How to Install Android 7.0 Nougat on VMware Step by Step?

The new Android 7.0 Nougat is released finally and has spirit almost everywhere on most of the phones. It’s been a long time waiting for it and now its comes like a boom with its brand new fantastic features developed by Google that includes; Best user experience, more security, clear graphics and much more. Now if you want to test it before installing on your phone or if you have an iOS device and want to use Android Nougat then you have the best choice to do it without installing it on your PC fully or installing on your phone. In this article, I will show you how to install Android 7.0 Nougat on VMware step by step, let’s get started.

 Install Android Nougat on VMware Step by Step

As Android Nougat is the brand new OS, it has lots of updates and new features also it’s the latest Android OS till now and much more but you might don’t know much because we haven’t introduced anything about it, in this case we’ll have an article about it which will be aimed at introducing + explaining about the updates and everything later than this.

1# Download & Install the Required Files

Before getting started fully, you need to download & install or extract the required files from the given links below.

Download Android 7.0 Nougat ISO Image File

Download & Install VMware

2# Create, Edit, Customize the VM

When the files downloaded, installed or extracted, now open VMware and click on Create a new machine(Ctrl+N), on the wizard, just hit Next.

New Virtual Machine Wizard
New Virtual Machine Wizard

On this page, select “I will install the operating system later” and click Next.

Guest OS Installation
Guest OS Installation

Here just select Other>FreeBSD and click Next.

Select a Guest OS
Select a Guest OS

Now customize the virtual machine as you want and hit Next.

Name the Virtual Machine
Name the Virtual Machine

And it’s time to review and finish the virtual machine, so have a check and hit Finish.

VM Ready For Installation
VM Ready For Installation

#3 Customize the Virtual Machine

Now that you’ve finished creating virtual machine, it’ the turn of editing virtual machine settings and start it.

To do it first, go ahead and click on Edit virtual machine settings, on the page, select CD/DVD option and select Use ISO image file then browse the ISO image file of Android Nougat 7.0.

Notice: Use extracted ISO image file of Android 7.0 otherwise it won’t boot up.

Virtual Machine Settings
Virtual Machine Settings

Now select Memory option and add memory at least 1GB or further than that then click Ok.

Virtual Machine Settings - Add Memory
Virtual Machine Settings – Add Memory

#4 Install the Virtual Machine

Everything is ready, go on click the Power on button and have a look at your screen until it boots up, when it booted it will look like the shot, go down with the arrow key then click Enter on “Installation -Install Android-x86 to harddisk“.

Install Android Nougat 7.0 on VMware
Android Nougat 7.0 Installation

In this step, choose Create/Modify partitions and hit Enter.

Choose-Partition
Choose-Partition

And reject using GPT by choosing No and hit Enter.

Confirm
Confirm

Here just select New with the arrow keys and hit Enter.

New Partition
New Partition

Choose Primary from partition type.

New Partition
New Partition

Specify the disk size and hit Enter.

Partition Size
Partition Size

On this page, hit Enter on Bootable option.

Bootable-Flag
Bootable-Flag

Select Write>Type Yes when you’ll be asked.

Write Partition Table
Write Partition Table

Time to quit the partition page, go on Quit and hit Enter.

Quit Partition
Quit Partition

Now click Ok on the partition(SDV1) then select Ext4 from filesystem.

Choose Filesystem
Choose Filesystem

When you’ll be asked for formatting select Yes.

Confirm
Confirm

And again choose Yes for Bootloader GRUB.

Confirm
Confirm

Then Skip the EFI GRUB.

Question
Question

Now confirm to create a disk image by hitting Yes and when you’ll have to specify just hit Enter.

Question
Question

And if you’ll be asked to format the boot partition just hit Yes.

confirm
confirm

On the creating disk page, just hit enter on the size input and on the next page you’ll be asked for installing system directory as read-write, hit Enter.

Question
Question

After hitting yes, it will take a moment to setup them all, when finished, you’ll have the Android-x86 installed page, go down on Reboot and hit enter.

Congratulations
Congratulations

While rebooting, you’ll see the page like this and just hit Enter or wait a sec it will boot automatically. Here it shows that you’ve installed it on your VMware hard disk fully.

Select a OS
Select an OS

When the installing and rebooting finished, the screen will appear soon and that’s Android Nougat 7.0. Once you’ve installed, now you can test, use and enjoy it fully.

Install Android 7.0 Nougat on VMware
Android Nougat 7.0 Installed on VMware

At this point, right click on the above virtual machine name>Removable Devices>CD/DVD>Disconnect because we’ve already installed it on our VMware hard disk and it doesn’t need anymore.

Remove CD/DVD from virtual machine
Remove CD/DVD from virtual machine

Hope you would like our articles, if you had any problem during the installation comment below.

Android Nougat Successfully Installed
Android Nougat Successfully Installed

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Author : Karar

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