Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS on Computer or Laptop

Welcome to the new tutorial on Android-x86 by Techposts. We were eagerly waiting for the Marshmallow update and it’s available now for installation on PC. As usual you’ll be able to install Android-x86 6.0 Marshmallow with Windows or Linux OS and create dual or triple-boot machine. In our previous tutorials we covered installation of various versions of Android on PC and now This is a tutorial about installation of Android  Marshmallow which is the latest version of Android launched till date, on your Netbook or Laptop, Computer along with your Linux, Windows 7, 8 or Windows 10 OS.
So if you want to play with Google’s mobile operating system or want to give a new life to your old laptop or discarded device, Android-x86 gives everyone a way to install Android OS on Intel netbooks or Laptops. This Android OS 6.0 Marshmallow can be installed on both machines running on a x86 and x64-bit processor.

Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Any PC running Windows, Mac or Linux

Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Any PC running Windows, Mac or Linux

Before you proceed ahead with all of your excitement to test Android-x86’s latest release, we would like to remind you that will not be held responsible for any damage to system during or after Android-x86 software installation. Users are advised to proceed at their own risk.

Your Netbook, Laptop or PC could end up becoming your Android device with Windows 7, 8 or 10 (MultiBoot). It’s not terribly complicated to install, especially if you’ve installed some form of Linux in the past or any previous version of Android-x86. Let’s walk through the process, then briefly explore Android on the netbook.

Features of Android 6.0 x86 Marshmallow for Computer/Laptops:

The latest update of Androidx86 also brought some new features. It’s much faster and offers better stabilityIf you are one of those who were complaining about their WiFi was not working, i recommend them to try this latest update and install it on their PC or Laptop to test if the WiFi issue still exists.

  • Supports both 32-bit and 64-bit kernel and userspace.
  • Update kernel to 4.4.12.
  • Support OpenGL ES 3.x hardware acceleration for Intel/AMD(radeon/radeonsi)/Nvidia(nouveau) chipsets, as well as VMware and QEMU(virgl).
  • Support OpenGL ES 3.0 via software rendering for other GPUs or no GPU devices.
  • Support secure booting from UEFI and installing to UEFI disk.
  • Be able to install to ext4/ntfs/fat32 filesystems via a text based GUI installer.
  • Upgrading from older android-x86 release is improved. Older release using ext2/ext3 filesystem will be converted to ext4 for better reliability.
  • Support Multi-touch, Audio, Wifi, Bluetooth, Sensors, Camera and Ethernet (DHCP only).
  • Auto-mount external usb drive and sdcard.
  • Support foreign archs (arm / arm64) via the native bridge mechanism. (Settings -> Apps Compatibility)

Step 1: Download Androidx86 6.0 -RC1 Marshmallow.iso 

To get started, head to the Androidx86 project page. You’ll find the download here, but make sure you download the correct latest version. It’s available for both 32-bit and 64-bit machines, so Desktop users can also install on their PC.

Please Note: 32-bit file size is smaller than 64-bit file, please follow the link given above.

Step 2: Create a Bootable USB or 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. You can also use Rufus tool for creating Android-x86 bootable USB 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

By using Rufus Tool, Make a bootable USB flash drive using the ISO image file that you downloaded.

Creating Androidx86 Bootable USB Drive using Rufus App

Creating Androidx86 Bootable USB Drive using Rufus App

Select Android from the Drop Down menu, Then Browse the Android x86 6.0 Marshmallow ISO file and then select the USB Thumb Drive and Hit Create Button.

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Installing Android 6.0 Marshmallow on PC 

Now that you’ve got your USB drive, it’s time to boot from it. To do so, restart your PC or Laptop via USB flash drive as the source. (Make USB to boot first and before CD/DVD ROM under your system’s BIOS settings)

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.

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Select Install to start installing Android 5.1 Lollipop on Your System’s Hard Disk drive

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Select Hard Disk Partition Where you want to install Android 5.1 Lollipop in PC

Step 5: Select your appropriate hard disk partition to install Android x86 i.e. C: or D: or you can install on any new partition.

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Select Yes and install Grub Bootloader

Step 6: Now, You will get a few prompts messages pertaining to installation of GRUB Bootloader. Make sure to allow it.

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Now select yes to create a Disk Image file which is used by Android system for storage of data and apps

Step 7: Now, another prompt message will ask you to make system /r/w. Hit Yes on this as well, especially if you’d like to modify your Android x86 installation later.

Step 8: After that, you will get another prompt to install virtual SD card. Use 2048 MB for space, as that’s the maximum supported.

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You can Choose between a range of 512 to 2048 MB of Disk Image/Internal Storage

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After installation finishes, you can restart your system to boot Android 5.1 Lollipop

Step 9: Now, You can Restart your Windows PC / Laptops. After Reboot, You can select to either boot to Android or Windows.

Android 5.1 installed PC Screenshot

A Windows Laptop installed with Android x86 5.1 Lollipop OS

A Windows Laptop installed with Android x86 5.1 Lollipop OS

Watch this Video Guide if you are not able to understand the instructions or still confused :

This video shows the installation of Android 5.0.2, and the installation of Android 6.0 Marshmallow is exactly the same way, so follow the tutorial carefully.


Voilah! You’re done. Congratulations!! You have successfully installed Android 5.1 Lollipop on Your Desktop PC/Laptop. Enjoy this latest update.

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. You can even connect your PS3 controller to play Playstation Portable games on your Android PC. With some help from Google Voice I even got SMS messaging up and running! You can also install and enjoy Whatsapp Messenger, We Chat and other Apps with ease.

Before You Go

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