Google’s Android is the most popular operating system especially designed for smartphones and tablets. The ecosystem of app in this OS makes very comfortable working environment even on desktop.

Android-x86 is an open source project that is designed to bring Android platform to desktop computers with x86 processor, instead of the ARM chips which is found in most Android smartphones. The Android-x86 is still in its early stages, it has some bugs, but it’s still a working version of Android 7.0 on your computer.  Here we explain how to install Android on a PC.

Procedure to Install Android-x86 on Your Desktop!

[Disclaimer: This procedure is highly technical. If the laptops / desktops brick or damaged during the installation process, PUNAG cannot be held responsible for any kind of damage for any of your devices. Hence, the user has to perform the installation at their own risk.]

Android 7 on desktop
Pic: AndroidPit


USB stick (pen drive) at least 2 GB of storage space in FAT -32 format.

Download Android – x86 OS using the link: naugatx8620160902.iso.bz2

Now follow the steps below to install Android 7.0 Nougat on desktop

Step 1: Unzip the download Android OS file.

Step 2: Connect the USB stick to your computer

Step 3: Create a bootable Android iso USB . You can use the program Rufus. It will detect the connected USB drive. In the dialog box, choose “ISO Image” and press the next button to find the picture in the folder just decompress

Step 4: Now click on ‘Start’ to flash Android x86 to the USB memory

Once you’ve finished, restart your computer

When it loads again, enter the BIOS or UEFI and choose to boot from USB memory

Android 7.0 on desktop
Pic: AndroidPit

Final Thoughts

Well, as mentioned above, Android-x86 is an open source project, and tends to have some bugs like connecting to Wi-Fi. However, you can try most of the functions and new features that come with Android Nougat.

Share your installation experience in the comments section below.


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