Hello! Android is the most widely used mobile operating system in the world. Indeed, this Linux-based system has a large market share. For that reason, some users would like to try it on their computers. However, this is usually not an easy task. Since some emulators are complicated to use or demand a lot of system resources. Well, today we will see an alternative way. We bring you an independent operating system based on Android 7.1. In addition, this system has simple hardware requirements. So it is a good way to revive computers with old software. It also has other interesting features that we will explore below. Without further ado, let’s see how to install Android on a PC with Phoenix OS.
As mentioned, the hardware requirements are very modest:
- A x86 processor
- At least 4GB of free hard disk storage
- 2 GB of ram memory.
- Use the legacy boot
- Disable secure boot
Some features of Phoenix OS
Some of the most interesting features of this system are:
- Multiple Window Settings
- It has a Notification Center
- Ethernet support by allowing the use of DNS or manual IP configuration
- It has the Stardust browser which features ad blocking, malware prevention, multi-tab browsing, and more.
- Archive management
How to install Phoenix OS on a computer.
As mentioned above, this distribution has some very interesting elements. Since on its website, we find two types of files to download. That is, it is possible to download an ISO to install on a hard disk partition or test in a virtual machine. Additionally, the project offers us a very intuitive installer. It allows you to prepare a USB bootable file to test the installation live. On the other hand, it also allows us to install the operating system together with our main system. And this without compromising the files or configuration. Well, this time we will install Phoenix OS to have a dual boot on the computer. First, download the .EXE file from the download page.
Once downloaded, just run it like any other Windows program. On the first screen please click on Install to start the process.
Then select the hard disk where the system will be installed.
Then assign the size you will assign to the installation on the disk.
The installation of the Phoenix system will now begin. It usually takes less than 5 minutes.
Finally the wizard will show that the operating system is successfully installed. Now you just need to restart Windows to complete the installation.
Optionally you can check the status of the installation by checking the system folder on your hard disk.
Setting up Phoenix OS for the first time
Once the computer is rebooted, the system will boot directly into Phoenix OS. Don’t worry, this is necessary in order to configure it.
Below, please set the language of the system:
Now you accept the terms of the license.
Then select the network to connect
Finally choose a username.
And this is it! You can now enjoy an operating system based on Android 7.1. Consequently, it is possible to download games and utilities specific to this mobile operating system.
If you want to log back in to your main system, just reboot the system.
When you reboot the system or turn it on, you will see a dual boot. Just select Windows and you’re done. Also, if you want to uninstall the system, just run the previously downloaded installer and follow the instructions.
At the end of the day, we have seen how to install Android on a PC with Phoenix OS. Also, I taught you how to do a dual boot and how to download the ISO. The installer is very intuitive and ideal for novice users. Before saying goodbye I invite you to see our post about Behave, the add-on that protects us from spies. Bye