Install Android OS on VirtualBox
Installing Android-x86 in VirtualBox will give you the opportunity to use Google Play Games as well as test your APP on devices with Intel x86 and AMD processors, instead of the ARM, chips, which are the processors that are installed on our Smartphones, iPhone, Tablets and in most Android devices, you will not have the disadvantage of not having a touch screen.
Before starting the installation, do one important thing.
1. Dowloand Android-x86
Download Android-x86 from its website, here are two mirrors, where it gives you the option to download Android-x86, choose the one you want, the important thing is that you download the one that works with the processor you have, Intel x86 (32 -Bit) or AMD (64-Bit).
2. Add Android on VirtualBox
Start VirtualBox, click on the button where is written the Word New
You will get a window, click where it is written Type choose the Linux option, and press where is written Version, you will be different options, if you have a 32-bit processor you will get Linux 2.6 / 3.x / 4.x (32 bit ) and with a 64-bit processor you will get Linux 2.6 / 3.x / 4.x (64 bit), choose the option that works with your processor, when you finished, click on the button below, Next.
Choose the size of your memory(RAM), the more memory you choose, the better ..., the option that gives you 1024 MB is the minimum with the Android works, but when you have a RAM of 6 GB or more, I advise you to choose 2048 MB and hit the button below, Next.
Create the Virtual Disk for Android x86, choose the option to create a virtual hard disk now and click on Create.
Choose how you want the hard drive for your virtual Android, choose the option you want, and click on the button below Next.
Choose whether the new virtual disk file should be allocated as it is used, or if it should be created fully allocated. A dynamically allocated virtual disk file will only use space on your physical hard disk as it fills up, although it will not shrink again automatically when space on it is freed and and click on the button below Next.
Choose the size of the hard drive for your Android, I advise you not to be less than 10 GB, and click on the button below, Create
The main VirtualBox window will appear, click on the left where your new virtual Android is, then press the button above, where this Settings.
In Systema + Acceleration, select Enable VT-x / AMD-V
On the left side, press the Display button, on the right where this Graphics Controller, choose the VBoxSVGA option and click where it says Enable 3D acceleration.
Now we are going to select the Mouse so that we can use Multitouch, think that Android was conceived to work on Smartphones... on the left click with the Mouse in System, on the right where it says Pointing device, choose the option USB multi-touch tablet.
And with this, we will have finished our configuration to be able to install Android, click below, where it says OK .
2. Install Android
Press the left side where our Android partition is, and on the right hand on the bottom Start.
We will get a window that will ask us where have we us Android-x86 File, press the button and search with the Folder where it is and press the button Start
A window will ask us where we want to install Android, with the cursor key, we will move it to Installation - Install Android-x86 to harddisk and press the
We press the C key, to choose the Create/Modify partitions option and press the
It will ask us if we want to use GPT, choose No and press the
We will partition our hard drive (the one we have in Virtualbox) to install Android x86. In the console, we move with the symbols keyboard
→, choose New and press the
Enter key. We elect Primary, and we touch the
Enter key. He will ask us how much space we want to give to the Partition, the numbers it gives you is the space we have in our Partition, she has already made the calculation herself ..., so we provide the
Enter key. In the Bootable option, we press the
Enter key. Finally, we save what we have done, move to Write and press the
Enter key, ask if we want to keep it, write yes and press the
We go to Quit and press the
Enter key and leave the console.
We receive this window,
If we receive a window like mine, the only difference with mine, will be the Size, we give the
Enter key, we will ask if we want to Format, we say Yes and we move to ext4 and we provide the
Enter key, we will ask if we are Sure, we move to the word Yes and press the
Enter key, ask us if we want to install GRUB, choose Yes and press the
Enter key, ask Install / system directory as read-write select Yes and press the
In the end, if everything went well this window will come out,
If we choose the Run Android-x86 option, our Android will start, we can also select reboot.
Pressing the start symbol, in yellow, you will to enter to the Android settings.
To avoid every time you start Android in VirtualBox, begin with the image you have downloaded, Android-x86, disconnect it.
On the left side press Storage, and the right side in Controller: IDE, with the right side of the Mouse, click where it says android-x86 that is the one that you have downloaded, you will have a window that says, Remove Attachment, do click, and it will disappear from this option.