Install Android 5.1 Lollipop OS on PC and Laptops with Windows and Linux [Update]

We’ve talked previously about How to install Android 5.0.2 on Computer/Laptops/Netbook and a tutorial about Installation of Android 4.4 KitKat along with your Windows 8 or Windows 7 OS. Windows laptop or PC users are no longer restricted to using one-dimensional software, Whether you want to play with Google’s mobile operating system or experiment with new open source software such as Android 5.1 Lollipop or give new life to an otherwise discarded device, Android-x86 gives everyone a way to install Android on Intel netbooks or Laptops based on x86 (32-bit) or x64(64-bit) processors.

Installing Android 5.1 Lollipop on PC with Windows and Linux

Installing Android 5.1 Lollipop on PC with Windows and Linux 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.

But as i say always, 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. We will also give you detailed instruction via Video tutorial which you can find on our Youtube Channel.


  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 5.1 Lollipop ISO File. Download it from Here
  4. Rufus App for Windows to create bootable USB thumb drive.

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

Steps to Install Android 4.4 KitKat on Your PC

Step 1: Download the Android 5.1 Lollipop-x86 ISO or any stable Android x86 ISO (eg. 4.0, 4.3 or 4.4.2) for your computer hardware.

Step 2: 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

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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)

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.

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

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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

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

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

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    1. Procedura eseguita alla lettera, ma… forse è meglio che spiegate come poter vedere oltre 1.74gb di spazio da utilizzare
      No format partition in NTFS (sd2)
      Yes GRUB
      Start System Lollipop
      Reboot machine

    2. Hello,

      It work awesome to me and able to run android / windows.
      The only issue i encounter is ” unfortunately the stop….. ” whenever i open Google play store, Browser and youtube.
      I manage to load youtube, but when i click play on the youtube it just crash.

      I read, it says could be not a stable version yet and do you reckon to downgrade to ” lollipop5.1×86 ”

      I had installed Lollipop but somehow the error is still the same. ” Unfortunately xxxx stop ” on all apps

      OR is the ” Unfortunately xxxxxx stop ” could be solve with the current version that you recommend?

      Please guide.


    3. After install Android, it boots directly Android, where’s my windows 7. I have used dual boot etc and all and I have even restored via backup disc but still only Android boots. Where and how to boot my acer aspire 5755 windows 7 home basic. I have ruined my laptop help is just my request…. Please…

    4. I installed lollipop under instructions in you video and webpage android is working but windows 10 which I earier had is not working it says some files are missing. Could you kindly help me to reslove the problem without loosing my data?please

      • i installed successfully android_x86-5.0.2 to my pc, but the problem is why the youtube video cannot be played , and more application cannot be installed up from play store.? please give me help..

        • Hello. I can’t give the exact option name, but if you go to the settings, there is one that says something like “Arm compatibility” or “Library translations compatibility”. Something like that. Enable that and the install from playstore will start to function. Because some apps are not “universal” compiled some are for arm only and this is x86.

    5. Hi, great post. I have installed lollipop via grub2 onto a windows 10 asus all in one. Uefi bios with Windows boot manager). However, grub refuses to access the windows boot partition (which still exists, AFAIK), no matter what bios boot settings I try. I also can’t fix from grub command line– is it possible? Or maybe possible to fix from within android? I don’t have access to another windows machine at the moment. Thanks much.

    6. Hello. I’m trying to install on a old laptop, Atom processor with 1Gb Ram.
      Live CD boot is ok.
      Install is Ok and run
      If and when I make a reboot, I get a grub command line saying grub can’t find bootable os?!?!?
      But when installing I say yes to “Install boot loader grub”…

      Any clue?

      Thank you!

    7. when i installed xender my screen rotated 90° and now i am not able to rotate it again. i turned off portrait and again turned it on bit nothin happened. everyrhing else’s wrking awesome…! is. there a way to rotate my screen back to normal..??

    8. hi, i cant see any part of partition on installation screen, i have one partition which is my usb stick, i’m using a miromax canvas laptab and i’dont get it why it’s not working at all. But when i am extract android iso file to pendrive and it’s shows ISOHybrid image detecTed, can you help me pls.

    9. installed it succesfully.and its awesome, but m not able to view any of my files tht were in windows os. is there any way to acces this files into android? n bdw bluetooth too doesnt turn on even though i have Bluetooth in my pc.

    10. hi, i cant see any part of partition on installation screen, i have one partition which is my usb stick, i’m using a lenovo yoga 2 13 and i’dont get it why it’s not working at all. can you help me pls.

    11. I have boot my pc with android (without installing it) and after the setup I cant connect to Wi-Fi . I have a windows 10 pc and I don’t want to downgrade to windows 8 (in order to install android 4.4). Is there any way of fixing it (without installing android) or should I try 5.0.2. Please answer by sending me an email.

      • All you need is Android 5.1 Lollipop Stable installtion. For that i’ll be creating a complete how to guide soon. It will work with Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 also. So i would suggest you to wait. cheers!

      • The problem with this built is that it’s not stable and has lot of bugs. Instead of Lollipop, install Android 4.4 Kitkat. Or you can wait for Stable Android Lollipop 5.0 built installtion. I’ll create a complete guide on Stable Lollipop installation soon!!

    12. Thank you!

      I’m wrong if I say that this type of install is like a linux live distro. It’s not really installed like windows 7 or 10 would be.
      If we go the Grub way, it probably creates a partition and installs completely. I understand you don’t want to go this way since it’s quite involved for non linux users.

    13. Hi, can i install it on my laptop which was installed with windows 10 and ubuntu 15.10 previously? if yes, how to make menu to boot either windows, ubuntu or android? thanks

    14. Hey there! Your post helped me a lot but i am facing a problem. Whenever i install a games it never works. I meant the game opens and it never lets me click on Play button any suggestion……Please reply as fast as possible…Thnx in advance

      • Just download any game in .apk format and then copy it to a flash drive, then plug it in yr computer (running Lollipop) download es file explorer and install the apk that’s all…..

    15. I’ve seen Easy2Boot is used to make a multi-os boot usb, but I’m looking to find a way to permanently install multiple-os’ on a very old laptop. I’ve read that the order of install is important in order for all the oses to appear in the boot menu.

      I’m hoping to triple boot: WinXp, Linux (Ubuntu) and android-x86.. but the usual Wubi way, seems like it only works for Win7:


    16. hi, when i restart my pc it showed me the option to “instal andriod x86” when i clicked that , it got stuck there and showed only a android nothing else i waited for an hour nothing happened….. help me pls….

    17. hi, when i restart my pc it showed me the option to “instal andriod x86” when i clicked that , it got stuck there and showed only a dash nothing else i waited for an hour nothing happened….. help me pls….

    18. I installed it correctly. But whenever i turn off and and again start my system on android, everytime it setup again. Can’t it save previous settings ? Everytime it starts from the setup…How to fix ?

    19. Yeah… Sticks on the android bootanimation. And does nothing else. Damn, I was excited too. I was hoping it was just because I was trying to boot from a DVD not a USB, but I doubt thats it. Thanks for the articles though!

    20. Having an old hp-compaq tc4200 I am unable to run it. Is it just because of the old hardware or maybe just of some components? Or is there any trick, because I only see a line with ….. # at the end.
      Regards roland

    21. After installing it….My “D” drive is gone

      whenever if i am try to open my ‘D’ drive it showing that

      Access denied.. the disk structure is corrupted and unreadable

      Pls tell me guys the solution how to fix it… i want my datas back

    22. Ok, if you can set a max of 2GB as internal storage, doesn’t this mean that you actually can’t have any more than 2GB of files/apps etc when running the Android OS? Or did I get this wrong?

      And my pc is a desktop. Would it work there? I am connected to the internet via Ethernet cable, would it be recognized while running Android OS?

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