Android-x86 8.1-r5 (May 2020) Based On Android 8.1 Oreo Free Download
OS Name - Android-x86
Developer - Android-x86 Project Developers
Platform - Desktop
Android-x86 version 8.1 was released on June 18, 2018, based on Android 8.1 Oreo. It was preceded by version 7.1 and was available to install 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x86-64) versions.
Release R5 (Release 5, May 2020)
Android-X86 8.1-r5 is the fifth stable release publicly available on May 13, 2020. It was based on the Android 8.1.0 Oreo MR1 release (8.1.0_r76). Compared to previous Android-X86 release, the R5 include some updates such as Fix sdcardfs permissions issue, enable serial GPS, etc.
Release R4 (Release 4, March 2020)
Android-X86 8.1-r4 is the fourth stable release publicly available on March 18, 2020. It was based on the Android 8.1.0 Oreo MR1 release (8.1.0_r74). Compared to previous Android-X86 release, the R4 include some updates such as LTS kernel 4.19.110, fix camera app missing issue, taskbar version 5.0, etc.
Release R3 (Release 3, October 2019)
Android-X86 8.1-r3 is the third stable release publicly available on October 30, 2019. It was based on the Android 8.1.0 Oreo MR1 release (8.1.0_r69). Compared to previous Android-X86 release, the R3 does not include significant new features and updates.
Release R2 (Release 2, June 2019)
Android-X86 8.1-r2 is the second stable release publicly available on June 13, 2019. It was based on the Android 8.1.0 Oreo MR1 release (8.1.0_r65). Compared to previous Android-X86 release, R2 includes some new features and updates such as kernel 4.19.50, mesa 18.3.6, WiFi adapter via Ethernet, fixed Bluetooth scanning issue etc.
Release R1 (Release 1, January 2019)
Android-X86 8.1-r1 is the first stable release publicly available on January 15, 2019. It was based on the Android 8.1.0 Oreo MR1 release (8.1.0_r60). Compared to previous Android-X86 release, R1 includes some new features and updates such as update kernel to LTS kernel 4.19.15, support to upgrade from non-official releases, mouse integration support for VMs including VirtualBox, QEMU, VMware and Hyper-V etc.
Release RC2 (Release Candidate 2, October 2018)
Android-X86 8.1-rc2 is the second release candidate publicly available on October 18, 2018. It was based on the Android 8.1.0 Oreo MR1 release (8.1.0_r48). Compared to previous Android-X86 release, RC2 includes some new features and updates such as Kernel Updates 4.18.14, Mesa 18.2.2 with LLVM 7.0, fix APK cannot be installed on the 9p filesystem etc.
Release RC1 (Release Candidate 1, June 2018)
Android-X86 8.1-rc1 is the first release candidate publicly available on June 18, 2018. It was based on the Android 8.1.0 Oreo MR1 release (8.1.0_r33). Compared to previous Android-X86 release, RC1 includes some new features and updates such as support hardware accelerated codecs on devices with the Intel HD and G45 graphics, add theme support for GRUB-EFI, portrait apps can run in a landscape device without rotating the screen, support arm arch apps via the native bridge mechanism etc.
General information from Android-x86
Android-x86 is an free and open source Android operating system based on AOSP (Android Open Source Project), which aims to enable Android to run on x86 CPU architecture devices, such as PCs and netbooks powered by Intel or AMD processors.
Like other Linux distros, Android X86 can be run on live mode without the need for installation.
Android-x86 helps to run the latest Android version on PC.
|Available in||100+ languages|
|CPU Platform(s)||x86 (32-bit, 64-bit)|
|License||Apache License 2.0|
- X86 32-bit processor.
- 1.2 GB of RAM.
- 3 GB of free disk space.
Starting installer in PC (via USB)
Follow the steps given below:
- Download the Android-x86 8.1 ISO image file from the download section.
- Install a USB bootable creation software (such as Rufus) on your Windows PC.
- Plug in a USB flash drive (at least 4-8 GB of space) with your PC.
- Open the USB bootable creation software, and select the ISO image file of Android-x86 8.1, and start the process.
- As soon as done, plug the bootable USB into a system where you want to install Android-x86 8.1.
- Restart the target computer.
- Press the boot device menu key and select USB to boot first.
- Select USB device and start the Android-x86 8.1 installer.
Starting installer in VirtualBox
- Download the Android-x86 8.1 ISO image file from the download section.
- Launch the Virtualbox application on your computer, and start creating a new virtual machine.
- Select type 'Linux' and version 'Linux 2.6 / 3.x / 4.x (64-bit)' for the virtual machine.
- Start VM and when it asks to select the Host Drive, then select the downloaded Android-x86 8.1 image file in step 1.
As soon as you get to the Android-X86 installation screen, follow the steps below:
Note - Before installing on your device, you can go with the Live CD option in the installation screen to test it. Otherwise follow the steps below to install.
Note - If you are installing on a PC (not a VM) then the steps below remove all other data from your disk. If you want to keep your data, you must first create a free space partition and skip step 4 / 5 below. Also make sure that your existing partition file system format matches with the file system format that you select in step 15.
- Go to installation and enter.
- On the Partition Selection screen, select 'Create / Modify Partitions'.
- Ask not to use GPT.
- Now use your keyboard in the black screen, and remove all existing partitions.
- Once you have a single 'Free Space' partition, its time to create partitions for Android X86.
- Highlight the Free Space partition, and select 'New'.
- This partition type must be 'Primary' with 100MB of space.
- Highlight your new 100MB partition and choose 'Bootable' and press Enter.
- Then select 'Write', type 'yes' and press Enter.
- Again, highlight the Free Space partition, and select 'New'.
- This partition type must be 'Logical' with all remaining space (just press enter).
- Highlight your new logical partition, select 'Write', type 'yes' and press Enter.
- Notice the Logical partition name, and choose 'Quit'.
- On the partition selection screen, select the Logical partition and press Enter.
- Select the file system format (I go with ext4), and select Yes to format the partition.
- Select Yes to install the grub boot loader.
- Select Yes to format the partition.
- Wait while your installation is complete.
VirtualBox no GUI problem - If you are currently running Android X86 in VirtualBox and cannot see the graphical interface (stuck on the command line), you should navigate to VM Settings> Display> Graphics Controller and switch it to 'VBoxSVGA'.
VM Internet Connectivity Issue - Go to Android Settings> Wi-Fi, and connect to 'VirtWifi'.
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