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Wednesday, 3 June 2015

How To Install Android 4.4 KitKat On PC & Laptop (Guide)

This is a guide you are going to love. If you have ever wanted to install Android on your PC, laptop or a VM; you are in luck as we have the guide for you. Here is how you can installAndroid 4.4 KitKat and all other versions on your computer natively.

Install Android KitKat On PC

This new method to install Android on PC, laptops and Virtual Machine uses Android x86 architecture. It is basically an unofficial version of Android that can be run on intel-powered hardware; which in today’s world is pretty much most computers. The method to install Android on a PC is pretty simple, you have three options by which you can follow this guide.
The first one is using a USB/flash drive to install Android on your native computer, second is using a CD/DVD. The third option allows you to install Android on a Virtual Machine. So lets begin!
Android PC

Procedure To Install Android x86

Before trying any of the three methods to install Android x86 on your PC; there are some requirements. Check-off all the requirements and important notes before installing Android on your PC.
Although the title mentions “install Android 4.4 KitKat on PC”, this method can be used to install any version of Android.
Requirement/Notes:
Bootable USB (USB method – recommended method)
Read/Write CD/DVD (CD/DVD method).
Free space on Virtual Machine (VM method).
Free space to install Android:
  • 2 GB for Froyo – ICS.
  • 8 GB for JellyBean 4.2 – JellyBean 4.3.
  • 10 GB for KitKat 4.4.2.
Download Android x86 ISO (check for your brand).
Download Android x86 ISO the generic version (only if your brand isn’t listed above).
Download UNetbootin (USB method only).

Install Android on PC Using USB

Step 1: Download Android x86 ISO and UNetbootin from the “download” above. Then Run UNetbootin and select the Android x86 ISO.
Step 2: Select USB drive (instead of Hard Disk), then click OK
Step 3: It will now begin installing Android x86 to your USB. Once that is done, you will need to reboot your PC or laptop.
Note: You will need to boot your device by using the USB as source; most latest computers by default do that.
Step 4: In the coming menu, select Install Android x86 to hard disk.
Step 5: Select partition to install Android x86. If you are using a new partition, then you will need to format, if you are unsure of that don’t format the partition.
Step 6: There will be a prompt regarding installation of GRUB bootloader. Select “Yes”, followed by another “Yes”.
Note: If you have already installed GRUB bootloader or are using Ubuntu then select “no”.
Step 7: Now you will be asked to make the “system read/write”, simple click on “yes”.
Step 8: If you are prompted to install a virtual SD card, use an 1800 MB. This happens if you are going to install Android x86 4.0.3 and older.
Step 9: Now Reboot your device
That’s it folks, if you have followed the steps correctly, Android KitKat on any other version of Android will be installed on your PC!
Android x86 PC

Install Android on PC Using CD/DVD

Step 1: Download Android x86 ISO and burn it on a CD/DVD.
Step 2: Reboot your device, go to Boot Device Selection menu, select the CD / DVD.
Step 3: In the GRUB menu, select install Android x86 to hard disk.
Note:
Now the following steps are completely the same as the ones mentioned above in “install Android using USB method”. Simple follow from step five to step nine.
For the final step simply reboot your device and Android will be installed on your PC or laptop!

Install Android on Virtual Machine (VM)

Step 1: Set up a VM with minimum RAM set to 512 MB.
Step 2: Load the Android X86 ISO file and run the VM.
Step 3: In the GRUB menu, select Install Android x86 to hard disk.
Step 4: Now you have to create a new partition and install Android X86 on that.
Step 5: Format the partition to ext3 / ext4.
Step 6: There will be a prompt regarding installation of GRUB bootloader. Select “Yes”, followed by another “Yes”.
Note: If you have already installed GRUB bootloader or are using Ubuntu then select “no”.
Step 7: Now you will be asked to make the “system read/write”, simple click on “yes”.
Step 8: Reboot.
If you are asked for an SD card simply input a 2GB one.
That is it folks! If you have followed the steps correctly you will have Android KitKat or any other version installed on your PC, laptop and Virtual Machine.

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