Android with VirtualBox
We teach quickly how to install ANDROID in VIRTUALBOX. We often need to install an application for testing. Similarly, it may be necessary to create a test environment with virtual machines. In this way, VirtualBox can be used to host ANDROID inside one or more virtual machines. As a result, in this tutorial you will be installing Android with VirtualBox. VirtualBox can be installed on Linux and Windows machines. Check other OS installed on VirtualBox.
Step 1: Downloading Android ISO
First, let’s download the iso from: “https://www.android-x86.org/download.html“. Soon after, we looked for the newest version.
Step 2: Creating the Virtual Machine
Next, let’s create the virtual machine using the android image. Afterwards, choose the machine name, type and version.
So, let’s choose the memory size. I usually use “4000 MB” or higher. Then, let’s select the option to create a virtual disk.
The hard disk type chosen will be VDI.
The disk type will be dynamically allocated. Afterwards, we will choose the size allocated to the disk. In this sense, a size of “8GB” is enough for initial tests.
Next, we will start the virtual machine with a double click.
Then, we select the location of our image. We selected the “Add” option. Then we point to the location of the image.
Once selected the image click on “Start”.
Step 3: Installing Android with VirtualBox
We will select the “Advanced Options” option. And right after, let’s select the “Auto_installation” option. That way, most of the installation will be automated.
You will then be asked for confirmation to erase the virtual disk and start the installation.
Step 4: Starting Android with VirtualBox
We will select the Run option “Android-x86” to start.
Afterwards, the android startup screen appears and then the language selection screen.
Afterwards, the “wi-fi” setup screen will appear. Let’s skip this step as the network will come from VirtualBox’s NAT mode interface..
At this step, a password can be added. However, we chose not to use it.
Now, we select “Taskbar”.
And congratulations you’ve just done Android Installation on VirtualBox.
Final step: configuring Android in VirtualBox
Afterwards, when shutting down the machine, go into virtual machine settings. Then disable initialization by “Optical Disk”.