Remix OS 2.0 is the latest version of Remix OS, It is yet to launch officially and leaked version of the Remix OS 2.0 was found. The screenshots of the interface were so tempting that I wasn’t able to stop myself from downloading the entire OS. I downloaded the Remix OS 2.0 but was confused with the installation, so just gave it a try and it worked like charm.

Remix OS.

Now I’ve created a Bootable USB drive with Remix OS 2.0, However, the method which I’ve used only works for the Windows OS. And doesn’t seem to work with MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and iMac’s and was keen to help people who owned Mac’s and wanted to test the Remix OS 2.0 and ended up finding the best steps to install Remix OS 2.0 on Apple products.

So I’ve created another guide to help people who own MacBooks, iMac’s to create a Bootable USB disk for Booting Remix OS 2.0 on their MacBook’s. If you are not aware, the Remix OS 2.0 can be used in two modes, the Guest mode and Resident mode, by using this method you will only be able to use Remix OS 2.0 on your MacBook/iMac in Guest mode.

Also Read “How To Dual Boot Remix OS 2.0 with Windows

How to Install Remix OS 2.0 on MacBook & iMac.

Creating a Bootable USB disk on Windows System is very easy, There is a Remix OS USB Tool present which writes the “Remix OS 2.0” to the USB. But in MacBook or iMac it is going to be a bit tough, but don’t worry, I’ll simplify it and help you with installing the Remix OS 2.0 on OS X.

Requirements:

  • Remix OS 2.0 ISO File.
  • MacBook Air, Macbook Pro or iMac.
  • USB Drive (8-16 GB).
  • Some knowledge about Terminal.

Step 1: Download the Remix OS 2.0 ISO File.

We’ve already posted a link to Download the Remix OS 2.0 using Torrent Client in one of our previous post: Download Remix OS 2.0The download link requires a torrent client, if you don’t have one, I’d suggest you to download a torrent client for your Mac.

After downloading you will see two files, one would be the Remix OS 2.0 and the other would be the Remix OS USB Tool. However, the Remix OS USB tool won’t work on MacBook’s or iMac’s. Once downloaded, You are supposed to rename the ISO file as “RemixISO.iso” and put the ISO File on the Desktop.

Step 2: Convert “RemixISO.iso” (ISO) to “RemixISO.img” (IMG File) to make it compatible with MacBook or iMac.

The “IMG” File type isn’t compatible with the Mac and that’s the reason why you weren’t able to create a bootable USB for your Mac. Copy the below lines to the terminal and you will be able to convert the RemixISO.iso to RemixISO.img.

hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o Desktop/RemixISO.img 
Desktop/RemixISO.iso

The Terminal will give an output file with the name “RemixISO.img.dmg“. Rename the file and remove the “.dmg” from the file name, so after renaming the name will look like “RemixISO.img“. After doing it, head to the next step.

Step 3: Format USB Disk using Disk Utility.

Open Disk Utility and Select the letter of your USB Drive and Format it and select the Format as “MS-DOS (FAT)” and click on Erase.

Format USB Drive MacBook

Doing this will delete the entire data on your USB Drive, so if you have some important data on your USB disk, then it is recommended to take the backup of those files to your HDD/SSD.

Step 4: Make the USB Bootable with Remix OS 2.0.

So now when we have the Remix OS’s IMG file ready with us, It’s time to write it to the USB and make the USB Bootable. So follow the below steps to make the USB Bootable.

Open the Terminal again and type the command

diskutil list

This command will list all the drives which are connected to your Mac (MacBook/iMac). Note down the number of your USB disk and note it somewhere, and continue typing the below commands in the Terminal.

Replace “X” with the USB disk number found by following the above steps.

diskutil unmountDisk /dev/diskX sudo dd if=Desktop/RemixISO.img 
of=/dev/rdiskX bs=1m diskutil eject /dev/diskX

After entering the above command in the Terminal, Turn off your Mac and hold down option key and you will see two options to boot. You can check the Image below.

MacBook Boot Screen - Remix OS 2.0

Press click enter on the Windows to continue, if everything is fine and the OS is properly set in the USB drive then you will see the boot up screen (Blue screen), now follow the next step.

Step 5: Select the Mode in which you will use the Remix OS 2.0 – Guest mode or Resident mode?

The Remix OS 2.0 can be used in two different modes – Guest mode and Resident mode, Resident mode will save your data and can be accessed next time without your USB drive.

Remix OS - Guest Mode & Resident Mode.However, Guest mode will require your USB Drive and won’t save any of your data on Remix OS 2.0. If you select the guest mode then, that’s all done with “Creating a Remix OS 2.0 Bootable Drive for Mac’s (MacBook/iMac’s)”.

If you want all the data on your Remix OS 2.0 to be saved then you can get set with the Resident mode. However, for Resident mode you will have to complete one more step.

Select Resident mode and press TAB and enter the below line:

androidboot.hardware=remix_x86_64 androidboot.selinux=permissive 
quiet SRC= DATA= DATA_IN_MEM=1 DPI=265 UVESA_MODE=2880x1800

It will boot in to Remix OS 2.0 within two to three minutes depending upon your System configuration. That’s it you’ve successfully installed the Remix OS 2.0. Now follow the below steps to set it up.

Step 6: Setup Remix OS 2.0: Language Selection & Acceptance of User Agreement.

You will be seeing the screen with “Remix OS” written on it, it will take 2-3 minutes and you will have a screen where the languages will be listed and you will have to select the language which you will be using on Remix OS 2.0.

After selecting the Language you will have to accept the user agreement and click on “Start” and that’s it you’ve even setup the Remix OS. You will now be able to use Android Apps or say Android OS on your Mac without any emulator or being dependent on any other operating system as a base.

Some Bugs Encountered while using Remix OS 2.0

  1. Remix OS doesn’t save your previous settings.
  2. Tried clash of clan – Showed up black screen but sound is coming.
  3. Touch input instead of mouse pointer.

Tried installing it? Faced any issues? Why don’t you just comment down the issue here and I’ll try to come with a solution. Done with the Installation? What Next? Here is our guide to Install WhatsApp APK on Remix OS.

Have Queries about the Remix OS 2.0? We’ve created a thread answering the FAQ about the Remix OS 2.0.

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  • Can I use the .iso in a virtual machine instead?

    • It requires FAT32 system so probably it won’t work! I’ve not checked it though!

    • Naif

      YES, tested on macbook pro with VM

      • any particular settings in virtualbox I should be aware of?
        because I tried but can’t get past the Guest or Resident option

  • Juliano Dorneles dos Santos

    Sorry but… I’ve missed the part were do you show hot to INSTALL it on a Mac (and not on a portable drive). Or this will not be possible?

    • It gets installed on the Portable Drive and not your Mac, It’s because it is made to stick to portable drive and it won’t create any partition. I created this post, because the installation method for both Windows OS and Mac is different!

      • Juliano Dorneles dos Santos

        Ok, I understand. I misread the text because English is not my mother language. Thanks for the guide!

  • urbanpitch

    In going to test using parallels, force some driver settings with the input methid

  • nessa123

    Every time I do the sudo command it just ejects it, it does not write the data on the usb nor does it boot up

    • Ben

      Same here

    • Mikael Skeneby

      use sudo dd if=/Users//Desktop/RemixISO.img …

    • vivekr

      What worked for me was to run the as separate commands

      1. diskutil unmountDisk /dev/diskX
      2. sudo dd if=Desktop/RemixISO.img
      of=/dev/rdiskX bs=1m
      3. diskutil eject /dev/diskX

      The second command will make it look like it is stuck. Do not worry, it would be done in a few minutes

      • Valentin Alexandro

        yes! it is separate, if you dont do that, it wont works

        • ClearlyYoureWrong

          Yeah, seriously why isn’t the article being updated? This will work for no one without the instructions provided by commenter @vivekr:disqus

      • Angel Avalos Franco

        it works, but it only appears the macHD after reboot… but the files are written in the usb…(i have an ibookG4)

      • Dang Hai Nguyen

        How long to finish writing data on the USB? I wait 10 minutes and it not finished yet and how do I know it finished?

    • mayank lingwal

      Tried everything still it doesn’t make a bootable usb. Will look into other forums.
      Edit- I am able to create a bootable usb for some reasons it is not shown in the startup manager or in startup disk. In normal finder i can look into the files though.

  • Mirko Tomášek

    The Terminal command should be this way, the one mentioned in the article didn’t work for me.

    hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ~/Desktop/RemixISO.img ~/Desktop/RemixISO.iso

    • Cristian Andrés

      Man, you just made my day. Thanks very much!

  • vivekr

    Did not work for me, unfortunately. Was looking forward to this

    I used a mid 2012 Macbook Pro 13 inch with Intel HD 4000. It just waits on “Detecting Android x-86”.

    I tried the persistent option(and guest)

    If I try this line, there is a screen glitch
    androidboot.hardware=remix_x86_64 androidboot.selinux=permissive
    quiet SRC= DATA= DATA_IN_MEM=1 DPI=265 UVESA_MODE=2880×1800

    I changed UVESA_MODE to 1280×800(the native resolution) and it just shows “Detecting Android x-86”.

    To be specific, I added the values here in addition to the values that were already present, making sure that there were no duplicates.

    I did a quick google search and found that Android x-86 does not support UEFI.

    Anybody had any luck around this issue or faced it even?

    • Moayad Ali

      how do you even boot the remix os up? when i restart my macbook nothing happens?

      • vivekr

        You hold down the Alt/option key while the system boots up. it will show the drive

        • Angel Avalos Franco

          i tried that, but my usb doesn’t appears after pressing OPTION KEY. Can you help me? (i have an iBook G4)

  • Abbas Kumaili

    sudo dd if=Desktop/RemixISO.img of=/dev/rdisk2 bs=1m this worked for me

  • Abbas Kumaili

    sudo dd if=Desktop/RemixISO.img of=/dev/rdisk2 bs=1m @disqus_q1MUW6tCfG:disqus try this

  • Moayad Ali

    can someone help me? i have created the usb with terminal, but i have a problem, when i reboot my macbook and hold option key, i dont get the windows option. i have only OSX and recovery. i cant get the Remix installation booted.

    • Jaspr

      Same issue. USB disk is not bootable at all.

    • try making GPT your usb pen drive, instead of MBR. The file system type should be the same (FAT32)

      • pensil

        using ‘dd’ command not working in new macbook..
        need boot to efi mode.. special trick needed to boot with efi enabled drive..
        GPT or MBR is not effect,
        you can still boot to efi mode with MBR map disk
        but the main problem is,, need specific path to kernel and path to initrd to be able boot to remix iso.
        anyone know the path is?

  • SHANTANU

    need help with persistent mode..every time I type :

    androidboot.hardware=remix_x86_64 androidboot.selinux=permissive quiet SRC= DATA= DATA_IN_MEM=1 DPI=265 UVESA_MODE=2880×1800.

    It gets stuck and nothing happens.

  • Daniel

    Hi Dumb question but how do I reformat the disk to Normal on a mac. The disk utility keeps throwing errors

  • MrWar

    is there a way on getting this to work on a much older computer? Its an IBM T41 running on an old Pentium M

  • can the pen drive be formatted in GPT or does it need MBR?

  • Nico

    Is it possible to create the bootable USB in a way that for example my 16GB stick doesn’t get turned into a 3GB partition?

  • Kristoffer Matsson

    Am I the only one having trouble to boot my USB-memory when done? It doesn’t appear when I get to the boot selector on startup… I’ve followed the guide and had no problem with setting up the USB stick.

  • Marco

    I tried with terminal , created the usb drive but it did not boot.

    So I used this program: https://sevenbits.github.io/Mac-Linux-USB-Loader/

    It creates a bootable drive from an ISO automatically.

    • Lorenzo

      Can you explain it please?

    • Daniel

      Did you have to set up the enterprise.cfg file to get it to work?

  • Kenmoe Stael

    the terminal command those not work for me. some help

  • Kenmoe Stael

    this command don’t work for me can someone help.

    diskutil unmountDisk /dev/diskX sudo dd if=Desktop/RemixISO.img
    of=/dev/rdiskX bs=1m diskutil eject /dev/diskX

  • Kenmoe Stael

    can some help me the terminal command for iOS covert disk is not working for me.

  • Kenmoe Stael

    iOS convert remix in the discretion don’t work for me. please i need help????

  • Palidhje Discriber

    i have made the bootable usb but it got stuck at the bootloop from REMIX… it wont go further… please help

    • Kirill

      The same issue!

  • Enrique Garcia Polo

    It doesn’t work for me, When I try to boot, it stops just after the word A N D R O I D apears in the screen. Any Solution?? Thanks

  • Suryo Wibowo

    so… I have installed the remix os on my usb thumb drive.
    i rebooted while i pressed Option, and choose “EFI Boot” (instead of “Windows” like in the article).

    and then I pressed Guest mode (to try only)
    but it comes error messages:

    error: failure reading sector 0x0 from ‘hd1’,
    error: failure reading sector 0x0 from ‘cd0’,
    error: failure reading sector 0x0 from ‘hd1’,
    error: failure reading sector 0x0 from ‘cd0’,
    error: no such device: /system.sfs
    Press any key to continue

    I pressed a key…
    it goes to another screen with:
    Detecting Android-x86………

    and it goes on and on for hours…

    what did I do wrong?

  • Torstein Finnbakk

    After burning my usb stick with disktool the stick is no longer recognized on my Mac, neither on my Linux PC. It does no longer show up in file manager or in any disk tool apps. What can I do to restore it?

  • Chris Wardall

    the cmd is wrong should be

    diskutil unmountDisk /dev/diskX && sudo dd if=Desktop/RemixISO.img

    of=/dev/rdiskX bs=1m && diskutil eject /dev/diskX

  • android machine

    it worked but extremely buggy, icons on the screen are too tiny, it freezes and that goes for the web page too..

  • Tom van der Geer

    Try Etcher (for both Windows and OSX/MacOS) to write the iso directly to USB. No conversion, formatting and command line required. Very easy! Download Etcher for free at Etcher.io.