Install Stable Android OS x86 4.4.4 R3 Update on PC and Laptops [Update]

Install Android 4.4-R3 Update on PC or Laptop

Android is no more restricted to Smartphones, Tablets or Smart TVs. The unofficial builds of Android OS are designed for PCs and laptops equipped with Intel’s x86 processors (x64 also works now including few AMD processors). We are glad to announce another most stable update which is the KitKat 4.4-R3. The 4.4-r3 release is based on the Android 4.4.4_r2.0.1 (KTU84Q). In our recent Android-x86 guides, we discussed the installation of Android 5.1.1 on Pc and Laptops. Please note that none of Android-x86 updates based on Lollipop 5.0+ are stable. Apps are not compatible and often crashes on lollipop updates. So i would suggest you to go with the most recent stable update 4.4.4 R3 which is also available for EFI systems.

Install Android 4.4-R3 Update on PC or Laptop
Install Android 4.4-R3 Update on PC or Laptop

Key features of R3 Update:

There have been lot of improvements, some of them are,

  • Upgrade the kernel to 4.0.8 with more drivers enabled to support modern hardware. Baytrail platform is well supported.
  • Replace Bluedroid by the Bluez stack. Bluetooth is more stable and usable.
  • Be able to install image and grub2-efi to GPT partitioned disks.
  • Add a new sensor HAL to support iio style sensors.
  • Update Mesa to 10.5.9. Enable hardware acceleration for Nvidia chips (nouveau) and VMware (vmwgfx).
  • Improve the GPS HAL.
  • Merge updates from upstream.
  • More bugfixes.

 DISCLAIMER: reminds its readers that it 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.

It’s not terribly complicated to install, especially if you’ve installed some form of Linux OS in the past. Let’s walk through the process, then briefly explore Android on the netbook or PC. We will also give you detailed instruction via Video tutorial which you can find on our Youtube Channel.


Before starting the tutorial, there are few things required,

  1. USB flash drive or a bootable CD/DVD drive
  2. Ensure there is sufficiently free hard disk space on the computer/laptop on which you want to install Android-x86 OS:
  3. Android x86 4.4-R3 (Most Stable update) ISO File. Download it from Here.
  4. Rufus App for Windows or Unetbootin to create bootable USB thumb drive.

You can also see previous Android x86 5.1 (Lollipop based) Installation Guides

Steps to Install Android 4.4-R3 KitKat on Your PC

Step 1: Download the Android 4.4-R3 KitKat ISO or any other stable Android x86 ISO (eg. 4.0, 4.3 or 4.4.2) for your computer hardware.

Step 2: By using Rufus Tool or Unetbootin, Make a bootable USB flash drive using the ISO image file that you downloaded.

Creating Androidx86 Bootable USB Drive using Rufus App
Rufus Tool

Creating Androidx86 Bootable USB Drive using Rufus App or Unetbootin

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

Step 3: After that, 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)

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Step 4: Now, When the menu appears, just select Install Android x86 to hard disk. You can also Run it As a Live Cd which means that if any changes made, they will not be saved. But if you install it then any changes that you make will be saved next time you boot android.

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

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

If it doesn’t works for you or Incase if anything goes wrong, please see this guide: How to Uninstall Android x86 4.3, 4.4 or 5.0 from PC or Laptops. This will help you getting back your system as it was before Android x86 installation. Also try other versions and updates and see which one works for you.

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If you have any questions or feedback, please use comment box below. If you face any problem during Installation, please contact us, and we’ll do our best to solve your queries.


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23 Comment

  1. Hi,
    I am trying to run android-x86-4.4-r3 live on Lenovo G50-45 Laptop which has AMD E1-6010 APU with AMD Radeon R2 Graphics.

    I have downloaded EFI image: android-x86-4.4-r3.img from Sourceforge and made EFI Bootable USB Stick.

    I am getting Android Boot Menu and selecting the first menu entry to boot live. I am not getting any GUI but getting root terminal.

    How can I boot to GUI?


    1. Currently, you can run Android-x86 on your UEFI Machine but it cannot be installed because UEFI computers does not support Grub boot loader.

  2. Rievaldie Kurniawan says: Reply

    my cursor doesn’t visible…why is it invisible?

  3. Ali says: Reply

    Can i dual boot my pc with 4.4 5.0 and windows 7 cuz i already have 5.0 and windows 7 installed so i just want to ask u if i will loose any data or window after installing it

    1. No you can’t boot two version of Android with Windows.You will not loose any Windows data if you install any other or same version of Androidx86.You will loose current installed Android OS data not Windows.

      1. Ali says: Reply

        Thank you soo much

  4. ben says: Reply

    Step 9 says to watch the video, but I don’t see the link for any, is this correct?

    Also this guide shows a non-usb way of doing an install that might be helpful for those with an old computer that can’t boot from usb:

    I’m hoping to setup 3 partitions, where I install winxp first, then ubuntu/wabi/grub, and then finally android x86.

    I’ve seen it may be possible to install a hackintosh, but this is likely to fail for my old hardware!

  5. Vivek says: Reply

    After restarting my pc got stuck at verifying pool data…
    Plz help..

    1. Reinstall!

      1. vk_surya says: Reply

        Iam not able to install the is from usb as it says verifying dmi pool data

        1. Can you please send us the snapshots of the errors.

          1. Vivek says:

            Yeah sure…
            But how can I upload it….?

          2. vk_surya says:

            Yeah sure but how can I upload it…?

  6. viviek says: Reply

    i am not able to open any app..
    it gives message “unfortunately [app] has stooped working
    plz help

    1. Install on Ext3 partition instead of Fat32 or NTFS! Be careful!

  7. quint says: Reply

    Hi everybody. I need help please. I’ve successfully installed android 4.4R3 on my desktop computer. But i don’t really know how i can connect to internet as my modem is not recognized and wifi can’t be turned on… Without internet there’s no use installing android on my computer,is it? Thanks 4 ur answers

  8. steve says: Reply

    i got it up and running perfectly. but no installing to sd or usb?? any way to increase internal storage from 2gb to anything higher?? cause it’s pretty much completely useless at just 2 gb

    1. steve says: Reply

      nevermind. i reformatted the hard drive ad ext3 and now droid 4.4.4 shows 435gb internal storage.

      1. aa says: Reply

        i also tried to format ext3 .but after installation system wont boot and it gives error 17

  9. vivek says: Reply

    After booting the is into usb I restarted my pc and got stuck at verifying dmi pool data ….
    Please help

  10. vk_surya says: Reply

    Hi everyone..
    As shown in step 3 I created bootable usb. But i am not able to install it as it says “Verifying DMI pool data…”
    Plz help….
    Thank you

    1. vk_surya says: Reply

      Plz help iwant to install it…

  11. brad says: Reply

    Am i able to get internet through usb tethering using samsung phone or by ethernet cable

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