Android Marshmallow is the sixth major version of the Android operating system which was unveiled in May 2015 after Android Lolipop at Google I/O under the code name Android M then the official release was after six months, it was in October 2015 with many extra features and functionalities. Now it is the latest version of Android OS which is running on many smartphones and tablets, but the question is can we run it on PC or Any Virtual Machine?
The answer is YES, now you can have Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your PC. This time, you not only can use it into your smartphone but also you can have it on your PC with just a few steps, it’s unbelievable. You can really install Android marshmallow into your windows PC and use it just like you’d use it on your phone or tablet. Now here, I’ll show you guys how you can work on Android latest version into your PC using VirtualBox. You can also install it in Hyper-v or VMware or any other machine easily.
Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on VirtualBox
1. Now to run this Google’s version OS on your PC you need to provide the requirements. Download the iso file of Android Marshmallow with the VirtualBox into your PC.
- Open up the VirtulaBox click New.
- Once you opened it, choose a descriptive name for the new virtual machine and select operating system as a Linux then select the version as Other Linux (32-bit) then click Next.
- Determine the amount of memory (RAM) in megabytes to be allocated to the virtual machine then click Next.
- Now create a virtual hard disk.
2. Choose Hard disk file type.
- Choose the VDI (Virtual Disk Image) then click Next.
- Mark the Fixed size then click Next.
3. File Location and size.
- Determine a place for the Virtual machine and choose the amount of the virtual hard disk in megabytes then click on Create. It’ll take some time to be created.
4. Click on the settings.
- Click on Storage then select the iso file(Android Marshmallow iso file).
5. Start your machine
6. Select the installation method(install your Android-x86 to harddisk) and hit enter.
7. Click on the Create/Modify partitions then click Ok.
8. Do you want to use GPT. NO
9. At this step, you need to create a NEW partition.
- Enter Primary then enter Size.
- Enter Bootable.
- Enter Write ( when you selected the write, then type YEs then hit enter to continue).
- Now enter Quit. The partition will be created.
10. Select the partition you created then format it as an ext4 type.
11. Click Yes.
12. Bootloader GRUb, click Yes.
13. Skip the EFI GRUB2.
14. Answer the question(Yes).
15. Now the Android- x86 successfully installed, just click Run to run it. When clicked on run, it will take time depending on your system.
10. And boom! you’ve it on your VirtualBox like this.
Ok, that’s all. Feel free to enjoy and give your feedback about it.