Install Android OS on Computer (Windows, Mac, Linux)

Do you know you can Install Android Operating System on Computer or PC  (Windows, Mac, Linux). There are many methods available in the market to install android on computer. Today I am going to illustrate one of easiest method using which it can be done in no time. To make it clear,  this is how it will work-> User downloads a framework and Android operating system is installed over that framework.

Framework which i am talking about is Virtual Machine from Oracle, Virtual Machine allows user to install multiple operating system on a single Operating System.Since Virtual Machine is available for Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris, Android is compatible with most of PC’s and Computer all around the world.

Follow below Steps to Install Android OS on Computer or PC (Windows, Mac, Linux)


Installation process of different android version (ICS, Jelly bean) are all similar, only difference is the version of android you need to download from source.

Install Android OS on Computer or PC

  1. Download and install Virtual Machine on your computer, choose version depending upon your Operating System. for ex download VirtualBox 4.2.16 for Windows hosts for Windows Operating System.
  2. Download Android from below sources, I have tested using Android 4.0.4 but you can download and install other version like jelly bean.

3.  Extract Android 4.0.4 and double-click on VMLite-Android-v4.0.4.vbox and and click on start to install android on computer.It will take some time depending upon speed of your computer.

Install Android OS on PC or Computer (Windows, MAC, Linux)

Note: To install android 4.2 or android 4.3 on Computer  follow below steps

  1. Open Virtualbox and Select New from menu, Enter credentials and select  ->Type : Linux,Version : Other Linux
  2. Click next and enter minimum 1 GB space on RAM, 1GB space for hard disk (either dynamic allocation or fixed) and click next.
  3. Now goto Virtual Device and select setting a box will appear now goto Storage->Storage Tree->Empty and in the attribute section on the right side select android 4.2 or 4.3 iso you have downloaded, and check  Live CD/DVD and click ok.
  4. Start Virtual Machine and Select Android-x86 on Hard Disk,  next screen create/modify partitions.
  5. Create New bootable partition and select write and select quit after writing.
  6. Now install android 4.x on  sda1 , type as ext3 and install grub.
  7. Remove ISO from VirtualBox and reboot Virtual Box.
  8. Now you can boot to android operating system.

Alternate Method (Easy)


Simpler Android Emulator ANDYIf you don’t want to install Android using above suggested method or if above method is not working in your computer then you can try android emulator like Andy, Bluestacks etc. All android emulator will look similar to your android device but there functionality may differ. Follow below tutorial to Install Andy Android Emulator.

Must Read: PLAY CLASH OF CLANS ON PC USING ANDY ANDROID EMULATOR

Andy is one of the best and easy to use android emulator with one click install and remote control support. You can use your smartphone to control racing games and other android games.

  1. Just goto official website of andy android emulator to download Andy.
  2. Click on the download button on landing page, It will automatically detect your system specification and start downloading of proper version of andy.
  3. Click on executable file after downloading, follow on screen instructions and install  games or app as if you do in your smartphone or tablet.

Features of Andy


  • Easy to install and freely available.
  • You can use your android device as a remote control while playing games, all you need to do is just install a remote control application on your smartphone.
  • It has multi-touch, ARM, camera, microphone support, developers support and much more features.

Now its time to enjoy world’s best and amazing operating system on computer. If you have any problem in installation please comment below with your problem.

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  1. great tutorial but I have a question about the mouse functionality for android vm..is it possible to get mouse control without needing to capture it within the vm?

  2. For mouse click settings select system and change pointing device box to ps2 mouse. But for me MX player is a issue. It can’t accept x86 codec n I can’t play vids

  3. I am install android os in my pc .working properle but android applecation not install ?

    ho to install apps in my pc android os ?

  4. i installed kitkat it worked nice . my wifi also working and running very smooth and nice. but i have only problem of sound which is comming very low and bluetooth not working and how could i run modem on android os..

  5. Result Code:
    E_FAIL (0x80004005)
    Component:
    ProgressProxy
    Interface:
    IProgress {c20238e4-3221-4d3f-8891-81ce92d9f913}

    inaccessible it is writing ,please say how can i make it accessible

  6. i have followed the procedure till the second last step…now how do i remove iso from the virtual box???
    i just unchecked the live cd option..and it says android nothing more????? please reply

  7. Hi,
    how to add vpn network vmlite android-v4.0.4 for win 7
    i have problem with wireless connection < can you help me
    thank you 🙂

  8. After installation whenever i m open the VB i got this type of error

    Failed to create the VirtualBox COM object.

    The application will now terminate.

    Callee RC: CO_E_SERVER_EXEC_FAILURE (0x80080005)

  9. i cant get further of step 4.
    after i press start it says rebooting in 60 sec and it comes back to previous menu to step 4.

  10. i have installed as u described but i am unable to connect my modem interner to vm system…would u please help me??

  11. THIS ERROR IS COMING
    Failed to open a session for the virtual machine VMLite-Android-v4.0.4.

    Implementation of the USB 2.0 controller not found!

    Because the USB 2.0 controller state is part of the saved VM state, the VM cannot be started. To fix this problem, either install the ‘Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack’ or disable USB 2.0 support in the VM settings (VERR_NOT_FOUND).

    Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005)
    Component: Console
    Interface: IConsole {8ab7c520-2442-4b66-8d74-4ff1e195d2b6}

  12. Failed to open a session for the virtual machine VMLite-Android-v4.0.4.

    Implementation of the USB 2.0 controller not found!

    Because the USB 2.0 controller state is part of the saved VM state, the VM cannot be started. To fix this problem, either install the ‘Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack’ or disable USB 2.0 support in the VM settings (VERR_NOT_FOUND).

    Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005)
    Component: Console
    Interface: IConsole {8ab7c520-2442-4b66-8d74-4ff1e195d2b6}

    This is what it says. I have win7 and download android 4.04.

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