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(Guide) Install Android x86 4.4 on GPT UEFI computer (working ARM!)
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Draco Lockhard
2014-04-05 05:25:17 UTC
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How to install Android x86

(Sony Vaio Tap 11)

* GPT, UEFI, working ARM translator*


Hi.

This guide is written for "*Sony Vaio Tap 11*" (all versions), but it
should work for most, if not all UEFI computers with GPT hard drives.
However, on "*Sony Vaio Tap 11*", Android 4.4 RC1 works perfectly.
EVERYTHING is functional, including ARM translator, both cameras, Wi-Fi,
touchscreen, Bluetooth etc. Therefore, this tablet is an ideal choice for
running Windows 8.1 together with Android.


First, download all the required files & software in one package:
http://yadi.sk/d/s9sCXJRALmupY


What you need:


- One USB flash drive (16GB minimum) for installation
- Minitool Partition Wizard 8.1.1 *(included)*
- Notepad++ 6.5.5 *(included)*
- Android 4.4 RC1 with libhoudini, GAPPS, Root & UEFI-patched kernel
*(included)*
- GRUB from Ubuntu 13 *(included)*
- Working UEFI Windows 8.x with GPT hard drive, on the computer where
you are going to install Android to.



The installation is very simple, however if you do not know what is "
*partition*" or how to enter BIOS –
Please DO NOT TRY THIS. Ask someone for help.



*YES, IT IS POSSIBLE TO RUIN YOUR WINDOWS INSTALLATION AND LOOSE ALL OF
YOUR DATA IF YOU MAKE MISTAKE DURING PARTITIONING,*

* so please be careful.*



*Let us begin then! Everything is going to be done on the same Windows 8 PC
you are installing Android to.*



0) Go to your PC BIOS and turn OFF "*Secure boot*" (it will not affect
Windows 8). On "*Sony Vaio Tap 11*" it is ALSO required to "*Clear all
secure boot keys*" in BIOS setup and reboot once. Leave UEFI boot turned on.

1) Start Windows & install Minitool Partition Wizard 8.1.1 (pwhe8.exe).

2) Insert 16 GB USB drive. Format it with regular Windows Explorer, use
FAT32.

3) Run Minitool Partition Wizard. BE CAREFUL! CHOOSE YOUR USB DRIVE, NOT
YOUR HDD! Resize the main partition of your USB drive so that there is
7.9GB of free space left *AT THE END*. Do not exceed 8GB.

4) Not closing Minitool Partition Wizard, create *PRIMARY EXT2* partition
to the extent of that 7.9GB of the empty space on your USB drive. Name it "
*Android*".

5) Close Minitool Partition Wizard. Go to Windows Explorer and copy
everything FROM the folder "*Install USB*" (not the folder itself!) to your
USB drive, so that you have "*EFI*", "*boot*" and "*android*" folders in
the USB drive's root.

6) Press "*Shift*" on the keyboard, and while holding it choose "*Restart*"
from Windows 8 charm bar (that annoying vertical stripe to the right). "*Advanced
Reboot*" menu appears, choose "*Use device*" -> "*UEFI USB drive*"

*Now, if you are using Sony Vaio Tap 11, there is everything already set in
config files & you do not need to edit them. However, if your PC is
different, now it's a good time to test if it can run Android x86 at all.
So:*

7) a) - (*Sony Vaio Tap 11*) - When black GRUB startup screen appears,
choose "*Install Android*" -> wait for installation screen -> Select
partition "*sdb2 (linux)*" -> Select "*Do not format*" -> Select "*Yes,
install GRUB*" -> Select "*Yes, install system r\w*" -> Wait -> Select "
*Reboot*".

7) b) - (NOT *Sony Vaio Tap 11*) - When black GRUB startup screen appears,
choose "*Live Android 4.4*" and TEST EVERYTHING. Don't worry if ARM
translator doesn't work - it will, after you install Android to HDD. If
everything seems fine, choose "*Power Off*" from Android (NOT “REBOOT”!),
start Windows again and repeat steps 6) & 7a).

8) Now that you have installed Android to EXT2 partition on your USB drive,
it is time to move it to HDD. Remove USB drive. Start Windows and launch Minitool
Partition Wizard.

9) *THIS IS THE PART WHERE YOU MUST BE VERY CAREFUL*. Select your main
computer's HDD. Find Windows partition (disk *C:*). If *C:* is your PC's
only drive (like on *Sony Vaio Tap 11* and most Ultrabooks) - carefully
resize it with Minitool Partition Wizard, leaving ~8.5GB of free space *AFTER
*it. *WARNING!* DRIVE *C:* IS NOT ALWAYS THE "LAST" PARTITION ON YOUR HDD -
SOMETIMES THERE ARE ADDITIONAL RECOVERY & OEM PARTITIONS AFTER IT, WHICH
YOU CAN'T SEE UNDER WINDOWS, BUT CAN IN Minitool Partition Wizard. DO NOT
TOUCH THEM! RESIZE JUST THE DRIVE *C:*! If there are additional (logical)
drives in your PC (*D:, E:* etc.) - resize the last one that you can see
under Windows explorer, but, I repeat, *DO NOT TOUCH ANY PARTITION BEFORE
OR AFTER IT! *

10) Close Minitool Partition Wizard. Insert your 16GB USB drive, where
Android was just installed. Launch Minitool Partition Wizard again.

11) Select your USB drive. Choose *EXT2* partition and *COPY*it to the free
space of your main HDD, but position it *AT THE END OF FREE SPACE* -
remember, we created *EXT2* with the size of 7.9GB, but resized *C:* to
free 8.5GB? Therefore, there will be ~500-600MB of free space left BETWEEN YOUR
RESIZED DRIVE *C:* & *EXT2* PARTITION. That's exactly what we need.

12) When copying of *EXT2* partition finishes, create new *PRIMARY FAT32*partition in that 500-600MB of remaining free space. Name it "
*GRUB*" and let Minitool Partition Wizard assign some drive letter to it
(don't worry, it is all temporary). Let's assume that the letter assigned
was "*E:*"

13) Now the fun part COUNT (literally, with your finger) ALL PARTITIONS ON
YOUR HARD DRIVE FROM LEFT TO RIGHT - count every single one, including the
just created "*GRUB*". Write down (on a sheet of paper) the position of
your just copied *EXT2* partition - on *Sony Vaio Tap 11*, it will be
number 7, on other GPT computers - likely 6 (or 7). Close Minitool
Partition Wizard.

14) Go to Windows Explorer and copy everything FROM the folder "*Copy to
GRUB HDD Partition*" (not the folder itself!) to your newly created "*E:*"
drive ("*GRUB*"), so that you have "*EFI*" and "*boot*" folders in "*E:*"
drive's root.

15) Go to "*E:*" drive's root and edit the file "boot" -> "grub" -> "
grub.cfg". *Do NOT use Windows' "Notepad" for that, use included
"Notepad++"*

16) Find this:

Code:

menuentry "Run Android x86" {
set root=(hd0,gpt7)
linux /android-4.4-RC1/kernel root=/dev/sda7 androidboot.hardware=android_x86 SRC=/android-4.4-RC1
initrd /android-4.4-RC1/initrd.img
}

CHANGE "root=(hd0,gpt7)" & "root=/dev/sda7" TO THAT NUMBER YOU'VE WRTITTEN
ON A SHEET OF PAPER - for example, if your *EXT2* partition was *6th from
the left*, change "root=(hd0,gpt7)" to "root=(hd0,gpt6)" & "root=/dev/sda7"
to "root=/dev/sda6". *DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING ELSE. DO NOT ADD SPACES*. Save
the file.

17) Edit the file "boot" -> "grub" -> "loopback.cfg" in exactly the same
way as in the previous step. Save the file. Close editor.

18) *Remove USB drive if you had not already*. That is important – if USB
is inserted, then *IT*will become “hd0” for grub & Android would fail to
load.

19) Reboot your PC. It will start Windows as usual. Wait until it booted
completely and go to Desktop (from Windows 8 Metro screen)

20) Move your mouse to the very bottom-left corner & press RIGHT button.
Choose "*Disk Management*". Find your little ~500-600MB "*GRUB*" partition
(disk "*E:*" in this guide), press right mouse button & pick "*Change drive
letters & paths*". Press "*Remove*" button. No more useless disk "*E:*" in
Explorer

21) At last, press "*Shift*" on the keyboard and, while holding it, choose "
*Restart*" from Windows 8 charm bar (that annoying vertical stripe to the
right). "*Advanced Reboot*" menu appears, choose "*Use device*" -> and
surprise! New choice appears there - "*UEFI HDD drive*"! That is your
Android*. This is how you will access it every time (reboot Windows with
"Shift").*

To return to Windows from Android, just select "*Power Off*" from
drop-down, & then simply start your PC again. Do NOT use terminal command
"Reboot" - if PC is rebooted from Android to Windows without proper
shutdown, Bluetooth will not work under Windows until switched on\off in
Android.

In a rare case when GRUB becomes the default UEFI loader, not letting you
to start Windows – there’s an entry in it to chainload UEFI Windows 8 boot
manager. You have 5 seconds on every boot to select this entry. Then your
PC will boot Windows normally, & Windows should automatically correct its
loading sequence. Android will still be accessible in a usual way.

That's it Happy hacking!
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Chih-Wei Huang
2014-04-08 03:58:37 UTC
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Thank you for the good guide.

I see one thing to be correct is
you don't need to specify root=/dev/sdaX
in the cmdline (it's redundant).
Post by Draco Lockhard
How to install Android x86
(Sony Vaio Tap 11)
GPT, UEFI, working ARM translator
Hi.
This guide is written for "Sony Vaio Tap 11" (all versions), but it should
work for most, if not all UEFI computers with GPT hard drives. However, on
"Sony Vaio Tap 11", Android 4.4 RC1 works perfectly. EVERYTHING is
functional, including ARM translator, both cameras, Wi-Fi, touchscreen,
Bluetooth etc. Therefore, this tablet is an ideal choice for running Windows
8.1 together with Android.
http://yadi.sk/d/s9sCXJRALmupY
One USB flash drive (16GB minimum) for installation
Minitool Partition Wizard 8.1.1 (included)
Notepad++ 6.5.5 (included)
Android 4.4 RC1 with libhoudini, GAPPS, Root & UEFI-patched kernel
(included)
GRUB from Ubuntu 13 (included)
Working UEFI Windows 8.x with GPT hard drive, on the computer where you are
going to install Android to.
The installation is very simple, however if you do not know what is
"partition" or how to enter BIOS -
Please DO NOT TRY THIS. Ask someone for help.
YES, IT IS POSSIBLE TO RUIN YOUR WINDOWS INSTALLATION AND LOOSE ALL OF YOUR
DATA IF YOU MAKE MISTAKE DURING PARTITIONING,
so please be careful.
Let us begin then! Everything is going to be done on the same Windows 8 PC
you are installing Android to.
0) Go to your PC BIOS and turn OFF "Secure boot" (it will not affect Windows
8). On "Sony Vaio Tap 11" it is ALSO required to "Clear all secure boot
keys" in BIOS setup and reboot once. Leave UEFI boot turned on.
1) Start Windows & install Minitool Partition Wizard 8.1.1 (pwhe8.exe).
2) Insert 16 GB USB drive. Format it with regular Windows Explorer, use
FAT32.
3) Run Minitool Partition Wizard. BE CAREFUL! CHOOSE YOUR USB DRIVE, NOT
YOUR HDD! Resize the main partition of your USB drive so that there is 7.9GB
of free space left AT THE END. Do not exceed 8GB.
4) Not closing Minitool Partition Wizard, create PRIMARY EXT2 partition to
the extent of that 7.9GB of the empty space on your USB drive. Name it
"Android".
5) Close Minitool Partition Wizard. Go to Windows Explorer and copy
everything FROM the folder "Install USB" (not the folder itself!) to your
USB drive, so that you have "EFI", "boot" and "android" folders in the USB
drive's root.
6) Press "Shift" on the keyboard, and while holding it choose "Restart" from
Windows 8 charm bar (that annoying vertical stripe to the right). "Advanced
Reboot" menu appears, choose "Use device" -> "UEFI USB drive"
Now, if you are using Sony Vaio Tap 11, there is everything already set in
config files & you do not need to edit them. However, if your PC is
different, now it's a good time to test if it can run Android x86 at all.
7) a) - (Sony Vaio Tap 11) - When black GRUB startup screen appears, choose
"Install Android" -> wait for installation screen -> Select partition "sdb2
(linux)" -> Select "Do not format" -> Select "Yes, install GRUB" -> Select
"Yes, install system r\w" -> Wait -> Select "Reboot".
7) b) - (NOT Sony Vaio Tap 11) - When black GRUB startup screen appears,
choose "Live Android 4.4" and TEST EVERYTHING. Don't worry if ARM translator
doesn't work - it will, after you install Android to HDD. If everything
seems fine, choose "Power Off" from Android (NOT "REBOOT"!), start Windows
again and repeat steps 6) & 7a).
8) Now that you have installed Android to EXT2 partition on your USB drive,
it is time to move it to HDD. Remove USB drive. Start Windows and launch
Minitool Partition Wizard.
9) THIS IS THE PART WHERE YOU MUST BE VERY CAREFUL. Select your main
computer's HDD. Find Windows partition (disk C:). If C: is your PC's only
drive (like on Sony Vaio Tap 11 and most Ultrabooks) - carefully resize it
with Minitool Partition Wizard, leaving ~8.5GB of free space AFTER it.
WARNING! DRIVE C: IS NOT ALWAYS THE "LAST" PARTITION ON YOUR HDD - SOMETIMES
THERE ARE ADDITIONAL RECOVERY & OEM PARTITIONS AFTER IT, WHICH YOU CAN'T SEE
UNDER WINDOWS, BUT CAN IN Minitool Partition Wizard. DO NOT TOUCH THEM!
RESIZE JUST THE DRIVE C:! If there are additional (logical) drives in your
PC (D:, E: etc.) - resize the last one that you can see under Windows
explorer, but, I repeat, DO NOT TOUCH ANY PARTITION BEFORE OR AFTER IT!
10) Close Minitool Partition Wizard. Insert your 16GB USB drive, where
Android was just installed. Launch Minitool Partition Wizard again.
11) Select your USB drive. Choose EXT2 partition and COPYit to the free
space of your main HDD, but position it AT THE END OF FREE SPACE - remember,
we created EXT2 with the size of 7.9GB, but resized C: to free 8.5GB?
Therefore, there will be ~500-600MB of free space left BETWEEN YOUR RESIZED
DRIVE C: & EXT2 PARTITION. That's exactly what we need.
12) When copying of EXT2 partition finishes, create new PRIMARY FAT32
partition in that 500-600MB of remaining free space. Name it "GRUB" and let
Minitool Partition Wizard assign some drive letter to it (don't worry, it is
all temporary). Let's assume that the letter assigned was "E:"
13) Now the fun part COUNT (literally, with your finger) ALL PARTITIONS ON
YOUR HARD DRIVE FROM LEFT TO RIGHT - count every single one, including the
just created "GRUB". Write down (on a sheet of paper) the position of your
just copied EXT2 partition - on Sony Vaio Tap 11, it will be number 7, on
other GPT computers - likely 6 (or 7). Close Minitool Partition Wizard.
14) Go to Windows Explorer and copy everything FROM the folder "Copy to GRUB
HDD Partition" (not the folder itself!) to your newly created "E:" drive
("GRUB"), so that you have "EFI" and "boot" folders in "E:" drive's root.
15) Go to "E:" drive's root and edit the file "boot" -> "grub" ->
"grub.cfg". Do NOT use Windows' "Notepad" for that, use included "Notepad++"
menuentry "Run Android x86" {
set root=(hd0,gpt7)
linux /android-4.4-RC1/kernel root=/dev/sda7
androidboot.hardware=android_x86 SRC=/android-4.4-RC1
initrd /android-4.4-RC1/initrd.img
}
CHANGE "root=(hd0,gpt7)" & "root=/dev/sda7" TO THAT NUMBER YOU'VE WRTITTEN
ON A SHEET OF PAPER - for example, if your EXT2 partition was 6th from the
left, change "root=(hd0,gpt7)" to "root=(hd0,gpt6)" & "root=/dev/sda7" to
"root=/dev/sda6". DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING ELSE. DO NOT ADD SPACES. Save the
file.
17) Edit the file "boot" -> "grub" -> "loopback.cfg" in exactly the same way
as in the previous step. Save the file. Close editor.
18) Remove USB drive if you had not already. That is important - if USB is
inserted, then ITwill become "hd0" for grub & Android would fail to load.
19) Reboot your PC. It will start Windows as usual. Wait until it booted
completely and go to Desktop (from Windows 8 Metro screen)
20) Move your mouse to the very bottom-left corner & press RIGHT button.
Choose "Disk Management". Find your little ~500-600MB "GRUB" partition (disk
"E:" in this guide), press right mouse button & pick "Change drive letters &
paths". Press "Remove" button. No more useless disk "E:" in Explorer
21) At last, press "Shift" on the keyboard and, while holding it, choose
"Restart" from Windows 8 charm bar (that annoying vertical stripe to the
right). "Advanced Reboot" menu appears, choose "Use device" -> and surprise!
New choice appears there - "UEFI HDD drive"! That is your Android. This is
how you will access it every time (reboot Windows with "Shift").
To return to Windows from Android, just select "Power Off" from drop-down, &
then simply start your PC again. Do NOT use terminal command "Reboot" - if
PC is rebooted from Android to Windows without proper shutdown, Bluetooth
will not work under Windows until switched on\off in Android.
In a rare case when GRUB becomes the default UEFI loader, not letting you to
start Windows - there's an entry in it to chainload UEFI Windows 8 boot
manager. You have 5 seconds on every boot to select this entry. Then your PC
will boot Windows normally, & Windows should automatically correct its
loading sequence. Android will still be accessible in a usual way.
That's it Happy hacking!
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nicson fadriz
2016-01-08 04:32:11 UTC
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Hey bro, do you still have the file uploaded on top? if yes, can you upload
it again or send it to my email? I beg .. because the files in the link
above is dead and can not be downloaded .. please :(
Post by Chih-Wei Huang
Thank you for the good guide.
I see one thing to be correct is
you don't need to specify root=/dev/sdaX
in the cmdline (it's redundant).
Post by Draco Lockhard
How to install Android x86
(Sony Vaio Tap 11)
GPT, UEFI, working ARM translator
Hi.
This guide is written for "Sony Vaio Tap 11" (all versions), but it
should
Post by Draco Lockhard
work for most, if not all UEFI computers with GPT hard drives. However,
on
Post by Draco Lockhard
"Sony Vaio Tap 11", Android 4.4 RC1 works perfectly. EVERYTHING is
functional, including ARM translator, both cameras, Wi-Fi, touchscreen,
Bluetooth etc. Therefore, this tablet is an ideal choice for running
Windows
Post by Draco Lockhard
8.1 together with Android.
http://yadi.sk/d/s9sCXJRALmupY
One USB flash drive (16GB minimum) for installation
Minitool Partition Wizard 8.1.1 (included)
Notepad++ 6.5.5 (included)
Android 4.4 RC1 with libhoudini, GAPPS, Root & UEFI-patched kernel
(included)
GRUB from Ubuntu 13 (included)
Working UEFI Windows 8.x with GPT hard drive, on the computer where you
are
Post by Draco Lockhard
going to install Android to.
The installation is very simple, however if you do not know what is
"partition" or how to enter BIOS -
Please DO NOT TRY THIS. Ask someone for help.
YES, IT IS POSSIBLE TO RUIN YOUR WINDOWS INSTALLATION AND LOOSE ALL OF
YOUR
Post by Draco Lockhard
DATA IF YOU MAKE MISTAKE DURING PARTITIONING,
so please be careful.
Let us begin then! Everything is going to be done on the same Windows 8
PC
Post by Draco Lockhard
you are installing Android to.
0) Go to your PC BIOS and turn OFF "Secure boot" (it will not affect
Windows
Post by Draco Lockhard
8). On "Sony Vaio Tap 11" it is ALSO required to "Clear all secure boot
keys" in BIOS setup and reboot once. Leave UEFI boot turned on.
1) Start Windows & install Minitool Partition Wizard 8.1.1 (pwhe8.exe).
2) Insert 16 GB USB drive. Format it with regular Windows Explorer, use
FAT32.
3) Run Minitool Partition Wizard. BE CAREFUL! CHOOSE YOUR USB DRIVE, NOT
YOUR HDD! Resize the main partition of your USB drive so that there is
7.9GB
Post by Draco Lockhard
of free space left AT THE END. Do not exceed 8GB.
4) Not closing Minitool Partition Wizard, create PRIMARY EXT2 partition
to
Post by Draco Lockhard
the extent of that 7.9GB of the empty space on your USB drive. Name it
"Android".
5) Close Minitool Partition Wizard. Go to Windows Explorer and copy
everything FROM the folder "Install USB" (not the folder itself!) to
your
Post by Draco Lockhard
USB drive, so that you have "EFI", "boot" and "android" folders in the
USB
Post by Draco Lockhard
drive's root.
6) Press "Shift" on the keyboard, and while holding it choose "Restart"
from
Post by Draco Lockhard
Windows 8 charm bar (that annoying vertical stripe to the right).
"Advanced
Post by Draco Lockhard
Reboot" menu appears, choose "Use device" -> "UEFI USB drive"
Now, if you are using Sony Vaio Tap 11, there is everything already set
in
Post by Draco Lockhard
config files & you do not need to edit them. However, if your PC is
different, now it's a good time to test if it can run Android x86 at
all.
Post by Draco Lockhard
7) a) - (Sony Vaio Tap 11) - When black GRUB startup screen appears,
choose
Post by Draco Lockhard
"Install Android" -> wait for installation screen -> Select partition
"sdb2
Post by Draco Lockhard
(linux)" -> Select "Do not format" -> Select "Yes, install GRUB" ->
Select
Post by Draco Lockhard
"Yes, install system r\w" -> Wait -> Select "Reboot".
7) b) - (NOT Sony Vaio Tap 11) - When black GRUB startup screen appears,
choose "Live Android 4.4" and TEST EVERYTHING. Don't worry if ARM
translator
Post by Draco Lockhard
doesn't work - it will, after you install Android to HDD. If everything
seems fine, choose "Power Off" from Android (NOT "REBOOT"!), start
Windows
Post by Draco Lockhard
again and repeat steps 6) & 7a).
8) Now that you have installed Android to EXT2 partition on your USB
drive,
Post by Draco Lockhard
it is time to move it to HDD. Remove USB drive. Start Windows and launch
Minitool Partition Wizard.
9) THIS IS THE PART WHERE YOU MUST BE VERY CAREFUL. Select your main
computer's HDD. Find Windows partition (disk C:). If C: is your PC's
only
Post by Draco Lockhard
drive (like on Sony Vaio Tap 11 and most Ultrabooks) - carefully resize
it
Post by Draco Lockhard
with Minitool Partition Wizard, leaving ~8.5GB of free space AFTER it.
WARNING! DRIVE C: IS NOT ALWAYS THE "LAST" PARTITION ON YOUR HDD -
SOMETIMES
Post by Draco Lockhard
THERE ARE ADDITIONAL RECOVERY & OEM PARTITIONS AFTER IT, WHICH YOU CAN'T
SEE
Post by Draco Lockhard
UNDER WINDOWS, BUT CAN IN Minitool Partition Wizard. DO NOT TOUCH THEM!
RESIZE JUST THE DRIVE C:! If there are additional (logical) drives in
your
Post by Draco Lockhard
PC (D:, E: etc.) - resize the last one that you can see under Windows
explorer, but, I repeat, DO NOT TOUCH ANY PARTITION BEFORE OR AFTER IT!
10) Close Minitool Partition Wizard. Insert your 16GB USB drive, where
Android was just installed. Launch Minitool Partition Wizard again.
11) Select your USB drive. Choose EXT2 partition and COPYit to the free
space of your main HDD, but position it AT THE END OF FREE SPACE -
remember,
Post by Draco Lockhard
we created EXT2 with the size of 7.9GB, but resized C: to free 8.5GB?
Therefore, there will be ~500-600MB of free space left BETWEEN YOUR
RESIZED
Post by Draco Lockhard
DRIVE C: & EXT2 PARTITION. That's exactly what we need.
12) When copying of EXT2 partition finishes, create new PRIMARY FAT32
partition in that 500-600MB of remaining free space. Name it "GRUB" and
let
Post by Draco Lockhard
Minitool Partition Wizard assign some drive letter to it (don't worry,
it is
Post by Draco Lockhard
all temporary). Let's assume that the letter assigned was "E:"
13) Now the fun part COUNT (literally, with your finger) ALL PARTITIONS
ON
Post by Draco Lockhard
YOUR HARD DRIVE FROM LEFT TO RIGHT - count every single one, including
the
Post by Draco Lockhard
just created "GRUB". Write down (on a sheet of paper) the position of
your
Post by Draco Lockhard
just copied EXT2 partition - on Sony Vaio Tap 11, it will be number 7,
on
Post by Draco Lockhard
other GPT computers - likely 6 (or 7). Close Minitool Partition Wizard.
14) Go to Windows Explorer and copy everything FROM the folder "Copy to
GRUB
Post by Draco Lockhard
HDD Partition" (not the folder itself!) to your newly created "E:" drive
("GRUB"), so that you have "EFI" and "boot" folders in "E:" drive's
root.
Post by Draco Lockhard
15) Go to "E:" drive's root and edit the file "boot" -> "grub" ->
"grub.cfg". Do NOT use Windows' "Notepad" for that, use included
"Notepad++"
Post by Draco Lockhard
menuentry "Run Android x86" {
set root=(hd0,gpt7)
linux /android-4.4-RC1/kernel root=/dev/sda7
androidboot.hardware=android_x86 SRC=/android-4.4-RC1
initrd /android-4.4-RC1/initrd.img
}
CHANGE "root=(hd0,gpt7)" & "root=/dev/sda7" TO THAT NUMBER YOU'VE
WRTITTEN
Post by Draco Lockhard
ON A SHEET OF PAPER - for example, if your EXT2 partition was 6th from
the
Post by Draco Lockhard
left, change "root=(hd0,gpt7)" to "root=(hd0,gpt6)" & "root=/dev/sda7"
to
Post by Draco Lockhard
"root=/dev/sda6". DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING ELSE. DO NOT ADD SPACES. Save
the
Post by Draco Lockhard
file.
17) Edit the file "boot" -> "grub" -> "loopback.cfg" in exactly the same
way
Post by Draco Lockhard
as in the previous step. Save the file. Close editor.
18) Remove USB drive if you had not already. That is important - if USB
is
Post by Draco Lockhard
inserted, then ITwill become "hd0" for grub & Android would fail to
load.
Post by Draco Lockhard
19) Reboot your PC. It will start Windows as usual. Wait until it booted
completely and go to Desktop (from Windows 8 Metro screen)
20) Move your mouse to the very bottom-left corner & press RIGHT button.
Choose "Disk Management". Find your little ~500-600MB "GRUB" partition
(disk
Post by Draco Lockhard
"E:" in this guide), press right mouse button & pick "Change drive
letters &
Post by Draco Lockhard
paths". Press "Remove" button. No more useless disk "E:" in Explorer
21) At last, press "Shift" on the keyboard and, while holding it, choose
"Restart" from Windows 8 charm bar (that annoying vertical stripe to the
right). "Advanced Reboot" menu appears, choose "Use device" -> and
surprise!
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New choice appears there - "UEFI HDD drive"! That is your Android. This
is
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how you will access it every time (reboot Windows with "Shift").
To return to Windows from Android, just select "Power Off" from
drop-down, &
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then simply start your PC again. Do NOT use terminal command "Reboot" -
if
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PC is rebooted from Android to Windows without proper shutdown,
Bluetooth
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will not work under Windows until switched on\off in Android.
In a rare case when GRUB becomes the default UEFI loader, not letting
you to
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start Windows - there's an entry in it to chainload UEFI Windows 8 boot
manager. You have 5 seconds on every boot to select this entry. Then
your PC
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Draco Lockhard
2014-04-08 08:55:55 UTC
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Hello.

Today I've installed Android using this method on Dell Inspiron Duo 10.1
(touchscreen netbook with an old Atom). What's interesting, is that this
netbook was not an UEFI machine - I simply copied an already created *ext2 *partition
from the same USB drive, that I used for "Vaio Tap" installation, and
installed MBR grub (using original Android x86 installator). This time it
was *menu.lst* that had to be edited (with slightly different syntax).
With this install method, even on 32bit non-UEFI Atom netbook - *ARM
translator works*! As well as camera, touch, WiFi etc. Overall experience
with Android was a bit slow (because of Atom and mechanical hard drive),
but it was still very much usable. So, since Dell 10.1 is using standard
netbook platform, it's safe to assume that Android x86 4.4 is compatible
with all netbooks - "Acer Aspire One", "HP mini" etc.
Great :)

WBR - Draco.
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Taufik Ridwan
2014-05-10 23:12:20 UTC
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Post by Draco Lockhard
Hello.
Today I've installed Android using this method on Dell Inspiron Duo 10.1
(touchscreen netbook with an old Atom). What's interesting, is that this
netbook was not an UEFI machine - I simply copied an already created *ext2
*partition from the same USB drive, that I used for "Vaio Tap"
installation, and installed MBR grub (using original Android x86
installator). This time it was *menu.lst* that had to be edited (with
slightly different syntax).
With this install method, even on 32bit non-UEFI Atom netbook - *ARM
translator works*! As well as camera, touch, WiFi etc. Overall experience
with Android was a bit slow (because of Atom and mechanical hard drive),
but it was still very much usable. So, since Dell 10.1 is using standard
netbook platform, it's safe to assume that Android x86 4.4 is compatible
with all netbooks - "Acer Aspire One", "HP mini" etc.
Great :)
WBR - Draco.
Thanks, excellent guide and working arm emulation too
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midi jari
2014-04-12 11:08:42 UTC
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OMG! I have s VAIO S (no touchscreen because it is an UltraPortable not
UltraBook :) ) and I'll try that as soon as possible. Thanks A LOT :D
Post by Draco Lockhard
How to install Android x86
(Sony Vaio Tap 11)
* GPT, UEFI, working ARM translator*
Hi.
This guide is written for "*Sony Vaio Tap 11*" (all versions), but it
should work for most, if not all UEFI computers with GPT hard drives.
However, on "*Sony Vaio Tap 11*", Android 4.4 RC1 works perfectly.
EVERYTHING is functional, including ARM translator, both cameras, Wi-Fi,
touchscreen, Bluetooth etc. Therefore, this tablet is an ideal choice for
running Windows 8.1 together with Android.
http://yadi.sk/d/s9sCXJRALmupY
- One USB flash drive (16GB minimum) for installation
- Minitool Partition Wizard 8.1.1 *(included)*
- Notepad++ 6.5.5 *(included)*
- Android 4.4 RC1 with libhoudini, GAPPS, Root & UEFI-patched kernel
*(included)*
- GRUB from Ubuntu 13 *(included)*
- Working UEFI Windows 8.x with GPT hard drive, on the computer where
you are going to install Android to.
The installation is very simple, however if you do not know what is "
*partition*" or how to enter BIOS –
Please DO NOT TRY THIS. Ask someone for help.
*YES, IT IS POSSIBLE TO RUIN YOUR WINDOWS INSTALLATION AND LOOSE ALL OF
YOUR DATA IF YOU MAKE MISTAKE DURING PARTITIONING,*
* so please be careful.*
*Let us begin then! Everything is going to be done on the same Windows 8
PC you are installing Android to.*
0) Go to your PC BIOS and turn OFF "*Secure boot*" (it will not affect
Windows 8). On "*Sony Vaio Tap 11*" it is ALSO required to "*Clear all
secure boot keys*" in BIOS setup and reboot once. Leave UEFI boot turned on.
1) Start Windows & install Minitool Partition Wizard 8.1.1 (pwhe8.exe).
2) Insert 16 GB USB drive. Format it with regular Windows Explorer, use
FAT32.
3) Run Minitool Partition Wizard. BE CAREFUL! CHOOSE YOUR USB DRIVE, NOT
YOUR HDD! Resize the main partition of your USB drive so that there is
7.9GB of free space left *AT THE END*. Do not exceed 8GB.
4) Not closing Minitool Partition Wizard, create *PRIMARY EXT2* partition
to the extent of that 7.9GB of the empty space on your USB drive. Name it "
*Android*".
5) Close Minitool Partition Wizard. Go to Windows Explorer and copy
everything FROM the folder "*Install USB*" (not the folder itself!) to
your USB drive, so that you have "*EFI*", "*boot*" and "*android*"
folders in the USB drive's root.
6) Press "*Shift*" on the keyboard, and while holding it choose "*Restart*"
from Windows 8 charm bar (that annoying vertical stripe to the right). "*Advanced
Reboot*" menu appears, choose "*Use device*" -> "*UEFI USB drive*"
*Now, if you are using Sony Vaio Tap 11, there is everything already set
in config files & you do not need to edit them. However, if your PC is
different, now it's a good time to test if it can run Android x86 at all.
So:*
7) a) - (*Sony Vaio Tap 11*) - When black GRUB startup screen appears,
choose "*Install Android*" -> wait for installation screen -> Select
partition "*sdb2 (linux)*" -> Select "*Do not format*" -> Select "*Yes,
install GRUB*" -> Select "*Yes, install system r\w*" -> Wait -> Select "
*Reboot*".
7) b) - (NOT *Sony Vaio Tap 11*) - When black GRUB startup screenappears, choose "*Live
Android 4.4*" and TEST EVERYTHING. Don't worry if ARM translator doesn't
work - it will, after you install Android to HDD. If everything seems fine,
choose "*Power Off*" from Android (NOT “REBOOT”!), start Windows again
and repeat steps 6) & 7a).
8) Now that you have installed Android to EXT2 partition on your USB
drive, it is time to move it to HDD. Remove USB drive. Start Windows and
launch Minitool Partition Wizard.
9) *THIS IS THE PART WHERE YOU MUST BE VERY CAREFUL*. Select your main
computer's HDD. Find Windows partition (disk *C:*). If *C:* is your PC's
only drive (like on *Sony Vaio Tap 11* and most Ultrabooks) - carefully
resize it with Minitool Partition Wizard, leaving ~8.5GB of free space *AFTER
*it. *WARNING!* DRIVE *C:* IS NOT ALWAYS THE "LAST" PARTITION ON YOUR HDD
- SOMETIMES THERE ARE ADDITIONAL RECOVERY & OEM PARTITIONS AFTER IT, WHICH
YOU CAN'T SEE UNDER WINDOWS, BUT CAN IN Minitool Partition Wizard. DO NOT
TOUCH THEM! RESIZE JUST THE DRIVE *C:*! If there are additional (logical)
drives in your PC (*D:, E:* etc.) - resize the last one that you can see
under Windows explorer, but, I repeat, *DO NOT TOUCH ANY PARTITION BEFORE
OR AFTER IT! *
10) Close Minitool Partition Wizard. Insert your 16GB USB drive, where
Android was just installed. Launch Minitool Partition Wizard again.
11) Select your USB drive. Choose *EXT2* partition and *COPY*it to the
free space of your main HDD, but position it *AT THE END OF FREE SPACE* -
remember, we created *EXT2* with the size of 7.9GB, but resized *C:* to
free 8.5GB? Therefore, there will be ~500-600MB of free space left BETWEEN
YOUR RESIZED DRIVE *C:* & *EXT2* PARTITION. That's exactly what we need.
12) When copying of *EXT2* partition finishes, create new *PRIMARY FAT32*partition in that 500-600MB of remaining free space. Name it "
*GRUB*" and let Minitool Partition Wizard assign some drive letter to it
(don't worry, it is all temporary). Let's assume that the letter assigned
was "*E:*"
13) Now the fun part COUNT (literally, with your finger) ALL PARTITIONS
ON YOUR HARD DRIVE FROM LEFT TO RIGHT - count every single one, including
the just created "*GRUB*". Write down (on a sheet of paper) the position
of your just copied *EXT2* partition - on *Sony Vaio Tap 11*, it will be
number 7, on other GPT computers - likely 6 (or 7). Close Minitool
Partition Wizard.
14) Go to Windows Explorer and copy everything FROM the folder "*Copy to
GRUB HDD Partition*" (not the folder itself!) to your newly created "*E:*"
drive ("*GRUB*"), so that you have "*EFI*" and "*boot*" folders in "*E:*"
drive's root.
15) Go to "*E:*" drive's root and edit the file "boot" -> "grub" -> "
grub.cfg". *Do NOT use Windows' "Notepad" for that, use included
"Notepad++"*
menuentry "Run Android x86" {
set root=(hd0,gpt7)
linux /android-4.4-RC1/kernel root=/dev/sda7 androidboot.hardware=android_x86 SRC=/android-4.4-RC1
initrd /android-4.4-RC1/initrd.img
}
CHANGE "root=(hd0,gpt7)" & "root=/dev/sda7" TO THAT NUMBER YOU'VE
WRTITTEN ON A SHEET OF PAPER - for example, if your *EXT2* partition was *6th
from the left*, change "root=(hd0,gpt7)" to "root=(hd0,gpt6)" & "
root=/dev/sda7" to "root=/dev/sda6". *DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING ELSE. DO NOT
ADD SPACES*. Save the file.
17) Edit the file "boot" -> "grub" -> "loopback.cfg" in exactly the same
way as in the previous step. Save the file. Close editor.
18) *Remove USB drive if you had not already*. That is important – if USB
is inserted, then *IT*will become “hd0” for grub & Android would fail to
load.
19) Reboot your PC. It will start Windows as usual. Wait until it booted
completely and go to Desktop (from Windows 8 Metro screen)
20) Move your mouse to the very bottom-left corner & press RIGHT button.
Choose "*Disk Management*". Find your little ~500-600MB "*GRUB*"
partition (disk "*E:*" in this guide), press right mouse button & pick "*Change
drive letters & paths*". Press "*Remove*" button. No more useless disk "
*E:*" in Explorer
21) At last, press "*Shift*" on the keyboard and, while holding it,
choose "*Restart*" from Windows 8 charm bar (that annoying vertical
stripe to the right). "*Advanced Reboot*" menu appears, choose "*Use
device*" -> and surprise! New choice appears there - "*UEFI HDD drive*"!
That is your Android*. This is how you will access it every time (reboot
Windows with "Shift").*
To return to Windows from Android, just select "*Power Off*" from
drop-down, & then simply start your PC again. Do NOT use terminal command
"Reboot" - if PC is rebooted from Android to Windows without proper
shutdown, Bluetooth will not work under Windows until switched on\off in
Android.
In a rare case when GRUB becomes the default UEFI loader, not letting you
to start Windows – there’s an entry in it to chainload UEFI Windows 8 boot
manager. You have 5 seconds on every boot to select this entry. Then your
PC will boot Windows normally, & Windows should automatically correct its
loading sequence. Android will still be accessible in a usual way.
That's it Happy hacking!
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Li Tan
2014-04-13 06:09:15 UTC
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THanks for the guide, Draco.
Post by Draco Lockhard
How to install Android x86
(Sony Vaio Tap 11)
* GPT, UEFI, working ARM translator*
Hi.
This guide is written for "*Sony Vaio Tap 11*" (all versions), but it
should work for most, if not all UEFI computers with GPT hard drives.
However, on "*Sony Vaio Tap 11*", Android 4.4 RC1 works perfectly.
EVERYTHING is functional, including ARM translator, both cameras, Wi-Fi,
touchscreen, Bluetooth etc. Therefore, this tablet is an ideal choice for
running Windows 8.1 together with Android.
http://yadi.sk/d/s9sCXJRALmupY
- One USB flash drive (16GB minimum) for installation
- Minitool Partition Wizard 8.1.1 *(included)*
- Notepad++ 6.5.5 *(included)*
- Android 4.4 RC1 with libhoudini, GAPPS, Root & UEFI-patched kernel
*(included)*
- GRUB from Ubuntu 13 *(included)*
- Working UEFI Windows 8.x with GPT hard drive, on the computer where
you are going to install Android to.
The installation is very simple, however if you do not know what is "
*partition*" or how to enter BIOS –
Please DO NOT TRY THIS. Ask someone for help.
*YES, IT IS POSSIBLE TO RUIN YOUR WINDOWS INSTALLATION AND LOOSE ALL OF
YOUR DATA IF YOU MAKE MISTAKE DURING PARTITIONING,*
* so please be careful.*
*Let us begin then! Everything is going to be done on the same Windows 8
PC you are installing Android to.*
0) Go to your PC BIOS and turn OFF "*Secure boot*" (it will not affect
Windows 8). On "*Sony Vaio Tap 11*" it is ALSO required to "*Clear all
secure boot keys*" in BIOS setup and reboot once. Leave UEFI boot turned on.
1) Start Windows & install Minitool Partition Wizard 8.1.1 (pwhe8.exe).
2) Insert 16 GB USB drive. Format it with regular Windows Explorer, use
FAT32.
3) Run Minitool Partition Wizard. BE CAREFUL! CHOOSE YOUR USB DRIVE, NOT
YOUR HDD! Resize the main partition of your USB drive so that there is
7.9GB of free space left *AT THE END*. Do not exceed 8GB.
4) Not closing Minitool Partition Wizard, create *PRIMARY EXT2* partition
to the extent of that 7.9GB of the empty space on your USB drive. Name it "
*Android*".
5) Close Minitool Partition Wizard. Go to Windows Explorer and copy
everything FROM the folder "*Install USB*" (not the folder itself!) to
your USB drive, so that you have "*EFI*", "*boot*" and "*android*"
folders in the USB drive's root.
6) Press "*Shift*" on the keyboard, and while holding it choose "*Restart*"
from Windows 8 charm bar (that annoying vertical stripe to the right). "*Advanced
Reboot*" menu appears, choose "*Use device*" -> "*UEFI USB drive*"
*Now, if you are using Sony Vaio Tap 11, there is everything already set
in config files & you do not need to edit them. However, if your PC is
different, now it's a good time to test if it can run Android x86 at all.
So:*
7) a) - (*Sony Vaio Tap 11*) - When black GRUB startup screen appears,
choose "*Install Android*" -> wait for installation screen -> Select
partition "*sdb2 (linux)*" -> Select "*Do not format*" -> Select "*Yes,
install GRUB*" -> Select "*Yes, install system r\w*" -> Wait -> Select "
*Reboot*".
7) b) - (NOT *Sony Vaio Tap 11*) - When black GRUB startup screenappears, choose "*Live
Android 4.4*" and TEST EVERYTHING. Don't worry if ARM translator doesn't
work - it will, after you install Android to HDD. If everything seems fine,
choose "*Power Off*" from Android (NOT “REBOOT”!), start Windows again
and repeat steps 6) & 7a).
8) Now that you have installed Android to EXT2 partition on your USB
drive, it is time to move it to HDD. Remove USB drive. Start Windows and
launch Minitool Partition Wizard.
9) *THIS IS THE PART WHERE YOU MUST BE VERY CAREFUL*. Select your main
computer's HDD. Find Windows partition (disk *C:*). If *C:* is your PC's
only drive (like on *Sony Vaio Tap 11* and most Ultrabooks) - carefully
resize it with Minitool Partition Wizard, leaving ~8.5GB of free space *AFTER
*it. *WARNING!* DRIVE *C:* IS NOT ALWAYS THE "LAST" PARTITION ON YOUR HDD
- SOMETIMES THERE ARE ADDITIONAL RECOVERY & OEM PARTITIONS AFTER IT, WHICH
YOU CAN'T SEE UNDER WINDOWS, BUT CAN IN Minitool Partition Wizard. DO NOT
TOUCH THEM! RESIZE JUST THE DRIVE *C:*! If there are additional (logical)
drives in your PC (*D:, E:* etc.) - resize the last one that you can see
under Windows explorer, but, I repeat, *DO NOT TOUCH ANY PARTITION BEFORE
OR AFTER IT! *
10) Close Minitool Partition Wizard. Insert your 16GB USB drive, where
Android was just installed. Launch Minitool Partition Wizard again.
11) Select your USB drive. Choose *EXT2* partition and *COPY*it to the
free space of your main HDD, but position it *AT THE END OF FREE SPACE* -
remember, we created *EXT2* with the size of 7.9GB, but resized *C:* to
free 8.5GB? Therefore, there will be ~500-600MB of free space left BETWEEN
YOUR RESIZED DRIVE *C:* & *EXT2* PARTITION. That's exactly what we need.
12) When copying of *EXT2* partition finishes, create new *PRIMARY FAT32*partition in that 500-600MB of remaining free space. Name it "
*GRUB*" and let Minitool Partition Wizard assign some drive letter to it
(don't worry, it is all temporary). Let's assume that the letter assigned
was "*E:*"
13) Now the fun part COUNT (literally, with your finger) ALL PARTITIONS
ON YOUR HARD DRIVE FROM LEFT TO RIGHT - count every single one, including
the just created "*GRUB*". Write down (on a sheet of paper) the position
of your just copied *EXT2* partition - on *Sony Vaio Tap 11*, it will be
number 7, on other GPT computers - likely 6 (or 7). Close Minitool
Partition Wizard.
14) Go to Windows Explorer and copy everything FROM the folder "*Copy to
GRUB HDD Partition*" (not the folder itself!) to your newly created "*E:*"
drive ("*GRUB*"), so that you have "*EFI*" and "*boot*" folders in "*E:*"
drive's root.
15) Go to "*E:*" drive's root and edit the file "boot" -> "grub" -> "
grub.cfg". *Do NOT use Windows' "Notepad" for that, use included
"Notepad++"*
menuentry "Run Android x86" {
set root=(hd0,gpt7)
linux /android-4.4-RC1/kernel root=/dev/sda7 androidboot.hardware=android_x86 SRC=/android-4.4-RC1
initrd /android-4.4-RC1/initrd.img
}
CHANGE "root=(hd0,gpt7)" & "root=/dev/sda7" TO THAT NUMBER YOU'VE
WRTITTEN ON A SHEET OF PAPER - for example, if your *EXT2* partition was *6th
from the left*, change "root=(hd0,gpt7)" to "root=(hd0,gpt6)" & "
root=/dev/sda7" to "root=/dev/sda6". *DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING ELSE. DO NOT
ADD SPACES*. Save the file.
17) Edit the file "boot" -> "grub" -> "loopback.cfg" in exactly the same
way as in the previous step. Save the file. Close editor.
18) *Remove USB drive if you had not already*. That is important – if USB
is inserted, then *IT*will become “hd0” for grub & Android would fail to
load.
19) Reboot your PC. It will start Windows as usual. Wait until it booted
completely and go to Desktop (from Windows 8 Metro screen)
20) Move your mouse to the very bottom-left corner & press RIGHT button.
Choose "*Disk Management*". Find your little ~500-600MB "*GRUB*"
partition (disk "*E:*" in this guide), press right mouse button & pick "*Change
drive letters & paths*". Press "*Remove*" button. No more useless disk "
*E:*" in Explorer
21) At last, press "*Shift*" on the keyboard and, while holding it,
choose "*Restart*" from Windows 8 charm bar (that annoying vertical
stripe to the right). "*Advanced Reboot*" menu appears, choose "*Use
device*" -> and surprise! New choice appears there - "*UEFI HDD drive*"!
That is your Android*. This is how you will access it every time (reboot
Windows with "Shift").*
To return to Windows from Android, just select "*Power Off*" from
drop-down, & then simply start your PC again. Do NOT use terminal command
"Reboot" - if PC is rebooted from Android to Windows without proper
shutdown, Bluetooth will not work under Windows until switched on\off in
Android.
In a rare case when GRUB becomes the default UEFI loader, not letting you
to start Windows – there’s an entry in it to chainload UEFI Windows 8 boot
manager. You have 5 seconds on every boot to select this entry. Then your
PC will boot Windows normally, & Windows should automatically correct its
loading sequence. Android will still be accessible in a usual way.
That's it Happy hacking!
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joe lee
2014-05-09 05:54:45 UTC
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I used your guide on Sony flip 14
http://store.sony.com/vaio-flip-pc-zid27-SVF14N23CX//cat-27-catid-All-14-
Ultrabook-Flip?vva_ColorCode=E2E3DE

Everything seems to works perfectly except the orientation sensor.
(n-trig digitizer, bluetooth, and NFC unconfirmed)
Thank you very much for this guide!
Sergio Gonzalez
2014-05-10 10:44:11 UTC
Permalink
Good guide, but to simplify things, i used the Windos 7 CD and formatted
the entire hard drive in my ASUS X501A, threw away the recovery partition
(25Gb more free space) and create new partitions, C: \ (Win7), D: \ (My
Database) and a last 16Gb partition without formatting so it can be
detected by the USB installer, then Installed Windows 7 in (C: \) and after
restarting the computer from the USB, I installed Android x86 4.4 RC1 on
the 16Gb unformatted partition and now I have both operating systems
installed.
Maybe this will help.
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Carlos lima
2014-05-14 14:45:46 UTC
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Please could you post a iso image for non uefi notebook so thati can
install on my computer. I am olny used to install android x86 using the iso
images provided by android x86 team. could you guys make a iso image of
android 4,4 with libhoudini and root so that i can download and install in
my notebook. tnanks
Post by Draco Lockhard
How to install Android x86
(Sony Vaio Tap 11)
* GPT, UEFI, working ARM translator*
Hi.
This guide is written for "*Sony Vaio Tap 11*" (all versions), but it
should work for most, if not all UEFI computers with GPT hard drives.
However, on "*Sony Vaio Tap 11*", Android 4.4 RC1 works perfectly.
EVERYTHING is functional, including ARM translator, both cameras, Wi-Fi,
touchscreen, Bluetooth etc. Therefore, this tablet is an ideal choice for
running Windows 8.1 together with Android.
http://yadi.sk/d/s9sCXJRALmupY
- One USB flash drive (16GB minimum) for installation
- Minitool Partition Wizard 8.1.1 *(included)*
- Notepad++ 6.5.5 *(included)*
- Android 4.4 RC1 with libhoudini, GAPPS, Root & UEFI-patched kernel
*(included)*
- GRUB from Ubuntu 13 *(included)*
- Working UEFI Windows 8.x with GPT hard drive, on the computer where
you are going to install Android to.
The installation is very simple, however if you do not know what is "
*partition*" or how to enter BIOS –
Please DO NOT TRY THIS. Ask someone for help.
*YES, IT IS POSSIBLE TO RUIN YOUR WINDOWS INSTALLATION AND LOOSE ALL OF
YOUR DATA IF YOU MAKE MISTAKE DURING PARTITIONING,*
* so please be careful.*
*Let us begin then! Everything is going to be done on the same Windows 8
PC you are installing Android to.*
0) Go to your PC BIOS and turn OFF "*Secure boot*" (it will not affect
Windows 8). On "*Sony Vaio Tap 11*" it is ALSO required to "*Clear all
secure boot keys*" in BIOS setup and reboot once. Leave UEFI boot turned on.
1) Start Windows & install Minitool Partition Wizard 8.1.1 (pwhe8.exe).
2) Insert 16 GB USB drive. Format it with regular Windows Explorer, use
FAT32.
3) Run Minitool Partition Wizard. BE CAREFUL! CHOOSE YOUR USB DRIVE, NOT
YOUR HDD! Resize the main partition of your USB drive so that there is
7.9GB of free space left *AT THE END*. Do not exceed 8GB.
4) Not closing Minitool Partition Wizard, create *PRIMARY EXT2* partition
to the extent of that 7.9GB of the empty space on your USB drive. Name it "
*Android*".
5) Close Minitool Partition Wizard. Go to Windows Explorer and copy
everything FROM the folder "*Install USB*" (not the folder itself!) to
your USB drive, so that you have "*EFI*", "*boot*" and "*android*"
folders in the USB drive's root.
6) Press "*Shift*" on the keyboard, and while holding it choose "*Restart*"
from Windows 8 charm bar (that annoying vertical stripe to the right). "*Advanced
Reboot*" menu appears, choose "*Use device*" -> "*UEFI USB drive*"
*Now, if you are using Sony Vaio Tap 11, there is everything already set
in config files & you do not need to edit them. However, if your PC is
different, now it's a good time to test if it can run Android x86 at all.
So:*
7) a) - (*Sony Vaio Tap 11*) - When black GRUB startup screen appears,
choose "*Install Android*" -> wait for installation screen -> Select
partition "*sdb2 (linux)*" -> Select "*Do not format*" -> Select "*Yes,
install GRUB*" -> Select "*Yes, install system r\w*" -> Wait -> Select "
*Reboot*".
7) b) - (NOT *Sony Vaio Tap 11*) - When black GRUB startup screenappears, choose "*Live
Android 4.4*" and TEST EVERYTHING. Don't worry if ARM translator doesn't
work - it will, after you install Android to HDD. If everything seems fine,
choose "*Power Off*" from Android (NOT “REBOOT”!), start Windows again
and repeat steps 6) & 7a).
8) Now that you have installed Android to EXT2 partition on your USB
drive, it is time to move it to HDD. Remove USB drive. Start Windows and
launch Minitool Partition Wizard.
9) *THIS IS THE PART WHERE YOU MUST BE VERY CAREFUL*. Select your main
computer's HDD. Find Windows partition (disk *C:*). If *C:* is your PC's
only drive (like on *Sony Vaio Tap 11* and most Ultrabooks) - carefully
resize it with Minitool Partition Wizard, leaving ~8.5GB of free space *AFTER
*it. *WARNING!* DRIVE *C:* IS NOT ALWAYS THE "LAST" PARTITION ON YOUR HDD
- SOMETIMES THERE ARE ADDITIONAL RECOVERY & OEM PARTITIONS AFTER IT, WHICH
YOU CAN'T SEE UNDER WINDOWS, BUT CAN IN Minitool Partition Wizard. DO NOT
TOUCH THEM! RESIZE JUST THE DRIVE *C:*! If there are additional (logical)
drives in your PC (*D:, E:* etc.) - resize the last one that you can see
under Windows explorer, but, I repeat, *DO NOT TOUCH ANY PARTITION BEFORE
OR AFTER IT! *
10) Close Minitool Partition Wizard. Insert your 16GB USB drive, where
Android was just installed. Launch Minitool Partition Wizard again.
11) Select your USB drive. Choose *EXT2* partition and *COPY*it to the
free space of your main HDD, but position it *AT THE END OF FREE SPACE* -
remember, we created *EXT2* with the size of 7.9GB, but resized *C:* to
free 8.5GB? Therefore, there will be ~500-600MB of free space left BETWEEN
YOUR RESIZED DRIVE *C:* & *EXT2* PARTITION. That's exactly what we need.
12) When copying of *EXT2* partition finishes, create new *PRIMARY FAT32*partition in that 500-600MB of remaining free space. Name it "
*GRUB*" and let Minitool Partition Wizard assign some drive letter to it
(don't worry, it is all temporary). Let's assume that the letter assigned
was "*E:*"
13) Now the fun part COUNT (literally, with your finger) ALL PARTITIONS
ON YOUR HARD DRIVE FROM LEFT TO RIGHT - count every single one, including
the just created "*GRUB*". Write down (on a sheet of paper) the position
of your just copied *EXT2* partition - on *Sony Vaio Tap 11*, it will be
number 7, on other GPT computers - likely 6 (or 7). Close Minitool
Partition Wizard.
14) Go to Windows Explorer and copy everything FROM the folder "*Copy to
GRUB HDD Partition*" (not the folder itself!) to your newly created "*E:*"
drive ("*GRUB*"), so that you have "*EFI*" and "*boot*" folders in "*E:*"
drive's root.
15) Go to "*E:*" drive's root and edit the file "boot" -> "grub" -> "
grub.cfg". *Do NOT use Windows' "Notepad" for that, use included
"Notepad++"*
menuentry "Run Android x86" {
set root=(hd0,gpt7)
linux /android-4.4-RC1/kernel root=/dev/sda7 androidboot.hardware=android_x86 SRC=/android-4.4-RC1
initrd /android-4.4-RC1/initrd.img
}
CHANGE "root=(hd0,gpt7)" & "root=/dev/sda7" TO THAT NUMBER YOU'VE
WRTITTEN ON A SHEET OF PAPER - for example, if your *EXT2* partition was *6th
from the left*, change "root=(hd0,gpt7)" to "root=(hd0,gpt6)" & "
root=/dev/sda7" to "root=/dev/sda6". *DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING ELSE. DO NOT
ADD SPACES*. Save the file.
17) Edit the file "boot" -> "grub" -> "loopback.cfg" in exactly the same
way as in the previous step. Save the file. Close editor.
18) *Remove USB drive if you had not already*. That is important – if USB
is inserted, then *IT*will become “hd0” for grub & Android would fail to
load.
19) Reboot your PC. It will start Windows as usual. Wait until it booted
completely and go to Desktop (from Windows 8 Metro screen)
20) Move your mouse to the very bottom-left corner & press RIGHT button.
Choose "*Disk Management*". Find your little ~500-600MB "*GRUB*"
partition (disk "*E:*" in this guide), press right mouse button & pick "*Change
drive letters & paths*". Press "*Remove*" button. No more useless disk "
*E:*" in Explorer
21) At last, press "*Shift*" on the keyboard and, while holding it,
choose "*Restart*" from Windows 8 charm bar (that annoying vertical
stripe to the right). "*Advanced Reboot*" menu appears, choose "*Use
device*" -> and surprise! New choice appears there - "*UEFI HDD drive*"!
That is your Android*. This is how you will access it every time (reboot
Windows with "Shift").*
To return to Windows from Android, just select "*Power Off*" from
drop-down, & then simply start your PC again. Do NOT use terminal command
"Reboot" - if PC is rebooted from Android to Windows without proper
shutdown, Bluetooth will not work under Windows until switched on\off in
Android.
In a rare case when GRUB becomes the default UEFI loader, not letting you
to start Windows – there’s an entry in it to chainload UEFI Windows 8 boot
manager. You have 5 seconds on every boot to select this entry. Then your
PC will boot Windows normally, & Windows should automatically correct its
loading sequence. Android will still be accessible in a usual way.
That's it Happy hacking!
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Cong Nguyen
2014-05-17 12:40:54 UTC
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I have installed android successfully on my PC. there are some problems
with my OS, can you help me?
the Android OS detected speakers as headphone (jack plugged). I can hear
the sound, but it very low although I increased it to maximum.
Microphone doesn't work.
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2014-09-24 11:20:15 UTC
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Have you tried using the equalizer?

As or the mic it's probably the drivers, check the hw and see if there's any
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Teo
2014-09-23 06:37:51 UTC
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Would it be possible to repack Androix-x86-R1 it has a lot of new features,
and could you put it on a different hosting. I am trying to download the
file for two days but expiriencing downloard errors with the hosting
provider.

I tried it on my lenovo yoga 13 it works on the USB(UEFI) but i only
downloaded an demaged file so i can't complete the instalation to HDD -
last step
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Antony Stone
2014-09-23 12:36:57 UTC
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Post by Teo
Would it be possible to repack Androix-x86-R1 it has a lot of new features,
and could you put it on a different hosting. I am trying to download the
file for two days but expiriencing downloard errors with the hosting
provider.
I don't think it's a problem with the hosting provider - I just downloaded it
to a server and got 44Mbps (download time 78 seconds).

I'm sending you privately a link to my server where you can download it from.


Regards,


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Uoc Nguyen
2014-10-02 16:45:56 UTC
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Well, I was too lazy to compile a gpt support kernel version from source. I got your image and it run almost perfect on my laptop Thinkpad T430. Here is some problems and suggestions:

- Bluetooth not work
- Low level sound
- Wifi not stable if use together with wired network.
- Sleep not work.

The most important is kernel, it is 32bit version, I think it should better if it is 64 bit as it will support more ram and better performance.

My laptop have 16GB of RAM but only 3GB is usable in this android version.

I've just tried Intel's Android-ia from 01.org and it has 64 bit kernel. I can use all 16GB now with very good performance and even sleep work very well. Only problem with it is it trying to act same as Android native process as possible, so it required 9 partitions, it is weird for use on laptop or PC which multiboot. I tried to use 1 partition but failed, may be it is need to rewrite initrd to make it work.

PS: thanks for your great work for GPT and UEFI.
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Ravid Maduni
2014-10-08 09:37:13 UTC
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Can someone upload a youtube tutorial for this tutorial? I'm trying this
all the time but it's won't work for me :(
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Ravid Maduni
2014-10-13 09:00:12 UTC
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can someone upload a video tutorial for this guide???
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Piotr Rogala
2014-10-17 09:36:58 UTC
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Hello!
For the last year I was trying many times to install Android on my Acer
Iconia w510. Is there anyone who did that? I found someone on a german
forum, who claimed, that he did it, but I don't speak german well enough to
register to that forum and find him.

I also tried Draco's method, but I have problem with point 6. My computer
apparently doesn't detect my USB-stick (prepared as in tutorial) as a
bootable drive - and when I go to advanced reboot menu, I see no "Use
device" option.
Anyone know, why is it? What can I do? HELP!
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2014-10-18 10:19:01 UTC
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Post by Piotr Rogala
Hello!
For the last year I was trying many times to install Android on my Acer
Iconia w510. Is there anyone who did that? I found someone on a german
forum, who claimed, that he did it, but I don't speak german well enough to
register to that forum and find him.
I also tried Draco's method, but I have problem with point 6. My computer
apparently doesn't detect my USB-stick (prepared as in tutorial) as a
bootable drive - and when I go to advanced reboot menu, I see no "Use
device" option.
Anyone know, why is it? What can I do? HELP!
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Batuhan Birol Keskin
2014-10-19 13:32:35 UTC
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Hello. Could anyone explain how to apply this guide on android-x86-4.4-r1?
I tried android-x86-4.4-r1 by installing it on USB and booting with legacy
bios boot, however I'd like to install as dual boot with Windows 8.1.
Post by Draco Lockhard
How to install Android x86
(Sony Vaio Tap 11)
* GPT, UEFI, working ARM translator*
Hi.
This guide is written for "*Sony Vaio Tap 11*" (all versions), but it
should work for most, if not all UEFI computers with GPT hard drives.
However, on "*Sony Vaio Tap 11*", Android 4.4 RC1 works perfectly.
EVERYTHING is functional, including ARM translator, both cameras, Wi-Fi,
touchscreen, Bluetooth etc. Therefore, this tablet is an ideal choice for
running Windows 8.1 together with Android.
http://yadi.sk/d/s9sCXJRALmupY
- One USB flash drive (16GB minimum) for installation
- Minitool Partition Wizard 8.1.1 *(included)*
- Notepad++ 6.5.5 *(included)*
- Android 4.4 RC1 with libhoudini, GAPPS, Root & UEFI-patched kernel
*(included)*
- GRUB from Ubuntu 13 *(included)*
- Working UEFI Windows 8.x with GPT hard drive, on the computer where
you are going to install Android to.
The installation is very simple, however if you do not know what is "
*partition*" or how to enter BIOS –
Please DO NOT TRY THIS. Ask someone for help.
*YES, IT IS POSSIBLE TO RUIN YOUR WINDOWS INSTALLATION AND LOOSE ALL OF
YOUR DATA IF YOU MAKE MISTAKE DURING PARTITIONING,*
* so please be careful.*
*Let us begin then! Everything is going to be done on the same Windows 8
PC you are installing Android to.*
0) Go to your PC BIOS and turn OFF "*Secure boot*" (it will not affect
Windows 8). On "*Sony Vaio Tap 11*" it is ALSO required to "*Clear all
secure boot keys*" in BIOS setup and reboot once. Leave UEFI boot turned on.
1) Start Windows & install Minitool Partition Wizard 8.1.1 (pwhe8.exe).
2) Insert 16 GB USB drive. Format it with regular Windows Explorer, use
FAT32.
3) Run Minitool Partition Wizard. BE CAREFUL! CHOOSE YOUR USB DRIVE, NOT
YOUR HDD! Resize the main partition of your USB drive so that there is
7.9GB of free space left *AT THE END*. Do not exceed 8GB.
4) Not closing Minitool Partition Wizard, create *PRIMARY EXT2* partition
to the extent of that 7.9GB of the empty space on your USB drive. Name it "
*Android*".
5) Close Minitool Partition Wizard. Go to Windows Explorer and copy
everything FROM the folder "*Install USB*" (not the folder itself!) to
your USB drive, so that you have "*EFI*", "*boot*" and "*android*"
folders in the USB drive's root.
6) Press "*Shift*" on the keyboard, and while holding it choose "*Restart*"
from Windows 8 charm bar (that annoying vertical stripe to the right). "*Advanced
Reboot*" menu appears, choose "*Use device*" -> "*UEFI USB drive*"
*Now, if you are using Sony Vaio Tap 11, there is everything already set
in config files & you do not need to edit them. However, if your PC is
different, now it's a good time to test if it can run Android x86 at all.
So:*
7) a) - (*Sony Vaio Tap 11*) - When black GRUB startup screen appears,
choose "*Install Android*" -> wait for installation screen -> Select
partition "*sdb2 (linux)*" -> Select "*Do not format*" -> Select "*Yes,
install GRUB*" -> Select "*Yes, install system r\w*" -> Wait -> Select "
*Reboot*".
7) b) - (NOT *Sony Vaio Tap 11*) - When black GRUB startup screen
appears, choose "*Live Android 4.4*" and TEST EVERYTHING. Don't worry if
ARM translator doesn't work - it will, after you install Android to HDD. If
everything seems fine, choose "*Power Off*" from Android (NOT “REBOOT”!),
start Windows again and repeat steps 6) & 7a).
8) Now that you have installed Android to EXT2 partition on your USB
drive, it is time to move it to HDD. Remove USB drive. Start Windows and
launch Minitool Partition Wizard.
9) *THIS IS THE PART WHERE YOU MUST BE VERY CAREFUL*. Select your main
computer's HDD. Find Windows partition (disk *C:*). If *C:* is your PC's
only drive (like on *Sony Vaio Tap 11* and most Ultrabooks) - carefully
resize it with Minitool Partition Wizard, leaving ~8.5GB of free space *AFTER
*it. *WARNING!* DRIVE *C:* IS NOT ALWAYS THE "LAST" PARTITION ON YOUR HDD
- SOMETIMES THERE ARE ADDITIONAL RECOVERY & OEM PARTITIONS AFTER IT, WHICH
YOU CAN'T SEE UNDER WINDOWS, BUT CAN IN Minitool Partition Wizard. DO NOT
TOUCH THEM! RESIZE JUST THE DRIVE *C:*! If there are additional (logical)
drives in your PC (*D:, E:* etc.) - resize the last one that you can see
under Windows explorer, but, I repeat, *DO NOT TOUCH ANY PARTITION BEFORE
OR AFTER IT! *
10) Close Minitool Partition Wizard. Insert your 16GB USB drive, where
Android was just installed. Launch Minitool Partition Wizard again.
11) Select your USB drive. Choose *EXT2* partition and *COPY*it to the
free space of your main HDD, but position it *AT THE END OF FREE SPACE* -
remember, we created *EXT2* with the size of 7.9GB, but resized *C:* to
free 8.5GB? Therefore, there will be ~500-600MB of free space left BETWEEN
YOUR RESIZED DRIVE *C:* & *EXT2* PARTITION. That's exactly what we need.
12) When copying of *EXT2* partition finishes, create new *PRIMARY FAT32*
partition in that 500-600MB of remaining free space. Name it "*GRUB*" and
let Minitool Partition Wizard assign some drive letter to it (don't
worry, it is all temporary). Let's assume that the letter assigned was "
*E:*"
13) Now the fun part COUNT (literally, with your finger) ALL PARTITIONS
ON YOUR HARD DRIVE FROM LEFT TO RIGHT - count every single one, including
the just created "*GRUB*". Write down (on a sheet of paper) the position
of your just copied *EXT2* partition - on *Sony Vaio Tap 11*, it will be
number 7, on other GPT computers - likely 6 (or 7). Close Minitool
Partition Wizard.
14) Go to Windows Explorer and copy everything FROM the folder "*Copy to
GRUB HDD Partition*" (not the folder itself!) to your newly created "*E:*"
drive ("*GRUB*"), so that you have "*EFI*" and "*boot*" folders in "*E:*"
drive's root.
15) Go to "*E:*" drive's root and edit the file "boot" -> "grub" -> "
grub.cfg". *Do NOT use Windows' "Notepad" for that, use included
"Notepad++"*
menuentry "Run Android x86" {
set root=(hd0,gpt7)
linux /android-4.4-RC1/kernel root=/dev/sda7 androidboot.hardware=android_x86 SRC=/android-4.4-RC1
initrd /android-4.4-RC1/initrd.img
}
CHANGE "root=(hd0,gpt7)" & "root=/dev/sda7" TO THAT NUMBER YOU'VE
WRTITTEN ON A SHEET OF PAPER - for example, if your *EXT2* partition was *6th
from the left*, change "root=(hd0,gpt7)" to "root=(hd0,gpt6)" & "
root=/dev/sda7" to "root=/dev/sda6". *DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING ELSE. DO NOT
ADD SPACES*. Save the file.
17) Edit the file "boot" -> "grub" -> "loopback.cfg" in exactly the same
way as in the previous step. Save the file. Close editor.
18) *Remove USB drive if you had not already*. That is important – if USB
is inserted, then *IT*will become “hd0” for grub & Android would fail to
load.
19) Reboot your PC. It will start Windows as usual. Wait until it booted
completely and go to Desktop (from Windows 8 Metro screen)
20) Move your mouse to the very bottom-left corner & press RIGHT button.
Choose "*Disk Management*". Find your little ~500-600MB "*GRUB*"
partition (disk "*E:*" in this guide), press right mouse button & pick "*Change
drive letters & paths*". Press "*Remove*" button. No more useless disk "
*E:*" in Explorer
21) At last, press "*Shift*" on the keyboard and, while holding it,
choose "*Restart*" from Windows 8 charm bar (that annoying vertical
stripe to the right). "*Advanced Reboot*" menu appears, choose "*Use
device*" -> and surprise! New choice appears there - "*UEFI HDD drive*"!
That is your Android*. This is how you will access it every time (reboot
Windows with "Shift").*
To return to Windows from Android, just select "*Power Off*" from
drop-down, & then simply start your PC again. Do NOT use terminal command
"Reboot" - if PC is rebooted from Android to Windows without proper
shutdown, Bluetooth will not work under Windows until switched on\off in
Android.
In a rare case when GRUB becomes the default UEFI loader, not letting you
to start Windows – there’s an entry in it to chainload UEFI Windows 8 boot
manager. You have 5 seconds on every boot to select this entry. Then your
PC will boot Windows normally, & Windows should automatically correct its
loading sequence. Android will still be accessible in a usual way.
That's it Happy hacking!
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Ivan Verdoodt
2014-12-28 09:59:22 UTC
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How to install Android x86 (Sony Vaio Tap 11)
Hello,

Android 4.4 KitKat is working perfect on my Sony Vaio Tap11, but i have not
enough disk space to be able install Apps on the partion that i create for
Android.
How can I create more diskspace on my "Android partion"? Could you please
help me.

Greetings Ivander60
Post by Draco Lockhard
How to install Android x86
(Sony Vaio Tap 11)
* GPT, UEFI, working ARM translator*
Hi.
This guide is written for "*Sony Vaio Tap 11*" (all versions), but it
should work for most, if not all UEFI computers with GPT hard drives.
However, on "*Sony Vaio Tap 11*", Android 4.4 RC1 works perfectly.
EVERYTHING is functional, including ARM translator, both cameras, Wi-Fi,
touchscreen, Bluetooth etc. Therefore, this tablet is an ideal choice for
running Windows 8.1 together with Android.
http://yadi.sk/d/s9sCXJRALmupY
- One USB flash drive (16GB minimum) for installation
- Minitool Partition Wizard 8.1.1 *(included)*
- Notepad++ 6.5.5 *(included)*
- Android 4.4 RC1 with libhoudini, GAPPS, Root & UEFI-patched kernel
*(included)*
- GRUB from Ubuntu 13 *(included)*
- Working UEFI Windows 8.x with GPT hard drive, on the computer where
you are going to install Android to.
The installation is very simple, however if you do not know what is "
*partition*" or how to enter BIOS –
Please DO NOT TRY THIS. Ask someone for help.
*YES, IT IS POSSIBLE TO RUIN YOUR WINDOWS INSTALLATION AND LOOSE ALL OF
YOUR DATA IF YOU MAKE MISTAKE DURING PARTITIONING,*
* so please be careful.*
*Let us begin then! Everything is going to be done on the same Windows 8
PC you are installing Android to.*
0) Go to your PC BIOS and turn OFF "*Secure boot*" (it will not affect
Windows 8). On "*Sony Vaio Tap 11*" it is ALSO required to "*Clear all
secure boot keys*" in BIOS setup and reboot once. Leave UEFI boot turned on.
1) Start Windows & install Minitool Partition Wizard 8.1.1 (pwhe8.exe).
2) Insert 16 GB USB drive. Format it with regular Windows Explorer, use
FAT32.
3) Run Minitool Partition Wizard. BE CAREFUL! CHOOSE YOUR USB DRIVE, NOT
YOUR HDD! Resize the main partition of your USB drive so that there is
7.9GB of free space left *AT THE END*. Do not exceed 8GB.
4) Not closing Minitool Partition Wizard, create *PRIMARY EXT2* partition
to the extent of that 7.9GB of the empty space on your USB drive. Name it "
*Android*".
5) Close Minitool Partition Wizard. Go to Windows Explorer and copy
everything FROM the folder "*Install USB*" (not the folder itself!) to
your USB drive, so that you have "*EFI*", "*boot*" and "*android*"
folders in the USB drive's root.
6) Press "*Shift*" on the keyboard, and while holding it choose "*Restart*"
from Windows 8 charm bar (that annoying vertical stripe to the right). "*Advanced
Reboot*" menu appears, choose "*Use device*" -> "*UEFI USB drive*"
*Now, if you are using Sony Vaio Tap 11, there is everything already set
in config files & you do not need to edit them. However, if your PC is
different, now it's a good time to test if it can run Android x86 at all.
So:*
7) a) - (*Sony Vaio Tap 11*) - When black GRUB startup screen appears,
choose "*Install Android*" -> wait for installation screen -> Select
partition "*sdb2 (linux)*" -> Select "*Do not format*" -> Select "*Yes,
install GRUB*" -> Select "*Yes, install system r\w*" -> Wait -> Select "
*Reboot*".
7) b) - (NOT *Sony Vaio Tap 11*) - When black GRUB startup screen
appears, choose "*Live Android 4.4*" and TEST EVERYTHING. Don't worry if
ARM translator doesn't work - it will, after you install Android to HDD. If
everything seems fine, choose "*Power Off*" from Android (NOT “REBOOT”!),
start Windows again and repeat steps 6) & 7a).
8) Now that you have installed Android to EXT2 partition on your USB
drive, it is time to move it to HDD. Remove USB drive. Start Windows and
launch Minitool Partition Wizard.
9) *THIS IS THE PART WHERE YOU MUST BE VERY CAREFUL*. Select your main
computer's HDD. Find Windows partition (disk *C:*). If *C:* is your PC's
only drive (like on *Sony Vaio Tap 11* and most Ultrabooks) - carefully
resize it with Minitool Partition Wizard, leaving ~8.5GB of free space *AFTER
*it. *WARNING!* DRIVE *C:* IS NOT ALWAYS THE "LAST" PARTITION ON YOUR HDD
- SOMETIMES THERE ARE ADDITIONAL RECOVERY & OEM PARTITIONS AFTER IT, WHICH
YOU CAN'T SEE UNDER WINDOWS, BUT CAN IN Minitool Partition Wizard. DO NOT
TOUCH THEM! RESIZE JUST THE DRIVE *C:*! If there are additional (logical)
drives in your PC (*D:, E:* etc.) - resize the last one that you can see
under Windows explorer, but, I repeat, *DO NOT TOUCH ANY PARTITION BEFORE
OR AFTER IT! *
10) Close Minitool Partition Wizard. Insert your 16GB USB drive, where
Android was just installed. Launch Minitool Partition Wizard again.
11) Select your USB drive. Choose *EXT2* partition and *COPY*it to the
free space of your main HDD, but position it *AT THE END OF FREE SPACE* -
remember, we created *EXT2* with the size of 7.9GB, but resized *C:* to
free 8.5GB? Therefore, there will be ~500-600MB of free space left BETWEEN
YOUR RESIZED DRIVE *C:* & *EXT2* PARTITION. That's exactly what we need.
12) When copying of *EXT2* partition finishes, create new *PRIMARY FAT32*
partition in that 500-600MB of remaining free space. Name it "*GRUB*" and
let Minitool Partition Wizard assign some drive letter to it (don't
worry, it is all temporary). Let's assume that the letter assigned was "
*E:*"
13) Now the fun part COUNT (literally, with your finger) ALL PARTITIONS
ON YOUR HARD DRIVE FROM LEFT TO RIGHT - count every single one, including
the just created "*GRUB*". Write down (on a sheet of paper) the position
of your just copied *EXT2* partition - on *Sony Vaio Tap 11*, it will be
number 7, on other GPT computers - likely 6 (or 7). Close Minitool
Partition Wizard.
14) Go to Windows Explorer and copy everything FROM the folder "*Copy to
GRUB HDD Partition*" (not the folder itself!) to your newly created "*E:*"
drive ("*GRUB*"), so that you have "*EFI*" and "*boot*" folders in "*E:*"
drive's root.
15) Go to "*E:*" drive's root and edit the file "boot" -> "grub" -> "
grub.cfg". *Do NOT use Windows' "Notepad" for that, use included
"Notepad++"*
menuentry "Run Android x86" {
set root=(hd0,gpt7)
linux /android-4.4-RC1/kernel root=/dev/sda7 androidboot.hardware=android_x86 SRC=/android-4.4-RC1
initrd /android-4.4-RC1/initrd.img
}
CHANGE "root=(hd0,gpt7)" & "root=/dev/sda7" TO THAT NUMBER YOU'VE
WRTITTEN ON A SHEET OF PAPER - for example, if your *EXT2* partition was *6th
from the left*, change "root=(hd0,gpt7)" to "root=(hd0,gpt6)" & "
root=/dev/sda7" to "root=/dev/sda6". *DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING ELSE. DO NOT
ADD SPACES*. Save the file.
17) Edit the file "boot" -> "grub" -> "loopback.cfg" in exactly the same
way as in the previous step. Save the file. Close editor.
18) *Remove USB drive if you had not already*. That is important – if USB
is inserted, then *IT*will become “hd0” for grub & Android would fail to
load.
19) Reboot your PC. It will start Windows as usual. Wait until it booted
completely and go to Desktop (from Windows 8 Metro screen)
20) Move your mouse to the very bottom-left corner & press RIGHT button.
Choose "*Disk Management*". Find your little ~500-600MB "*GRUB*"
partition (disk "*E:*" in this guide), press right mouse button & pick "*Change
drive letters & paths*". Press "*Remove*" button. No more useless disk "
*E:*" in Explorer
21) At last, press "*Shift*" on the keyboard and, while holding it,
choose "*Restart*" from Windows 8 charm bar (that annoying vertical
stripe to the right). "*Advanced Reboot*" menu appears, choose "*Use
device*" -> and surprise! New choice appears there - "*UEFI HDD drive*"!
That is your Android*. This is how you will access it every time (reboot
Windows with "Shift").*
To return to Windows from Android, just select "*Power Off*" from
drop-down, & then simply start your PC again. Do NOT use terminal command
"Reboot" - if PC is rebooted from Android to Windows without proper
shutdown, Bluetooth will not work under Windows until switched on\off in
Android.
In a rare case when GRUB becomes the default UEFI loader, not letting you
to start Windows – there’s an entry in it to chainload UEFI Windows 8 boot
manager. You have 5 seconds on every boot to select this entry. Then your
PC will boot Windows normally, & Windows should automatically correct its
loading sequence. Android will still be accessible in a usual way.
That's it Happy hacking!
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2014-12-31 16:05:51 UTC
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How i can install android x86 on kruger&matz edge 1081(pipo w3 clone)? Anyone know it? When i run any version on it, it Come to the windows(i set in bios secure boot off and 1st set usb). Please help.
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Lucasa Babarica
2015-01-05 11:55:49 UTC
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I followed every steps but still can't boot into Android. I just
have either black screen or booting straight into Windows 8.1. I tried 3
times.
Funny thing is when I tried to run Android from live USB, everything works.
Help ?
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Juan Ignacio
2015-01-05 16:56:21 UTC
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Can you install a regular linux distro? I'm asking because uefi PCs can and
will be a PITA to deal with.
Post by Lucasa Babarica
I followed every steps but still can't boot into Android. I just
have either black screen or booting straight into Windows 8.1. I tried 3
times.
Funny thing is when I tried to run Android from live USB,
everything works. Help ?
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Kris Schötz
2015-02-13 02:22:10 UTC
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Post by Draco Lockhard
How to install Android x86
(Sony Vaio Tap 11)
GPT, UEFI, working ARM translator
Hi.
This guide is written for "Sony Vaio Tap 11" (all versions), but it should work for most, if not all UEFI computers with GPT hard drives. However, on "Sony Vaio Tap 11",
Android 4.4 RC1 works perfectly. EVERYTHING is functional, including
ARM translator, both cameras, Wi-Fi, touchscreen, Bluetooth etc.
Therefore, this tablet is an ideal choice for running Windows 8.1
together with Android.
First, download all the required files & software in one package: http://yadi.sk/d/s9sCXJRALmupY
One USB flash drive (16GB minimum) for installation Minitool Partition Wizard 8.1.1 (included) Notepad++ 6.5.5 (included) Android 4.4 RC1 with libhoudini, GAPPS, Root & UEFI-patched kernel (included) GRUB from Ubuntu 13 (included) Working UEFI Windows 8.x with GPT hard drive, on the computer where you are going to install Android to.
The installation is very simple, however if you do not know what is "partition" or how to enter BIOS –
Please DO NOT TRY THIS. Ask someone for help.
YES, IT IS POSSIBLE TO RUIN YOUR WINDOWS INSTALLATION AND LOOSE ALL OF YOUR DATA IF YOU MAKE MISTAKE DURING PARTITIONING,
so please be careful.
Let us begin then! Everything is going to be done on the same Windows 8 PC you are installing Android to.
0) Go to your PC BIOS and turn OFF "Secure boot" (it will not affect Windows 8). On "Sony Vaio Tap 11" it is ALSO required to "Clear all secure boot keys" in BIOS setup and reboot once. Leave UEFI boot turned on.
1) Start Windows & install Minitool Partition Wizard 8.1.1 (pwhe8.exe).
2) Insert 16 GB USB drive. Format it with regular Windows Explorer, use FAT32.
3) Run Minitool Partition Wizard. BE CAREFUL! CHOOSE YOUR USB DRIVE, NOT YOUR HDD! Resize the main partition of your USB drive so that there is 7.9GB of free space left AT THE END. Do not exceed 8GB.
4) Not closing Minitool Partition Wizard, create PRIMARY EXT2 partition to the extent of that 7.9GB of the empty space on your USB drive. Name it "Android".
5) Close Minitool Partition Wizard. Go to Windows Explorer and copy everything FROM the folder "Install USB" (not the folder itself!) to your USB drive, so that you have "EFI", "boot" and "android" folders in the USB drive's root.
6) Press "Shift" on the keyboard, and while holding it choose "Restart" from Windows 8 charm bar (that annoying vertical stripe to the right). "Advanced Reboot" menu appears, choose "Use device" -> "UEFI USB drive"
Now, if you are using Sony Vaio Tap 11, there is everything already
set in config files & you do not need to edit them. However, if
your PC is different, now it's a good time to test if it can run Android
7) a) - (Sony Vaio Tap 11) - When black GRUB startup screen appears, choose "Install Android" -> wait for installation screen -> Select partition "sdb2 (linux)" -> Select "Do not format" -> Select "Yes, install GRUB" -> Select "Yes, install system r\w" -> Wait -> Select "Reboot".
7) b) - (NOT Sony Vaio Tap 11) - When black GRUB startup screen appears, choose "Live Android 4.4" and TEST EVERYTHING. Don't worry if ARM translator doesn't work - it will, after you install Android to HDD. If everything seems fine, choose "Power Off" from Android (NOT “REBOOT”!), start Windows again and repeat steps 6) & 7a).
8) Now that you have installed
Android to EXT2 partition on your USB drive, it is time to move it to
HDD. Remove USB drive. Start Windows and launch Minitool Partition Wizard.
IS NOT ALWAYS THE "LAST" PARTITION ON YOUR HDD - SOMETIMES THERE ARE
ADDITIONAL RECOVERY & OEM PARTITIONS AFTER IT, WHICH YOU CAN'T SEE
UNDER WINDOWS, BUT CAN IN Minitool Partition Wizard. DO NOT TOUCH THEM! RESIZE JUST THE DRIVE C:! If there are additional (logical) drives in your PC (D:, E: etc.) - resize the last one that you can see under Windows explorer, but, I repeat, DO NOT TOUCH ANY PARTITION BEFORE OR AFTER IT!
10) Close Minitool Partition Wizard. Insert your 16GB USB drive, where Android was just installed. Launch Minitool Partition Wizard again.
11) Select your USB drive. Choose EXT2 partition and COPYit to the free space of your main HDD, but position it AT THE END OF FREE SPACE - remember, we created EXT2 with the size of 7.9GB, but resized C: to free 8.5GB? Therefore, there will be ~500-600MB of free space left BETWEEN YOUR RESIZED DRIVE C: & EXT2 PARTITION. That's exactly what we need.
12) When copying of EXT2 partition finishes, create new PRIMARY FAT32 partition in that 500-600MB of remaining free space. Name it "GRUB" and let Minitool Partition Wizard assign some drive letter to it (don't worry, it is all temporary). Let's assume that the letter assigned was "E:"
13) Now the fun part
COUNT (literally, with your finger) ALL PARTITIONS ON YOUR HARD DRIVE
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT - count every single one, including the just created "GRUB". Write down (on a sheet of paper) the position of your just copied EXT2 partition - on Sony Vaio Tap 11, it will be number 7, on other GPT computers - likely 6 (or 7). Close Minitool Partition Wizard.
14) Go to Windows Explorer and copy everything FROM the folder "Copy to GRUB HDD Partition" (not the folder itself!) to your newly created "E:" drive ("GRUB"), so that you have "EFI" and "boot" folders in "E:" drive's root.
15) Go to "E:" drive's root and edit the file "boot" -> "grub" -> "grub.cfg". Do NOT use Windows' "Notepad" for that, use included "Notepad++"
menuentry "Run Android x86" {
set root=(hd0,gpt7)
linux /android-4.4-RC1/kernel root=/dev/sda7 androidboot.hardware=android_x86 SRC=/android-4.4-RC1
initrd /android-4.4-RC1/initrd.img
}
CHANGE "root=(hd0,gpt7)" & "root=/dev/sda7" TO THAT NUMBER YOU'VE WRTITTEN ON A SHEET OF PAPER - for example, if your EXT2 partition was 6th from the left, change "root=(hd0,gpt7)" to "root=(hd0,gpt6)" & "root=/dev/sda7" to "root=/dev/sda6". DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING ELSE. DO NOT ADD SPACES. Save the file.
17) Edit the file "boot" -> "grub" -> "loopback.cfg" in exactly the same way as in the previous step. Save the file. Close editor.
18) Remove USB drive if you had not already. That is important – if USB is inserted, then ITwill become “hd0” for grub & Android would fail to load.
19) Reboot your PC. It will start Windows as usual. Wait until it booted completely and go to Desktop (from Windows 8 Metro screen)
20) Move your mouse to the very bottom-left corner & press RIGHT button. Choose "Disk Management". Find your little ~500-600MB "GRUB" partition (disk "E:" in this guide), press right mouse button & pick "Change drive letters & paths". Press "Remove" button. No more useless disk "E:" in Explorer
21) At last, press "Shift" on the keyboard and, while holding it, choose "Restart" from Windows 8 charm bar (that annoying vertical stripe to the right). "Advanced Reboot" menu appears, choose "Use device" -> and surprise! New choice appears there - "UEFI HDD drive"! That is your Android. This is how you will access it every time (reboot Windows with "Shift").
To return to Windows from Android, just select "Power Off" from drop-down, & then simply start your PC again. Do NOT use terminal command "Reboot" - if PC is rebooted from Android to Windows without proper shutdown, Bluetooth will not work under Windows until switched on\off in Android.
In a rare case when GRUB becomes the default
UEFI loader, not letting you to start Windows – there’s an entry in it
to chainload UEFI Windows 8 boot manager. You have 5 seconds on every
boot to select this entry. Then your PC will boot Windows normally,
& Windows should automatically correct its loading sequence. Android
will still be accessible in a usual way.
That's it Happy hacking!
Hi
i try this guid for Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro but i stuck at "detecting android x86" any help?
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Myung-chi Kim
2015-02-25 06:47:00 UTC
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Hi. I'm gonna try to install Andoriod 4.4-r2 on HP Stream 8 with Windows 8.1.
HP Stream 8 has 32G emmc drive with micro SD extention(32G).
I removed recovery partition(almost 8G) on 32G emmc drive. So, I plan to install android using removed partition area.

Doesn't it work with EXT3 file system ?
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Michele Carta
2015-02-25 10:26:31 UTC
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The important thing is: your partition table is MBR or GPT?

Michele Carta
*Weddings & Big Orders*
Post by Myung-chi Kim
Hi. I'm gonna try to install Andoriod 4.4-r2 on HP Stream 8 with Windows 8.1.
HP Stream 8 has 32G emmc drive with micro SD extention(32G).
I removed recovery partition(almost 8G) on 32G emmc drive. So, I plan to
install android using removed partition area.
Doesn't it work with EXT3 file system ?
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jim jimmy
2015-02-26 03:29:00 UTC
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It's gpt
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Bernard
2015-02-26 04:46:45 UTC
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View the partition in Linux or install something like ext2fs on windows so
you see what the correct label is and point grub.cfg and loopback.cfg
accordingly. Swap the "android-4.4-rc1" portions of grub.cfg and
loopback.cfg for android-2015-01-24 or whatever the date is on the build.

Try with the date of the filename first.
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Bernard
2015-02-26 04:53:04 UTC
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If you're talking about post install, where it won't boot, then grub.cfg
and loopback.cfg are not pointing to the right place. View the partition in
Linux or install something like ext2fs on windows so you see what the
correct label is and point grub.cfg and loopback.cfg accordingly. Swap the
"android-4.4-rc1" portions of grub.cfg and loopback.cfg for
android-2015-01-24 or whatever the date is on the build.

Try with the date of the filename first.


As for trying different builds, I attached what I use. Put the 3 folders on
a USB drive (I keep one dedicated for testing these) and when you find a
build you want to try, download the iso and put all the files (don't
include the folders) into the "android" folder of the USB. Plugin your USB
and boot from it.

If you want to try something else, just replace the files. Works for me.
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Michele Carta
2015-02-25 10:07:49 UTC
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Post by Draco Lockhard
How to install Android x86
(Sony Vaio Tap 11)
GPT, UEFI, working ARM translator
Hi.
This guide is written for "Sony Vaio Tap 11" (all versions), but it should work for most, if not all UEFI computers with GPT hard drives. However, on "Sony Vaio Tap 11",
Android 4.4 RC1 works perfectly. EVERYTHING is functional, including
ARM translator, both cameras, Wi-Fi, touchscreen, Bluetooth etc.
Therefore, this tablet is an ideal choice for running Windows 8.1
together with Android.
First, download all the required files & software in one package: http://yadi.sk/d/s9sCXJRALmupY
One USB flash drive (16GB minimum) for installation Minitool Partition Wizard 8.1.1 (included) Notepad++ 6.5.5 (included) Android 4.4 RC1 with libhoudini, GAPPS, Root & UEFI-patched kernel (included) GRUB from Ubuntu 13 (included) Working UEFI Windows 8.x with GPT hard drive, on the computer where you are going to install Android to.
The installation is very simple, however if you do not know what is "partition" or how to enter BIOS –
Please DO NOT TRY THIS. Ask someone for help.
YES, IT IS POSSIBLE TO RUIN YOUR WINDOWS INSTALLATION AND LOOSE ALL OF YOUR DATA IF YOU MAKE MISTAKE DURING PARTITIONING,
so please be careful.
Let us begin then! Everything is going to be done on the same Windows 8 PC you are installing Android to.
0) Go to your PC BIOS and turn OFF "Secure boot" (it will not affect Windows 8). On "Sony Vaio Tap 11" it is ALSO required to "Clear all secure boot keys" in BIOS setup and reboot once. Leave UEFI boot turned on.
1) Start Windows & install Minitool Partition Wizard 8.1.1 (pwhe8.exe).
2) Insert 16 GB USB drive. Format it with regular Windows Explorer, use FAT32.
3) Run Minitool Partition Wizard. BE CAREFUL! CHOOSE YOUR USB DRIVE, NOT YOUR HDD! Resize the main partition of your USB drive so that there is 7.9GB of free space left AT THE END. Do not exceed 8GB.
4) Not closing Minitool Partition Wizard, create PRIMARY EXT2 partition to the extent of that 7.9GB of the empty space on your USB drive. Name it "Android".
5) Close Minitool Partition Wizard. Go to Windows Explorer and copy everything FROM the folder "Install USB" (not the folder itself!) to your USB drive, so that you have "EFI", "boot" and "android" folders in the USB drive's root.
6) Press "Shift" on the keyboard, and while holding it choose "Restart" from Windows 8 charm bar (that annoying vertical stripe to the right). "Advanced Reboot" menu appears, choose "Use device" -> "UEFI USB drive"
Now, if you are using Sony Vaio Tap 11, there is everything already
set in config files & you do not need to edit them. However, if
your PC is different, now it's a good time to test if it can run Android
7) a) - (Sony Vaio Tap 11) - When black GRUB startup screen appears, choose "Install Android" -> wait for installation screen -> Select partition "sdb2 (linux)" -> Select "Do not format" -> Select "Yes, install GRUB" -> Select "Yes, install system r\w" -> Wait -> Select "Reboot".
7) b) - (NOT Sony Vaio Tap 11) - When black GRUB startup screen appears, choose "Live Android 4.4" and TEST EVERYTHING. Don't worry if ARM translator doesn't work - it will, after you install Android to HDD. If everything seems fine, choose "Power Off" from Android (NOT “REBOOT”!), start Windows again and repeat steps 6) & 7a).
8) Now that you have installed
Android to EXT2 partition on your USB drive, it is time to move it to
HDD. Remove USB drive. Start Windows and launch Minitool Partition Wizard.
IS NOT ALWAYS THE "LAST" PARTITION ON YOUR HDD - SOMETIMES THERE ARE
ADDITIONAL RECOVERY & OEM PARTITIONS AFTER IT, WHICH YOU CAN'T SEE
UNDER WINDOWS, BUT CAN IN Minitool Partition Wizard. DO NOT TOUCH THEM! RESIZE JUST THE DRIVE C:! If there are additional (logical) drives in your PC (D:, E: etc.) - resize the last one that you can see under Windows explorer, but, I repeat, DO NOT TOUCH ANY PARTITION BEFORE OR AFTER IT!
10) Close Minitool Partition Wizard. Insert your 16GB USB drive, where Android was just installed. Launch Minitool Partition Wizard again.
11) Select your USB drive. Choose EXT2 partition and COPYit to the free space of your main HDD, but position it AT THE END OF FREE SPACE - remember, we created EXT2 with the size of 7.9GB, but resized C: to free 8.5GB? Therefore, there will be ~500-600MB of free space left BETWEEN YOUR RESIZED DRIVE C: & EXT2 PARTITION. That's exactly what we need.
12) When copying of EXT2 partition finishes, create new PRIMARY FAT32 partition in that 500-600MB of remaining free space. Name it "GRUB" and let Minitool Partition Wizard assign some drive letter to it (don't worry, it is all temporary). Let's assume that the letter assigned was "E:"
13) Now the fun part
COUNT (literally, with your finger) ALL PARTITIONS ON YOUR HARD DRIVE
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT - count every single one, including the just created "GRUB". Write down (on a sheet of paper) the position of your just copied EXT2 partition - on Sony Vaio Tap 11, it will be number 7, on other GPT computers - likely 6 (or 7). Close Minitool Partition Wizard.
14) Go to Windows Explorer and copy everything FROM the folder "Copy to GRUB HDD Partition" (not the folder itself!) to your newly created "E:" drive ("GRUB"), so that you have "EFI" and "boot" folders in "E:" drive's root.
15) Go to "E:" drive's root and edit the file "boot" -> "grub" -> "grub.cfg". Do NOT use Windows' "Notepad" for that, use included "Notepad++"
menuentry "Run Android x86" {
set root=(hd0,gpt7)
linux /android-4.4-RC1/kernel root=/dev/sda7 androidboot.hardware=android_x86 SRC=/android-4.4-RC1
initrd /android-4.4-RC1/initrd.img
}
CHANGE "root=(hd0,gpt7)" & "root=/dev/sda7" TO THAT NUMBER YOU'VE WRTITTEN ON A SHEET OF PAPER - for example, if your EXT2 partition was 6th from the left, change "root=(hd0,gpt7)" to "root=(hd0,gpt6)" & "root=/dev/sda7" to "root=/dev/sda6". DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING ELSE. DO NOT ADD SPACES. Save the file.
17) Edit the file "boot" -> "grub" -> "loopback.cfg" in exactly the same way as in the previous step. Save the file. Close editor.
18) Remove USB drive if you had not already. That is important – if USB is inserted, then ITwill become “hd0” for grub & Android would fail to load.
19) Reboot your PC. It will start Windows as usual. Wait until it booted completely and go to Desktop (from Windows 8 Metro screen)
20) Move your mouse to the very bottom-left corner & press RIGHT button. Choose "Disk Management". Find your little ~500-600MB "GRUB" partition (disk "E:" in this guide), press right mouse button & pick "Change drive letters & paths". Press "Remove" button. No more useless disk "E:" in Explorer
21) At last, press "Shift" on the keyboard and, while holding it, choose "Restart" from Windows 8 charm bar (that annoying vertical stripe to the right). "Advanced Reboot" menu appears, choose "Use device" -> and surprise! New choice appears there - "UEFI HDD drive"! That is your Android. This is how you will access it every time (reboot Windows with "Shift").
To return to Windows from Android, just select "Power Off" from drop-down, & then simply start your PC again. Do NOT use terminal command "Reboot" - if PC is rebooted from Android to Windows without proper shutdown, Bluetooth will not work under Windows until switched on\off in Android.
In a rare case when GRUB becomes the default
UEFI loader, not letting you to start Windows – there’s an entry in it
to chainload UEFI Windows 8 boot manager. You have 5 seconds on every
boot to select this entry. Then your PC will boot Windows normally,
& Windows should automatically correct its loading sequence. Android
will still be accessible in a usual way.
That's it Happy hacking!
Thanks for this entry, it gave me the good direction to install android on my Medion Akoya P2214T. I installed the last 4.4-r2 version thanks to the grub files I found in another post. If you want to update this one, let me know.

Mikele
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2015-02-25 22:50:55 UTC
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Could you teach us how to swap different Android to the one you included on your zip? I've Acer W700 and it seems 4.4-r1 and 4.4-r2 is more compatible to my machine than 4.4-rc1. Big Thanks!!!
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2015-02-26 00:24:58 UTC
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Post by jim jimmy
Could you teach us how to swap different Android to the one you included on your zip? I've Acer W700 and it seems 4.4-r1 and 4.4-r2 is more compatible to my machine than 4.4-rc1. Big Thanks!!!
I believe r1 and r2 are newer then rc1 and rc2

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Stephanie Wiggins
2015-03-04 06:15:23 UTC
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Post by Draco Lockhard
How to install Android x86
(Sony Vaio Tap 11)
GPT, UEFI, working ARM translator
Hi.
This guide is written for "Sony Vaio Tap 11" (all versions), but it should work for most, if not all UEFI computers with GPT hard drives. However, on "Sony Vaio Tap 11",
Android 4.4 RC1 works perfectly. EVERYTHING is functional, including
ARM translator, both cameras, Wi-Fi, touchscreen, Bluetooth etc.
Therefore, this tablet is an ideal choice for running Windows 8.1
together with Android.
First, download all the required files & software in one package: http://yadi.sk/d/s9sCXJRALmupY
One USB flash drive (16GB minimum) for installation Minitool Partition Wizard 8.1.1 (included) Notepad++ 6.5.5 (included) Android 4.4 RC1 with libhoudini, GAPPS, Root & UEFI-patched kernel (included) GRUB from Ubuntu 13 (included) Working UEFI Windows 8.x with GPT hard drive, on the computer where you are going to install Android to.
The installation is very simple, however if you do not know what is "partition" or how to enter BIOS –
Please DO NOT TRY THIS. Ask someone for help.
YES, IT IS POSSIBLE TO RUIN YOUR WINDOWS INSTALLATION AND LOOSE ALL OF YOUR DATA IF YOU MAKE MISTAKE DURING PARTITIONING,
so please be careful.
Let us begin then! Everything is going to be done on the same Windows 8 PC you are installing Android to.
0) Go to your PC BIOS and turn OFF "Secure boot" (it will not affect Windows 8). On "Sony Vaio Tap 11" it is ALSO required to "Clear all secure boot keys" in BIOS setup and reboot once. Leave UEFI boot turned on.
1) Start Windows & install Minitool Partition Wizard 8.1.1 (pwhe8.exe).
2) Insert 16 GB USB drive. Format it with regular Windows Explorer, use FAT32.
3) Run Minitool Partition Wizard. BE CAREFUL! CHOOSE YOUR USB DRIVE, NOT YOUR HDD! Resize the main partition of your USB drive so that there is 7.9GB of free space left AT THE END. Do not exceed 8GB.
4) Not closing Minitool Partition Wizard, create PRIMARY EXT2 partition to the extent of that 7.9GB of the empty space on your USB drive. Name it "Android".
5) Close Minitool Partition Wizard. Go to Windows Explorer and copy everything FROM the folder "Install USB" (not the folder itself!) to your USB drive, so that you have "EFI", "boot" and "android" folders in the USB drive's root.
6) Press "Shift" on the keyboard, and while holding it choose "Restart" from Windows 8 charm bar (that annoying vertical stripe to the right). "Advanced Reboot" menu appears, choose "Use device" -> "UEFI USB drive"
Now, if you are using Sony Vaio Tap 11, there is everything already
set in config files & you do not need to edit them. However, if
your PC is different, now it's a good time to test if it can run Android
7) a) - (Sony Vaio Tap 11) - When black GRUB startup screen appears, choose "Install Android" -> wait for installation screen -> Select partition "sdb2 (linux)" -> Select "Do not format" -> Select "Yes, install GRUB" -> Select "Yes, install system r\w" -> Wait -> Select "Reboot".
7) b) - (NOT Sony Vaio Tap 11) - When black GRUB startup screen appears, choose "Live Android 4.4" and TEST EVERYTHING. Don't worry if ARM translator doesn't work - it will, after you install Android to HDD. If everything seems fine, choose "Power Off" from Android (NOT “REBOOT”!), start Windows again and repeat steps 6) & 7a).
8) Now that you have installed
Android to EXT2 partition on your USB drive, it is time to move it to
HDD. Remove USB drive. Start Windows and launch Minitool Partition Wizard.
IS NOT ALWAYS THE "LAST" PARTITION ON YOUR HDD - SOMETIMES THERE ARE
ADDITIONAL RECOVERY & OEM PARTITIONS AFTER IT, WHICH YOU CAN'T SEE
UNDER WINDOWS, BUT CAN IN Minitool Partition Wizard. DO NOT TOUCH THEM! RESIZE JUST THE DRIVE C:! If there are additional (logical) drives in your PC (D:, E: etc.) - resize the last one that you can see under Windows explorer, but, I repeat, DO NOT TOUCH ANY PARTITION BEFORE OR AFTER IT!
10) Close Minitool Partition Wizard. Insert your 16GB USB drive, where Android was just installed. Launch Minitool Partition Wizard again.
11) Select your USB drive. Choose EXT2 partition and COPYit to the free space of your main HDD, but position it AT THE END OF FREE SPACE - remember, we created EXT2 with the size of 7.9GB, but resized C: to free 8.5GB? Therefore, there will be ~500-600MB of free space left BETWEEN YOUR RESIZED DRIVE C: & EXT2 PARTITION. That's exactly what we need.
12) When copying of EXT2 partition finishes, create new PRIMARY FAT32 partition in that 500-600MB of remaining free space. Name it "GRUB" and let Minitool Partition Wizard assign some drive letter to it (don't worry, it is all temporary). Let's assume that the letter assigned was "E:"
13) Now the fun part
COUNT (literally, with your finger) ALL PARTITIONS ON YOUR HARD DRIVE
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT - count every single one, including the just created "GRUB". Write down (on a sheet of paper) the position of your just copied EXT2 partition - on Sony Vaio Tap 11, it will be number 7, on other GPT computers - likely 6 (or 7). Close Minitool Partition Wizard.
14) Go to Windows Explorer and copy everything FROM the folder "Copy to GRUB HDD Partition" (not the folder itself!) to your newly created "E:" drive ("GRUB"), so that you have "EFI" and "boot" folders in "E:" drive's root.
15) Go to "E:" drive's root and edit the file "boot" -> "grub" -> "grub.cfg". Do NOT use Windows' "Notepad" for that, use included "Notepad++"
menuentry "Run Android x86" {
set root=(hd0,gpt7)
linux /android-4.4-RC1/kernel root=/dev/sda7 androidboot.hardware=android_x86 SRC=/android-4.4-RC1
initrd /android-4.4-RC1/initrd.img
}
CHANGE "root=(hd0,gpt7)" & "root=/dev/sda7" TO THAT NUMBER YOU'VE WRTITTEN ON A SHEET OF PAPER - for example, if your EXT2 partition was 6th from the left, change "root=(hd0,gpt7)" to "root=(hd0,gpt6)" & "root=/dev/sda7" to "root=/dev/sda6". DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING ELSE. DO NOT ADD SPACES. Save the file.
17) Edit the file "boot" -> "grub" -> "loopback.cfg" in exactly the same way as in the previous step. Save the file. Close editor.
18) Remove USB drive if you had not already. That is important – if USB is inserted, then ITwill become “hd0” for grub & Android would fail to load.
19) Reboot your PC. It will start Windows as usual. Wait until it booted completely and go to Desktop (from Windows 8 Metro screen)
20) Move your mouse to the very bottom-left corner & press RIGHT button. Choose "Disk Management". Find your little ~500-600MB "GRUB" partition (disk "E:" in this guide), press right mouse button & pick "Change drive letters & paths". Press "Remove" button. No more useless disk "E:" in Explorer
21) At last, press "Shift" on the keyboard and, while holding it, choose "Restart" from Windows 8 charm bar (that annoying vertical stripe to the right). "Advanced Reboot" menu appears, choose "Use device" -> and surprise! New choice appears there - "UEFI HDD drive"! That is your Android. This is how you will access it every time (reboot Windows with "Shift").
To return to Windows from Android, just select "Power Off" from drop-down, & then simply start your PC again. Do NOT use terminal command "Reboot" - if PC is rebooted from Android to Windows without proper shutdown, Bluetooth will not work under Windows until switched on\off in Android.
In a rare case when GRUB becomes the default
UEFI loader, not letting you to start Windows – there’s an entry in it
to chainload UEFI Windows 8 boot manager. You have 5 seconds on every
boot to select this entry. Then your PC will boot Windows normally,
& Windows should automatically correct its loading sequence. Android
will still be accessible in a usual way.
That's it Happy hacking!
please help... having issues with 32 bit windows 8.1 (i can not boot x64 grub)

is there any way you can create a tutorial like this for 4.4.2 or 5 ***For 32 bit computers running windows 8.1 ...

Thank you for your time,
Steph
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Michele Carta
2015-03-04 15:07:26 UTC
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If you have a 32 bits windows, it means you have not a GPT partition table
disk. You have a MBR.
In that case, you can install android in the tradicional way, look for
tutorial in youtube "how to install android x86 in a pc"

Bye.

El miércoles, 4 de marzo de 2015, 15:55:19 (UTC+1), Stephanie Wiggins
Post by Draco Lockhard
Post by Draco Lockhard
How to install Android x86
(Sony Vaio Tap 11)
GPT, UEFI, working ARM translator
Hi.
This guide is written for "Sony Vaio Tap 11" (all versions), but it
should work for most, if not all UEFI computers with GPT hard drives.
However, on "Sony Vaio Tap 11",
Post by Draco Lockhard
Android 4.4 RC1 works perfectly. EVERYTHING is functional, including
ARM translator, both cameras, Wi-Fi, touchscreen, Bluetooth etc.
Therefore, this tablet is an ideal choice for running Windows 8.1
together with Android.
http://yadi.sk/d/s9sCXJRALmupY
Post by Draco Lockhard
One USB flash drive (16GB minimum) for installation Minitool
Partition Wizard 8.1.1 (included) Notepad++ 6.5.5 (included) Android
4.4 RC1 with libhoudini, GAPPS, Root & UEFI-patched kernel (included)
GRUB from Ubuntu 13 (included) Working UEFI Windows 8.x with GPT hard
drive, on the computer where you are going to install Android to.
Post by Draco Lockhard
The installation is very simple, however if you do not know what is
"partition" or how to enter BIOS –
Post by Draco Lockhard
Please DO NOT TRY THIS. Ask someone for help.
YES, IT IS POSSIBLE TO RUIN YOUR WINDOWS INSTALLATION AND LOOSE ALL OF
YOUR DATA IF YOU MAKE MISTAKE DURING PARTITIONING,
Post by Draco Lockhard
so please be careful.
Let us begin then! Everything is going to be done on the same Windows 8
PC you are installing Android to.
Post by Draco Lockhard
0) Go to your PC BIOS and turn OFF "Secure boot" (it will not
affect Windows 8). On "Sony Vaio Tap 11" it is ALSO required to "Clear all
secure boot keys" in BIOS setup and reboot once. Leave UEFI boot turned on.
Post by Draco Lockhard
1) Start Windows & install Minitool Partition Wizard 8.1.1
(pwhe8.exe).
Post by Draco Lockhard
2) Insert 16 GB USB drive. Format it with regular Windows
Explorer, use FAT32.
Post by Draco Lockhard
3) Run Minitool Partition Wizard. BE CAREFUL! CHOOSE YOUR USB
DRIVE, NOT YOUR HDD! Resize the main partition of your USB drive so that
there is 7.9GB of free space left AT THE END. Do not exceed 8GB.
Post by Draco Lockhard
4) Not closing Minitool Partition Wizard, create PRIMARY EXT2
partition to the extent of that 7.9GB of the empty space on your USB drive.
Name it "Android".
Post by Draco Lockhard
5) Close Minitool Partition Wizard. Go to Windows Explorer and
copy everything FROM the folder "Install USB" (not the folder itself!) to
your USB drive, so that you have "EFI", "boot" and "android" folders in the
USB drive's root.
Post by Draco Lockhard
6) Press "Shift" on the keyboard, and while holding it choose
"Restart" from Windows 8 charm bar (that annoying vertical stripe to the
right). "Advanced Reboot" menu appears, choose "Use device" -> "UEFI USB
drive"
Post by Draco Lockhard
Now, if you are using Sony Vaio Tap 11, there is everything already
set in config files & you do not need to edit them. However, if
your PC is different, now it's a good time to test if it can run Android
7) a) - (Sony Vaio Tap 11) - When black GRUB startup screen
appears, choose "Install Android" -> wait for installation screen -> Select
partition "sdb2 (linux)" -> Select "Do not format" -> Select "Yes, install
GRUB" -> Select "Yes, install system r\w" -> Wait -> Select "Reboot".
Post by Draco Lockhard
7) b) - (NOT Sony Vaio Tap 11) - When black GRUB startup screen
appears, choose "Live Android 4.4" and TEST EVERYTHING. Don't worry if ARM
translator doesn't work - it will, after you install Android to HDD. If
everything seems fine, choose "Power Off" from Android (NOT “REBOOT”!),
start Windows again and repeat steps 6) & 7a).
Post by Draco Lockhard
8) Now that you have installed
Android to EXT2 partition on your USB drive, it is time to move it to
HDD. Remove USB drive. Start Windows and launch Minitool Partition
Wizard.
Post by Draco Lockhard
9) THIS IS THE PART WHERE YOU MUST BE VERY CAREFUL. Select your
main computer's HDD. Find Windows partition (disk C:). If C: is your PC's
only drive (like on Sony Vaio Tap 11 and most Ultrabooks) - carefully
resize it with Minitool Partition Wizard, leaving ~8.5GB of free space
Post by Draco Lockhard
IS NOT ALWAYS THE "LAST" PARTITION ON YOUR HDD - SOMETIMES THERE ARE
ADDITIONAL RECOVERY & OEM PARTITIONS AFTER IT, WHICH YOU CAN'T SEE
UNDER WINDOWS, BUT CAN IN Minitool Partition Wizard. DO NOT TOUCH THEM!
RESIZE JUST THE DRIVE C:! If there are additional (logical) drives in your
PC (D:, E: etc.) - resize the last one that you can see under Windows
explorer, but, I repeat, DO NOT TOUCH ANY PARTITION BEFORE OR AFTER IT!
Post by Draco Lockhard
10) Close Minitool Partition Wizard. Insert your 16GB USB drive,
where Android was just installed. Launch Minitool Partition Wizard again.
Post by Draco Lockhard
11) Select your USB drive. Choose EXT2 partition and COPYit to the
free space of your main HDD, but position it AT THE END OF FREE SPACE -
remember, we created EXT2 with the size of 7.9GB, but resized C: to free
8.5GB? Therefore, there will be ~500-600MB of free space left BETWEEN YOUR
RESIZED DRIVE C: & EXT2 PARTITION. That's exactly what we need.
Post by Draco Lockhard
12) When copying of EXT2 partition finishes, create new PRIMARY
FAT32 partition in that 500-600MB of remaining free space. Name it "GRUB"
and let Minitool Partition Wizard assign some drive letter to it (don't
worry, it is all temporary). Let's assume that the letter assigned was "E:"
Post by Draco Lockhard
13) Now the fun part
COUNT (literally, with your finger) ALL PARTITIONS ON YOUR HARD DRIVE
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT - count every single one, including the just created
"GRUB". Write down (on a sheet of paper) the position of your just copied
EXT2 partition - on Sony Vaio Tap 11, it will be number 7, on other GPT
computers - likely 6 (or 7). Close Minitool Partition Wizard.
Post by Draco Lockhard
14) Go to Windows Explorer and copy everything FROM the folder "Copy
to GRUB HDD Partition" (not the folder itself!) to your newly created "E:"
drive ("GRUB"), so that you have "EFI" and "boot" folders in "E:" drive's
root.
Post by Draco Lockhard
15) Go to "E:" drive's root and edit the file "boot" -> "grub" ->
"grub.cfg". Do NOT use Windows' "Notepad" for that, use included
"Notepad++"
Post by Draco Lockhard
menuentry "Run Android x86" {
set root=(hd0,gpt7)
linux /android-4.4-RC1/kernel root=/dev/sda7
androidboot.hardware=android_x86 SRC=/android-4.4-RC1
Post by Draco Lockhard
initrd /android-4.4-RC1/initrd.img
}
CHANGE "root=(hd0,gpt7)" & "root=/dev/sda7" TO THAT NUMBER YOU'VE
WRTITTEN ON A SHEET OF PAPER - for example, if your EXT2 partition was 6th
from the left, change "root=(hd0,gpt7)" to "root=(hd0,gpt6)" &
"root=/dev/sda7" to "root=/dev/sda6". DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING ELSE. DO NOT
ADD SPACES. Save the file.
Post by Draco Lockhard
17) Edit the file "boot" -> "grub" -> "loopback.cfg" in exactly the
same way as in the previous step. Save the file. Close editor.
Post by Draco Lockhard
18) Remove USB drive if you had not already. That is important – if
USB is inserted, then ITwill become “hd0” for grub & Android would fail to
load.
Post by Draco Lockhard
19) Reboot your PC. It will start Windows as usual. Wait until it
booted completely and go to Desktop (from Windows 8 Metro screen)
Post by Draco Lockhard
20) Move your mouse to the very bottom-left corner & press RIGHT
button. Choose "Disk Management". Find your little ~500-600MB "GRUB"
partition (disk "E:" in this guide), press right mouse button & pick
"Change drive letters & paths". Press "Remove" button. No more useless disk
"E:" in Explorer
Post by Draco Lockhard
21) At last, press "Shift" on the keyboard and, while holding it,
choose "Restart" from Windows 8 charm bar (that annoying vertical stripe to
the right). "Advanced Reboot" menu appears, choose "Use device" -> and
surprise! New choice appears there - "UEFI HDD drive"! That is your
Android. This is how you will access it every time (reboot Windows with
"Shift").
Post by Draco Lockhard
To return to Windows from Android, just select "Power Off" from
drop-down, & then simply start your PC again. Do NOT use terminal command
"Reboot" - if PC is rebooted from Android to Windows without proper
shutdown, Bluetooth will not work under Windows until switched on\off in
Android.
Post by Draco Lockhard
In a rare case when GRUB becomes the default
UEFI loader, not letting you to start Windows – there’s an entry in it
to chainload UEFI Windows 8 boot manager. You have 5 seconds on every
boot to select this entry. Then your PC will boot Windows normally,
& Windows should automatically correct its loading sequence. Android
will still be accessible in a usual way.
That's it Happy hacking!
please help... having issues with 32 bit windows 8.1 (i can not boot x64 grub)
is there any way you can create a tutorial like this for 4.4.2 or 5 ***For
32 bit computers running windows 8.1 ...
Thank you for your time,
Steph
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Stephanie Wiggins
2015-03-05 18:25:15 UTC
Permalink
I have done this and have been able to install but not boot from usb after
installation ( i used 2 usb's, 1 had the iso Files and the other i used to
Partition in e3xt(Might have spelled that wrong) and installed Android on)
and then i went to Advanced Start up and selected Boot from USB but i get
an error.
Post by Michele Carta
If you have a 32 bits windows, it means you have not a GPT partition table
disk. You have a MBR.
In that case, you can install android in the tradicional way, look for
tutorial in youtube "how to install android x86 in a pc"
Bye.
El miércoles, 4 de marzo de 2015, 15:55:19 (UTC+1), Stephanie Wiggins
Post by Draco Lockhard
Post by Draco Lockhard
How to install Android x86
(Sony Vaio Tap 11)
GPT, UEFI, working ARM translator
Hi.
This guide is written for "Sony Vaio Tap 11" (all versions), but it
should work for most, if not all UEFI computers with GPT hard drives.
However, on "Sony Vaio Tap 11",
Post by Draco Lockhard
Android 4.4 RC1 works perfectly. EVERYTHING is functional, including
ARM translator, both cameras, Wi-Fi, touchscreen, Bluetooth etc.
Therefore, this tablet is an ideal choice for running Windows 8.1
together with Android.
http://yadi.sk/d/s9sCXJRALmupY
Post by Draco Lockhard
One USB flash drive (16GB minimum) for installation Minitool
Partition Wizard 8.1.1 (included) Notepad++ 6.5.5 (included) Android
4.4 RC1 with libhoudini, GAPPS, Root & UEFI-patched kernel (included)
GRUB from Ubuntu 13 (included) Working UEFI Windows 8.x with GPT hard
drive, on the computer where you are going to install Android to.
Post by Draco Lockhard
The installation is very simple, however if you do not know what is
"partition" or how to enter BIOS –
Post by Draco Lockhard
Please DO NOT TRY THIS. Ask someone for help.
YES, IT IS POSSIBLE TO RUIN YOUR WINDOWS INSTALLATION AND LOOSE ALL OF
YOUR DATA IF YOU MAKE MISTAKE DURING PARTITIONING,
Post by Draco Lockhard
so please be careful.
Let us begin then! Everything is going to be done on the same Windows 8
PC you are installing Android to.
Post by Draco Lockhard
0) Go to your PC BIOS and turn OFF "Secure boot" (it will not
affect Windows 8). On "Sony Vaio Tap 11" it is ALSO required to "Clear all
secure boot keys" in BIOS setup and reboot once. Leave UEFI boot turned on.
Post by Draco Lockhard
1) Start Windows & install Minitool Partition Wizard 8.1.1
(pwhe8.exe).
Post by Draco Lockhard
2) Insert 16 GB USB drive. Format it with regular Windows
Explorer, use FAT32.
Post by Draco Lockhard
3) Run Minitool Partition Wizard. BE CAREFUL! CHOOSE YOUR USB
DRIVE, NOT YOUR HDD! Resize the main partition of your USB drive so that
there is 7.9GB of free space left AT THE END. Do not exceed 8GB.
Post by Draco Lockhard
4) Not closing Minitool Partition Wizard, create PRIMARY EXT2
partition to the extent of that 7.9GB of the empty space on your USB drive.
Name it "Android".
Post by Draco Lockhard
5) Close Minitool Partition Wizard. Go to Windows Explorer and
copy everything FROM the folder "Install USB" (not the folder itself!) to
your USB drive, so that you have "EFI", "boot" and "android" folders in the
USB drive's root.
Post by Draco Lockhard
6) Press "Shift" on the keyboard, and while holding it choose
"Restart" from Windows 8 charm bar (that annoying vertical stripe to the
right). "Advanced Reboot" menu appears, choose "Use device" -> "UEFI USB
drive"
Post by Draco Lockhard
Now, if you are using Sony Vaio Tap 11, there is everything already
set in config files & you do not need to edit them. However, if
your PC is different, now it's a good time to test if it can run
Android
Post by Draco Lockhard
7) a) - (Sony Vaio Tap 11) - When black GRUB startup screen
appears, choose "Install Android" -> wait for installation screen -> Select
partition "sdb2 (linux)" -> Select "Do not format" -> Select "Yes, install
GRUB" -> Select "Yes, install system r\w" -> Wait -> Select "Reboot".
Post by Draco Lockhard
7) b) - (NOT Sony Vaio Tap 11) - When black GRUB startup screen
appears, choose "Live Android 4.4" and TEST EVERYTHING. Don't worry if ARM
translator doesn't work - it will, after you install Android to HDD. If
everything seems fine, choose "Power Off" from Android (NOT “REBOOT”!),
start Windows again and repeat steps 6) & 7a).
Post by Draco Lockhard
8) Now that you have installed
Android to EXT2 partition on your USB drive, it is time to move it to
HDD. Remove USB drive. Start Windows and launch Minitool Partition
Wizard.
Post by Draco Lockhard
9) THIS IS THE PART WHERE YOU MUST BE VERY CAREFUL. Select your
main computer's HDD. Find Windows partition (disk C:). If C: is your PC's
only drive (like on Sony Vaio Tap 11 and most Ultrabooks) - carefully
resize it with Minitool Partition Wizard, leaving ~8.5GB of free space
Post by Draco Lockhard
IS NOT ALWAYS THE "LAST" PARTITION ON YOUR HDD - SOMETIMES THERE ARE
ADDITIONAL RECOVERY & OEM PARTITIONS AFTER IT, WHICH YOU CAN'T SEE
UNDER WINDOWS, BUT CAN IN Minitool Partition Wizard. DO NOT TOUCH THEM!
RESIZE JUST THE DRIVE C:! If there are additional (logical) drives in your
PC (D:, E: etc.) - resize the last one that you can see under Windows
explorer, but, I repeat, DO NOT TOUCH ANY PARTITION BEFORE OR AFTER IT!
Post by Draco Lockhard
10) Close Minitool Partition Wizard. Insert your 16GB USB drive,
where Android was just installed. Launch Minitool Partition Wizard again.
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11) Select your USB drive. Choose EXT2 partition and COPYit to the
free space of your main HDD, but position it AT THE END OF FREE SPACE -
remember, we created EXT2 with the size of 7.9GB, but resized C: to free
8.5GB? Therefore, there will be ~500-600MB of free space left BETWEEN YOUR
RESIZED DRIVE C: & EXT2 PARTITION. That's exactly what we need.
Post by Draco Lockhard
12) When copying of EXT2 partition finishes, create new PRIMARY
FAT32 partition in that 500-600MB of remaining free space. Name it "GRUB"
and let Minitool Partition Wizard assign some drive letter to it (don't
worry, it is all temporary). Let's assume that the letter assigned was "E:"
Post by Draco Lockhard
13) Now the fun part
COUNT (literally, with your finger) ALL PARTITIONS ON YOUR HARD DRIVE
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT - count every single one, including the just created
"GRUB". Write down (on a sheet of paper) the position of your just copied
EXT2 partition - on Sony Vaio Tap 11, it will be number 7, on other GPT
computers - likely 6 (or 7). Close Minitool Partition Wizard.
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14) Go to Windows Explorer and copy everything FROM the folder
"Copy to GRUB HDD Partition" (not the folder itself!) to your newly created
"E:" drive ("GRUB"), so that you have "EFI" and "boot" folders in "E:"
drive's root.
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15) Go to "E:" drive's root and edit the file "boot" -> "grub" ->
"grub.cfg". Do NOT use Windows' "Notepad" for that, use included
"Notepad++"
Post by Draco Lockhard
menuentry "Run Android x86" {
set root=(hd0,gpt7)
linux /android-4.4-RC1/kernel root=/dev/sda7
androidboot.hardware=android_x86 SRC=/android-4.4-RC1
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initrd /android-4.4-RC1/initrd.img
}
CHANGE "root=(hd0,gpt7)" & "root=/dev/sda7" TO THAT NUMBER YOU'VE
WRTITTEN ON A SHEET OF PAPER - for example, if your EXT2 partition was 6th
from the left, change "root=(hd0,gpt7)" to "root=(hd0,gpt6)" &
"root=/dev/sda7" to "root=/dev/sda6". DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING ELSE. DO NOT
ADD SPACES. Save the file.
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17) Edit the file "boot" -> "grub" -> "loopback.cfg" in exactly the
same way as in the previous step. Save the file. Close editor.
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18) Remove USB drive if you had not already. That is important – if
USB is inserted, then ITwill become “hd0” for grub & Android would fail to
load.
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19) Reboot your PC. It will start Windows as usual. Wait until it
booted completely and go to Desktop (from Windows 8 Metro screen)
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20) Move your mouse to the very bottom-left corner & press RIGHT
button. Choose "Disk Management". Find your little ~500-600MB "GRUB"
partition (disk "E:" in this guide), press right mouse button & pick
"Change drive letters & paths". Press "Remove" button. No more useless disk
"E:" in Explorer
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21) At last, press "Shift" on the keyboard and, while holding it,
choose "Restart" from Windows 8 charm bar (that annoying vertical stripe to
the right). "Advanced Reboot" menu appears, choose "Use device" -> and
surprise! New choice appears there - "UEFI HDD drive"! That is your
Android. This is how you will access it every time (reboot Windows with
"Shift").
Post by Draco Lockhard
To return to Windows from Android, just select "Power Off" from
drop-down, & then simply start your PC again. Do NOT use terminal command
"Reboot" - if PC is rebooted from Android to Windows without proper
shutdown, Bluetooth will not work under Windows until switched on\off in
Android.
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In a rare case when GRUB becomes the default
UEFI loader, not letting you to start Windows – there’s an entry in it
to chainload UEFI Windows 8 boot manager. You have 5 seconds on every
boot to select this entry. Then your PC will boot Windows normally,
& Windows should automatically correct its loading sequence. Android
will still be accessible in a usual way.
That's it Happy hacking!
please help... having issues with 32 bit windows 8.1 (i can not boot x64 grub)
is there any way you can create a tutorial like this for 4.4.2 or 5
***For 32 bit computers running windows 8.1 ...
Thank you for your time,
Steph
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Аманов Тимур
2015-03-07 21:19:30 UTC
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Hello!

I try to install android on HP Elitepad 900, but in EFI menu I can't see stroke "USB Hard drive". What did I wrong? Please help me.

P.S.: I download Android-x86 4.4-r2 EFI image and write it on USB with UltraISO. I can see in F9 menu "USB Hard drive". After I choose it, I get the menu with 4 points (Android Live CD, Android DEBUG, Android Installation and Windows). Windows loading my Win 8.1 OS. The other three lead to the appearance on the screen mark underscores that does not even blink and that all.

Please help me if it possible.

Thank you,

Tim
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Massimo D'Anna
2015-03-28 11:36:48 UTC
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could this guide work also for lenovo yoga tablet 2? it has a z3745 with
intel hd graphics.
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Ali Hussan Ahmed
2015-04-12 11:33:47 UTC
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Hi Thanks for this Guide, it worked well for me using one of the builds
from android-x86.net which includes nouveu support.

The only problem is, I don't seem to have root access - this shows when I
try to copy files to \System\

Is there anything I need to make sure of when updating the Grub.cfg?
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2015-04-14 11:01:21 UTC
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I try to install Android on my T100. I have followed this guide but there
is no *UEFI HDD drive* in my list of devices and nothing for the GRUB
partition in the BIOS.
I think that the problem is i didn't have the possibility to choose to put
the ext2 partition on the end.
What can i do?
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To complete my previous message, I try to format my tab but it doesn't
work, There is no UEFI HDD drive.
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Bernard
2015-04-14 16:18:36 UTC
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Happened to me. If you set everything up correctly, probably easiest way for you would be to grab EasyUEFI. In the program you will be able to point the Grub bootloader to the Android-x86 partition. It will then show up where you're looking.

For some reason not all machines automatically place the option in the advanced startup screen within windows.
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Patrick Horne
2015-06-25 18:47:27 UTC
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Is it possible to change the display resolution? I've tried editing the
build.prop but it makes android unbootable. Ends up freezing and the
"android" screen.
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Edmond Wong
2015-07-12 13:19:51 UTC
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Hey guys, I see you got a working ARM Translator for android 4.4? Is it possible to use similar methods and apply an ARM translator for genymotion?

Sorry to go off course on this thread. Also, anyone know the moderator of this group so I can free post a new thread to ask you guys? :)

thanks a lot
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金雷浪士
2016-01-13 00:23:20 UTC
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could anyone reupload this kitkat install package file ?
it's found nowhere...orz

plz.
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First, download all the required files & software in one package: http://yadi.sk/d/s9sCXJRALmupY
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Djordje Danicic
2016-05-21 00:10:17 UTC
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Post by 金雷浪士
could anyone reupload this kitkat install package file ?
it's found nowhere...orz
plz.
Post by Draco Lockhard
First, download all the required files & software in one package: http://yadi.sk/d/s9sCXJRALmupY
I cant help you with the old package and guide , BUT I can maybe help you run android 5.1 or 6.0 on your device .

A brief digression on why I am replying to your post at all : I recently got a Microsoft Surface Pro , wanted to dual boot Android alongside Windows on it , and had luck with 2 automated ways :
1. Remix OS installer (pretty straight forward installation, I'm recommending you to install it on a NTFS partition , as it allows you to create am data.img partition of desired size)
2. Using this tool : http://forum.xda-developers.com/windows-8-rt/win-8-development/winapp-android-x86-installer-uefi-t3225748 to install a .img 5.1 ( http://www.fosshub.com/Android-x86.html/android-x86_64-5.1-rc1.img ). Android to your PC/tablet/laptop from Windows enviroment (again , to a NTFS partition , as it lets you set a large enough data partition without you having to biold it via command prompt and copying that file to your instalation partition).

Tried both versions , both worked , but since Wi-Fi didnt work ond that 5.1 image I was forced to use Remix , and i dont like how deeply customized it is ... I like to AOSP look of Android-x86.org images ... but i could not install any of those since my Surface has UEFI ONLY "BIOS" . THIS IS THE MAIN REASON FOR ME TO WRITE THIS POST ... I found a way to install any image to a partition of my choice and set up a custom EFI module to boot any OS you set it to boot .

I Installed the latest 6.0 iso image from this link http://www.fosshub.com/Android-x86.html/android-x86-6.0-20160318.iso ( Android-x86.org ) like this :
a) Download grub2win from https://sourceforge.net/projects/grub2win/ , install it and get to know how to use it .

b) Download an Android image you would like to install to your HDD .

c) Make a bootable USB drive from it (I use Lili http://www.linuxliveusb.com/ ) .

d) Make a NTFS partition on your hard drive in a size you would like ... I made a 36 gigabyte one , because I did not know how much the installation would take and I wanted a 32 gigabyte data.img partition.

e) Reboot your tablet/PC , and pres that button combo that makes it ask you for boot drive selection ... pick the USB you just created . Pick "Android installation entry from the menu that pops up ) . Pick the NTFS partition you created as the one you would like Android to be installed to ( !!! Be careful NOT TO PICK THE PARTITION YOUR WINDOWS IS INSTALLED TO !!! ) . Installer will ask you to format the partition , which you dont have to do if you just created it earlier . After it finishes copying the files , installer will ask you to install grub and grub 2 , install them . Next - installer will ask you to format the boot partition - DONT FORMAT it . Next - make the system R/W , and finally , create a virtual SD card in size that you need .

f) Reboot to windows

g) Start grub2win and install the module first http://prnt.sc/b6j1o6
then http://prntscr.com/b6j27h
then http://prntscr.com/b6j2i4
then http://prntscr.com/b6j2qc
then http://prntscr.com/b6j3p7
then http://prntscr.com/b6j48f
then http://prntscr.com/b6j4df
then http://prntscr.com/b6j7tk
then click "apply"
then click "o.k." at the bottom right on the main menu ,
then "close" and voila ... YOUR UEFI machine can now boot Android as well as Windows .

Sry if i made mistakes or this sounds confusing ... ask questions if you need something .
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nicson fadriz
2016-07-05 13:50:33 UTC
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hay bro :D
I just read your post,
there is something I want to ask.

My tablet's specs:
Acer P3-171
Intel i5
Ram 2Gb
SSD 128 Gb
GPT + UEFI system
Windows 8.1

I've previously installed the android 6.0 using "Android Installer for UEFI
v24" that I downloaded from XDA forum. Android runs fine but bluetooth and
camera system is not functioning. I can not play HD games too, such as
asphalt and GT Racing, only play casual games.

I want to ask; is your system wifi, bluetooth, and the camera worked well?
and is your android can play HD games such as Asphalt ??

Sorry if my english is not good, I'm an Indonesian.
please respond to my email, thank you very much Djordje Danicic :D
Post by Draco Lockhard
Post by 金雷浪士
could anyone reupload this kitkat install package file ?
it's found nowhere...orz
plz.
http://yadi.sk/d/s9sCXJRALmupY
I cant help you with the old package and guide , BUT I can maybe help you
run android 5.1 or 6.0 on your device .
A brief digression on why I am replying to your post at all : I recently
got a Microsoft Surface Pro , wanted to dual boot Android alongside Windows
1. Remix OS installer (pretty straight forward installation, I'm
recommending you to install it on a NTFS partition , as it allows you to
create am data.img partition of desired size)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/windows-8-rt/win-8-development/winapp-android-x86-installer-uefi-t3225748
to install a .img 5.1 (
http://www.fosshub.com/Android-x86.html/android-x86_64-5.1-rc1.img ).
Android to your PC/tablet/laptop from Windows enviroment (again , to a NTFS
partition , as it lets you set a large enough data partition without you
having to biold it via command prompt and copying that file to your
instalation partition).
Tried both versions , both worked , but since Wi-Fi didnt work ond that
5.1 image I was forced to use Remix , and i dont like how deeply customized
it is ... I like to AOSP look of Android-x86.org images ... but i could not
install any of those since my Surface has UEFI ONLY "BIOS" . THIS IS THE
MAIN REASON FOR ME TO WRITE THIS POST ... I found a way to install any
image to a partition of my choice and set up a custom EFI module to boot
any OS you set it to boot .
I Installed the latest 6.0 iso image from this link
http://www.fosshub.com/Android-x86.html/android-x86-6.0-20160318.iso (
a) Download grub2win from https://sourceforge.net/projects/grub2win/ ,
install it and get to know how to use it .
b) Download an Android image you would like to install to your HDD .
c) Make a bootable USB drive from it (I use Lili
http://www.linuxliveusb.com/ ) .
d) Make a NTFS partition on your hard drive in a size you would like ...
I made a 36 gigabyte one , because I did not know how much the installation
would take and I wanted a 32 gigabyte data.img partition.
e) Reboot your tablet/PC , and pres that button combo that makes it ask
you for boot drive selection ... pick the USB you just created . Pick
"Android installation entry from the menu that pops up ) . Pick the NTFS
partition you created as the one you would like Android to be installed to
( !!! Be careful NOT TO PICK THE PARTITION YOUR WINDOWS IS INSTALLED TO !!!
) . Installer will ask you to format the partition , which you dont have to
do if you just created it earlier . After it finishes copying the files ,
installer will ask you to install grub and grub 2 , install them . Next -
installer will ask you to format the boot partition - DONT FORMAT it . Next
- make the system R/W , and finally , create a virtual SD card in size that
you need .
f) Reboot to windows
g) Start grub2win and install the module first http://prnt.sc/b6j1o6
then http://prntscr.com/b6j27h
then http://prntscr.com/b6j2i4
then http://prntscr.com/b6j2qc
then http://prntscr.com/b6j3p7
then http://prntscr.com/b6j48f
then http://prntscr.com/b6j4df
then http://prntscr.com/b6j7tk
then click "apply"
then click "o.k." at the bottom right on the main menu ,
then "close" and voila ... YOUR UEFI machine can now boot Android as well as Windows .
Sry if i made mistakes or this sounds confusing ... ask questions if you need something .
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Аманов Тимур
2016-07-05 13:56:08 UTC
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Sorry, bro. On my tablet I can't run android.
Post by nicson fadriz
hay bro :D
I just read your post,
there is something I want to ask.
Acer P3-171
Intel i5
Ram 2Gb
SSD 128 Gb
GPT + UEFI system
Windows 8.1
I've previously installed the android 6.0 using "Android Installer for
UEFI v24" that I downloaded from XDA forum. Android runs fine but bluetooth
and camera system is not functioning. I can not play HD games too, such as
asphalt and GT Racing, only play casual games.
I want to ask; is your system wifi, bluetooth, and the camera worked well?
and is your android can play HD games such as Asphalt ??
Sorry if my english is not good, I'm an Indonesian.
please respond to my email, thank you very much Djordje Danicic :D
Post by Draco Lockhard
Post by 金雷浪士
could anyone reupload this kitkat install package file ?
it's found nowhere...orz
plz.
http://yadi.sk/d/s9sCXJRALmupY
I cant help you with the old package and guide , BUT I can maybe help you
run android 5.1 or 6.0 on your device .
A brief digression on why I am replying to your post at all : I recently
got a Microsoft Surface Pro , wanted to dual boot Android alongside Windows
1. Remix OS installer (pretty straight forward installation, I'm
recommending you to install it on a NTFS partition , as it allows you to
create am data.img partition of desired size)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/windows-8-rt/win-8-development/winapp-android-x86-installer-uefi-t3225748
to install a .img 5.1 (
http://www.fosshub.com/Android-x86.html/android-x86_64-5.1-rc1.img ).
Android to your PC/tablet/laptop from Windows enviroment (again , to a NTFS
partition , as it lets you set a large enough data partition without you
having to biold it via command prompt and copying that file to your
instalation partition).
Tried both versions , both worked , but since Wi-Fi didnt work ond that
5.1 image I was forced to use Remix , and i dont like how deeply customized
it is ... I like to AOSP look of Android-x86.org images ... but i could not
install any of those since my Surface has UEFI ONLY "BIOS" . THIS IS THE
MAIN REASON FOR ME TO WRITE THIS POST ... I found a way to install any
image to a partition of my choice and set up a custom EFI module to boot
any OS you set it to boot .
I Installed the latest 6.0 iso image from this link
http://www.fosshub.com/Android-x86.html/android-x86-6.0-20160318.iso (
a) Download grub2win from https://sourceforge.net/projects/grub2win/ ,
install it and get to know how to use it .
b) Download an Android image you would like to install to your HDD .
c) Make a bootable USB drive from it (I use Lili
http://www.linuxliveusb.com/ ) .
d) Make a NTFS partition on your hard drive in a size you would like ...
I made a 36 gigabyte one , because I did not know how much the installation
would take and I wanted a 32 gigabyte data.img partition.
e) Reboot your tablet/PC , and pres that button combo that makes it ask
you for boot drive selection ... pick the USB you just created . Pick
"Android installation entry from the menu that pops up ) . Pick the NTFS
partition you created as the one you would like Android to be installed to
( !!! Be careful NOT TO PICK THE PARTITION YOUR WINDOWS IS INSTALLED TO !!!
) . Installer will ask you to format the partition , which you dont have to
do if you just created it earlier . After it finishes copying the files ,
installer will ask you to install grub and grub 2 , install them . Next -
installer will ask you to format the boot partition - DONT FORMAT it . Next
- make the system R/W , and finally , create a virtual SD card in size that
you need .
f) Reboot to windows
g) Start grub2win and install the module first http://prnt.sc/b6j1o6
then http://prntscr.com/b6j27h
then http://prntscr.com/b6j2i4
then http://prntscr.com/b6j2qc
then http://prntscr.com/b6j3p7
then http://prntscr.com/b6j48f
then http://prntscr.com/b6j4df
then http://prntscr.com/b6j7tk
then click "apply"
then click "o.k." at the bottom right on the main menu ,
then "close" and voila ... YOUR UEFI machine can now boot Android as well as Windows .
Sry if i made mistakes or this sounds confusing ... ask questions if you need something .
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Djordje Danicic
2016-08-11 11:44:01 UTC
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Everything ran fine, HD games worked well . Camera,Bletooth and WiFi
worked. What image did you install (where did you download that android
image ) ?
Post by nicson fadriz
hay bro :D
I just read your post,
there is something I want to ask.
Acer P3-171
Intel i5
Ram 2Gb
SSD 128 Gb
GPT + UEFI system
Windows 8.1
I've previously installed the android 6.0 using "Android Installer for
UEFI v24" that I downloaded from XDA forum. Android runs fine but bluetooth
and camera system is not functioning. I can not play HD games too, such as
asphalt and GT Racing, only play casual games.
I want to ask; is your system wifi, bluetooth, and the camera worked well?
and is your android can play HD games such as Asphalt ??
Sorry if my english is not good, I'm an Indonesian.
please respond to my email, thank you very much Djordje Danicic :D
Post by Draco Lockhard
Post by 金雷浪士
could anyone reupload this kitkat install package file ?
it's found nowhere...orz
plz.
http://yadi.sk/d/s9sCXJRALmupY
I cant help you with the old package and guide , BUT I can maybe help you
run android 5.1 or 6.0 on your device .
A brief digression on why I am replying to your post at all : I recently
got a Microsoft Surface Pro , wanted to dual boot Android alongside Windows
1. Remix OS installer (pretty straight forward installation, I'm
recommending you to install it on a NTFS partition , as it allows you to
create am data.img partition of desired size)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/windows-8-rt/win-8-development/winapp-android-x86-installer-uefi-t3225748
to install a .img 5.1 (
http://www.fosshub.com/Android-x86.html/android-x86_64-5.1-rc1.img ).
Android to your PC/tablet/laptop from Windows enviroment (again , to a NTFS
partition , as it lets you set a large enough data partition without you
having to biold it via command prompt and copying that file to your
instalation partition).
Tried both versions , both worked , but since Wi-Fi didnt work ond that
5.1 image I was forced to use Remix , and i dont like how deeply customized
it is ... I like to AOSP look of Android-x86.org images ... but i could not
install any of those since my Surface has UEFI ONLY "BIOS" . THIS IS THE
MAIN REASON FOR ME TO WRITE THIS POST ... I found a way to install any
image to a partition of my choice and set up a custom EFI module to boot
any OS you set it to boot .
I Installed the latest 6.0 iso image from this link
http://www.fosshub.com/Android-x86.html/android-x86-6.0-20160318.iso (
a) Download grub2win from https://sourceforge.net/projects/grub2win/ ,
install it and get to know how to use it .
b) Download an Android image you would like to install to your HDD .
c) Make a bootable USB drive from it (I use Lili
http://www.linuxliveusb.com/ ) .
d) Make a NTFS partition on your hard drive in a size you would like ...
I made a 36 gigabyte one , because I did not know how much the installation
would take and I wanted a 32 gigabyte data.img partition.
e) Reboot your tablet/PC , and pres that button combo that makes it ask
you for boot drive selection ... pick the USB you just created . Pick
"Android installation entry from the menu that pops up ) . Pick the NTFS
partition you created as the one you would like Android to be installed to
( !!! Be careful NOT TO PICK THE PARTITION YOUR WINDOWS IS INSTALLED TO !!!
) . Installer will ask you to format the partition , which you dont have to
do if you just created it earlier . After it finishes copying the files ,
installer will ask you to install grub and grub 2 , install them . Next -
installer will ask you to format the boot partition - DONT FORMAT it . Next
- make the system R/W , and finally , create a virtual SD card in size that
you need .
f) Reboot to windows
g) Start grub2win and install the module first http://prnt.sc/b6j1o6
then http://prntscr.com/b6j27h
then http://prntscr.com/b6j2i4
then http://prntscr.com/b6j2qc
then http://prntscr.com/b6j3p7
then http://prntscr.com/b6j48f
then http://prntscr.com/b6j4df
then http://prntscr.com/b6j7tk
then click "apply"
then click "o.k." at the bottom right on the main menu ,
then "close" and voila ... YOUR UEFI machine can now boot Android as well as Windows .
Sry if i made mistakes or this sounds confusing ... ask questions if you need something .
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nicson fadriz
2016-10-21 09:42:33 UTC
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Hai danicic, how are you?
I always download the image file for 64 bits from x86 android site. And
when I started to try to play HD games like Real Racing 3, that is appears
only a black screen but the voice from game remains. My device is windows
tablet Acer P3-171 with IntelHD 4000.

whether Intel HD is not able to play Real Racing 3 or drivers are not going
well ?

owh.. and are you've tried Cyanogenmod 13 for android x86?
Is running better than the usual android-x86 ?
Post by Djordje Danicic
Everything ran fine, HD games worked well . Camera,Bletooth and WiFi
worked. What image did you install (where did you download that android
image ) ?
Post by nicson fadriz
hay bro :D
I just read your post,
there is something I want to ask.
Acer P3-171
Intel i5
Ram 2Gb
SSD 128 Gb
GPT + UEFI system
Windows 8.1
I've previously installed the android 6.0 using "Android Installer for
UEFI v24" that I downloaded from XDA forum. Android runs fine but bluetooth
and camera system is not functioning. I can not play HD games too, such as
asphalt and GT Racing, only play casual games.
I want to ask; is your system wifi, bluetooth, and the camera worked well?
and is your android can play HD games such as Asphalt ??
Sorry if my english is not good, I'm an Indonesian.
please respond to my email, thank you very much Djordje Danicic :D
Post by Draco Lockhard
Post by 金雷浪士
could anyone reupload this kitkat install package file ?
it's found nowhere...orz
plz.
http://yadi.sk/d/s9sCXJRALmupY
I cant help you with the old package and guide , BUT I can maybe help
you run android 5.1 or 6.0 on your device .
A brief digression on why I am replying to your post at all : I recently
got a Microsoft Surface Pro , wanted to dual boot Android alongside Windows
1. Remix OS installer (pretty straight forward installation, I'm
recommending you to install it on a NTFS partition , as it allows you to
create am data.img partition of desired size)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/windows-8-rt/win-8-development/winapp-android-x86-installer-uefi-t3225748
to install a .img 5.1 (
http://www.fosshub.com/Android-x86.html/android-x86_64-5.1-rc1.img ).
Android to your PC/tablet/laptop from Windows enviroment (again , to a NTFS
partition , as it lets you set a large enough data partition without you
having to biold it via command prompt and copying that file to your
instalation partition).
Tried both versions , both worked , but since Wi-Fi didnt work ond that
5.1 image I was forced to use Remix , and i dont like how deeply customized
it is ... I like to AOSP look of Android-x86.org images ... but i could not
install any of those since my Surface has UEFI ONLY "BIOS" . THIS IS THE
MAIN REASON FOR ME TO WRITE THIS POST ... I found a way to install any
image to a partition of my choice and set up a custom EFI module to boot
any OS you set it to boot .
I Installed the latest 6.0 iso image from this link
http://www.fosshub.com/Android-x86.html/android-x86-6.0-20160318.iso (
a) Download grub2win from https://sourceforge.net/projects/grub2win/ ,
install it and get to know how to use it .
b) Download an Android image you would like to install to your HDD .
c) Make a bootable USB drive from it (I use Lili
http://www.linuxliveusb.com/ ) .
d) Make a NTFS partition on your hard drive in a size you would like
... I made a 36 gigabyte one , because I did not know how much the
installation would take and I wanted a 32 gigabyte data.img partition.
e) Reboot your tablet/PC , and pres that button combo that makes it ask
you for boot drive selection ... pick the USB you just created . Pick
"Android installation entry from the menu that pops up ) . Pick the NTFS
partition you created as the one you would like Android to be installed to
( !!! Be careful NOT TO PICK THE PARTITION YOUR WINDOWS IS INSTALLED TO !!!
) . Installer will ask you to format the partition , which you dont have to
do if you just created it earlier . After it finishes copying the files ,
installer will ask you to install grub and grub 2 , install them . Next -
installer will ask you to format the boot partition - DONT FORMAT it . Next
- make the system R/W , and finally , create a virtual SD card in size that
you need .
f) Reboot to windows
g) Start grub2win and install the module first http://prnt.sc/b6j1o6
then http://prntscr.com/b6j27h
then http://prntscr.com/b6j2i4
then http://prntscr.com/b6j2qc
then http://prntscr.com/b6j3p7
then http://prntscr.com/b6j48f
then http://prntscr.com/b6j4df
then http://prntscr.com/b6j7tk
then click "apply"
then click "o.k." at the bottom right on the main menu ,
then "close" and voila ... YOUR UEFI machine can now boot Android as well as Windows .
Sry if i made mistakes or this sounds confusing ... ask questions if you
need something .
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