Install Remix OS Version 3.0.207 Android M on any Windows PC

Remix OS is completely based on Android-x86 project. The Jide Corporation has given Android-x86 a Desktop look with very smooth user interface and stable performance. So in this How to Guide, you will learn to install Remix OS version 3.0.207 based on Android Marshmallow on any Windows or Linux PC. It’s super easy and quick. Your system will not be harmed during the installation of Remix OS only if you follow each step correctly as listed. We always try our best to upload a video tutorial, to make our tutorials more easy to understand.

Install Remix OS Android Marhsmallow on Linux or Windows PC

Installing Remix OS based on Android-x86 on Any PC

Installing Remix OS is pretty easy and quick, it doesn’t require a bootable USB drive to install Android on PC. Instead, it comes with a Windows installer Tool. Also, We at Techposts.org, will or cannot be held responsible for any damages if occurs to your PC or any device. So please proceed at your Own Risk.

Recommended system requirements

  • 2 GHz dual core processor or better
  • 2 GB system memory
  • Minimum 8 GB of free hard drive space
  • Internet access is helpful

Step 1. Things You will Need

  1. A Windows PC (Old or New)
  2. Remix OS Setup files – available for both 32-Bit and 64-bit systems.

Remix OS doesn’t come with Google Play Store pre-installed, so if you want to use Google Play store on Remix OS, please see this guide.

Step 2. Installing Remix OS on Windows PC

  1. Download the Remix OS for PC package, which contains the Remix OS for PC ROM & Installation Tool from link given above.
  2. Open the Remix OS Installation Tool and you’ll see it has two fields, in one field you are supposed to add the path of the ISO File of Remix OS on your computer system and second, select the Hard disk partition on which this tool will install the OS.
  3. Currently, installation tool only supports Windows 7, 8 and 10, with a minimum capacity of 8GB. So if you want to run Remix OS on any PC other than Windows (eg. Linux, Mac) then please install Remix OS on USB flash drive or follow this guide on Installing Remix OS on HDD using Ubuntu (Linux OS)


    Once done, The Remix OS installation tool will begin copying files & writing the Bootloader to the Hard Drive.

  4. Reboot your PC.
  5. Select Remix OS in Windows Boot Menu.

Please Note for UEFI boot: press special key (F12 for Dell, F9 for HP, F12 for Lenovo, Option Key for MAC) while booting to enter boot menu and ensure that Secure Boot is disabled.

Step 3. Installing Android Remix OS on Linux PC

To install Remix OS on HDD with Ubuntu, you will need Remix OS ISO file (Download from the link given above) and Ubuntu installed on PC.

  • First of all, create folder called “remix” (without quotes) in / directory on Ubuntu
  • From the Remix ISO/IMG, put the following files under /remix: initrd.img, kernel, ramdisk.img, system.img
  • Make a directory /remix/data
  • Now that you’ve got Remix OS on HDD, you must add it into GRUB menu to boot. To do this, open terminal in Ubuntu and type following command,
gksudo gedit /etc/grub.d/40_custom
  • Then, you’ll be prompted to enter root password, so just type it in. Then you’ll get a window with some texts in it. Add the following code at the end of the text:
menuentry 'Remix OS' --class android-x86 {
        insmod part_gpt
        search --file --no-floppy --set=root /remix/system.img
        linux /remix/kernel root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=remix_x86_64 androidboot.selinux=permissive CMDLINE
        initrd /remix/initrd.img
}
  • Then run the following command to update GRUB configuration in terminal:
sudo update-grub

Finally once again type in root password and you have Remix OS installed on HDD. It can be seen in GRUB menu ( a menu in GRUB called Remix) from where you can boot Remix OS and Ubuntu. The way I’ve done it here, Remix will share storage with Ubuntu, but will be unable to see the contents outside of /remix/data. If you prefer, you can pre-allocate space for Remix using an image for /data like so:

 

dd if=/dev/zero of=/remix/data.img bs=1M count=XXX
mkfs.ext4 /remix/data.img

Here XXX is the size of data.img in megabytes you want it to be. An image is convenient for portability and backup purposes, so it’s up to your preference.

That’s it!! 🙂

Step 4. Uninstalling Android 7.0 Nougat from Linux or Windows PC

REMOVE REMIX OS FROM HDD AND GRUB:

To remove Remix, just revert or remove /etc/grub.d/40_custom, run update-grub, and if you wish, delete /remix.

Remove Remix OS from Windows PC

To uninstall Remix OS for PC, follow the steps below when using Windows OS:

  • Open Windows Explorer, then select the hard drive where Remix OS for PC is installed.
  • Open the folder “RemixOS”
  • Open the EXE file “UninstallRemixOS.exe” and follow the steps stated to install Remix OS for PC

Conclusion

Now that you’ve successfully installed the Remix OS based on Android-x86 on your PC, it’s time to play around with the Android Marshmallow OS. I have tried many apps such as Facebook, Youtube, MX Player, WordPress and Google Drive. Even the shortcuts such as Num Lock, Caps Lock, Number Keypad, ALT + Tab, ALT + F4 and it works fine on the Remix OS. If you find any problems while installing, please leave us a comment right below and we will try to get back to you with a solution ASAP! Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and our newsletter, so you never miss any updates.