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Windows 7: Android in Virtual Box


25 Feb 2011   #1
whs
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 
Android in Virtual Box

Has anybody ever tried to run Android - especially Honeycomb - in vBox. If yes, from where did you get the .iso. Any other tips would also be appreciated.

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26 Feb 2011   #2

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

I have tried running Android on my vBox.

Here is a way to get the Android .iso (this is from Google): Downloads - live-android - Project Hosting on Google Code
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26 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

I tried it and I thought it was pretty bad to be honest.

Much better just getting the Android SDK and using the Android virtual machine that comes with that. You can use any Android version you want, including Honeycomb.
Might need to do a bit of tweaking with the hardware properties of the virtual device to get it running smoothly, such as adding a cache partition and increasing the size, and increasing RAM size. Also add GSM support to get Internet within the device. Oh, and ctrl+F11, and ctrl+F12 to flip orientations for the virtual tablet.

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26 Feb 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Honeycomb no, but I'm quite satisfied how Froyo ( Android 2.2) runs on VirtualBox.

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Older versions have not worked so well, at least not for me. Here a screenshot from 1.6 running on VirtualBox: New to Virtualization

Kari


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26 Feb 2011   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks guys. That gives me a point to start.
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26 Feb 2011   #6

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Here's a nice, clear and easy to follow tutorial: AndroidSPIN HOWTO: Install Android-x86 2.2 in VirtualBox

Kari
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26 Feb 2011   #7
Nem

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1, Archlinux x86_64. Elementary Luna
 
 

I use froyo like Kari but here is three links to stay up2date with.

http://android-x86.moonman.dk/
Android-x86 - Porting Android to x86
Downloads - androbox - Project Hosting on Google Code

3nd link has gingerbread but only a test version.
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26 Feb 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Hello,just founded this tutorial.
How to Test Drive Google Android on Your PC Without Buying a Phone - How-To Geek
Maybe it will helps you
Boshko.
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26 Feb 2011   #9

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StalkeR View Post
Hello,just founded this tutorial.
How to Test Drive Google Android on Your PC Without Buying a Phone - How-To Geek
Maybe it will helps you
Boshko.
That's a good guide to getting the SDK setup.
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26 Feb 2011   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hey everybody, now I need help. I got as far as the picture shows. But then the tutorial says:

Quote:
From the boot menu select “Installation – Install Android-x86 to harddisk”.
But where on earth is the "boot menu". I have no clue.


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