How To Install Remix OS 3.0 on your Computer or Laptop.

Remix OS

Remix Operating System 3.0 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 3.0 getting leaked and also added the links to download the Remix OS for PC & your computer system.

Get Android Remix OS For PC

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

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How To Install Remix OS 3.0 on USB Drive?

So decided to use the Remix OS 3.0 Android OS for PC? Believe me, I was just amazed by looking at the videos about the Remix Operating System 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 Using the USB drive, it just ran smooth and made me fall in love with the Android OS for PC. Without wasting a second more, lets begin with the steps to Install Android OS for PC on USB Drive.

  1. This OS is an open source like Linux.
  2. You may follow only three steps to install this OS.
  3. It also can be installed in Virtual Machine again in 3 steps
  4. It can installed in PC, also mobile phone.
  5. It comes with Remix Mini and Remix Ultratablet.
  6. It is also available on XDA.

Requirements

  • Torrent Downloading Client.
  • Remix OS 3.0 and Remix OS USB Installer.
  • USB 3.0
  • BIOS Should have Legacy Boot Mode Enabled (Or Enable it manually)
  • 8 GB USB Drive (FAT32 & 64Format)
  • Windows PC.

Features of Remix Operating System:

The key feature of Remix OS for PC is that, the Operating System support multiple window. This has been vastly improved in the migration to Marshmallow. Significant features include:

  • Free to download
  • Large screen Android gaming
  • USB Boot system
  • File Manager system
  • Re-sizeable window
  • Multiple Windows
  • A Lightweight OS

Step 1: Download the Android OS for PC and USB Installer.

The Remix Operating System is officially going to be released on 12th January but we spotted a leaked Remix OS 3.0 (which might be the final build) available for download & with it accompanies a Remix USB installer to install the Remix on the USB Drive. Download Remix OS for PC 3.0 and Remix OS USB Installer from here.

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 Android OS for PC 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 Operating System 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 Android OS for PC to the USB drive and make the USB Bootloader.

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The 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 Operating System 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.

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Install Remix OS – Bootable USB

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

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Remix Operating System 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.  If you’re looking to give your computer or laptop a little boost here is the best motherboard for ryzen 7 1700.

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Remix OS – Boot Menu

Select the USB Drive which has the “Remix OS 3.0 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.

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Remix Operating System 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 Operating System 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.

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Steps to Install Remix OS 3.0 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 Operating System. 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 Operating System again and again!

Step 7: Remix OS 3.0 – Begin with Installing the OS.

Now the Remix Operating System is installed, The boot screen with “Remix OS” written on confirms the installation. However, You are just three steps away to start the Remix Operating System 3.0’s GUI.

1st Step: Selecting the Language for operation:

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Remix Operating System 3.0 Languages – English, Chinese

The Operating System 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 OS, the first thing you will see is selecting the language.

2nd Step: Agree to the User Agreement.

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Remix Operating System 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 on your Laptop.

3rd Step – Click on Start.

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Remix OS 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 OS Live. I know this is the dumbest step, but we couldn’t avoid it. That’s it once done, you will see the Remix Operating System live on your computer system.

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Remix OS First Look – First Appearance.

Now, you’ve successfully installed the OS 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 Operating System, 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!

Have SOME DOUBTS ABOUT THE REMIX 3.0. If you want to know more the read the Remix OS 3.0 FAQs. It’s CLEARED

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Install Remix OS 32/64 bit Version & Double Boot Remix OS in Window

You’ll need a 4GB of larger USB flash drive to install in this way. It recommends using a USB 3.0 drive with fast read/write speeds for best performance on 64-bit computers, but if you’re using a 32-bit system, you may only have USB 2.0 ports.

Step #1: Download the Remix file using Torrent, ans unZip the file.

Step #2: Connect a USB drive like Pendrive to your PC and open the Remix Operating System folder & click on remixos-usb-tool.

Step #3: Now restart your Computer

Step #4: Now it will boot your computer through Remix Operating System.

When you install this Android OS for PC, you can use it like any other Android device. It allow you to download previously purchased apps, connect to email and Google Drive, and manage the internal file structure whatever you want.

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

    please help me

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

  3. 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!

  4. 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

  5. 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 ?

  6. 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?

  7. 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.

  8. 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

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

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. PLEASE HELP. BOOT ERROR =/

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

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

  14. @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!

  15. 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.

  16. 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 =/

  17. 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 !

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. 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”?

  21. 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

  22. 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)

    AND THEN IT RESTARTS THE COMPUTER! IT JUST GOES BACK TO MY PREVIOUS OS AND IT ACTS LIKE NOTHING IS DONE!

    I did everything i have a USB flash drive

    formated it as FAT32

    used the default thing for it

    idk what to do….

  23. 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?

  24. 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?

  25. @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.

  26. 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. 🙂

  27. 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.

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

  29. 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.

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

  31. 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

  32. 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?

  33. 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.

  34. 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 … 😀

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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 EXT4 partitions. First is a small 100mb, and the second is 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(Again say no to formatting). GRUB installs to the first partition while Android-x86 installs to the second.

  38. 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?

  39. 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?

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

  41. 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…

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

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

  45. 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=
    0

    –mcat84

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. 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 :/

  49. 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?

  50. 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?

    Thanks

  51. 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..

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

  53. 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

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

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

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

  57. 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

  58. “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

  59. 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.

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

  61. 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 …

  62. 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.

  63. 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?

  64. 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) 🙂

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