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Damien

If you are keen to get your hands on the latest


Android 4.3, but your phones
manufacturer/carrier is not ready to push the
update to your phone yet, you can try it out on
your desktop. You doesnt have to install the
Android SDK or emulator. As long as you have
VirtualBox in your computer, you can run
Android 4.3 in a virtual machine.
We have previously shown you how to do so with
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), but the build
back then was not working well and the WiFi module is not working. This latest Android 4.3 build is
more complete and a lot of things just work out of the box, even when you run it as a LiveCD.

Preparation
1. Download the Android 4.3 x86 iso from its Google code page. As of this post, the build is androidx86-4.3-20130725.iso.

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2. Make sure you have VirtualBox installed on your computer. Click the New button. Enter a name
for this virtual machine and select Linux for the Type and Linux 2.6 for the version.

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3. Allocate a minimum of 256MB RAM for this VM. For this tutorial, I allocated 1GB of RAM to it.
4. You can create a new virtual hard drive, or use existing one. For new virtual hard drive, I would
recommend a minimum of 4GB for storage space.
5. Once you have created the virtual machine, select it from the list and click the Settings button.

6. Under the Storage section, select the CD/DVD drive slot and add the Android 4.3 iso to the list.

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7. Under the Network section, you can select NAT for the Network Adaptor. Some people have
reported success with the Bridged Adaptor mode as well, but I have not tried it. Click OK to
return to the main screen.

Installing Android 4.3


Once you are ready, click the Start button. This will boot up the virtual machine.
1. On the boot screen, use the arrow key to select Installation Install Android -x86 to hard disk.
(If you just want to test it out, select Run Android -x86 without installation)

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2. Select Create/Modify partitions.

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3. Assuming that you have assigned 8GB to the virtual hard drive, you should see 8587.20MB of Free
Space in the screen. Use the right arrow key to navigate to New and press Enter. Select Primary
on the next prompt.

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4. You should see a screen like this:

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Select the Bootable option to make the partition bootable. Next, select Write and press Enter.
Type Yes when prompted. Lastly, select Quit to quit the cfdisk (Partition manager).
5. Back to the main screen, select the partition that you have just created and click OK.

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6. When prompted, format the partition to ext3.

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7. Select Yes to install bootloader GRUB.

8. Select Yes to install /system directory as read-write. At the end of the installation, you should
see a screen like this:

Running Android 4.3 in VirtualBox


Reboot the virtual machine. On the first bootup, it will take some time for the OS to load and
initialize. Subsequent boot up will be faster. Once you are in the Welcome screen, follow the Setup
wizard to setup Android 4.3.

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At this point, you might want to disable the mouse integration so that the mouse cursor will appear
in the screen. This will make the navigation process much easier.

While setting it up, it might not be able to detect any WiFi network. You can safely skip the WiFi
setup as it wont affect your Internet connection. It is also not necessary to sign in to your Google
account. It will take you to the Home screen once the setup is completed.

Screenshots of Android 4.3 running in VirtualBox


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Web browsing. Yeah, the Internet is working!

App drawer.

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The User Profile configuration section in Settings.

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About Android section in Settings.

One thing though, the sound driver doesnt perform well in virtual machine, so dont bother to watch
Youtube videos, or even listen to music in the virtual machine. Obviously, the Camera and the Phone
app dont work as well.
Thats it. If you face any difficulty in setting this up, feel free to let us know in the comments. I will be
here to help.

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163 comments
MARK
If android would run natively on x86 arch.
THAT WOULD BE GREAT!!!
Aug 2, 2013 at 9:00 pm

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Andy Van Pelt


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Mark: It does. There are a couple of Android phones out with Intel processors in them,
and I believe a few Android tablets as well. You still cant run Windows apps on them.
Aug 4, 2013 at 10:21 am

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Marving
What version Virtual Box Do you use?
Aug 5, 2013 at 9:46 am

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Damien
I am running it on version 4.2.16
Aug 5, 2013 at 6:30 pm

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iDeeN NuBz
hi..why i cant format to ext3..it said fail..why?
Jan 31, 2014 at 7:10 pm

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jose
one step before, select the icon carpet and select el disk
hard on where is the disk virtual.
Mar 23, 2014 at 12:31 pm

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Alan Wells
My screen blanks and the only way to get it back Ive found is to send it the ACPI
shutdown signal. Kinda freaky, but it works.
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Aug 5, 2013 at 3:10 pm

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Damien
The screen blackout is because of the locking screen. I have a Menu button
on my keyboard and pressing it will wake it up.
Aug 5, 2013 at 6:31 pm

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Edward Catapano
I also am having a problem getting it wake upI have to turn it off
also. What is the menu button on your keyboard?
Dec 10, 2013 at 9:51 am

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Pravin Dass Robert


Just click ACPI Shutdown and the lock screen will again appear
backgo to settings and change display time
Jan 22, 2014 at 9:57 pm

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Mateo
Thank you very much, it was driving me crazy!!!
May 8, 2014 at 4:49 pm

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gumuruh
yeah
me too im having confusion too much.
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What are the keyboard shortcut while using this whatsapp under
this android-virtualbox ?
Jun 16, 2014 at 9:18 pm

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Pravin Dass Robert


Just click ACPI Shutdown and the lock screen will again appear backgo to
settings and change display time
Jan 22, 2014 at 9:57 pm

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Bhavesh Valand
I have no internet connection on the android x86 vm. A bit of google search I found that i
need to configure virtual box with bridge connection which I did, but i internet connection
i need configure proxy setting.
Where can I find proxy setting for ethernet.?
Aug 15, 2013 at 5:46 am

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Damien
I have no problem connecting to the web on the android vm, and I am using
NAT in virtualbox. Are you running Android 4.3? what is the virtualbox version
you are using?
Aug 15, 2013 at 6:15 am

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Bijoy
I have no problem connecting to the web on the android vm, and I
am using NAT in virtualbox. Are you running Android 4.3? what is
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the virtualbox version you are using?


Jan 26, 2014 at 4:39 am

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Lee
PLEASE HELP CANT RUN ANDROID 4.3 I AM USING VM
VERSION 4.3.10
Apr 15, 2014 at 7:11 am

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Alex Fernandez
the install freezes at detecting android x86
Aug 15, 2013 at 10:00 pm

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Mada
Is there any way I can see my mouse
Aug 22, 2013 at 5:54 pm

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Damien
As mentioned in the article, you need to disable the mouse integration feature.
After that, click on the Android screen and you should see your mouse cursor.
Aug 22, 2013 at 6:38 pm

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Pravin Dass Robert


from machine tab, click on disable mouse integration and take the mouse
pointer inside the screen and click,you will ow get a new black mouse pointer :)
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Jan 22, 2014 at 9:59 pm

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Jagdeep Singh
I m using 4.3, wifi is not turning on from the settings menu.
i want to connect my virtual android to my home wifi so that i simply share files between
my virtual android and (host os /other devices) connected to same wifi network
Aug 23, 2013 at 1:16 pm

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Damien
You can try the Bridged connection in Virtuabox instead of the default NAT (I
didnt test it though, so I am not sure how it works). Under the NAT mode, the
Android VM is auto-connected to the Web, even though the WiFi cannot be
turned on.
Aug 23, 2013 at 11:12 pm

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Jagdeep Singh
I already tried Bridged connection , but in bridge connection
AndroidVM didnt connect to web..
Even though in NAT mode, android vm auto connected to web , but
it didnt get any ip from my wireless modem
Aug 24, 2013 at 11:16 am

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Paul
It wont connect to WiFi because your _virtual_ machine doesnt have emulated
WiFi hardware from the guest OS point of view there isnt a WiFi device. Just
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like there isnt a camera. Or a phone. It connects to the internet because VBox
emulates a nic card there is a virtual network card that the virtual OS can
access. The virtual NIC is connected to your real network hardware by a
software bridge.
Jan 7, 2014 at 1:44 am

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armando
does it support USB key?? is there a filemanager??
i havent wifi because i have an INTERNET KEY USB so i d like install app from apk
thanks U 4 the guide
Aug 24, 2013 at 12:15 am

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Pravin Dass Robert


ofcourse it supports USB just plug in and select it from ur virtual machine
menu
Jan 22, 2014 at 10:00 pm

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Steven Frank
Why some apps arent compatible with this build? When i try to download Path, it shows
that the app is not compatible with this virtual machine.
Aug 24, 2013 at 8:35 pm

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Geraint Dawe
Some apps contain arm machine code, such as Netflix only the pure Java ones
will work.
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Pravin Dass Robert


folk it is bcause of less video memory and processor sharing :) in this case try
Bluestacks App Player
Jan 22, 2014 at 10:02 pm

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Ralph Hring
Thank you so much. Followed every single step. But when I switch off thedevice after
configuration of Android and start it again, then it doesnt boot Android. Instead,
Everything starts again from your step 1 (Installing Android 4.3).
Using Mac OSX Mountain Lion and the latest VirtualBox.
Sep 3, 2013 at 10:43 am

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Ralph Hring
Storage
Controler: IDE Secondary Slave [CD/DVD] android-x86..
Controler: SATA Port 0: Android 4.3.vmdk..
Sep 3, 2013 at 4:50 pm

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ralph Muckle
you need to remove the android ISO from the list of storage devices
Sep 9, 2013 at 3:21 pm

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Gold
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I tried installing Android in my PC using VirtualBox, but couldnt; the process gets
stocked with the message Kernel Panic not syncing: Attempted to kill the idle task!
Rebooting in 60 seconds. My PC is a *64 Windows 7. Please, what should I do to
successfully complete the installation. Note I used the procedure on your article Guide to
run Android 4 in Virtual box. Thanks
Sep 15, 2013 at 11:17 am

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Damien
Did you download the latest Android 4.3 build or an earlier version? The older
version is buggy. Try out this new 4.3 build and let me know if it works for you.
Sep 15, 2013 at 9:38 pm

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Bhuvnesh
Hi I tried the procedure but failed with the same error (Kernel Panic
not syncing: Attempted to kill the idle task! Rebooting in 60
seconds.) . I used the latest 4.3 release. My PC is windows 7 64 bit.
Any idea?
Sep 30, 2013 at 1:32 am

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Rohan
did you enable vt-x ? if not do it
i had the same problem n it got fixed after i enabled vt-x
Oct 20, 2013 at 12:17 pm

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msaad jada
hi i am having the same problem what do u
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mean by enable vt-x


Nov 21, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Steve
I am also having this same error message and I
have done multiple installs and followed your
directions. I also updated my VirtualBox to
the latest version and reinstalled the Android
4.3 VM but that didnt fix it. I am still getting
the Kernel Panic error message.
Nov 21, 2013 at 7:40 pm

Sergey L. Pravodelov
Goto host system BIOS settings and enable
option VT-x (Intel Virtualization) or AMD-V
(AMD virtualization). Also you should have
system support this virtualization :)
Nov 27, 2013 at 8:08 am

Lee
DAMIEN PLEASE HELP ME HERES MY EMAIL
leetacky019@gmail.com CANT INSTALL THAT 4.3 :/
Apr 15, 2014 at 7:17 am

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nborgesfilho
Hi, im getting the same error, how did u fix it? thanks.
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Feb 4, 2014 at 4:10 pm

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Lee
PLEASE HELP ME I CANT INSTALL THAT 4.3 I AM USING VM
VERSION 4.3.10
MY COMPUTER OS IS WINDOWS 7 32BIT PLEASE HELP ME!
HERES MY EMAIL leetacky019@gmail.com
Apr 15, 2014 at 7:26 am

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MIke
Try disabling your wireless on your host machine before trying to install on
virtualbox. For a laptop you should have a function key to turn wireless
adapter on or off, probably looks like a little antenna or something similar.
After Android is installed you can turn it back on. I was getting same error until
I did this.
Dec 15, 2013 at 4:01 pm

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sand
Maybe this will help somebody.
During boot turn off network adapter (cable disconnected) and enable it after booting to
android.
If network adapter is enabled only black screen is displayed.
Sep 25, 2013 at 10:19 am

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Andrew
Como agrego una targeta sd?
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Sep 25, 2013 at 3:00 pm

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john
youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu keep your
suggestions with yourself
Oct 9, 2013 at 6:48 am

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water
@sand: Good Tip!
Just wanted to add, on the other hand, if you did decide to first enable the
network adapter and you are seeing the black screen when you , then just press
(ie Right Ctrl+H) which returns you to the home screen. Hope that helps
somebody too.
Dec 7, 2013 at 8:26 am

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fire
yes, if you are experiencing = black screen, thus you need to which
gets you back to home lock screen.. so you can properly install your
(.apk) file from your {host} machine.
Dec 7, 2013 at 8:31 am

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android
Ctrl+H option help. Thanks
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john
Hi I am using the same version of virtualbox and andriod you are using but I cannot install
andriod I followed every single step you told me this error comes(0.0000000) tsc: FAST
TSC Calibration failed please help me
Oct 9, 2013 at 6:47 am

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vv
bloody it not worked
Oct 9, 2013 at 7:31 am

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Naren R Parashar
Can I still use windows after I install android? Please reply!
Oct 9, 2013 at 10:02 pm

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Fourthletter58
Android installs as a virtual machine, so it will open like an application within
Windows.
Jan 14, 2014 at 10:20 am

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Abid
Thanks for the great tutorial. I have installed successfully Android 4.3. Problem is that my
laptop touchscreen is not working properly in the Android. Swipe is OK touch to open is
not working?
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Laurens Geerlof
Same here buddy
Nov 24, 2013 at 11:29 am

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Stefan van Aalst


Great n00b question here how to get root access?
Oct 11, 2013 at 11:11 pm

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Dave
I dont know if you can accomplish what you want here, but I find that hitting
Left-Alt plus Left-Arrow brings me to a root terminal window. I should note
that some linux utilities are NOT present, such as apt, so it might take
creativity to accomplish what you want there.
Apr 3, 2014 at 10:24 am

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affection
bluestaks is more better
Oct 12, 2013 at 4:12 pm

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Pravin Dass Robert


hah damn right!!
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atul
unfortunately setup wizard has stopped msg being displayed after android boots
Oct 18, 2013 at 3:24 am

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Dave
Keeps on displaying ANDROID on the screen, does not get past that
Oct 28, 2013 at 6:14 am

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tanelofficial
I have the same problem!
Nov 11, 2013 at 12:13 pm

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Henry Gibson Santyana


Hi,
Thank you for the guide. I was able to successfully install android-x86 in my laptop. MY
question now is how to transfer files between the host and guest client.
I tried adding a generic USB and it works. It can be mounted but it is ready-only. Any
suggestions on how I can write back into the mounted USB inside the guest android
client?
I also tried using shared folders but for some reason, it wont mount.
Thanks for any response.
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No
^Same for me. I cant get shared folders to work nor can I get my webcam to work on it.
Even though I set it to the virtual machine, my webcam will light up for a second and then
stop itself.
Using the dev kit SDK I can set the webcam real easy, but you just cant do anything with
it.
Nov 1, 2013 at 4:19 am

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Dipo Dipson
The most annoying the data I just wasted, but if you can remove this from this page so
that nobody will waste his or her time, I really appreciate the information if not that it
doesnt work. If you find any solution, share it with us Thank you for your time.
Nov 1, 2013 at 5:16 am

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Don Chiodo
I remove the ISO after it boots fine the first time through the install. When it comes up the
second time it will show the Android clock with a lock and then goes to a black screen.
Nov 7, 2013 at 2:29 am

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Phil
Click on lock and pull to the side to unlock
Dec 15, 2013 at 11:25 am

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Anon needs help


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Using virtualbox v. 4.2.16 and android-x86-4.3-20130725.iso


it does not ask me if i want to install /system directory as read-write. it instead asks me at
that point, if i want it to create a save img of 512 mb or more. if i click yes, it gets to 100%
then says failed to make img file, if i say no it says user data will not be saved. but it does
say android is successfully installed.
after it is installed i remove the iso file then use the reboot option and when it reboots it
says FATAL: Could not read from the boot medium! System halted.
I have spent a whole day being stopped by error after error.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Nov 7, 2013 at 11:02 pm

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Donatas
Dont forget to install GRUB.
May 23, 2014 at 6:38 am

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Mircea Toader
Has anyone tried to root (this or any 4.x version) and install virtualbox guest additions or
compile dkms for the kernel then add modules?
Im looking for a solution to play android games on pc (high end games) so windroy and
Bluestacks are not viable options.
Angry birds and similar games are easy to find for browsers, windows, gnu/linux to play
directly. Mostly interested for something like Demon Hunter 4, Iesabel, Soulcraft, etc. :)
Nov 16, 2013 at 1:47 am

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Ng Qu?c S?
How to share data from the computer to the emulator?

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Nov 17, 2013 at 11:19 pm

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Max Damage
In windows enable the sharing of the folder that you want to access. Then go to
your network control panel, click on advanced setting (on the left) and make
sure that password sharing is disabled (important point). Then in the VM
install an app like ES File Explorer, go to the network section, make a scan and
you should see your PC then youll open the folder.
Nov 19, 2013 at 7:25 am

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??????? ???? ?????


Keep on coming android and it didnt start.
Nov 19, 2013 at 7:36 am

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msaad jada
hi process goes well until i reach the command prompti select install Android to hard
disk but it returns to the same screen unsuccessfully any help???
Nov 21, 2013 at 1:14 pm

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Mukul shah
worked! thanks i installed it on Vmware work station ..
Nov 23, 2013 at 5:28 am

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Afridy
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Hey how to install apps manually on it.


Nov 23, 2013 at 10:28 pm

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Pravin Dass Robert


take it in through a pendrive and install it using apk managers
Jan 22, 2014 at 10:05 pm

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rierup
Many thanks, great and detailled description
Nov 24, 2013 at 8:04 am

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Laurens Geerlof
Hey, i am using this on a HP Elitepad with virtualbox 4.3
The only problem is the touchscreen has a huge offset. When i put my finger on the
touchscreen it puts the mouse cursor half a mile to the right or left. Is there a way to fix
this?
Nov 24, 2013 at 11:27 am

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Ignacio Garnica
Works perfect, thanks!!
Dec 12, 2013 at 3:30 pm

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ankit
I tried installing Android in my PC using VirtualBox, but couldnt; the process gets
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stocked with the message Kernel Panic not syncing: Attempted to kill the idle task!
Rebooting in 60 seconds. downlonloaded the latest one u mentioned to download.
Dec 13, 2013 at 7:13 pm

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Damien
Try this:
http://www.maketecheasier.com/run-android-on-desktop-with-genymotionandroid-emulator/
Dec 13, 2013 at 7:25 pm

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Ricardo Vargues
facebook app do not work, what shold i do?
Dec 16, 2013 at 4:47 pm

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Slavko
Go away from facebook, simple take all your personal information ant send
them directly to NSA ;-)
Dec 18, 2013 at 1:22 pm

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Fourthletter58
Use the browser.
Jan 14, 2014 at 10:23 am

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DaveH
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Are you being serious


Facebook is your biggest priority
What should I do Take up fishing
Mar 1, 2014 at 10:27 am

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Steve
After install, how to resize the default screen resolution. Its about half of my current
laptop screen size of 11.6. I suppose I should have installed Grub (I just bypassed it cause
its not going to be a multi-boot partition), and perhaps that will affect screen resize? (For
developers, I have a touchscreen Vivobook 202E, and it doesnt work well (20%), as it
does under Windows (98%), presumably because Android would need a driver for this
specific screen.)
Dec 19, 2013 at 1:40 am

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Fourthletter58
Grub SHOULD NOT be installed for a VM.
Jan 14, 2014 at 10:23 am

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Fourthletter58
Doh ignore me.
Jan 14, 2014 at 7:09 pm

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Steve
PS: Managed to get some use from the touchscreen by sliding my fingernail accross
buttons and icon rather than using my full fingertip. :) Now getting a good 90% usage
from the screen.
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Dec 19, 2013 at 1:56 am

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Sambit
what is fast tsc calivration failed
Dec 19, 2013 at 8:53 am

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subrahmanyam
I installed a game (Hill climb racing.apk) after completion of installation any app it shows
the message like (Unfortunately run Hill climb racing.apk )
Dec 20, 2013 at 8:12 am

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Fourthletter58
Not all apps are complied for x86.
Jan 14, 2014 at 10:24 am

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Ankit Singh
I installed android 4.3 on my virtual box, but gallery doesnt open and gives error message
Unfortunately, Gallery has stopped working
Jan 3, 2014 at 5:08 am

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Fourthletter58
Install QuickPic from Play Store or something similar.
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klliki
will something that uses gps like maps work on this?
Jan 11, 2014 at 2:35 pm

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Fourthletter58
Does your system have a GPS?
Jan 14, 2014 at 10:27 am

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Fourthletter58
Anyone who is not confident installing a virtual machine will be much happier using
something like Bluestacks.
Jan 14, 2014 at 10:39 am

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John
Is it possible to use the integrated pc Bluetooth 4 ?
Jan 17, 2014 at 1:44 am

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Pravin Dass Robert


sure!! it is possible frnf
Jan 22, 2014 at 10:07 pm

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Any tips for this? Ive got android 3.10 iso (4.3) running in virtualbox
4.3.10 with a plugable 4.0 bt dongle which virtualbox sees using a
filter, but bt will not turn on.
Apr 11, 2014 at 9:59 am

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Dincer
At last thank you. I have tried to install google play and other stuff to genymotion images
but no way. This is faster and better. BTW I think it runs faster (I gave 2GB disk and 2GBs
of RAM and 64MB of GPU to the image)
Jan 18, 2014 at 9:58 am

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Stitch
worked fine for me and connected to internet
Jan 30, 2014 at 10:30 am

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Maroo
i have done everything good but if i boot it it will stay on android screen and it wont go
to the Welcomee menu.
Can someone help me ?
btw, i use android 4.3 on my virtualbox
Feb 2, 2014 at 11:42 am

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federico
goes like a charm thank you.

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Feb 5, 2014 at 5:55 am

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TLynn
Installed fine thanks for the detail. Just one issue, whenever I start an app, it turns my
screen sideways and I cant get it to right itself so I can view without twisting my head
to the side.
Any suggestions? Thanks
Feb 5, 2014 at 3:41 pm

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Hendrik
Install the app Set Orientation.
May 2, 2014 at 4:00 am

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Mats Svensson
No go.
Selecting Installation Install Android -x86 to hard disk or Run Android -x86 without
installation just flashes a black screen with some rapidly scrolling text, then returns to
the same screen with:
Installation Install Android -x86 to hard disk etc
I followed all the steps exactly.
Feb 6, 2014 at 7:02 am

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Anonn
You forgot to unmount/remove the disc.

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Feb 9, 2014 at 4:29 pm

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Alex
I have this problem too, how can I fix it? (Unmounting the disk
means it cannot install).
Feb 12, 2014 at 11:30 am

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Jon
Has anybody solved this? Same problem here
Mar 14, 2014 at 2:18 pm

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Mario
It doesnt work. Android hangs at ANDROID when booting. What should i do to remedy
this ?
Feb 9, 2014 at 4:35 pm

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junk
this does not work.it will not connect to the internet
Feb 10, 2014 at 2:17 pm

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Brian
Works great. Thanks for taking the effort to show us :)
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Shivaprasad
installation Install Android -x86 to hard disk or Run Android -x86 without
installation just flashes a black screen scrolling text. At the end of the screen it says that
some program might be trying to access hardware directly
Feb 16, 2014 at 8:46 pm

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Sheharyar
I get something like
Create IMG file during installation?
and it fails
Feb 17, 2014 at 4:51 am

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Vesto
Works great, first booting just takes some 5 minutes to finish.
Feb 21, 2014 at 5:59 pm

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Hamed
Hi
I Try Install on my virtual box machine but i got an error like screenshot below when i
select install on my hard disk or in run mode
http://im1.ostadbook.com/image.php?di=3UWB
and after 60 second my virtual machine is restart , and the selection page for install is
appear
Feb 23, 2014 at 2:27 am

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I'm too.
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Hi
I Try Install on my virtual box machine but i got an error like screenshot below when i
select install on my hard disk or in run mode
http://im1.ostadbook.com/image.php?di=3UWB
and after 60 second my virtual machine is restart , and the selection page for install is
appear
Feb 26, 2014 at 2:12 am

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Andrew
It wont save, I have to install again every time I open the VM. The partitions still there, so I
dont have to make a new partition every time, but I have to re-install every time I open
the VM, and all of the apps I installed go away. It would be alot better if I could save my
stuff and I was wondering if anyone here knew how to fix it.
Mar 1, 2014 at 3:59 pm

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Aditya Bhowmik
If I install android in virtualbox following your method , will it damage my windows7 ? and
is it a dual boot ?
Mar 2, 2014 at 11:03 pm

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Damien
@Aditya Bhowmik It is a virtual machine and it wont touch any of your base
OS files and settings.
Mar 2, 2014 at 11:10 pm

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usman ziyad
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is there any option to clear the problem with camera access??


i cant use skype and applications need camera accessi use it in lenovo g580 with
integrated webcam.i had allocate enough RAM and Memory .
1 GB RAM and 8GB MEMORY.
using android 4.3
plz answer
Mar 2, 2014 at 11:58 pm

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andrew
how do i make it connect on a network wit a proxy
Mar 3, 2014 at 7:57 am

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Chris
Hey,
ive installed it like a thousand times, coz evrytime i reboot it just keeps on going back to
the boot sequence..
One more thing, i cant seem to figure out the rotation of the screen. how do i manually
override it so it would rotate when and where i want it to
thanks in advance
Mar 5, 2014 at 5:26 pm

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barack
When i start the virtual machine this error:
FATAL:No bootable medium found!System halted.
Mar 8, 2014 at 8:02 pm

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Josh
I have done this successfully, but when I run to play the Brave Frontier that I
downloaded from Google App Store, it couldnt work. it says report or ok. even i
downloaded the facebook app, still not working too.
Mar 15, 2014 at 10:18 am

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Josh
Please let me know if you have any idea to run the Apps properly like , facebook, brave
frontier etc, ,.. I look forward to your response. Thank you
Mar 15, 2014 at 10:20 am

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Hector Evans
Works great. Thanks!
Mar 15, 2014 at 12:35 pm

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John
I installed android 4.3, and it wont go past the android screen to the welcome screen ? I
followed the steps exactly the way the were mentioned in the article. Please help
Mar 16, 2014 at 5:22 am

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Nik
Having same issue here!!
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hezron
mind adding sam more ram to it.
Apr 8, 2014 at 10:28 am

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JM
Wont install for me. Kernel panic after step 1.
Mar 20, 2014 at 10:28 am

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Morbius1
For the kernel panic error: https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/12748
Sorry, that should have been:
Search for the following reference which you do on the host:
VBoxManage setextradata vm-name VBoxInternal/CPUM/EnableHVP 1
Mar 22, 2014 at 1:28 pm

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nikhil
How to install apps and
how to copy files from pc to emulator
Please explain in detail
Mar 23, 2014 at 1:38 pm

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nikhil
Even games like subway surfer are showing force close
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What changes have to be made to avoid this


Mar 24, 2014 at 1:31 am

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Firmaster
if you get a kernel panic error, must update the Virtual Box to 4.3.10.
then this works great.
Mar 25, 2014 at 3:18 pm

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Aakash
how did you enable internet in android on virtualbox
Mar 29, 2014 at 4:04 am

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hezron
how do u enable the internet on virtualbox,,,,,,,,,,,,am using a modem with speeds of 21mbs
Apr 8, 2014 at 10:26 am

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Janckx
Using Virtualbox 4.3.8 and android-x86-4.3-20130725.iso or latest android-x86-4.4RC1.iso
Always getting the same Error Kernel Panic not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
Rebooting in 60 seconds. Either with Linux 2.6 32 or 64 bit.
Apr 10, 2014 at 3:40 pm

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did you m manage to fix it? same thing happens to me.


i even changed bios to alow vt-x and still it doesnt work :(
Apr 16, 2014 at 10:59 am

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Janckx
I upgraded Virtualbox to version 4. 3.10. Now it works.
Apr 17, 2014 at 12:58 am

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amy
Failed to open a session for the virtual machine AMYS ANDROID 4.3.
VT-x is disabled in the BIOS. (VERR_VMX_MSR_VMXON_DISABLED).
Result Code: E_FAIL (080004005)
Component: Console
Interface: IConsole {8ab7c520-2442-4b66-8d74-4ff1e195d2b6}
what do i do?
Apr 17, 2014 at 8:23 am

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FD
Whatsup is not supporting
and many more apps are not supported
Apr 17, 2014 at 12:30 pm

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Repon
I am on mac. I have downloaded all the files.. But installation process is not working..
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A shell window pooped up, Nothing is working. Please help .


Apr 18, 2014 at 12:43 pm

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Joe
This this was the first write up I have followed that actually worked. But. Just barely. I
consider myself computer literate, and even I had to fill in the blanks where this write up
skipped. Best example, the problem of the install screen each time I started. Someone in
the comments said the correct fix, with the addition of you forgot to un mount the
media. um, no. It wasnt IN the directions! As this bills itself as a COMPLETE guide, I
have found the gaps irritating. It would be nice to see this re edited with the missing info
added in.
Honestly, thank you for the effort!
Apr 18, 2014 at 3:14 pm

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ARR
hello!!
I installed 4.4 on my computer and it was a success but when I tried to mount a shared
folder with it, I couldnt (permission not allowed) and even with the command sudo! So
could someone help me and how can I have access within and istall an apps for example!!
thanx!!
May 2, 2014 at 5:46 am

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Andro
Anybody get Whatsapp working?
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Ivan Savic
not work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 12, 2014 at 5:09 am

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Kevin
Installed great and works well.
Every time I restart virtualbox, I have to go through this whole setup process again. Is that
normal? Is there a way to have it save the state so I don;t have to re-install android every
time?
May 15, 2014 at 4:49 pm

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Gosa
Hi.
Anyone who knows how to share files between android and the device running
virtualbox?
Thanks.
May 16, 2014 at 1:05 am

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vivek
how to add apps manually???
May 18, 2014 at 11:43 pm

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gugum fgroup
hey guys!
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I found out the 4.0 android virtualbox is having wifi capabilities as well here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mngdn0Be5g4
what the difference in terms of software developers perspective anyway?
May 20, 2014 at 8:23 am

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Ronny Westin
I only get kernel panic when trying this . . .
May 21, 2014 at 5:44 pm

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Zeeshan
why game it not working subway surfer temple run when i m open game screen is black
Jun 1, 2014 at 3:43 am

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laraib
Its stuck at the loading screen android??? What will i do.???
I enabled Intel Virtualization Technology but same thing again. :(
Jun 2, 2014 at 4:20 am

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Adnan
Its struck at the Android loading screen After 15 minutes it was loaded but when i click on
next nothing will happened and the error that it has stoped working what TO DO ANY
BODY KNOWS? PLZ HELP ME :(
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Agnostico13
Show the message when I press start button :Cannot access the Kernel driver! Make
sure the kernel module has been loaded successfully.
Then Im not abble to run it.
Jun 5, 2014 at 8:42 pm

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Madhukar
I followed all steps but while installing, it shoed an error
Installation failed! Please check if you have enough free disk space to install Android
x86
What should I do ??
I have allocated 16GB for Virtual Hard disk as fixed size.. Please help
Jun 12, 2014 at 7:27 am

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paul
i downloaded the iso file for android 4.4.2 and insalled it in virtual box with 40 gig hd (vhd)
and 4 gig ram, i gave the video card only 128 it seems like that max to give the video card, i
also did activate the 3d function on the display settings but i cant seem to play games on
the android vm, when i start the game it just tells me that it stopped working constantly, i
thought that it was the os when i had the issues on the first android vm 4.2.2 but it still
does the same on the 4.4.2, what did i miss. i actually are running two of the os one is the
4.4.2 rc1 and 4.4.2 rc2 witch have no actual diferences. i am running a i7 (8core)950 @
3.07ghz with 16gig ram and a gforce 9800gt 1gig and a win 7 64bid os .. i am also running
bluestacks with no problem.what i want to do is devide tha games between the android
devices so that i can run multiple games at once on dif devices, i can not run bluestacks
twice it seems, so i want to get a android vm up and run another game from there while
bluestacks run another.. please email me on paulkr1973@gmail.com
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marvin
hi.im so sick looking how can i connect my virtual m android x86 4.3 to the internet.im
using a wifi only..so i want o connect it thereand its seems i have to configure it
manually coz when i look up in nat settings no network or anything appears there and i try
to look in settings theres no folder therepls help me..
Jun 17, 2014 at 3:29 pm

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hema
thank you sir its realy working,,, but i dont konw how to open usb drive on guest android
os please help me sir
Jun 18, 2014 at 12:33 am

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