How-to Install Android 4.4 x86 on Oracle VirtualBox for GNU-Linux

February 22nd, 2015 by thelinuxevangelist

Installing Android 4.4 Emulator on Linux VirtualBox



The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the Android 4.4 Kit-Kat x86 OS and Emulator on Oracle VirtualBox for Linux Desktops.

Android-x86 Open Source Project is an unofficial initiative to port Google’s Android mobile operating system to run on devices powered by Intel and AMD x86 processors.

The Android 4.4 OS Virtualization will Permit to Install and Play the Android Apps on Linux Systems.

Getting-Started with Android 4.4 Emulator on Linux - Featured
  1. Get Installed Latest VirtualBox for Linux:

    Install Guide VirtualBox Linux
  2. Create a New Virtual Machine

    Android Installation on Oracle VirtualBox Linux - Create a New VM

  3. Virtual Machine Initial Setup

    Set Name
    Installing Android 4.4 x86 on Linux - Naming
    Set Virtual RAM Size
    Installing Android 4.4 x86 on Linux -
    Choose Dynamic as Storage System
    Installing Android 4.4 x86 on Linux - dynamic
    Confirm for Creation
    Installing Android 4.4 x86 on Linux -
    Take Default File Type
    Installing Android 4.4 x86 on Linux -
    Set the Virtual HD Maximum Size
    Installing Android 4.4 x86 on Linux -

    Load the Android x86 ISO

    How-to Download Android 4.4 OS for x86 Systems:

    Android 4.4 for x86 ISO

    Installing Android 4.4 x86 on Linux - loading iso 1
    Installing Android 4.4 x86 on Linux - loading iso 2
    Then Start VM!

  4. Select Install Android

    Android Installation on Oracle VirtualBox Linux - select install android

  5. Create Partitions

    Confirm to Create/Modify Partitions and Enter
    Android Installation on Oracle VirtualBox Linux - create/modify partitions
    Select ‘New’ by the Arrows and Enter
    Android Installation on Oracle VirtualBox Linux - new partition 1
    Confirm as ‘Primary’
    Android Installation on Oracle VirtualBox Linux - set primary 1
    Set the OS Partition Size, Leave about 1024 for the Swap one…
    Android Installation on Oracle VirtualBox Linux - set size 1
    Set Partition Position to ‘Beginning’
    Android Installation on Oracle VirtualBox Linux - set start position 1
    Then Select and Toggle the ‘Bootable’ Flag on Volume
    Android Installation on Oracle VirtualBox Linux - toggle bootable flag
    Create again a New Partition for Swap
    Android Installation on Oracle VirtualBox Linux - net partition 2
    Set again as ‘Primary’
    Android Installation on Oracle VirtualBox Linux - set primary 2
    Confirm with Enter on Disk Size
    Android Installation on Oracle VirtualBox Linux - set size 2
    Select ‘Type’
    Android Installation on Oracle VirtualBox Linux - set type 2
    Enter 82 as Partition Type for Swap
    Android Installation on Oracle VirtualBox Linux - set type to 82 swap
    Write!
    Android Installation on Oracle VirtualBox Linux - write partition table
    Quit
    Android Installation on Oracle VirtualBox Linux - quit

  6. Confirm the Partition for Android Installation

    Android x86 Setup on Oracle VirtualBox - partition for android

  7. Format as Ext3

    Android x86 Setup on Oracle VirtualBox - format ext3

  8. Select to Install Grub

    Android x86 Setup on Oracle VirtualBox - grub installation

  9. Set ad Read & Write System Partition

    Android x86 Setup on Oracle VirtualBox - set ad RW

  10. Then Start the Ultra-Quick Installation

    About 1 Minute :)
    Android x86 Setup on Oracle VirtualBox - quick installation

  11. Reboot!

    Installing Android x86 on Oracle VirtualBox - reboot

  12. Now Need to Stop the VM and Unload Android ISO

    Installing Android 4.4 x86 on Linux - unloading iso 1
    Installing Android 4.4 x86 on Linux - unloading iso 2

  13. Then Re-Start the Android 4.4 VirtualBox VM

    Installing Android 4.4 x86 on Linux - restarting vm

  14. Booting into Your Barely New Android OS

     - booting android x86 on Oracle VirtualBox

  15. Now Thanks to Android Open Source Project You can Enjoy Android Virtualization on Linux Platforms! :)

Android x86 Setup on Oracle VirtualBox - android apps on device

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