RemixOS is now making a new trend these days, so I thought to post a guide on What is RemixOS 2.0 And How To Install It On Your Computer. I think that too many people were waiting to get android interface on their PCs and that’s the reason why android emulators got so much popularity but now finally RemixOS is released for PCs to provide a perfect Android user interface to the users on a big screen. Now it’s possible to run Android operating system and all the Android apps on your PC, with the help of RemixOS, which is developed by Jide Technology.
So, now let’s get to our first question.
- 1 Hardware and Software Requirements
- 2 Imaging Remix OS 3.0 on a USB Drive or DVD
- 3 Installing Remix OS to a Hard Drive
- 4 Installing the Google Play Store
- 5 Should You Install Remix OS 3.0?
What Is RemixOS?
RemixOS is another brand new and very useful operating system. With RemixOS, you will be able to get android environment on your PC. This is going to be the best OS for android developers to test their apps and also for them who used Android emulators which run very slow to use some awesome android apps on PC. RemixOS will give you faster and smoother android user interface on your PC.
Hardware and Software Requirements
Jide recommends a system with the following specifications:
- 2.0 GHz dual-core processor.
- 2 GB of RAM.
- 8 GB of hard drive space. (This is a hard requirement.)
- Remix OS 3.0 32-bit (Download) or 64-bit (Download).
- This package also contains a tool that installs Remix OS to a flash drive.
- A formatted USB drive with at least 8 GB.
- A second formatted USB drive with at least 512 MB or a CD/DVD (optional).
- A computer to install Remix OS onto. (This is obvious :P)
Imaging Remix OS 3.0 on a USB Drive or DVD
Use Jide’s modified version of UNetboointo to burn the ISO of Remix OS onto a bootable drive. The program resides inside of the same package that contains the ISO file of Remix OS. The file name is “Remix_OS_for_PC_Installation_Tool”. Jide’s official instructions mention that USB 3.0 is required, but since you’ll be installing Remix onto a hard drive, you can ignore that.
Insert a USB drive (at least 8 GB) into your computer and run UNetbootin. This file is located inside of the package containing Remix OS. You will need to unzip the package, first.
After unzipping the file and running the program, first, click on Browse. Second, select USB Drive (not hard drive). Third, select the correct flash drive, if you have multiple USB flash drives inserted. Fourth, and last, click OK.
Installing Remix OS to a Hard Drive
This step is the most complicated out of all steps in this guide. First, you must boot from the drive with Remix OS installed using the appropriate F-key (normally F12). Second, highlight (but don’t initiate the installation process yet) the option for Resident mode and press E.
You’ll see a list of Linux (or UNIX) commands. Use your keyboard’s directional keys to navigate to the entry
"DATA = USB_DRIVE_1" and replace it with
"INSTALL=2". It should look like this before you edit the text (To be edited text circled in red)
After editing the text, it should look like this:
Remember that Linux is case-sensitive, so you must adhere to letter casing. After verifying that the correct command has been edited in, press F10. The installation process should begin. Installation and initial boot can take as long as 30 minutes.
Once it finishes, you’ll receive a prompt to install in English or two different dialects of Chinese. You’ll want English, most likely.
Installing the Google Play Store
Remix 3.0 includes the Play Store by default, although getting it working requires activation. If you do not possess internet access, this step won’t work. Fortunately, Remix includes all of the driver support contained in Linux.
The process is simple: double-click on the Play activator from the Remix OS desktop. From there, you’ll enter a guided activation configuration process.
Should You Install Remix OS 3.0?
If you own an old computer, then yes. Remix OS 3.0 captures everything that’s amazing about Android and makes it installable on most hardware. While it’s not completely open source, Remix’s developers fully abide by open source licensing.
Like its predecessor, Remix’s third iteration brings with it excellent app and system compatibility. Most x86 systems cannot run most Android apps because of fundamental logic differences between ARM code and x86. Remix uses a method called ARM emulation, which allows x86 systems to bypass this restriction. In a nutshell, if you love Linux’s low resource requirements, but dislike its app ecosystem, Remix OS 3.0 may win you over.
Have you tried Remix OS 3.0 yet? What were your experiences? If not, what are your thoughts on it? Let us know about it in the comment box below 🙂
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