The setup process is 3 quick and easy steps.
- Download Remix OS for PC
- Install Remix OS for PC
- Restart and boot Remix OS
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Ultimate Guide on Remix OS Installation – USB or HDD Based
posted on January 1, 2017
== Remix OS Installation Requirements
– At least 8GB USB Flash Drive for USB Installation
– At least 32GB of Hard Drive Space for Windows-based Installation
– At least 2pc USB Flash Drives (when no CD/DVD ROM Drive to use), for Single-boot Installation
– A dedicated HDD for Remix OS single-boot installation.
– “Hiren’s Boot CD”(http://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/) or any partition tool you would want.
== What is Remix OS
Remix OS – is an Android™ OS for Desktop PCs, that support Legacy BIOS and UEFI boot methods. You can also run the OS on ARM devices. As of Saturday, 03 December, 2016 – Remix OS with Version 3.0.207 is now powered by Android™ Marshmallow.
With this Operating System, you can run any of your favorite Android Apps right on your PC. You don’t need to install another software or emulator just to run your most loved Android apps.
== For Hard Disk Installation – Windows Based
The current installer tool supports Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10, no Mac or Linux support yet. You need to have at least 8GB of hard drive space.
Note: You really don’t have to create a separate partition or dedicated hard drive for this install method. Why so? Because Remix will just copy the image file to a folder in your Windows C: drive, along with the necessary files on the other parts of the drive. Fairly simple to install. You can easily remove/uninstall it later when you need to.
== How to install Remix OS as my primary or standalone OS?
== For USB Installation – Windows Based
To install Remix OS on a USB Drive, simply follow the steps mentioned above. Simply select USB drive as your Disk Type, then select the drive letter for the USB.
== How to uninstall/remove Remix OS?
To remove Remix OS from your system, simply run the UninstallRemixOS file from C:\RemixOS\ folder. It should delete the files and the entry from the Windows Boot Manager.
Then delete the data.img file, along with the .disk folder. This should free up the space consumed by the OS.
Reboot your PC and done!
== Single-boot or Standalone Installation
Actually this is not an official guide for installing Remix OS to hard drive without Windows. Jide Technology recommends to use the installer version, which let you install ROS alongside Windows 7, 8, or 10. But if you want to follow on, then let’s get started.
This is for a single-boot only install method. You need to use the .iso file that came with the downloaded .zip file.
** Single Boot Requirements
– You need a separate HDD – or better of, another set of PC.
- You also need a 3rd-party partitioning software – This doesn’t need to be a paid or commercial one. You can download free tools like Hiren’s Boot CD. It’s a live CD ISO which you can use to partition/format your hard disk in preparation for the OS installation. You could use similar tools if you want.
Burned ISO for Remix OS 3.0 64-bit – Build No. B2016112101 – or you can use the most recent one. But for the sake of this guide and to avoid issues, please use this build. Burning the ISO to a physical CD is beyond the scope of this guide.
USB Drive if you don’t have a CD Burner. Use Rufus to write the ISO to USB.
PC with Legacy BIOS – yes, I am still using this. For UEFI users, I am not sure if this guide would work for you.
** Install Overview
Quick info on how to install ROS, NOT dual-boot.
- Boot from Hiren’s Boot CD, then choose the Parted Magic.
Launch GParted and create a new Partition Table (will wipe the disk out), then create a new ext4 partition, using all available space. Save/Apply and Reboot.
Boot from Remix OS ISO, set boot flag to INSTALL=1
Choose your target drive (prepped in Step 2 above)
Choose “Do Not Format”.
Choose to “install Grub Boot Loader”.
Choose if you want to enable read/write for /system folder
Installation should now take place.
Glowing Remix OS Boot Logo should appear. This should take a while, around 15-minutes in my single-drive setup.
First Boot and Setup
Select your language
Recommended App install
Activate Google Play™
I think this method is not that difficult right? You could also try doing this on a VirtualBox. It’s more safe and quicker when just trying out the OS. Isn’t this a good idea?
Well, sure! But you might ask… How do I install Remix OS on a VirtualBox? — It is much simpler than you might imagine, see details below.
== Remix OS Virtual Box Installation
To install ROS on a Virtual Machine, you need VirtualBox or similar software, the ISO image and my favorite tool Hiren’s Boot CD. You could use your own tool. The general idea of this is to use a third-party partitioning tool to prep your hard disk drive.
** How to install Virtualbox 5.1 in Ubuntu 16.04
July 13, 2016
$ sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian xenial contrib” >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list’
$ wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox_2016.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add –
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install virtualbox-5.1
The installed guest OS (Remix OS) behave incorrectly in the mouse pointer integration mode. You can always disable it for the current session (and enable it again) by selecting the corresponding action from the menu bar.
Remix OS Menu Bar> Input >
Mouse Integrationtoggle action
If Mouse Pointer does not show on the window of the started guest OS(Remix OS),
then install the
virtualbox guest additions.
** Install VirtualBox 5.1 guest additions on Remix OS
** Installing the Linux Guest Additions:
If installed Virtualbox 5.1 in Ubuntu 16.04,
Virtualbox Guest Additions CD file (VBoxGuestAdditions.iso) exists in
** Host keyboard or mouse pointer is not captured (or shown) by the guest OS (Remix OS)
Note that the
mouse integration feature requires the Guest Additions to be
installed in the guest OS (Remix OS).
** Change the Host Key Shortcut with the
Window symbol key (
Oracle VirtualBox Manager > File > Preferences … >
Virtual_Machine tab :
Host Key: Right Ctrl does not active,
thus change to
with clearing the Shortcut field and pressing the
Left WinKey (having
Name: Host Key Combination –> Shortcut:
** Procedures :
Step 1: Create a new VM.
Launch VirtualBox and click New, then fill out the following details:
If you would use the 64-bit version of Remix OS, then choose Other Linux (64-bit) from Version field.
Minimum Memory Size should be 1024 MB, you could adjust as you wish, just make sure it’s not more than half of your total system RAM.
Click Create, then proceed to step two below.
Step 2: Create the Virtual Hard Drive
Depending on your free space, you could create any virtual hdd you would want. If you have a dedicated partition or hdd just for VirtualBox to use, then you might want to use the full space available, leaving a little space for buffer. In my case, I chose to use 32GB Dynamically allocated VDI, because it’s quicker to make than with Fixed Sized VDI.
Step 3: Configure VirtualBox and attach the Remix ISO, then boot from it.
Click on the newly created VM (Powered Off) and hit
ctrl + s to launch the settings window. You could also access the page by right-clicking and then Settings.
Go to System > Processor tab and select Enable PAE/NX.
Next, go to Accelration tab and make sure Enable VT-x/AMD-V is tick/enabled. Click OK to save.
Next, mount HBD ISO:
Choose Storage, then click on the cd icon below your virtual drive, it should appear as empty. Then on the far right corner of the page, click on the drop-down with cd icon or with the label “optical drive”. Choose Hiren’s Boot CD and click OK. Now you’re ready to start the VM.
Step 4: Start the Remix VM and “follow the single-boot method above”(https://chubbable.com/remix-os-installation#hdd-single-boot-install).
== About Hiren’s BootCD
Hiren’s BootCD is a boot disk utility that will help in resolving and making reformatting your computer easy. This kind of compilation software provides a compilation of programs to help resolves most and some uncommon Internet and computer issues like driver failure, intermittent internet connection and other computer malfunctions.
- Partition Tools
- Backup & Recovery
- Antivirus Tools
- Testing Tools
- Password Tools
- Password Tools
guest additions into Remix OS
How do I install
Guest Additions in a VirtualBox VM?