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How to Install Android on Your PC With Remix OS 3.0

Jide Technology Corporation just dropped a massive third update of Remix Operating System (OS). Remix OS 3.0 gives users the ability to install Android on almost any hardware. Like Linux, Remix runs great on slow or older hardware. If you’ve got moldering junk rotting away, now is the perfect time to put it to use.

I’d like to thank William Tocci Junior for crafting a laboriously detailed installation guide. Without his informed expertise, this article wouldn’t exist.

Hardware and Software Requirements
Jide recommends a system with the following specifications:

  • 2.0 GHz dual-core processor.
  • 2 GB of RAM.
  • 8 GB of hard drive space. (This is a hard requirement.)

You can run Remix OS on a much weaker system, although with performance penalties. Even so, my 1 GHz AMD Kabini system runs every single app that I’ve tried with speed and fluidity.

Remix OS comes in 32-bit and 64-bit variants on Jide’s download page. Before proceeding with any downloads, find out which version you need. If you don’t know the difference, the 32-bit version works on almost all systems. On top of that, you can download either a torrent or a direct file from a hosting company. Of the two, I recommend using a torrent, which requires using a torrent client (see below for details). My favorite client is QBittorrent.

You’ll need the following software and hardware before continuing:

  • Remix OS 3.0 32-bit (Download) or 64-bit (Download). This package also contains a tool that installs Remix OS to a flash drive.
  • UNetbootin (Download, optional).
  • GParted (Download, optional).
  • A torrent client for downloading Remix OS (optional).
  • A formatted USB drive with at least 8 GB.
  • A second formatted USB drive with at least 512 MB or a CD/DVD (optional).
  • A computer to install Remix OS onto.

Imaging GParted to a USB or CD/DVD (Optional)
GParted repartitions hard drives, and it’s destructive so you’ll lose whatever data inhabits the target drive. Keep in mind that you don’t need GParted to install Remix OS, but it makes the process much easier. If the target hard drive suffers from formatting or partitioning issues, Remix OS won’t function.

Imaging Remix OS 3.0 on a USB Drive or DVD
In the same way you imaged GParted, use Jide’s modified version of UNetboointo to burn the ISO of Remix OS onto a bootable drive. The program resides inside of the same package that contains the ISO file of Remix OS. The file name is “Remix_OS_for_PC_Installation_Tool”.  You can use the steps detailed above. The only difference between GParted and Remix OS is that Remix OS requires a USB drive that’s at least 8 GB. Jide’s official instructions mention that USB 3.0 is required, but since you’ll be installing Remix onto a hard drive, you can ignore that.



How Try Chrome OS in VirtualBox Before Buying a Chromebook

Google’s Chromebooks run Chrome OS, a lightweight operating system based on Linux that provides you with a full Chrome browser and a basic desktop environment. Before buying a Chromebook, you may want to play with Chrome OS in a virtual machine in a window on your desktop.

What You’re Getting

Here’s the thing: You can’t get an official version of Chrome OS without buying a Chromebook. Google doesn’t offer a version of Chrome OS you can install on existing hardware, whether in a virtual machine or on a full laptop or desktop PC. You can only get the full version of Chrome OS on a Chromebook.

However, Chrome OS—like the Chrome browser itself—is based on an open-source project. The open-source project is named Chromium OS. It includes most of Chrome OS, aside from some extra features Google adds later, including support for Android apps.

We suggest using Neverware CloudReady for this. Neverware takes the Chromium OS code and modifies it to work on existing PC hardware. They then add additional enterprise management features and sell their solution to schools and businesses who want to run Chrome OS on existing PCs.

However, Neverware offers a free version for home use and free virtual machines for VirtualBox and VMware. This software is based on Chromium OS and is almost exactly identical to Chrome OS. It’s just missing a few bells and whistles you can only get on a Chromebook.


by Chris Hoffman on July 17th, 2017