How to Install Android on your Computer

Android is operating system which was originally designed by Google to operate on mobile phones and Tablets. But it has also been ported to be installed on computers as well. So, have you ever tried installing Android on your computer? Just like Windows, you can also install Android on your computer.

The credit goes to Android-x86 – Porting Android to x86 for making Android available for installation on PCs. You can go to the official website for more details. After installing Android on your PC, it will look like an Android Tablet. You can install and use WhatsApp, play android games on it just like your Android phone or tablet.

Install Android OS on Your Computer

So, in this tutorial we are going to show you how to install Android KitKat 4.4 Operating system on your computer. We will need Android KitKat 4.4 Bootable ISO. Download link has been added to the end of the post.

Step 1: Download Android OS and Make Bootable Media

First download Android KitKat 4.4 Bootable ISO from the link given at the end of the post. After that make bootable CD using the downloaded ISO. You can use ImgBurn to make bootable CD using the ISO file. You can also make Bootable USB drive.

SEE ALSO:
1. How to Make Bootable USB using Rufus?
2. How to Burn Bootable ISO to CD/DVD using ImgBurn?


Step 2: Boot from Installation Media

Insert bootable CD or USB drive and restart your computer. You also have to setup your computer to boot from CD or USB drive. Check this tutorial to set up your computer to boot from USB and this tutorial to boot your PC from CD/DVD. After successful boot, you will see screen similar to this.

Select “Installation – Install Android-x86 to harddisk” option to install Android on your computer.

Boot from Android Installation Media to install Android on your computer
Boot from Android Installation Media

INFO: You can also run Android directly from CD without installation. To do that, select first option in the list and press Enter. Then, go to Step 5.


Step 3: Create Partition for Android

Android installation setup will start. It will show you the list of partitions of your Hard Disk. If you want to install it on existing disk drive, go to Step 4. But if you wish to create new partition for Android OS, select Create/Modify Partitions option and press Enter.

Select Create/Modify Partition and Press Enter
Select Create/Modify Partition and Press Enter

Now, we will create a new partition to install Android on PC. To create a new partition, first select Free space, then select New from options and press Enter.

Create a New Partition from Free Space to Install Android on PC
Create a New Partition from Free Space

It will ask you to select partition type from Primary or Logical drive. Select Primary and press Enter.

Select Partition type as Primary
Select Partition type as Primary

Now it will ask about the size of the new partition. You can select the size as per your requirements. 10 GB would be enough space to install Android on PC.

Enter the size for the partition and press Enter. Next, select Write option and press Enter. It will ask for confirmation, type yes and press Enter again.

Select Partition Size and select Write
Select Partition Size and select Write

Now select Quit option and press Enter to go back to partition selection screen.

Select Quit and go back to Partition Selection screen
Select Quit and go back to Partition Selection screen

Step 4: Install Android on newly Created Partition

Now, select the newly created partition from the list and press Enter to install Android on your PC on selected partition.

Select newly created Partition to install Android on your computer
Select newly created Partition to install Android on it

Android setup will ask you to format the selected partition. Select fat32 or ntfs and press Enter. In this tutorial, we have selected ntfs partitioning scheme.

Format Partition as NTFS
Format Partition as NTFS

It will format the partition and ask you to install boot loader GRUB, select Yes and press Enter.

Select Yes to install Bootloader
Select Yes to install Bootloader

Setup will then write some data and ask you so create data image to store user data. Select Yes and press Enter to create disk image.

Select Yes to create Disk Image
Select Yes to create Disk Image

After successfully writing disk image, setup may ask you to make it read-write type, select Yes. Now, Android has been successfully installed on your system. It will ask you to run Android or to reboot, select Reboot.

Android installed successfully, Restart your computer
Android installed successfully, Restart your computer

After successful install of Android on your computer, it’s time to configure it for first use.


Step 5: Configure Android for First Use

The installation part is now complete. Now, start the Android OS for the first time. After restarting your computer, you will see the boot menu like this-

Android OS Boot Menu on Computer
Android OS Boot Menu on Computer

Just select first option and press Enter. Android will start on your computer. Just follow on screen instructions-

Android Start Screen
Android Start Screen

Select your locale-

Select Language for your Android installation
Select Language for your Android installation

Next, setup wireless network. You can setup Wifi network or you can just Skip wifi setting.

Setup Wifi Network or Skip
Setup Wifi Network or Skip

Now you need to sign in with your google account. Just follow on screen instructions-

Sign in to your Google account - install android on PC
Sign in to your Google account

After successful sign in, setup your Google Services permissions.

Select Google Services permissions
Select Google Services permissions

Next, you need to setup Payment info. You can also skip if you don’t want to give this info right now.

Setup or Skip Payment Information
Setup or Skip Payment Information

Set Date and Time & time zone.

Set Date, Time and Time Zone for Android on PC
Set Date, Time and Time Zone

Finally, setup Personal information for your Android OS on PC.

Setup Owner Details for Android OS
Setup Owner Details for Android OS

We know the initial setup was a bit lengthier but it is now done. After you install Android on computer and setup for first time use, it’s time to enjoy it.

NOTE: Initial Android Setup might differ for you depending upon the Android version you have used while installation. In this tutorial, we have used Android KitKat 4.4.


Step 6: Use Android on your Computer

After successful initial setup, you will see Welcome screen and now you can start using it normally. Click on OK to continue.

Android Welcome Screen
Android Welcome Screen

Follow on screen tutorial for introduction.

Go through instruction guide
Go through instruction guide

You will now see Home Screen, just click on menu button to see all apps.

Android Home Screen - install android on your computer
Android Home Screen

Download Android Kitkat 4.4 Bootable ISO

You can download bootable ISO of Android KitKat 4.4 ported by Android-x86.org. Click the link below.


Installing Android KitKat on your PC

Above tutorial explained how to install Android OS on your computer. Now you can enjoy Android on your PC or Laptop. Installing Android is not easy but if you follow the steps carefully, you can sure do it without any troubles. You can also install Android and Windows together on your computer.

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