Android

Android

Before we start i just want everyone to know PC = windows. PC means personal computer, not an operating system.

Now you might be asking why would you want to run Android on your PC? Well why not, its an easy way to test our the OS as well as test applications on it.

The androids home is http://code.google.com/p/live-android.

USB booting

The easiest way i find to running Android on your PC is through USB. You will need the right ISO, you can find that here.

1. Choose the files ‘liveandroidv0.2usb.iso.001’ and ‘liveandroidv0.2usb.iso.002’ to download, when you have both right click and extract ‘liveandroidv0.2usb.iso.001’ this will join both files into one.

2. Download UNetbootin. This will convert the ISO into a readable and bootable USB operating system.

3. Run UNetbootin, load the Liveandroid.iso into the unetbootin application. Ensure your USB is inserted, select the right drive of your USB. Then allow UNetBootin to turn your USB into a portable OS.

4. After the install is completed restart your computer, turn on USB mode in your bios and then boot from USB. If your turned USB mode on you will see an option to boot from USB.

Note: If your computer hangs on boot up that means your hardware is not compatible with running Android. Try it on another PC or try loading the ISO in a virtual machine.

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