool!

Anyway a small question here - is it possible to create a shortcut in Windows, that could restart device directly into Android? Just a quick guess

Thanks , kindly post the installation log found at C:\AndroidInstall_XXX.log as this give me info about conditions where installation is successful/unsuccessful

For booting to Android we may have 2 options:
- Desktop shortcut "Reboot to Android"
- Set GRUB as default bootloader
26th October 2015, 12:41 PM |#8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ExtremeGTX

Thanks , kindly post the installation log found at C:\AndroidInstall_XXX.log as this give me info about conditions where installation is successful/unsuccessful

For booting to Android we may have 2 options:
- Desktop shortcut "Reboot to Android"
- Set GRUB as default bootloader

I think, that setting GRUB as default bootloader would be definitely great way to do this. But, of course, whatever you think it's better and/or easier to do

Anyway, my device is (as stated before) ASUS T100TAM (Intel Atom z3775, 2GB RAM, UEFI device), running Windows 10 Home x86. Secure boot, of course, disabled. Adding install log as an attachment.
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26th October 2015, 12:59 PM |#9  
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So to make it clear,
1. I don't have to re partition the SSD, right?
2. The android will be installed in c:/androidos?
3. What you mean about "create user data partition"? Is it going to change disk partition and create dedicated one for it?

Thanks

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26th October 2015, 01:11 PM |#10  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dokie80

So to make it clear,
1. I don't have to re partition the SSD, right?
2. The android will be installed in c:/androidos?
3. What you mean about "create user data partition"? Is it going to change disk partition and create dedicated one for it?

Thanks

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I am not the creator of this app, but since I used it succesfully, I can definitely answer these questions:

1. No, you don't need to worry about that.
2. Yes, exactly - all data will be in this folder (as it is on my TF100)
3. It creates "data.img" file inside the "C:\androidos" folder and you can select how big that .img file should be (for storing your Android data). No partitioning - basically everything happens inside the "androidos" folder.
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26th October 2015, 01:39 PM |#11  
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Thanks for the reply.
Whats the benefit of this method over the magic stick one anyway ?
I'm going to try this tomorrow
Thanks


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