Remix OS brings the lovely Android experience to your computer system. It is based on the Android OS & is completely different from the already existing Emulators. Yesterday we posted about the Remix OS 2.0 getting leaked and also added the links to download the Remix OS for your computer system.

Remix OS.

Many of our visitors ended up downloading the OS but, a lot of users didn’t know how to install Remix OS on their existing system. So in this guide I’ll be guiding you with the steps to install Remix OS 2.0 on their computer system. Are you someone who was looking forward to boot Remix OS 2.0 using your USB drive or someone who wanted to keep the OS and dual boot it, This guide has everything that you might require.

Own A MacBOOK? MacBOOK PRO? MacBOOK AIR? or iMAC? – Here is How to Install Remix OS 2.0 on Mac

How To Install Remix OS 2.0 on USB Drive?

So decided to use the Remix OS 2.0? Believe me, I was just amazed by looking at the videos about the Remix OS 2.0 and wasn’t able to stop myself from downloading the leaked version and install it on my USB drive. Once I was able to boot Remix OS 2.0 Using the USB drive, it just ran smooth and made me fall in love with the OS. Without wasting a second more, lets begin with the steps to Install Remix OS 2.0 on USB Drive.


  • Torrent Downloading Client.
  • Remix OS 2.0 and Remix OS USB Installer.
  • USB 3.0
  • BIOS Should have Legacy Boot Mode Enabled (Or Enable it manually)
  • 8 GB USB Drive (FAT32 Format)
  • Windows PC.

Step 1: Download the Remix OS 2.0 and USB Installer.

The Remix OS 2.0 is officially going to be released on 12th January but we spotted a leaked Remix OS 2.0 (which might be the final build) available for download & with it accompanies a Remix USB installer to install the Remix OS 2.0 on the USB Drive.

Download Remix OS 2.0 and Remix OS USB Installer.

This link has the files which can be downloaded using Free Download Manager or any other Torrent Client and can’t be downloaded using the Download manager in any browser. So if you don’t have torrent client on your PC, Download uTorrent and Install it before downloading this.

Step 2: Format the USB Drive and Change the Format to FAT32.

Once you’ve successfully downloaded the Remix OS 2.0 and the USB Tool from the above link, format the USB Drive and change the format of the USB Drive to FAT32. This will make the USB empty and in the format which the Remix OS requires.

Disclaimer: Before formatting take the important data’s backup to the HDD so that you don’t lose any important data stored in the USB Drive.

Step 3: Start the Remix OS USB Tool.

The Remix OS Torrent file which you’ve downloaded from the above link doesn’t just have the OS, but it also has a USB Tool. So this tool flashes the OS to the USB drive and make the USB Bootloader.

Remix OS USB Tool.

After starting the tool, you will have to select the ISO file and the drive where you want to install the ISO File. You might think of extracting the ISO file directly to the USB, but that won’t help because this tool also makes the USB bootable.

Step 4: Add the ISO File to the USB Tool & Select the USB Disk on which you will be Installing the Remix OS.

So the Remix OS USB tool has two fields, in one field you are supposed to add the path of the ISO File on your computer system & select the USB disk on which this tool will install the OS.

Install Remix OS - Bootable USBSelect the ISO file of the Remix OS which you’ve downloaded from the Step 1 and the USB Disk where you want to install the Remix OS 2.0. Once done, The Remix OS USB tool will begin it’s working, It will start copying files & writing the Bootloader to the USB Drive.

Remix OS USB Installer.

This process might take time, depending on the read and write speed of your computer system, It is recommended to stop doing other tasks while these files are being copied, because on slow computer systems, you might notice lags. Once it is completed, go ahead and follow the next step.

Step 5: Reboot your Computer System & Follow the instructions.

Depending on your BIOS, the Boot menu keys are different, so make a Google search “Laptop Brand Model Shortcut for Boot Menu” for the Key combinations to get into the Boot menu during the start.

Now Power on your computer system and press the key combinations to see the Boot menu and you will see a list of devices from which you can boot, You will have to select your USB Drive.

Remix OS - Boot Menu

Select the USB Drive which has the “Remix OS 2.0 Installed in it”. Once done, it will boot up and you will see a blue screen showing two ways of using it i.e. Guest mode and Resident Mode. But in case you aren’t able to boot up and your existing Windows OS gets booted then you will have to change your BIOS Boot mode to Legacy and Follow the steps listed above again.

Remix OS Guest Mode & Resident Mode.

If you’ve seen this blue screen then you are on the right path and you will soon see the Remix working on your Computer System or Laptop.

Step 6: Select the Mode of Installation – Guest Mode or Resident Mode.

The Remix OS 2.0 has two modes of installation, you can use “Guest mode” or “Resident mode”. Guest mode is for the one’s who are willing to test it and are not sure about using the OS again. It won’t store any of your tasks, data nor the app installations. Once you reboot you will lose all the data.

Steps to Install Remix OS 2.0 Guest Mode.

The Resident mode will format the USB which has the live CD on it, But it will save all the details and changes you make to the Remix OS. That’s the reason why it takes 5-15 minutes based on the “System Configuration” and once getting into Resident mode you won’t have to install the Remix OS again and again!

Step 7: Remix OS 2.0 – Begin with Installing the OS.

Now the Remix OS 2.0 is installed, The boot screen with “Remix OS” written on confirms the installation. However, You are just three steps away to start the Remix OS 2.0’s GUI.

1st Step: Selecting the Language for operation:

Remix OS 2.0 Languages - English, Chinese

The Remix OS 2.0 comes with different Languages pre-installed in it, selecting the language will be make the OS run in that particular language. So once you’ve booted into the Remix OS 2.0, the first thing you will see is selecting the language.

2nd Step: Agree to the User Agreement.

Remix OS 2.0 User Agreement

Once you’ve selected the language, The User agreement will appear, Depending on the language you’ve selected – the user agreement will appear in that language. I’ve selected English US as the language for operations. Clicking on the Next button will bring you closer to the Last step to see the working Remix OS 2.0 on your Laptop.

3rd Step – Click on Start.

Remix OS 2.0 Installation.

Yes, I agree that this is the most easiest step to do, You just have to click on “Start” and you will see the Remix OS 2.0 Live. I know this is the dumbest step, but we couldn’t avoid it. That’s it once done, you will see the Remix OS 2.0 operating live on your computer system.

Remix OS First Look - First Appearance.

Now, you’ve successfully installed the Remix OS 2.0 on your Computer system, Now its time to play around with the OS. Personally I used many apps such as Facebook, WordPress and Google Drive. Even the shortcuts such as Num Lock, Caps Lock, Number Keypad, ALT + Tab, ALT + F4 works fine on the Remix OS 2.0, I didn’t feel that I left Windows 10 OS while using this. Hope you enjoy using this. Faced any problems while installing? Post them here and I’ll solve that problem right away!


Done with Installation? You might want to install some of your favorite apps? WhatsApp is a Favorite app for everyone. Here is our guide to Install WhatsApp on Remix OS 2.0

Also Read: How To Install Remix OS 2.0 to HDD

Previous article[Download Links] Remix OS Leaked – Download Remix OS 2.0 & USB Tool.
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  • R.Miklos Denes

    Does it work on a ARM Chromebook?

    • Huhster

      This is for x86 only

      • Andreas Vatis

        Hello i run it with success on my desktop(i7) , but i have some trouble with my laptop and i think maybe the cpu is not compatible ?
        Its a windows 10 tablet/laptop Hp pavilion x2 10-n200na , on Intel Atom Z3736F, i can go to bios and boot on boot manager then when i click on usb i can not run the efi. Please see img. thanks for your support in advanced

        • Bewear

          You are trying to boot using UEFI mode. You need to enable the CSM legacy boot option.

        • Joakim

          Ey! Did you get it to work on your laptop? I have the same and is considering installing. Hows the battery life. Is everything working well? runs smoothly? Thanks

    • Er does your Chromebook have an Intel x86 compatible processor? If NO then you have an answer to your question.

  • Arun Prasadh

    which mode of installation should i choose? what will happen if i choose the resident mode?

    please help me

    • For now Guest mode is working fine, The resident mode is working out for some systems and for some systems it isn’t working!

  • Huhster

    Probably resident mode doesn’t work because your laptop has a hard drive formatted to NTFS, which Remix can’t use.

    • Well, it is not being written into your Laptop, In the resident mode, it deletes the LIVE CD installer inside the USB drive and makes it in such a way that next time you boot you get back all the files which you stored in this USB. However, a lot of people are facing issues with the Resident mode.

  • andrey smirnov

    For me dont work… i am try to install in guest mode and stuck in detecting android-x86…!.

    • Which is the processor on your system?

      • andrey smirnov

        Win 10 x64 Bits
        intel core i7-4790K CPU 4.00GHZ
        msi gtx 980
        and 16 GB!

        • It should work fine, try changing the boot mode to Legacy in the BIOS.

        • JonnyJaap

          LOL I have also the
          intel core i7-4790K CPU 4.00GHZ
          and an
          KFA2 gtx 980 SOC
          but 32GB 😛

          and my get stuck when it displays “ANDROID”

          But I know why it is not booting, or at least I think I know.

          It has somthing todo with the gtx 980 and some driver, I had early problems with some Linux, when it “booted” I got an error message, missing desktop or missing grafik something, I do not remember the exactly error message.

          But I am 100% sure it was something with the grafik card.
          I booted later an linux with non-free driver… but that actually not interesting for you :D, I guess

  • Nik

    Will this work on a 32-bit Windows?

  • GG

    Can i run whatsapp on it

    • Mohamad Wahba

      yes you can

    • You will have to sideload the APK, You can’t officially install WhatsApp using Play Store.

  • Jake Schock

    I have tried this everyway possible. I used every config option and the vga tags. When i try to use the first install option it makes my caps lock key flash 15 times and then the computer reboots. And the second option just hangs as soon as I press enter. I am on a Compaq Presario c700. I am stuck here. If you have any advice please help! Thank you!

    • You will have to enter the BIOS and change the Boot settings, Boot Mode to Legacy Mode. 🙂

      • Jake Schock

        There are no options in there for that. It’s a very basic bios

  • Arvid

    Can’t download the torrent. “Sorry, this content has run out of bandwidth”

    • @disqus_ZAnIa7S6MP:disqus have updated the link, Hope those work fine for you!

      • Arvid

        Yep, it works now. Thank you! 🙂

  • Mohamad Wahba

    i used it but it is very laggy. Thought it might be the usb flash memory so i tried another one and the same issue .. any idea how to solve it? and this version is engineering testing, right ?

    • What? This works smoother than the Windows OS, Is very light on RAM and can even operate on systems with less than 1GB RAM. 🙂

      • Frankie Bloise

        Hey Subham, would you reckon this will run nice on a 1st gen Macbook Air (those with the core 2 duo processor)

  • YU1797

    is it possible to install the OS on asus c720?

    • If you have USB 3.0, Legacy Boot mode & x86 Processor, then it will work else it won’t!

      • YU1797

        it seems all criteria are met, gonna give it a try

  • Haralampos Hatzidakis

    I receive this message:This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU,but only detected an i686 CPU.Unable to boot – please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU
    is there a chance to install it?

    • Which is the CPU? It won’t work if you CPU is not x86.

      • Haralampos Hatzidakis

        I think is x86.It’s Samsungs np-nc10 netbook eith a intel atom cpu.Already runs windows 10 pro x86

      • Bewear

        It actually requires a x64-compatible CPU, which that Atom model is not.

        • Haralampos Hatzidakis

          Thank you

        • Frankie Bloise

          thats correct, only latest Atom, Celeron and Core-M are 64bits, which is needed for this ISO to install.

  • Rutul Parikh

    And I am pretty sure this won’t work on a system that is UEFI + SecureBoot enabled. The leaked version is ISO and not an IMG file. I can do without SecureBoot but will definitely not turn off the UEFI.

    This system will boot in Legacy Mode which is a no-go for me.

    • It’s all your wish, JIDE has completely mentioned that the two important requirements are USB 3.0 & Legacy Boot mode. 😉

    • Frankie Bloise

      what about running it on a VM ? You can use VirtualBox or VMWare. I dont think anyting with SecureBoot or a TPM enabled will work in your case.

  • Aditya Behere

    I tried this. When I open the USB tool, I dont get any USB device. I converted my 1TB Segate HDD to FAT32 & Restarted the system. Still dosnt work. It isnt showing my USB Drive

  • Christien Sauvé

    Beware! The Remix OS USB tool is detected as malware on my system. Any comments?

    • Well, Most of them here have used the tool and I’m sure there has been no attacks on the system. The tool is safe to use, but since it is not from a verified publisher on Windows, Windows popups those messages!

    • Frankie Bloise

      It is actually a fork of UnetBootin modified with the Remix logo.

  • Jason Hope

    i got it working but then it keeps hoing to remix os boot screen saying upgrading then it shuts dwn im using lenovo b50 laptop

    • Axel Carlos Jimenez C

      Same problem say; “checking data partition” and shut down some help?
      acer aspire one

      • Mathews Roopesh

        Same problem… Any Fix….
        Acer Aspire 5235 Windows 7. on hdd

  • Digital_Voodoo

    Will try to install it in a virtual machine and see how it behaves…

    • Did not work for me, got stuck at the ANDROID detection…

    • It requires a FAT32 system format to work, so probably it won’t work on Virtual machine!

  • Kai Lam

    Has anyone got resident mode working? Just stuck on Jide logo

    • Yes, it will get stuck, most of them are facing issues while using the Resident mode! Waiting for the release of the official Remix OS 2.0 (January 12) is the solution left with us.

      • Kai Lam

        Ahh brill, thought it was just me.

  • Jimmy Aronsson

    Everything but wifi works fine my Lenovo U31-70. Wifi card is Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4. I had the same problem on Ubuntu 15.10. Solution there was to backport the ath10k driver, Is this possible in Remix 2.0?

  • rAjesh 5ThApril

    I was successful installed on resident mode..after the boot it says jide system UI not responding…then I reboot the system once my laptop has only 1 OS…windows 10..there is no sign of Remix OS…also it has no trace in my hard drive…this is the GHOST SITUATION… please help me.

    • @rajesh5thapril:disqus Installing it on Resident mode doesn’t mean that your Laptop or system will have the Remix OS 2.0 in the boot menu. The resident mode doesn’t create another partition on your system. Yes, for the lag, The resident mode has some problems! Waiting for the official version is the only solution left with us right now, for trying purpose use Guest mode!

  • Tunay Qko


    —-can’t evaluate _crs: 12298 —-appears when i want to boot from USB. Anyone got idea to fix this problem. remix os 2.0

    • @tunayqko:disqus can you tell me when does this appear? Till which part of this guide are you able to see that you are doing it right!

      • Tunay Qko

        in the menu when its start to install . i tested guest and the other mode. i see everything (remix os boot menu)
        This error appears. iam frustrated =/

      • Tunay Qko

        it appears after i choose both methods to boot .

      • Tunay Qko

        i see boot menu but this error comes aleays

  • Managed to get it working without any issues. Great job.

    • Great! Congratulations!

      • El dembow es del diablo

        Does the resident mode format the pc’s hard drive??

  • Doesn’t work for me either :
    – Core i7 4700 with 16 GB ram and Nvidia GTX 950
    – Asus T100
    – or Virtual box on the 1st PC…

    Each time stuck after the android detection. No Jide logo, nothing. Will wait for the official release, hope this will work !

    • There is a problem with the Resident mode, Try using the Guest mode, It works for most of the people here!

      • I forgot to mention I was trying to use guest mode.

        • i have the same Problem with the guest mode and Virtual Box.

  • Frankie Bloise

    I tried in two machines, both x64 processor: Alienware i7 8gb ram and HP Proliant microserver Celeron x64.

    In both got the usb loading however just a blinking white cursor over a black screen, nothing else on screen.

    Tried formating the usb pen drive again but no luck.

    • Which is the mode of installation you used? Guest mode or Resident mode? Resident mode has some issues.

      • Frankie Bloise

        didnt even get to that point. ended up getting it to work using UNetBootIn instead of the Remix OS USB Tool and using FreeBSD as the distro. It made the USB and worked fine.

        • Kitocat

          I have the same problem with white cursor on black screen on 2 x64 PC’s – will try your method then.

          • Kitocat

            My issue were solved by UltraISO image burning.

        • Kitocat

          I got the same problem as you – 2 x64 PC’s. Black screen with white cursor on both.
          Could you please write more details. What version of FreeBSD? – 8 without x64? As I know when you check version in UNetbootin it does not ask iso image then and just downloads it from repo, so I just don’t understand – Need I make usb-stick with Remix OS USB utility and then install FreeBSD over it or what I need to do?

  • JonnyJaap

    It works for me on my laptop. but after “installing” it, it can only use 3.9GB on the USB.
    I am using an 32GB USB stick. Some the same “problem”?

    • Which mode are you trying? Guest mode or Resident mode?

      • JonnyJaap

        It is on both just 3.9GB space.

      • Douglas

        It creates a persistent file, and as is FAT32 , the maximum size is this .

        • Henrik

          Yes, the usb drive is fat32 and max filesize for that filesystem is 4GB and thuss, data file is 4GB max.

    • Adam Delton

      I’m having the same issue, in resident mode. 3.9GB of android filespace is a disappointing limitation 🙁

    • Japzone

      It’s because it creates a Virtual Disk image to store data in on the USB, and the file size limit on FAT32 is 4GB. You’d have to ACTUALLY install the OS to the USB drive instead of running it in Live mode like this image is setup for by default.

  • Hrvoje

    Does it install on usb or hard drive?

    • USB drive, your main HDD isn’t being touched by Remix OS.

  • Joseph Chandler

    Quick question. I’ve got a Dell Inspiron 1440. It’s a 64-bit system. Everything seems to go as described but once I select Guest or Resident mode it never actually boots into the OS. It seems like it’s loading but then eventually just reboots back into Windows. Any thought on what might cause that?

    Running Windows 7 Home Premium

    • Change the Boot mode to Legacy boot mode from the BIOS Menu! That might solve the problem.

  • Dubfiance

    whenever I try to hit the guest mode or resident mode it says

    early console in decompressing_kernel
    Decompressing Linux… Parsing ELF….done
    Booting the kernel
    Detecting Android-x86….. Found at dev/sbd1
    Initializing Data Partition (first time I tried)
    Checking Data Partition (every time afterwards)


    I did everything i have a USB flash drive

    formated it as FAT32

    used the default thing for it

    idk what to do….

    • Change the BIOS boots mode to ‘Legacy Boot Mode’. That helped many! See if it works for you?

      • enaybee

        I am having the same issue but I don’t see “Legacy Boot Mode” in BIOS options. Where might I find that?

    • marcos

      Same problem 🙁 any solution?

    • if you select Resident instead guest the system write the original image and when u reboot again the iso is not working anymore.

      u have to reburn again your usb flash drive

    • Shoeb Baig Mirza

      Check whether you are using a usb 3.0 flashdrive

      • Bejje

        Works for me on USB 2.0. It’s slower, but works.

        • 4lexO

          USB 2.0 flashdrive or USB 3.0 flashdrive on 2.0 USB port ?

      • Fausto Franzoni

        Can I use RUFUS instead of this software?

        • Adam PLocky

          I got it working in guest mode with Rufus, but I can’t seem to get it to work at all in residential. But probs worth a go …

    • Alex Amaral

      Same problem here…

    • Jaime Hernando

      Same problem

    • Fernando Muñiz

      I just wait my friend, maybe 15 minutes and you are ready, so im installer with USB 2.0….dont worry have a patience….

    • Same thing happened in my desktop. But in laptop, its booting fine.

  • Mark

    Possible later to install on an SSD partition ?.

    • For now you can’t install it on your Main SSD (Main drive) but you can install it if you have an external SSD. However, in Future Remix OS might be available for Dual Boot. 🙂

      • AlekseySkynox

        Is it possible to install on UEFI ?

        • Siddique Nagarkar

          Mine is UEFI worked

  • Joseph Chandler

    I am running a Dell Inspiron 1440 Windows 7 Home Premium. Everything was fine and then when I get to the part where I choose either Guest or Resident mode it seems to be installing but then all at once it just reboots back to Windows. Like the PC version of a Random Reboot.. Any thoughts on why the installation doesn’t complete?

    • Change the BIOS boot mode to: ‘Legacy Boot Mode’.

  • Bilal Basra

    Surface pro 3 doesn’t have legacy mode. Is it possible to install it?

    • This requires a Legacy boot mode, in the absence you can’t!

  • Rojmeister Heuer

    How can I get this to work with Windows via dual boot? I wanna install it on a partition.

    • It’s not possible for now, but there are hopes to see that in Future. 🙂

    • mcat84

      You can actually install into your hard disk (dual boot) for faster booting….
      During usb bootup, use the tab key and specify the boot parameter…

      /kernel initrd=/initrd.img root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=android.x86 INSTALL=1 DEBUG=

      • Sercan Gogercin

        It says emergency remount at the black screen then reboot the pc

      • Japzone

        Thanks. I was trying to install in a VM, but couldn’t get it to actually “Install” rather than just boot from the ISO. Weird how there was no Menu option for it, but whatever.

      • Philip Brain

        Okay so I did that. Does that install remix completely? How can I actually boot remix OS?

  • Halil Altınok

    quick question how can I return to windows os? I want to try it but I will probably return to windows 10 after a month. is it easy to return to win10 with no loss of my personal data?

    • @Halil By using any of the installation modes you won’t end with any partition created in your Hard disk drive. So in case you want to use Windows, just remove the USB disk and start your PC. You don’t even have to remove the USB if your BIOS by default boots your HDD.

      • Halil Altınok

        Thanks for reply 🙂 a new problem is on the way. On boot screen I can not select the usb driver, I am just able to move it upward or downward just to decide it’s priority. I did get it to first position and saved. Then after a reboot I faced with a black screen for a minute then win10 started

  • Paul Keenan

    is the usb tool just unetbootin… sure looks like it

    • Yes it functions just like Unetbootin, but is optimized only for Remix OS.

      • Taher Assaid

        will “rufus” work?

        • BiGbu

          nope, it didnt for me

        • Alanaktion

          Worked for me.

        • mcat84

          rufus works….

  • Arvid

    I’m stuck on Remix os logo? Any solutions? I use guest mode and legacy.

    • Try making the bootable USB drive with Remix OS again!

      • Arvid

        I tried that 3 times. But I can try another USB-stick tomorrow. 🙂

  • disqus_BLrhLavp7A

    Got it to install, it took some time. System itself kept freezing.
    GTX 960

  • Krlos Polanco

    Working fine for me except for 2 issues: Everything looks tiny with my samsung Ultrabook. I have no option to change the resolution. THis is not REMIX fault.

    The second issue is that I was able to install a lot of apps BUT now it says insufficient memory. I used a 64GB Sandisk USB Card. I did not used Guest mode.

    • Henrik

      the persistent data file created on the USB media is limited by the filesize limit fat32 has and it is 4GB. Unless there is a way to run this on EXT media you will be limited to 4GB.

  • Nowhere in this guide did I see how to install it on my computer. Yet the guide keeps referring to installing it on your computer. It gets installed only to the usb stick.

    • GregS

      Exactly. I have also read elsewhere that it will “breathe new life into your old PC”. None of my systems have USB 3.0. I thought it was a bit too good to be true!

      • Siddique Nagarkar

        Will work with 2.0 systems also, I tried works perfect

    • Japzone

      Another user posted:
      During usb bootup(Where it asks Guest mode or Resident mode), use the tab key and specify the boot parameter…

      /kernel initrd=/initrd.img root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=android.x86 INSTALL=1 DEBUG=

      EDIT: After fooling with this I’ve discovered that the installer actually fails to properly partition the HDD(Seems to be a known issue with Android-x86). The solution is to partition it beforehand using something like GParted. Using GParted I created two partitions. First is a small 100mb FAT32, and the second is EXT4 covering the rest of the drive. Then you run the installer like shown above, choose the second partition(Don’t format it!) and then say yes when it asks to install GRUB(skip EFI). GRUB installs to the first partition while Android-x86 installs to the second.

      • The command to use with TAB is universal or I have to change something related to my hdd path?

  • AlekseySkynox

    How this install on Acer SW05-12 (UEFI) ?

  • Prashant

    can i install this os my vmware workstation

  • HARSHIT awesome

    Can I use USB 2.0? my old device has no USB 3.0 port nor do I have a USB 3.0?

    • Siddique Nagarkar

      Yep, it works

      • Hebininja

        the USB tool doesn’t eve recognize my usb 2.0 stick…
        Any suggestion?

        • amar krishna

          try rufus boot tool

        • MoPed

          try to use different tool, like Rufus

  • Katter

    Can I install on a partition with Grub bootloader?

    • raven myers

      During usb bootup, use the tab key and specify the boot parameter…

      /kernel initrd=/initrd.img root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=android.x86 INSTALL=1 DEBUG=


  • Karthik B

    Official requirement says USB 3.0. Will the installation support USB 2.0? Will there be any performance differences? I used to use USB 2.0 for many live linux distros.. never faced any problem

    • Siddique Nagarkar

      It will work

    • Henrik

      yes usb2 works just slower but still limited to the USB-drive you are using.

  • mcat84

    1. Dell Optiplex 745 : failed (keep on reboot)
    2. HP 8440p : successful

    You can actually install into your hard disk (dual boot) for faster booting….
    During usb bootup, use the tab key and specify the boot parameter…

    /kernel initrd=/initrd.img root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=android.x86 INSTALL=1 DEBUG=

    • Mufor

      I have the same first pc, Dell Optiplex 745 tower, that means that I can’t boot or install on this pc?

  • Balmpots

    Needs a 64 bit processor. That rules out atom netbooks.

  • obestridlig

    can’t get it to work on my BenQ NScreen i211, would be nice to se it up running on my old pc its a ATI X1200 and the chipset AMD M690E.

  • Kishore Kumar

    I created Bootable USB drive using tool and after booted the usb drive I tried both the modes and after it shows ANDROID in the Last and Immediately Restarts the PC !!! 🙁 Suggests me some solution ..

    • Mezzina Massimo

      me too, but to me show ANDROID and not happen nothing.

    • Mezzina Massimo

      Same here, anyone that have a fix ?

      • ChinMay Naringrekar

        same here im stuck here

      • iANDROID8.1

        Stuck here too

    • Kishore Kumar

      It keeps Restarting and Restarting and I can’t Figure it Out 🙁

    • Zak Ammar

      I have the same problem too, Restarts my Pc every time !

  • Raghu Reddy

    how to install mother board drivers they aren’t .apk files right then how to instal mother board drivers after formatting it to remix os?

  • jrdnkasparek

    Since this is an iso couldn’t just be installed on a VM? correct me if I am wrong here

    • Naheel Azawy

      tried with virtualbox. not working

      • Khaooos

        I installed it, it works (Just in guest mode)

    • Reisclef

      Yes, it can work on Virtualbox. I haven’t yet worked out a bug I think is related to VBox, but it’s working.

  • Mik Dewil

    Personally, I have successfully installed on my ASUS Laptop SSD an Engineer version 2.0 trough GNU / Linux:

    Creates a partition (I tested it in Fat32, but is it not also
    possible in Ext3 or Ext4 like android-x86?) minimum 8GB, you can also
    use a existing partition, just create a folder with a name like
    “android-x86” or “remixos”…

    After it unpacks the .iso and copying 4 files:


    Creates an empty folder “data”.

    Adds an entry to Grub
    For GRUB, on my Laptop, it works with:

    insmod gzio

    insmod part_gpt

    insmod fat

    set root=’hd0,gpt9′

    linux /android/kernel quiet root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=remix_x86_64 androidboot.selinux=permissive SRC=/android DATA= CREATE_DATA_IMG=1 DPI=160 UVESA_MODE=1920×1080

    initrd /android/initrd.img

    I have a GPT UEFI system, my partition is / dev / sda9, I put the
    files in a folder named “android”, I have a screen resolution of
    1920×1080 and just the Secure Boot set to off.

    • Jose Luiz

      I need help to install on a lenovo thinkpad 8, will be that you can help me?

      • Daniel Köhler

        I’m struggling with the same problems…

    • Naheel Azawy

      seems to be cool
      too lazy to do it
      and thanks for sharing

  • hi everyone.. like many ppl i ve some trouble to get it work… i figure it out that the problem is the nvidia video card!!! there is some option to add in the “tab mode” to let the system use the intel hd video card ?! ty for any answer..

    P.S. i m stuck at the A N D R O I D _ text tried both guest and residence option

  • rAjesh 5ThApril

    when trying to install resident mode after boot it shows this message and reboot automatic.its happen again & again ( in guest mode there is no problem at all)..provide me a working solution.

  • hi everyone.. like many ppl i ve some trouble to get it work… i figure it out that the problem is the nvidia video card!!! there is some option to add in the “tab mode” to let the system use the intel hd video card ?! ty for any answer..

    P.S. i m stuck on the A N D R O I D _ Text

  • jrdnkasparek

    This is NOT Remix OS for pc. it is Remix OS for Tablets

    • Yudhveer Singh

      is ur wifi wrking bro

      • Ari

        noo 🙁

      • Sandesh S M

        mine is working fine, bluetooth also

  • David Kra

    I have it working “resident” an option with grub as my boot manager.
    Start with a USB stick.

    (1) From the ISO, create REMIX OS on the stick.
    (2) Boot it up, select RESIDENT mode, proceed to through getting it running.
    (3) Shut it down.
    Use the Power Icon at the top right of one of the items on the bottom left of your screen.
    (4) Remove the stick
    (5) Boot your os of choice that is already on the machine
    (6) Create a partition on your hard drive, at least 8GB.
    In my case, it was the on first hard drive, on the third partition.
    In grub that is (hd0,3) and in linux terminology it is /sda3
    (7) Format it as FAT32.
    (8) I gave it the volume label REMIXOS
    (9) Insert the USB stick with REMIX OS on it.
    (10) Copy everything on the stick to the target partition, keeping the same directory structure.
    (11) Put entries for REMIX OS into the appropriate grub configuration file,
    sudo gedit /etc/grub.d/40_custom &
    exec tail -n +3 $0
    # This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries. Simply type the
    # menu entries you want to add after this comment. Be careful not to change
    # the ‘exec tail’ line above.
    menuentry “REMIXOS Resident mode – All your data and apps are saved” {
    # mine is at (hd0,3) , yours may be elsewhere, so adjust the next line
    set root=(hd0,3)
    # These next two lines were unnecessary for me. YMMV
    # search –set=root –label REMIXOS
    # root=/dev/sda3
    # If you didn’t call your partition REMIXOS then change the next line accordingly.
    # the next line is long. It ends with CREATE_DATA_IMG=1
    linux /kernel initrd=/initrd.img boot=LABEL=REMIXOS disk=LABEL=REMIXOS quiet root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=remix_x86_64 androidboot.selinux=permissive quiet SRC= DATA= CREATE_DATA_IMG=1
    initrd /initrd.img
    menuentry “REMIXOS Guest mode – NO data and apps are saved” {
    # mine is at (hd0,3) , yours may be elsewhere, so adjust the next line
    set root=(hd0,3)
    # These next two lines were unnecessary for me. YMMV
    # search –set=root –label REMIXOS
    # root=/dev/sda3
    # If you didn’t call your partition REMIXOS then change the next line accordingly.
    # the next line is long. It ends with DATA_IN_MEM=1
    linux /kernel initrd=/initrd.img boot=LABEL=REMIXOS disk=LABEL=REMIXOS quiet root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=remix_x86_64 androidboot.selinux=permissive quiet SRC= DATA= DATA_IN_MEM=1
    initrd /initrd.img
    # ######################## end of step 11

    (12) Save the file
    (13) At the command line, regenerate the configuration files used at boot time
    sudo update-grub
    (14) Unmount and remove the USB stick copy of REMIX OS.
    (15) Shut down and reboot.

    • Limish John Mathew Jr.

      sir is it possible to dual boot remix os and windows 10. if yes please help me how its done?

  • R.Miklos Denes

    When I try to download the USB installer, my Win10 defender says it is a virus and doesn´t let me download it.

  • banan

    I try it on my VAIO F and I have problem with display brightness, during booting OS it goes down and I I could not change that … 😀

  • Damon Gonzales

    How do I dual boot the Remix OS with Windows using the disk management partition?

  • Hayri Kaya

    Thanks for this great tutorial, but I did not understand where the Remix OS installed? Is it installed to computers hard drive or USB stick? Can you make it clear please?

    • wookie35

      It’s installed on the USB Stick

  • Hayri Kaya

    And if with above method it’s installed to USB drive, is it possible to install from bootable CD-DVD to directly computers hard drive?

  • nouas

    cant seem to boot it on my Asus laptop UX501J cuz the boot menu is asking for a *.efi file which i cant find….

    • Travis Hawkins

      Same issue. I get the message “Boot Failed,” or something of that filth. How dare you backmouth me, computer! And when I try to search for the .efi file when prompted, I cannot find it. Frowny face.

  • chris

    I don’t have sound after install…
    I’m using a Lenovo Thinkcentre with Intel running windows 10.


    Just a bit of general advice: if you don’t know the difference between UEFI and Legacy BIOS options, inform yourselves before playing around with stuff like dual-booting and such…

  • Hayri Kaya

    I have installed successfully but at first boot Remix OS message is still flashing on the screen over 30 minutes and is this normal? I could not come language screen. I have installed on 8 GB USB 2.0 drive.

  • Mayur Gondhalekar

    Its a Tablet test version, none the less I installed it on HP 13 stream but it does not detect any wifi connections. Anyone faced that issue? I am booting in Resident mode and tried rebooting thrice already.

    • amar krishna

      no wifi for me.. tooo,,, no solution either

      • Mayur Gondhalekar

        It did work with my Dell which is on Win 7. HP is on Win 10

  • Mario Martínez

    Someone mentioned that worked installing from FreeBSD using UneBootin. Anyone has tried that from Ubuntu?

    • wookie35

      Yes, I used Unetbootin on my ubuntu desktop to create the bootable usb stick and it works fine.

  • strauzo

    How can we have root ?

  • Phantasy

    It works fine installed on sd card.

  • How long does it take to load the Guest Mode?
    I have an i7 4790 and GTX970 and has been detained in the image of step 6, along with a line of pink color on the left. I’m loading it from a flash drive 16GB 3.0 from USB 3.0.

    • I have the same specifications. i7 4770k and GTX 970. It waited a fully hour and it didn’t boot. Then I tried it to boot on my old celeron laptop with 4gb ram and it took nearly 2 minutes. I guess it does not support GTX 970 :/

  • TheLouisXXI

    This will not install on old netbooks

    • Hebininja

      Thank you for saving my time. 🙂

  • Aidoboy

    I can’t get it to boot for the life of me. Set to legacy, boot order was right, formatted to FAT32, nothing but the computer complaining that I haven’t inserted media.

  • Philip Brain

    Every time I get stuck at ANDROID_. Nothing happens. The underscore just flashes forever. Help?

  • Nova2237

    I have a problem with the USB tool. My 500gb external hard drive will not show up on the tool. The drive is formatted as Fat32, its not corrupted, and works fine. Help?

  • Nova2237

    I have a problem with the USB tool. My 500gb external hard drive will not show up on the tool, as you can see below. The drive is formatted as Fat32, its not corrupted, and works fine. Help?

  • salikshah2

    No wifi deteted or may be wifi is not turning on! while wifi is working well in windows 10 dell inspiron 3543.

  • Oscar Camacho

    My laptop just hangs on the Remix OS logo…it like a bootloop. Un running on a I5 5200U with 4gb on RAM

  • Chitrakant Kashyap

    I am the black screen with Remix Os written but stuck there for like 5 mins … how much time does it take..used unetbootin on 2.0 usb

  • Algert Beollari

    when i open my memory on file manager is only 4gb in total. how i can extend?

  • Alaa Baara

    I follow the way step by step but still on ( checking data partition….) for more than one hour, any help please

  • Alaa Baara

    I follow the way step by step but still on ( checking data partition….) for more than one hour, any help please

  • Alex

    Can i use an USB-Stick formatted as exFAT?

  • Tomasz Szwed

    Can I install it on – it stucks on Checking Data Partition

  • Nadhif Revisyach Fahmi Setya-W

    Can I dualboot windows with remix os?

  • Nadhif Revisyach Fahmi Setya-W

    Why my booting up so long?

  • Bejje

    This guide does not seem to explain how to install it on your computers hard drive, just how to USB-boot it. Can anyone explain how to install it on hard drive?

  • Gowri Sankar

    Can you just share the usb tool?

  • Larry Jenkins

    Is there a way to install it on the PC hard drive I stead of the USB drive? I thought at first that’s what was going to be shown here in this article. Resident mode just installs data and changed to the USB drive?


  • Edwin Wijaya

    how about the drivers?

  • Prateek

    have successfully installed the OS as resident mode on my Dell laptop but post that i am not seeing any google services under application like Google play store…etc…any idea what went wrong..

  • Bogdan

    Just booted the ISO in Guest Mode with VirtualBox. Of course, no space left, so now I’m looking for an alternative way, but the thing is that it works. HP / Core i5

  • Samael0411

    Exist any possibility to install Remix Os on hard drive not USB Flash device

  • Dinchen Straccia-Tella

    I stuck on wifi Setup…any Solutions??

    • amar krishna

      my wifi isnt working too..

  • Nicolas Silber

    Hello sir. If I install remix os I have to give up using windows 10?? is it possible to return to windows?

  • Filipe Fagundes

    Mine doesn’t show Play Store, even when I’ve installed the apk!

  • Sam Tramontana

    I cannot access the Play Store after booting in as both Guest and Resident on a Dell Inspiron i5. Should It download after the boot? I don’t see anything happening and cannot find it in the settings.

  • Is there any chance to have Google Play installed?

  • Paul Keenan

    Wouldn’t work for me on USB 2.0 I got a message saying my flash drive wasn’t fast enough and i don’t own a USB 3 compatible machine or thumb drive.
    I also am wondering why it has to be a 64 bit capable machine…. seems like it alienates a lot of so called old hardware that would run it just fine.
    the installer doesn’t let you install it on external hdd either which isn’t helpful at all as I have a 32gb ssd kicking about that can be fat32.
    does it work using the DD command on Linux?
    As that might be the next port of call.

  • Moh

    Guys, I really need your help. It won’t let me boot up windows 10 anymore, it just tells me no bootable device, insert boot disk and press any key. I don’t want to boot up remix os anymore, just windos 10 how do I fix please?!

  • romi

    can i instal it in 32bit laptop?

  • Mariano Villaplana

    Remix os 2.0 won’t boot on my Desktop PC.

    Here the specs:

    – Intel motherboard DQ35MP
    – Processor Intel Core 2 Duo E4400
    – Ram 2GB DDR2 667
    – Video onboard.

    After showing the text that says:

    – Detected Android – x86 sdb1;

    I should see the logo on the screen Remix OS.

    But the computer restarts immediately.

    I check the BIOS settings ; and UEFI Boot option is OFF.

    If anyone can help me ; I would really appreciate it. 🙁

  • Usmangani Patel

    I have selected Guest mode then it dispaly “Remix OS logo” since hour but won’t load. Please help

  • PancakezRule

    That’s not installation, that’s just booting the Live stick. How can you actually get it on the local hard drive?

  • Antony Ho

    The title is misleading.

    It is not installing to the laptop nor PC. Your walk through is showing on ‘How to install Remix OS onto USB stick’. The instructions on Jide website has cleared stated the required steps to do so.

  • Sam Cangialosi

    I’m getting a different error. “No operating system found”
    I’ve tried reformatting FAT32 once again and even tried downloading the iso again . Same issue.
    Changed BIOS to read legacy mode from auto, same issue.

  • Fairis Arifin

    how to install permanently on pc and using remix os 2.0 without usb drive?

  • Yudhveer Singh


  • Yudhveer Singh

    if in this way do i need pendrive plugged in all the time ?

  • Amit Juneja

    “This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU. Unable to boot – please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU” this error is shown when I try to boot remix os

    • HARSHIT awesome

      I am also facing the same problem did u try dual booting… Guides are now available?

    • Aayush Kumar

      Do you have an x64 CPU/Processor?

  • Adson Cristian

    I used the Remix OS USB tool to create the bootable USB stick, configured my notebook to boot from legacy USB, but when it boots up, I come across this message:

    “SYSLINUX: No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found”

    I’ve tried a lot of workarounds, but nothing helps. I don’t know what to do and not even Jide’s support team has been able to help me.

  • Harsh Rajput

    Help me…!;…while booting….bootmgr is missing…what’s the issue?

  • John Kats

    yeah but it will need everytime the usb…i wanna install it on my hdd how i can do this?

  • Pedro Henrique Silva de Deus

    Existis anyway to iinstall Remix OS into notebook HD:

  • Souleimane Ghachem Bey

    Initialize Data Partition, please be patient. .. From more than 30 minutes ! And reboots on the usb, then reboots From Windows 10 !

  • Omar Monajed

    what do i do im not good at this does this os work on 64 bit laptop with intel core i3?

  • Riccardo Simonetti

    I have an EeePC 701 4G… but it is i686 ç___ç

  • Aayush Kumar

    WiFi isn’t working on UEFI Mode

  • Ari

    My wifi can’t on. My laptop hp pavilion 14. any guess to fix it?

  • Tiago Paulo

    i try to install om vmware, always show error “cannot detect the usb writing speed”

  • Rakib Hasan Shohag

    My PC is stuck at the(Step:6) flashing display of Remix OS and cannot proceed to setup. What should I do? My Laptop is core i5, 4GB, Win7(64bit) + 3.0 16GB USB.

  • Shlok Patil

    What if I use a 4gb USB drive will it work and will the USB be further useable and what are the basic PC specs required. P.s I’m noob?

  • Does this work as a “standalone” OS? I mean, instead of installing on a USB drive, what if you do this on an SSD and then boot it up for standalone install? Am I making my self clear (bit rusty, my english) 🙂

  • Funeral

    I try to install several times, get to choose the language, and sometimes earlier, and get this. What to do?

  • Ahmad
  • ishara

    how to connect internet on this remix os,,can we use ethernet port to connect ?