How To Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Computer or Laptop

A Windows Laptop installed with Android x86 5.1 Lollipop OS
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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.

UPDATE: How to Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS on Computer or Laptop

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.

Also Read: How to Dual Boot Remix OS with Windows OS – UEFI / Legacy Support

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.

Must See: One Click Android x86 5.1 Lollipop OS Installation on Windows PC – Dual Boot PC

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.

NEW UPDATE: How to Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on A External Hard Disk Drive

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. 

Also See: How to Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on A External Hard Disk Drive

Watch this Video Tutorial


Screenshots of Installation:

Now that You have installed the Android 4.4 KitKat Os Successfully, you can enjoy all android apps and games on your System. 

Many Google staples are included, along with a number of other utilities and games. The best part: AndroidX86 now comes with access to the Android Market. Not everything will work, but I got my favorites apps working: Dropbox, Evernote, Wunderlist and Toggl. I even found a remote for XBMC that I’ll surely be writing about later. With some help from Google Voice I even got SMS messaging up and running!

You can install enjoy Whatsapp Messenger, We Chat and other Apps with ease.

Conclusion

Why try this? First of all: because it’s fun. Sure, it’s not the same as buying a new Android tablet, but breathing new life into an otherwise idle netbook is cool. Don’t forget to Share and subscribe us by entering your E-mail ID or Follow us on Google+

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  1. Gabriel Cortez says: Reply

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

  2. Pankaj Srivastava says: Reply

    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 [email protected]. Thanks in Advance, Pankaj

    1. Oshan says: Reply

      please share this answer with me too..

    2. Tony Perez Tsoukatos says: Reply

      Having the same problems. I wish there was for me to not have to tilt my laptop sideways in order to see an app >_>.

      1. Lock the screen orientation next time you start your system. Also be informed that many apps run only in the Portrait mode. If you lock screen orientation in Landscape mode, your screen will rotate to portrait but as soon as you exit the app it will be back to it’s landscape mode.

    3. Use dollowing Keyboard Shortcuts :
      Press F12 two times in less than 2 seconds = Rotate 90º to the LEFT.
      Press F11 two times in less than 2 seconds = Rotate 90º to the RiGHT.
      Press F10 two times in less than 2 seconds = Rotate 180º.
      Press F9 two times in less than 2 seconds = Normal view 0/360º.

      And when using Browser or google maps use these shortcits to zoom in an out :
      CTRL+I = Zoom-in on page.
      CTRL+O = zoom-out on page.

  3. bharath tr says: Reply

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

  4. bharath tr says: Reply

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

  5. Naseer Shah says: Reply

    good effort but need to add more screenshot help…

  6. 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?

  7. Teheiarii says: Reply

    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

  8. Muzammil Khowaja says: Reply

    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

  9. Edward Clower says: Reply

    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.

  10. Sharan Shah says: Reply

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

    1. avanish says: Reply

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

      1. Michael Erickson says: Reply

        Me too. Waited an hour and gave up.

  11. Sahasvat Bheesma R says: Reply

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

    1. santosh says: Reply

      I have android 4.4 on my desktop. Now how can I use call, internet facility in it?

      1. Use ifi connectivity or LAN cable (DHCP only) to connect to internet. then install App like Skype or Facebook and Whatsapp from playstore to enjoy free internet calling.

    1. yorkiebar says: Reply

      You found a fix yet?

  12. roger says: Reply

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

  13. avanish says: Reply

    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.

  14. chads says: Reply

    Is possible to install it, without wind0ws or [email protected].??

    1. Yes, create a Bootable USB drive and install Android instead of using installer.

  15. gary says: Reply

    when i try to download the 4.4.2 iso it takes forever – literally saying “5 hours left” ” 1 day left” etc.

    The when I try to create the bootable usb using rufus its fails saying “extraction error”???

    i’ve tried several times – same thing each time.

    Anyone seen this before?

  16. aravind sankar says: Reply

    I’ve installed Android on pc along with windows. But while restarting only windows opens. How to open android

    1. Does your PC uses UEFI or GPT?

  17. gaddy says: Reply

    “cannot mount”
    how to fix this?

    1. gaddy says: Reply

      pc uses uefi

  18. Pranjal Sahai says: Reply

    can we run pc games after installing andriod?

    1. Yes!!

  19. badal says: Reply

    low memory internal storage 2 gb. how to increase memory.

  20. Hi! Thank you very much for this tutorial. It helped me a lot. I have a question though. I have installed android 4.4 on a partition that has 50GB of free storage, expecting to take advantage of that huge space. But when I checked the Storage settings on Android, it shows me only 1GB of storage available for usage. Is it possible to extend its storage to upto 50GB (more or less)? Thanks in advance for your reply. Cheers!
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    1. Yes you can get more storage upto 32GB but for that you need a external Hard Drive or pen drive which should be formatted to ext3. You can install it in USB drive and can use it in any pc or laptop whenever and wherever you want to. Just select the USB hard drive while installing Androidx86.

  21. EliteRogueGamer says: Reply

    Hello, I am having a problem where android will not boot up. It begins to boot up but after it says
    A N D R O I D it will just have a white line in the side of the screen with nothing else on it, how can i fix this?

  22. trideep says: Reply

    hi sir i hav install androd in my pc everything is ok but i cannot connect to internet. I hav wifi dongle(netgear) n bluetoth. Wifi is not dected n bluetooth internet is conected but pages r not open. Plz help me.

    1. Checknmater says: Reply

      Is wi-fi networks visible while scanning? If it;s not or wi-fi is not turning on then it is a hardware related issue which means your wi-fi adapter is not supported. Alternatively, you can use LAN cable to connect via router (DHCP Only). Hope it works for you, Good Luck!! 🙂

  23. Nirman says: Reply

    Sir is there any android supported wifi sim supported dongle for connecting to the internet, then I’ll buy that n btw I’m able to install android os kitkat 4.4.4 in my toshiba satellite c640 lappy. Thanks for your tutorial video in youtube. Plz reply asap.

    1. Checknmater says: Reply

      You can use any WiFi connection to connect with interet but USB dongle does not work with Android x86. Alternatively, you can use Ethernet or wired connection (DHCP only) to connect with internet.

  24. I have tested it in my laptop DELL Inspiron 5537 Intel Core i7
    The speed is very fast. the hard disk is very fast, also.
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  25. Philip E says: Reply

    I says ANDROID in a command prompt like way. It doesnt change though. How do i fix?

  26. Zia Muhammad Khan says: Reply

    Hey! i have installed android 4.4 kitkat on my hp laptop but i doesn’t work and hangs on. what should i do? plz reply to my post .

  27. SI SAKIB says: Reply

    Hi when I start android 4.4 kitkat ISo file after creating partition on VMware in my pc it show some massage. Bellow the last line of that massage. what can i do for this? please help me…..

    A N D R O I D uid=0(root) gid=1007(log)@x86:/#

    1. pascal says: Reply

      Same here 🙁 on live i have the same problem

  28. jay says: Reply

    my problem is i install android but after i restart it dont work means have to reinstall or something

  29. Nav says: Reply

    Hi Mate,

    I believe none of the recent installation worked.. me too stuck in ANDROID Command prompt as above in above 3 posts..

    Has any one responded privately (or) should we better update this post with more cautionary steps..

    1. Which version did you installed? Try Android x86 4.4-R3 Update which is the lastest and most stable release. Good luck!!

  30. Roy says: Reply

    Hi
    Thanks for the tutorial, All went well and it runs nice on my laptop, apart from Bluetooth. It doesn’t recognize any of my other devices and my other devices do not recognize it.
    Any ideas?

    Thanks Roy

  31. Yusufi Hifzurrahman says: Reply

    Thanks a lot Bro.

    i had successfully installed the android 4.4.2 on my pc or desktop. But i want to connect internet through via ethernet or LAN. Is there is any solution or video for that problem.

    1. Yes, you can. Use ethernet (DHCP only) to connect with internet or simply use WLAN.

  32. this problem :

    A N D R O I D uid=0(root) gid=1007(log)@x86:/#

  33. ray says: Reply

    already install 4.4 on my laptop, but couldn’t play coc, how to fix this please…

    1. It will work if you install Android-x86 OS (Android 4.4 R3) on a external USB drive (USB 3.0) with ext3 formatted partition.

      1. ryescruz says: Reply

        how to format usb in ext3 format in win 7? pls show us the guide.

        1. Watch this video [youtube

          ]

  34. Alex Jalgoczy says: Reply

    Installwd succsefull but no wifi. Wifi don’t turn on. It is a native Intel Pro Wireless 3945ABG. Any solution?
    Thx.

    1. There is no solution right now for this issue. All you can do is install Latest Version which is “Android 4.4 R3”, if haven’t already.

  35. nayr says: Reply

    hi ravi im ryan is this android can do all the android phones do? can i play online games here too? pls reply because i was hoping to play android online games like iruna/avabel online and other online games using this 😀

    1. Already answered! I would suggest you to install Android 4.4 R3 update which is most stable update till date.

  36. nayr says: Reply

    hi ravi im ryan is this android can do all the android phones do? can i play online games like iruna/avabel online? hope i can please reply me

    1. Not every task. Many apps are not yet supported so i can’t gaurantee if you will be able to play those games. You can try, and if it works, do share with us. Thanks

      1. George says: Reply

        if i make 2 partitions on the same hard disk, the first formatted to ntfs for win7 and the second formatted ext3 for android kitkat, may i have posibilities to work facebook? and trainstation game from pixel federation??? and the second question if i finish the instalation of kitkat , the internal wifi adapter is not supported but i have 2 others adapter, if i try to change the adapter i must reinstall the android or after reboot it will recognise them??

  37. anonymous says: Reply

    can i play iruna/avabel online with this? pls help/reply me
    thank u-nayr

  38. krishna says: Reply

    I can’t getting my windows os after installing Android please help me

  39. George says: Reply

    hi, i installed the kitkat on my laptor HP mini 110-1016. the internal wifi adapter is not supported yet but i use a cable LAN. the hardware keyboard does not have greek layoout, the facebook app does not work and also the trainstation game from pixel federation not working. everything else works perfect. does any update only for android x86 but i don’t want to update the kit kat to lolipop.
    thanks for all
    regards George

  40. Geppetto says: Reply

    Hi Ravi, trying to install on a older HP laptop Satellite pro 4300 running XP, I burnt Android 4.4R3 ISO on CD (works fine on other computers) since I do not have the option of booting from USB., however does not boot on the Toshiba… any idea, thanks

  41. Hi Ravi , Ive just installed Android over Ubuntu on a PC . I wanted to run Android instead . It boots up but is stuck at Booting Android-x86 4.4-r3 the black screen .What could be incorrect ?

    1. There may be a problem with the installation. I would suggest you to try installing EFI Android-x86 4.4 R3.

  42. Tanapalan A/L Krishna says: Reply

    HELLO RAVI… I HAVE SUCCESSFULLY INSTALL BUT EACH TIME I REBOOT MY LAPTOP IT WAN ME TO REINSTALL BACK. PLEASE ADVISE ME

  43. rakesh says: Reply

    Hello I have downloaded the iso fileand created the USB . but when I select live CD option it says failed to find CPU and then lots of ~7 what to do

  44. hey i have installed it its works pretty Ok for me but i want to uninstall it from my PC any suggestions???

  45. Zubin says: Reply

    I have installed KitKat 4.4 with CD but after install finished and I reboot my laptop it gives me black screen with error code 17 and nothing comes. I am using IBM thinkpad T40 laptop 512mb RAM. Please help.

  46. Scali says: Reply

    Hello Ravi, very nice tutorial. Tks.
    I’ve installed the brand new version 4.4 R5 from android-x86 site directly on my desktop.
    So, I don’t have wifi and at my work I need to access without DHCP (Fixed IP only).
    I get access to internet using this tutorial (hxxp://allskyee.blogspot.com.br/2014/09/setting-up-network-for-android-x86.html) but I cant download anything and google service does not recognize I’m online.
    Surfing on the web I’ve found an ethernet patch, but I don’t know how to install, neither where can I download it.
    Could you help me please?

    1. There is no code and UI to set static ip. But if you can set it manually, it should work. Alternatively, Try “ethernet droid ” app from play store.
      Good Luck!
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      1. Scali says: Reply

        Tks for your reply. But my problem would be solved if I might download something or login on google play. I’ll try this modified iso with ethernet patch https://goo.gl/QX8DOS. If I win this battle I’ll report to you.
        Tks to increase the support for this operation system.

  47. sankar says: Reply

    i have installed succesfully android but cant connect multi sim datacard please help me

    1. Android-x86 currently doesn’t support datacard.
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  48. jojo says: Reply

    done everything….downloaded fb…it wont run….why?

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