As we all know that Android is very popular nowadays and open source. Android has secure highest place in the market of Smartphones. Now, you can use Android environment in computer world using virtualization software. This is the beauty of Android.
You can install the latest version of Android 8.1 Oreo on your computer. There are many benefits for developers of Android using it on computer. They can explore many other things and can check different apps they have made. The stability of apps can be check much better on PC using Virtual machine. You can create different virtual machines of your own specifications to check how the app will work on Android phone. You can make virtual machine of different RAM and ROM according to Android smartphone specifications. This will show how good it will work on Android smartphones.
In simple words, Virtualizations software is the emulator, where developer can test different apps to check the specifications and stability of the desired app. There are two best Virutalization software. VMware and VirtualBox. These include a lot of features for free and if you want to extend features, then you can use the paid version. As it offers the paid version which include enough features according to your requirement.
In this tutorial, we will guide you how to install Android 8.1 Oreo on VMware and VirtualBox through simple methods. Just follow this article and you are good to go.
Methods To Download & install Android 8.1 Oreo on VMware
Follow the below steps carefully and proceed:
Step 1: Installing and Downloading VMware player & Android Oreo Disk ISO
Choose the version according to your need, you can choose the free version as well as paid version. Its upto you, whatever you want to choose. Click on the “download now” button and the software will start downloading. After that, go to the location, where you have downloaded the file. Right click on the .exe file of VMware player and choose “Run as Administrator”. The installation wizard will appear which will further guide you simply. Simply follow the installation guide and the application will successfully install on your computer. At last, restart your computer.
Step 2: Creating a New Virtual Machine
Open the VMware player and click on “create new virtual machine” button. Click on the option “I will install the operating system later”. After that, “Guest operating system installation” window will pop-up. Here, you need to click on the Radio button called “Linux” and select the version as “Other Linux 4.x”
Further settings include “name” and “location”. Type the name and then specify the location where the virtual machine is to be stored. Next is click on “customize hardware” and choose the RAM size and CPU. Click on the “memory” menu and allocate the memory to VMware that suits you. The recommended memory size is over 1 GB.
In “hardware” tab locate the “CD/DVD (IDE)” option and click on it. In the right pane, you will see “Use ISO image file”. Click on the browse button and then locate the Android 8.1 Oreo ISO file and select it to open.
After that, you need to click on “Display” option and then click on “Accelerate 3D Graphics” to enable it.
At last Click on the “Close” button after checking all the changes you have made and the virtual machine will be created shortly.
Step 3: Installing VMware Android 8.1 Oreo
To start the installation process, you need to click on “power on this virtual machine” option. Wait for few seconds, a new screen will appear, where you need to click on “Advanced option”. After that, click on “Auto installation” to install Android Oreo 8.1 in VMware.
Wait for the installation process to complete and right click on “CD/DVD” option and select “Disconnect” option and then click on “reboot” the VMware.
Step 4: Booting with xForce mode
Before booting, you need to press “e” button to edit the command “Android-x86 8.1-rc2”. After that, press “e” button again and move the cursor to the left. You will see the “quiet” parameter replace it with “nomodeset xforcevesa” and then press “enter” button to save and then boot it by pressing “b” button.
Step 5: VMware Android Oreo VM
Finally the installation gets complete and now you can enjoy Android Oreo 8.1 on your computer. You can enjoy all the features of Oreo. You can play games and you can install different application.
Methods To install Android 8.1 Oreo on VirtualBox
Follow the below steps carefully and then proceed:
Step 1: Download and install VirtualBox and Android Oreo ISO File
Download the above files and then click on .exe file (in windows) or .dmg(for macOS) VirtualBox file and finally the installation process will start. Follow the installation wizard guide and you will be able to install it simply.
Step 2: Creating the Virtual Android Machine
Open the VirtualBox and then click on “New” button. This will create a new virtual machine on VirtualBox. Simply fullfill the requirements asked and click on “Next” button to proceed. You will have to type the name for new virtual machine whatever you want but the version you need to select “Linux” and the type “Other Linux (64 bit)”.
After that, you will have to allocate the memory size to VM, adjust it to above 2GB. 50% of RAM is recommended for best performance. Click on the “create a virtual hard disk now” and select “Virtual Box Disk image” VDI.
For the storage on physical hard disk, choose “dynamically allocated”. The remaining steps are upto you, it include file size and location. At last, click on “create” button and wait for the process to complete and your virtual machine will be created.
Step 3: Customizing the Virtual Android Oreo Machine
In this step, all you need is to select the “newly created virtual machine” and then click on “settings” button. Here, we will make some changes to make virtual machine performing well. Under the storage tab, select “Empty” disk and then click on “CD” icon to browse. Locate the downloaded Android Oreo 8.1 ISO file and select it and then click on “open” button. After that, turn on “Live CD/DVD” button and then click on “OK” to save changes.
Click on the display tab, you need to increase the Video RAM to 128MB and then enable “3D acceleration”.
Step 4: Installing Android in VirtualBox
All you need is to select your virtual machine and then click on “start” button. It will start the VM and when it boots, you will see four options. From them select “Advanced option”. Select “Auto installation” option and the installation process will start. Wait for a while and the process will complete.
Step 5: Running Android 8.1 Oreo in VirtualBox
Restart the VM after the successfull installation. Also, create your account and enjoy all the features and cheerful interface of Android 8.1 Oreo on computer.
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