How to Download and Run Android-x86 Livecd on Your PC
Android-x86 is a project that aims to port the Android operating system to x86-based computers. It allows you to run Android apps and games on your PC without installing any additional software. One of the easiest ways to try out Android-x86 is to use a livecd, which is a bootable disc image that contains the entire system. In this article, we will show you how to download and run Android-x86 livecd on your PC.
Step 1: Download Android-x86 Livecd
The first step is to download the Android-x86 livecd from the official website. You can choose from different versions and architectures depending on your preferences and hardware compatibility. For example, if you have a 64-bit PC, you can download the 64-bit version of Android-x86 9.0-r2 livecd. The file size is about 950 MB.
You can download the livecd from the main download site[^1^] or from other mirror sites listed on the website. Make sure to verify the checksum of the downloaded file to ensure its integrity.
Step 2: Burn Android-x86 Livecd to a USB Drive or a CD/DVD
The next step is to burn the Android-x86 livecd to a USB drive or a CD/DVD. You can use any software that can create bootable media, such as Rufus, Etcher, UNetbootin, or ImgBurn. For this example, we will use Rufus, which is a free and easy-to-use tool for Windows.
To use Rufus, follow these steps:
Download and run Rufus from its official website.
Insert a USB drive or a CD/DVD into your PC. Make sure it has enough space to hold the livecd image.
Select your USB drive or CD/DVD from the Device dropdown menu in Rufus.
Click on the Select button and browse to the location where you saved the Android-x86 livecd image.
Click on the Start button and wait for Rufus to create the bootable media.
Step 3: Boot Your PC from Android-x86 Livecd
The final step is to boot your PC from the Android-x86 livecd. To do this, you need to change the boot order in your BIOS or UEFI settings. The exact steps may vary depending on your PC model and manufacturer, but generally you need to:
Restart your PC and press a key (usually F2, F10, F12, or Del) to enter the BIOS or UEFI settings.
Navigate to the Boot menu and select your USB drive or CD/DVD as the first boot option.
Save and exit the BIOS or UEFI settings.
Your PC will reboot and load the Android-x86 livecd.
Once you see the Android-x86 boot menu, you can choose from different options such as:
Live CD - Run Android-x86 without installation
VESA mode - Run Android-x86 with generic graphics driver
Debug mode - Run Android-x86 with debug messages
Installation - Install Android-x86 to hard disk or USB drive
We recommend choosing Live CD for testing purposes. You can also press Tab to edit the boot parameters if needed.
After selecting an option, you will see the Android logo and then the welcome screen. You can follow the on-screen instructions to set up your language, network, date and time, etc. You can also skip some steps if you want.
Congratulations! You have successfully booted your PC from Android-x86 livecd. You can now explore and enjoy the Android experience on your PC.