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Android x86 Marshmallow not booting on Virtualbox and VMware Workstation

Found the solution! You have to edit menu.lst file. Here is how: boot in debug mode (usually the second option in boot menu) when booting stops (for me it just hangs there with flashing cursor and ...
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Could Android go on PC?

There have been several distributions of Android for x86 PC hardware. None of them have achieved a lot of market share. They include: android-x86 Remix OS Bliss OS Project Celadon Emteria provide it ...
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How to check the current platform of Android OS?

If you have adb set up, it's a one-liner at the shell prompt: $ adb shell "getprop ro.product.cpu.abi" arm64-v8a In this example, the device asked answered that it has a 64bit ARM V8a CPU (second ...
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Android x86 Marshmallow not booting on Virtualbox and VMware Workstation

I'd like to extend and improve @Jay Smith answer based on personal experience. He is right in the core thing that the cause of the issue is VGA resolution used by Android, but he is wrong in his ...
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Could Android go on PC?

Other answers explain well the most known Android-on-x86 projects. I think it fails in the reason, why it has not a bigger penetration. Android uses a Linux kernel and everything works on Android PC-s ...
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How to check the current platform of Android OS?

CPU -Z is a versatile app that gives you SoC information apart from some other apps From app description on play store
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What is the difference between Remix OS and Phoenix OS?

Add to the above answer; from what I found while testing both OSes:- Phoenix OS is now x86 only platform, while Remix is x86/Arm Phoenix OS supports window transparency. File manager in Phoenix OS ...
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How to fix android-x86 install on VMware?

You need to follow the instructions. Specifically: You have to change your virtual disk type to be IDE because the default type in VMware is SCSI, and [the] Android-x86 kernel is not configured to ...
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Why Android x86 9.0 boots in command line and not in GUI?

This is a semi permanent fix. It will stay fixed until you open settings. Then you can just do it again. 1. On the main VBox screen in the display section click on what ever follows Graphics ...
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Android x86 Marshmallow not booting on Virtualbox and VMware Workstation

I also had problems with Android x86 vitual box on a Windows 7 Pro x64 AMD machine. I suppose we are all going to have slightly different issues depending on our architecture/hardware but they all ...
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Android x86 Marshmallow not booting on Virtualbox and VMware Workstation

Some progress here, but not the real thing. The following allowed me to boot Android x86 6.0 under VirtualBox correctly - but only once: 1) When booting the installation image, the initial screen ...
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How to manually transfer entire Whatsapp installation to another device (the hard way)

If you have root, you can use TitaniumBackup to save Whatsapp data. If you don't have root, you can downgrade to Whatsapp 2.11.431 (you can find it here) which was the latest version with adb backup ...
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Can't change screen resolution of Android-x86_64 installed in UEFI mode

Found the solution. Short answer: This line should go in the bootloader for UEFI mode: set gfxpayload=1280x720 Explanation: On x86 systems, the kernel will be booted using the 32-bit boot protocol. ...
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Android X86 6.0 boot stuck on Boot Logo in VMWare

At first I had the same issue. But I changed the Display settings and now it works. Go to the VM settings's Go to Display settings Check the Accelerate 3D graphics Set the graphics memory to 1GB (if ...
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Is it possible to install an app compiled for ARM on an x86 emulator image

No, it's not possible. You need to find a version of the app that was compiled for x86, or without any architecture-specific parts (i.e. Java only).
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Is it possible to install an app compiled for ARM on an x86 emulator image

Genymotion with ARM translation You can use genymotion (the personal use version is free) with an Oreo ROM + ARM_Translation_Oreo.zip (google the filename to download it). Once you download the zip ...
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Android x86 Stuck at A N D R O I D x86_64:/

If you want to run Android without installation: From the grub menu after booting the installation media, choose advanced options then: "Live CD VESA mode - no GPU hardware acceleration" and if you ...
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Android-x86 stuck at black screen and a static underscore _

I found disabling 3D acceleration and setting the graphic controller to VBoxVGA solves the issue.
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How to run Android in Virtualbox on Linux?

I was able to install Android-x86 on my Debian 9 box with no real problem. Following are my system details, the articles I followed, commands I used and lastly the settings info of the VM itself. ...
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How can I install flashable zips in Android-x86

This is caused by the install script incorrectly detecting your platform as ARM. In order to fix this issue, which is specific to the Xposed ZIP file, you must hack edit flash-script.sh. Search for: ...
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How to manually transfer entire Whatsapp installation to another device (the hard way)

I was encountering the crashing behaviour trying these approaches too, but @DeathMaskSalesman seems to've been on the right track—the crashes are indeed a permissions issue. If you remove WhatsApp ...
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Android on virtualbox can't move mouse pointer

As it was mentioned in the comments above, there is reference for Android X86 – mouse support in Oracle VirtualBox linked in this answer. AFAIK I had not to install additional packages like vbox-guest-...
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Why can't Wi-Fi be enabled in Android-x86 inside VirtualBox?

Turns out according to the official docs, "VirtualBox provides up to eight virtual PCI Ethernet cards", which means no Wi-Fi card is available to emulate. Even if the host provides Internet ...
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Android-x86 8.1 in VMWare Workstation doesn't show GUI

To switch to GUI, please ensure that you have 3D acceleration turned on in VMWare Machine Settings. If you still cannot see the GUI, try Alt+F7
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Why Android x86 9.0 boots in command line and not in GUI?

According to the answer here from Stack Overflow: Temporary fix: append nomodeset xforcevesa at the end of the line containing kernel during boot time at the GRUB menu. During boot press E to edit. ...
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Default kernel version of Android-x86 ISO

How can I know what is the default kernel version? By reading the release notes. With every new release, the development team publishes the major changes compared to the previous releases. The kernel ...
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How to close programs in the Android-x86 emulator?

If you view the currently open apps, you can hold click on the bottom of the app preview window and drag up to close the application. This took me a while to figure out myself.
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Open Androidx86 system.img to edit init.sh

in my experience, use this trick just install the android os, and boot open root folder/etc/init.sh and copy init.sh copy to another location and open using text editor add rmmod i2c-hid and the ...
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How to manually transfer entire Whatsapp installation to another device (the hard way)

THX to this guide here from xda I was handle to perform a manually transfer of my entire Whatsapp conversations (120000 messages :D). Simple: Make a full TWRP Backup of your old rom if possible +...
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Android 6.0 x86_64 bit boot stuck at root@x86_64:/ on Windows Hyper-V

The default screen resolution /color depth is not work. Need to be changed. A guide could be find here: How to Install Android x86 4.4 R2 on Hyper-V – Part 2: Configuration, Screen resolution and ...
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