How To Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Computer or Laptop

Hey Guys..!! We’ve talked previously about How to install Android 4.3 on Computer/Laptops/Netbook and Now This is a tutorial about Installation of Android 4.4 KitKat which is the latest version of Android launched till date, on your Netbook or Laptop/Computer along with your Windows 8 or Windows 7 OS. Whether you want to play with Google’s mobile operating system or give new life to an otherwise discarded device, Android-x86 gives everyone a way to install Android on Intel netbooks or Laptops.

It’s fast. Even better: the latest version of Android-x86 comes with access to the Android Market, something almost impossible to set up on older Intel versions of the software. This means you can try out Android apps on Android 4.4 KitKat before you decide to buy an Android device.

Heck, your Netbook could end up becoming your Android device with Windows 8 or 7(MultiBoot).

It’s not terribly complicated to install, especially if you’ve installed some form of Linux in the past. Let’s walk through the process, then briefly explore Android on the netbook.

Features of Android 4.4.2 x86  KitKat for Computer/Laptops:

  • Integration of the ffmpeg as the stagefright-plugins to support much more multimedia files. Now we can play HD and full HD videos in apps.
  • Use the latest longterm stable kernel 3.10.30 with more drivers enabled. Most netbooks can run Android-x86 in the native resolution.
  • OpenGL ES hardware acceleration for AMD Radeon and Intel chipsets (not include the PowerVR chips).
  • Enhance the installer to support upgrade from previous versions (since ics-x86). The text based GUI installer supports ext3/ext2/ntfs/fat32 filesystems.
  • KitKat style lanucher (Launcher3).
  • Support Multi-touch, Wifi, Audio, Bluetooth, G-sensor and Camera.
  • Simulate sdcard by internal storage.
  • External usb drive and sdcard are auto mounted to /storage/usbX on plugging.
  • Support hybrid mode of iso images.
  • Multi-user support (max 8).
  • Support Ethernet (DHCP only).
  • Support VM like Qemu and VMware.

Step One: Download Androidx86 4.4-RC1 KitKat.iso 

To get started, head to the Androidx86 project page. You’ll find the download here, but make sure you download the latest version: 4.4, better known as KitKat.

There is only one versions of 4.4 offered and it runs smoothly on almost every Laptop and netbook with 32-Bit.

Desktop users: it’s probably not worth trying if you own a 64-Bit Machine but if you have a 32-bit or x86 based machine then Go Ahead.

Step Two: Copy To A Flash Drive

Now that you found the ISO file you need, it’s time to write it to a USB drive so you can boot from it. There are two main programs for doing this: UNetBootIn, which is cross platform, and Linux Live, which is only for Windows but very straightforward.

 

Use whichever you prefer; just copy the contents of the ISO to a flash drive. It doesn’t need to be huge: 1 GB should do it.

Click Here To Download Unetbootin

or

Click Here To Download Rufus – Bootable USB Creator

Step Three: Install

Now that you’ve got your USB drive, it’s time to boot from it. You’ll see this boot screen:

If you just want to try out Android, go ahead and select the LiveCD mode. You won’t be able to save any customizing you do, of course, but it’s a good way to see how well Android works on your system.

If you’d rather get straight to installing Android, go ahead and pick the “Install” option. There’s not a lot of options for dual-booting built into the installer, so be warned: getting that working might take some skills on your part. See the Androidx86 installation instructions for more information. If you don’t care about losing your current OS, though, installation is straight-forward. 

I am Ravi Singh, a tech enthusiast and ‘creator’ of Techposts. I have a Bachelors in Computer Applications. I am an avid Android lover and Open Source admirer. I use Android, Ubuntu, Windows and believe in sharing knowledge. Very ardent to learn more about the technology that surrounds us. Connect with me on Google+, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.
  • Gabriel Cortez

    Great! but why i cant watch videos from Youtube or Netflix?

  • Pankaj Srivastava

    Thanks Ravi, I could successfully Install Android 4.4.4 KitKat swiftly by seeing your blog.. The Graphics are certainly better on my full 21″ Full HD PC monitor and my kids are very for it.

    Following are the the problem I faced and want to have a solution if you may offer. Basically android devices have orientation sensor and also the zooming in or out is achieved by strectching or pinching the touch pad which is not possible on my desktop.

    1) Only the games that are natively made for Landscape fit to the PC Screen and work properly, while the portrait (although ~ 480 – 800, aspect ration is too big to be called) appear as sleeping images. I can not allow my kids to rotate my PC monitor for their fun!!! please suggest some remedy..

    2) I could zoom in the google map till the maximum magnification by everytime tripple tapping the keyboard but no method is know to me to zoom out.. please let me know if you are aware of it..

    Please mail me the solution at zoompankaj@gmail.com. Thanks in Advance, Pankaj

    • Oshan

      please share this answer with me too..

  • bharath tr

    Installation is done successfully but it stops with green screen when I try to load android from grub boot loader what to do

  • bharath tr

    Installation done successfully but it stops with green screen when after I try to load from grub boot loader

  • Naseer Shah

    good effort but need to add more screenshot help…

  • http://www.facebook.com/hargaemas Hargaemas

    Tq for your post, i want to try this at my laptop, may i know, do i need to create partition on NTFS , EXT or FAT32 before install android?

  • Teheiarii

    Hi,
    How to select the specific created partition (example : partition nammed KitKat under win7) during installation ?
    ’cause I can’t find out which one it is…. among the different choices.

    Under Win7, my unique hard drive is partionned as following :
    – 13Go Backup partion
    – 100Mo System Reserved
    – 545Go Win7_OS

    all these 3 are main partitions

    and at last I’ve created a 4th partition (logical drive)
    -39Go KitKat_OS.

    How can I determine, during kitkat 4.4.2 installation, wich one is the “39Go KitKat_OS” partition ?

    Thank you

  • Muzammil Khowaja

    Hello Sir I Am Installed Android 4.4.2 But How to Remove This 4.4.2 Android Please Make Video How To Uninstall android 4.4.2 kitkat Thanks

  • Edward Clower

    Do you think this will work on an ARM processor? I have an old Sylvania netbook running Windows CE that I got to run 2.2, but that doesn’t give me much in the way of functionality.

  • Sharan Shah

    Every thing done but I am stuck on the starting part where ANDROID starts

    • avanish

      after finishing installation i have stuck on start up it only shows android… & no further step coming

      • Michael Erickson

        Me too. Waited an hour and gave up.

  • Sahasvat Bheesma R

    Hello how to us mobile sim and call, internet facility…

  • lol

    guys! I installed this Android image in a VMware Virtual Machine. Everything went through smoothy but whatsapp it’s not working!! Google Play says that it is not compatible with my device :S If anyone knows how to fix it, that would be great!!

    my email: richard.cr023@gmail.com

  • roger

    I installed KitKat 4.4 but I do not have wifi. I am at a loss

  • avanish

    Hi i m avanish i m installing it but it will not move forward from partition selections. it stop here not moving any further steps…. Help me to do my laptop is hp 540.