How to Install Remix OS on Virtual Box on Any Computer

How to Install Remix OS on Virtual Box on Any Computer

Jide’s Remix OS has gained hype in the last two months. Its Remix Mini was successful on Kickstarter and displayed at CES 2016. The Remix OS brings a desktop-style Android experience. It can be tried out via USB or dual booted with your current OS. Dual booting can be tedious and requires at least 32GB of free space. Alternatively, you can install it on a Virtual Machine.

How to Install Remix OS on Virtual Box on Any Computer

To install Remix OS on Virtual Box, we will use Virtual Box as the VM software, which is available on multiple platforms including Windows 10, Mac, and Linux. Here are the pre-requisites you need to consider.

Pre-Requisites

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“Virtual Box must be installed, along with downloading Remix OS from Jide’s website. Choose the Legacy file option, preferably via torrent link for faster downloads. Virtual Box requires the following minimum requirements for running Remix OS: at least 4 GB RAM to allocate 1 GB for Remix OS (the more RAM, the better performance), 16 GB storage space for the virtual hard drive, and a dual-core processor (most systems nowadays have this or higher). A higher processing speed will result in better performance. If your processor supports hyperthreading, the OS will run smoothly.”

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Now let’s create a virtual machine for Remix OS.

Creating a Virtual Machine for Remix OS

Step 1: Click on “New” in the menu option on top to create a new virtual machine in VM VirtualBox.

Step 2: Select the options shown in the screenshot below. You can name the virtual machine as desired. Choose Linux as Android is based on it. Additionally, make sure to select the 64-bit version since Remix is a 64-bit operating system. Click “Next”.

How to Install Remix OS on Virtual Box on Any Computer

Step-3: On the next screen allocate memory. Allocate at least 1 GB if you have low RAM.

Step-4: Select “Create a new virtual hard disk now.”

How to Install Remix OS on Virtual Box on Any Computer

Step-5: Select VDI as your hard disk file type.

How to Install Remix OS on Virtual Box on Any Computer

Step-6: Next, choose Dynamically allocated.

How to Install Remix OS on Virtual Box on Any Computer

Step-7: Allocate 16 GB storage space. Also, select the location of your virtual hard drive. I haven’t kept it on my system drive (the default folder). It’s OK to place it another logical drive if you don’t have enough storage on the system partition. Lastly, click Create.

How to Install Remix OS on Virtual Box on Any Computer

Not Enough Space in your System Partition? Want to extend it? Here’s a quick guide for extending system partition on Windows 10.

You’ve created the virtual machine. Now, install the Remix OS ISO file.

Running Remix OS ISO File

Extract the files from the Remix OS zip file. We only need the ISO file. Start the virtual machine by right-clicking and selecting Start -> Normal Start.

How to Install Remix OS on Virtual Box on Any Computer

The virtual machine will boot. You should get a dialog box to select the ISO file. Browse and select the ISO file. Click Start.

How to Install Remix OS on Virtual Box on Any Computer

Remix OS boots in two modes – Resident mode and Guest mode. However, the Resident mode is not functional, so it is recommended to choose the Guest mode. Use the arrow keys for navigation and the Tab key for selection. Once you have selected the Guest mode, you’ll need to enter a specific code. The code to enter is “vga=791”. This code ensures that the system boots in 1024 * 768 resolution with 65000 colors. It is important to include a space before typing in “vga=791”, as shown in the screenshot.

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How to Install Remix OS on Virtual Box on Any Computer

Now, your system should start up. It might take some time. Be patient. This is the home screen of Remix OS. If the system becomes visually slow, increase the Video memory of the virtual machine.

How to Install Remix OS on Virtual Box on Any Computer

What do You Think About Remix OS?

What are your thoughts on Remix OS? Did it provide a desktop-style experience? I could easily open all the apps. Kudos to Jide for that. Share your thoughts on Remix OS in the comments.

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