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http://www.android-x86.org/

Does anyone have good or bad experiences with this? I was just interested in it after I read an article about how you can install it on a PC (X86).

Anyone know about this? Sounds interesting...

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I installed ICS on my EeePC netbook which seems to get premium treatment all the way around in terms of Android x-86 and even back then when people used netbooks (and still do) to install a hackintosh setup.

It's probably the best hacker supported modern day computer around. :laugh:

I digress...

It's quite a fun experience and works rather well, however, sometimes the screen will rotate by 90

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I tried it on my Acer w500. Worked well, only issues I had was the rotation wouldn't work, the sound would crackle and sometimes the screen would go all funky. Other than that it was cool

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ok so can this be run on VMware?

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ok so can this be run on VMware?

This might be the better way for virtualization:

http://androvm.org/blog/

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Trying the older version as the current wasn't working.

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So I did a google search and found an iso for 4.0.3. Using it right now in Vmware to type this. pretty cool. I'm looking to get the phone to work if possible.

www.spkaa.com/

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Oh hey this topic just comes at a perfect timing and I'm amazed that so much progress in that regard^^ Soo let me ask is there any easy way to run a MIUI ROM in a VM other than downloading the Android SDK and having to do tons of things to get it to boot? >.<

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Oh hey this topic just comes at a perfect timing and I'm amazed that so much progress in that regard^^ Soo let me ask is there any easy way to run a MIUI ROM in a VM other than downloading the Android SDK and having to do tons of things to get it to boot? >.<

Every ROM would basically have to be modified, so unless the MIUI ROM devs provide a x86-PC setup/live image there isn't really a straightforward way.

As for the current ROM, Google pulled the download due to breaking the TOS apparently.

Here's an alternative link:

http://www.d-h.st/wJG

(Disclaimer: I haven't tested the linked file. If you use it, do it on your own risk. It's a privately provided mirror file by someone on this news group thread: https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!topic/android-x86/Oxh4D2cRNJQ)

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Every ROM would basically have to be modified, so unless the MIUI ROM devs provide a x86-PC setup/live image there isn't really a straightforward way.

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Oh okay I see, I hoped there would be a decent generic Android-Phone VM that can load ROMs even if slow D: Well thanks for telling me I guess I have to plow through the SDK then^^

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Every ROM would basically have to be modified, so unless the MIUI ROM devs provide a x86-PC setup/live image there isn't really a straightforward way.

As for the current ROM, Google pulled the download due to breaking the TOS apparently.

Here's an alternative link:

http://www.d-h.st/wJG

(Disclaimer: I haven't tested the linked file. If you use it, do it on your own risk. It's a privately provided mirror file by someone on this news group thread: https://groups.googl...x86/Oxh4D2cRNJQ)

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Tried installing this in VMWare but it freezes part way through

Then I tried booting it as a live image but it stops on a command prompt type terminal :\ thing and I have no clue what to type to continue boot

I tried startx out of desperation and cluelessness but obvioulsly didn't work, any ideas ? :)

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Tried installing this in VMWare but it freezes part way through

Then I tried booting it as a live image but it stops on a command prompt type terminal :\ thing and I have no clue what to type to continue boot

I tried startx out of desperation and cluelessness but obvioulsly didn't work, any ideas ? :)

I tried this a while back in Virtualbox and it worked pretty well. On their site, there's a link for a Virtualbox install tutorial, so maybe they want you to use that rather than VMware. It's quite possible the two are incompatable or it doesn't like how VMware handles something. Hope it helps. :)

http://www.android-x86.org/documents/virtualboxhowto

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I agree, Virtualbox might be your best bet here for now.

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I tried this a while back in Virtualbox and it worked pretty well. On their site, there's a link for a Virtualbox install tutorial, so maybe they want you to use that rather than VMware. It's quite possible the two are incompatable or it doesn't like how VMware handles something. Hope it helps. :)

http://www.android-x...virtualboxhowto

Sounds very possible, thanks, I`ll give virtualbox a shot :)

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Same problem, maybe it hates some part of my system

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AndroidX86 ran fine on vmware ESX here.

Wasn't much of a fan of it, played around for 20 minutes then deleted it, but everything booted.

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AndroidX86 ran fine on vmware ESX here.

Wasn't much of a fan of it, played around for 20 minutes then deleted it, but everything booted.

Are you Intel or AMD ?

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Specs of what it ran on:

Dual Intel Xeon E5620 (1 core enabled for VM)

16GB RAM (2GB enabled for VM)

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I will be trying this in hyper-v!

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I will be trying this in hyper-v!

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Nice Cat (Y)

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Just a question, why use this vs Chrome OS? For the apps?

I find this interesting, makes me want to get a 2nd hand netbook!

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Just a question, why use this vs Chrome OS? For the apps?

I find this interesting, makes me want to get a 2nd hand netbook!

You get an actual OS, not a sorry attempt at it.

And surely you get a way better range of apps. (Y)

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Specs of what it ran on:

Dual Intel Xeon E5620 (1 core enabled for VM)

16GB RAM (2GB enabled for VM)

I've a feeling its an AMD problem

Same problem trying to make a hackintosh a while back, native install and vmware install all failed, Intel seem much better for that sort of thing

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