That Android is present on most smartphones, we know, but what a lot of people don't know is that you can also install Android on your PC or notebook thanks to the Android x86 project and Phoenix OS. So if you have that older equipment, or just don't want to use Windows anymore, these two systems might be a good idea.
For those who do not know, Android x86 is an unofficial project that aims to make the Android we use on our phones for computers or notebooks. So, today I bring a complete tutorial for you who was interested and would like to try it.
- Use a flash drive with a capacity of at least 2 GB, formatted in FAT-32;
- Download the Android-X86 image based on Android 8.1 Oreo here;
- Download the Rufus app to copy the image to the USB stick;
- Open the Rufus program. The program detects the attached USB stick, and then you click SELECT and search for the ISO image you downloaded via the link above. In partition scheme, select the MBR option;
- Now click on "START" to start the ISO copy process for the USB stick;
- Once the process is complete, restart your computer and hold down the del or F2 key on your keyboard;
- When you turn on the PC again, the Bios screen will appear. In boot sequence select the boot from the flash drive and press F10 to save the changes;
- This done, your PC will start Android 8.1 Oreo with the options of just running Android from USB stick or installing on your computer.
If you choose to install, keep in mind that your hard drive will be completely reformatted and erased, leaving only with Android installed. Therefore, first save your personal and important files elsewhere.
I installed Android x86 on a PC with Intel core2duo processor and 1 GB of RAM and it worked very well. Keyboard, mouse, internet connection and Google Play Store are fully operational without any problems. Remember that if you don't like Android for PC, you can choose to install Windows again.
Phoenix OS is a PC system based on Android x86. The focus will allow users to use any Android applications on tablets, laptops or desktops, and then create their own environment, whether home, office or educational. The installation form is very simple, just download the application, run and follow the installation procedures, all very simple and easy.
Download here Phoenix OS