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
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.
On this page, select “I will install the operating system later” and click Next.
Here just select Other>FreeBSD and click Next.
Now customize the virtual machine as you want and hit Next.
And it’s time to review and finish the virtual machine, so have a check and hit Finish.
#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.
Now select Memory option and add memory at least 1GB or further than that then click Ok.
#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“.
In this step, choose Create/Modify partitions and hit Enter.
And reject using GPT by choosing No and hit Enter.
Here just select New with the arrow keys and hit Enter.
Choose Primary from partition type.
Specify the disk size and hit Enter.
On this page, hit Enter on Bootable option.
Select Write>Type Yes when you’ll be asked.
Time to quit the partition page, go on Quit and hit Enter.
Now click Ok on the partition(SDV1) then select Ext4 from filesystem.
When you’ll be asked for formatting select Yes.
And again choose Yes for Bootloader GRUB.
Then Skip the EFI GRUB.
Now confirm to create a disk image by hitting Yes and when you’ll have to specify just hit Enter.
And if you’ll be asked to format the boot partition just hit Yes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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32 replies on “How to Install Android 7.0 Nougat on VMware Step by Step?”
Hell yeaaaahhhhh \m / . finally a good articleI’m installing it right now .but it stuck in the installation at the end
idid everythin but it is stuck at ANDROID x84_64:/# bij het opstarten en hij knippert aleen
have the same problem as nigel
You can try to enable 3d acceleration or hardware Acceleration (not sure wich) in the vm settings
And it should work
Thanks Nigel! Enabling the 3D acceleration (despite VMware warning that the guest OS does not support it) got me past the installation hang.
Thanks, I enabled 3d acceleration and fixed this problem
Same problem here. Solved enabling 3D graphic accellerator. Thanks for the hint!
How install vmware tools?
it’s show me like this image:
I was able to install Nougat on VMPlayer, only issue I have it display very small screen I have done everything which is available of the Net but couldn’t resolve the issue. If you can help me I’ll appreciate otherwise I may have to remove it.
I stuck at the command prompt. As mentioned here, enabling the 3D acceleration works. Thank you.
This article is flawed: Don’t use FreeBSD it does not work. Use Ubuntu and follow the rest of the article then it should work with no hickups
I still bestuck at cmmnd prmpt even dou 3d acclr8tion is on plz halp meh
Even with 3d acceleration enabled, I cannot get beyond the command prompt.
These instructions do not work for me.
one question, i dont see a web browser or playstore app. any easy way to fix that
The play store isnt standerd installd with android
U can download: Gapps
all done..thanks a lot ..
but pls how can i install the gapps to it?
totally delighted….. but one thing I would like to suggest to the producer that the wireless dongle be small in size, if possible, as small that it doesn’t produce that much out from the usb port… the rest excellent…. go for the purchase itz totally profitable to purchase the product……. good luck
hello, can you provide me the vm files for android(*.vmx) please.. if you can, then, mail me at email@example.com. anyhow, nice article..!
How can I install gapps?
How to swipe the lock screen away from bottom to up? Swiping little up but stays locked.
how we can change the screen resolution to fit on vmware? that’s too small.
i did not login untill i went to nomode…
is it even possible to install any APK at all in this android? I have tried everything but seems it is not possobile.
not working anymore as i am not able to install any app whatsoever. thanks tho
Any means of installing vmware tools? I’ve attempted to follow a freebsd install guide, but run into problems, including permissions.
It gets stuck at # command prompt, suposedely there is grub folder to fix it but I don’t see any?? tried 7.x and 8.x same thing, is this for a specific version of VmWare
Hi jeff, did u manage to solve it? i have the same problem
Hi and thank you for the great tutorial. I have a question: i’m stuck at the sda1 format in ext4 because a get an error tha says cannot mount on dev \ sda1 . Do you want to format ? if i say yes it goes back to previus page. What am i doing wrong ?
did we loose my question ? hahah i dont see it here
Installed Successfully. Just install as Linux>Ubuntu then follow the rest of the instruction and you’re good to go.