Update: 3 Easy Methods to Install Android on PC

The folks at How-to-geek have managed to run Android OS on PC! Would you also like to try out the Google’s Android OS on your netbook or desktop? Here’s how you can run Android from a flash drive!


1. Download Android from here

2. Download UNetBootin

3. Run UNetbootin and use it to prepare your usb flash drive. Once finished, reboot with USB set to highest precedence in BIOS boot preferences.


4. Now reboot your computer with the USB drive, select “Live CD” which runs Android-x86 without installation.

5. Soon you will see the Android desktop on your netbook or computer! You can quickly access one of the apps on the home screen, or open the menu to see more options.

Note: You might have problems connecting to the internet. In that case, put your phone in USB tethering mode and plug into your PC.

Check out the working video demo


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  • Ujjwal

    Nice post, actually i tried that sometime back with Virtual Box.

  • zuludelta9

    are you able to download and install apps from the marketplace?

  • Dss

    Bootmgr not found on reboot

  • Dss

    OK fixed.. had to have the drive FAT32 instead of NTFS

  • eb

    mouse make screen go out when moving around…any fix??

  • Axel12

    Well it didnt work the way you said so i tried installing it but that just messed up and now i cant load regular windows it just keeps goin to the android boot menu even though i set my comp to boot from its orgi al thing. How do i delete android off my computer

  • inolle

    im alot on the curious side why you would even put a phone O/S on a computer in the first place ???

    • XJohnDoe001X

      I want to see if Android is something I can use or just a bunch of chinsy apps. I cannot test it in the store as I can at home.

  • Aamir Hirani

    Its not worth installing android on PC. Secondly how do you uninstall it?

  • Aamir Hirani

    @Axel12: The boot loader messed it up. Windows is there on the HDD you might want to try booting the PC with Windows CD and running Repair.

  • Kiran Chikkala

    Nice Post, it is helpful for me.

  • Amardeep Singh

    I successfully booted my Pc to Android os Bt cannot run Internet…Can any 1 hlp me….

  • ayushbhaiyu

    i followed all steps……..but its not working……… :'(