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.

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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.

Requirements

  • 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!

Have SOME DOUBTS ABOUT THE REMIX OS 2.0, It’s CLEARED

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

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185 COMMENTS

    • 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.

        • 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

  1. 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!

  2. 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 ?

  3. 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?

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. @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!

  8. 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 !

  9. 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.

  10. 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”?

  11. 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

  12. 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….

  13. 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?

  14. 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.

      • 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

  15. 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.

    • 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.

  16. 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?

  17. 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 … 😀

  18. 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.

  19. 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?

  20. 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?

    • 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.

  21. 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…

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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

  25. 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 :/

  26. 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?

  27. 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

  28. 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..

  29. 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

  30. “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

  31. 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.

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

  33. 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.

  34. 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😂

  35. 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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