I know that there are some software out there that you can use to run Android apps on PC (e.g. Bluestacks), but I doubt if this is like anything that you’ve ever seen.
Like the mastermind of this OS (Jide) puts it, “it is the feature of Android OS”.
With Remix OS, you can run Android OS on PC, and the most amazing part of is that you can run it from a separate drive.
What this means is that you can put Remix OS on a USB drive and boot from it, running entirely from that USB drive and even saving your settings and files to it. So you could take Remix OS everywhere—just like a Linux live system.
This video from Jide explains it all.
According to the video, Jide and co partnered with Android-x86 – an unofficial open-source project that ports Android to run on standard PC hardware – to make the Android on PC possible.
So How Do I Run Android OS On PC with This Remix OS?
First of all, let’s look at the requirements…
- A USB 3.0 flash drive that supports FAT32 format, with a minimum capacity of 8GB and a recommended writing speed of 20MB/s.
- A CPU with 64-bit compatibility.
Now to the instruction on how to run the Remix OS…
#1. Download Remix OS for PC package and then unzip the file. You can download it from the official website here.
#2. Plug in a USB flash drive into your preferred PC.
#3. Run the Remix OS USB Tool and follow the instructions to burn the .iso file onto your USB flash drive.
#4. Reboot your PC.
#5. Press ‘F12’ or ‘F2’ or ‘F10’ or ‘Esc’ (depending on the PC) to enter the boot option mode.
#6. Select “USB Storage Device” as boot option.
#7. Select either “Guest Mode” or “Resident Mode” to start Remix OS for PC.
“Guest Mode” is a guest session which will not save your data or downloaded apps.
“Resident Mode” allows you to run Remix OS and save all the data and downloaded apps in the USB drive.
Here is a preview of how the Remix OS looks on windows PC.
Enjoy your Android OS on PC!