Google recently announced the latest version of android 4.4 , Kitkat. While there a lot of time left for android 4.4 to arrive. Today Android is the most popular and domination operating system on cell phones and tablets.
But its not only phones that can run android. How about installing and using android 4.3 from your desktop computer?
Files required :
Step 1 :
Download Android 4.3 image from the site given above
Step 2 :
Download & Install virtualbox latest version from the link given above. We need a windows computer with minimum 2 GB of ram to install virtualbox. Install and open Virtualbox.
Step 3 :
Click on new and enter a name and the operating system details for the virtual machine . Select type as Linux and version as other and click next .
Step 4 :
Enter the amount of ram you would like to allot for the virtual machine and click next . Android 4.3 requires at least 1Gb of ram but its not necessary .
Step 5 :
In the next window select “ Create a virtual hard disk “ and then select VDI .
In the next window , According to your space requirement you can either select dynamically allocated or fixed size for your storage space . i selected fixed size because i want to allocate only 8Gb of storage space to android . in the next dialog box set the storage space for android according to your requirement .
Step 7 :
Your virtual machine is now set . all you need to do is add the location of the Android 4.3 image file . Click on the settings button in virtualbox . Under the settings navigate to storage , below the storage tree select empty and click on the disk image and select “ choose a virtual CD/DVD disk file “ and select the android 4.3 image . Check the Live CD/DVD box and click ok .
Step 8 :
Double click on your virtual machine to start it and click OK for all the dialog boxes . Select Install Android-X86 to hard disk and click OK for all the dialog boxes .
Step 9 :
in the next window you have to create a partition for installing Android . The new partition will not mess up anything with your windows computer . From now onwards you have to use your up , down , left and right keys on your keyboard to Select “create/modify partitions “ and click OK .
Step 10 :
In the next windows select new > primary and then specify the size of the new partition .
Step 11 :
Your new partition has been created . Select write and press enter and type “yes “ and press enter again when prompted . In the next window select quit and press enter .
Step 12 :
In the next window select the Sda1 and press enter . select the et3 file system and press enter . When prompted to install grub loader select yes . Select now when prompted to make your system directory as read-write .