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Help | How to install Android 4.4.2 KitKat on any PC

In the tough competition between mobile OS, as seen in recent dissemination data on the market, Android continues to dominate with a detachment from the pursuers, iOS is Windows Phone above all, which is increasing day by day, also favored by the growth of the tablet market sector where although it is not yet optimized to the best, in particular in the experience of the applications, it is in a privileged position compared, in particular, to the OS of the Redmond company, developed to be very similar to what is provided on personal computers.

Based on this reasoning, the community of modding, always very active to provide new experiences on Android, has tried to carry out the porting of Android 4.4.2 KitKat , also in its other various versions, for PC, offering the same experience from smartphones and tablets, and has thus created a mechanism, complete with detailed guide, to allow anyone to achieve this result, having the green robot on their personal computer .

The installation of Android, in particular Android 4.4.2 KitKat on PC, recommended in dual-boot mode in order to maintain your version of Windows without taking any risks, requires some minimum requirements such as:

  • A working PC of any kind, be it a desktop, laptop or notebook
  • A storage medium, blank CD or USB stick
  • The download of the ISO related to Android x86: related to your model, or generic, the latter in case of absence of your device from the primary list.
  • A free partition for installation and with the following dimensions based on the Android version: 2 GB Froyo-ICS, 8 GB jelly Bean, 10 GB KitKat

At this point the procedure will be different depending on whether you have decided, based on the available storage medium, whether to use the CD or the USB stick, having to use the measures for adapting the ISO relative to Android x86 based on the latter .

USB stick mode – Android 4.4.2 KitKat

If you have chosen to use the USB flash drive, the first step to download Unetbootin, which, once obtained, will be started by selecting the ISO Android x86, at this point you will have to choose between Hard Disk and USB Drive, selecting the latter, and continue as indicated by the tool that will start the installation of Android x86 on the PC. After completing this phase, reboot the system and access the BIOS, selecting USB 2.0 at the appropriate time, or what will be displayed as the name of the stick, then continuing on the menu item generated by Unetbootin called "Install Android x86 on hard disk".

At this point you will have to select the previously prepared partition to install Android 4.4.2 KitKat, or other versions, the step will require the formatting of the same that you can avoid, on Windowsby clicking on ?Install GRUB etc" is "Yes"Or, on Ubuntuby clicking directly on ?No". The final phase of the whole process will be to confirm the start of the installation with the command "Make system r / w" is "Yes", Restart the system and the next time you log in you can enjoy the green robot.

CD mode – Android 4.4.2 KitKat

If, on the other hand, you have opted for a more classic CD, the first step will obviously be to burn the ISO Android x86 to the medium, leaving it in the PC while rebooting it in order to access the BIOS by selecting, in this case, the CD itself. At this point you must, always in the GRUB menu, select the item ?Install Android x86 on hard disk", By performing the same steps seen in the procedure for USB flash drive, then choosing the partition on which to install the release of Android chosen, and finally confirm the process with the command ?Make system r / w" is "Yes?, Restarting to finally be able to try and test the fruit of your work.

The details for any maneuver are obviously well illustrated, if you have any doubts about the installation of Android 4.4.2 KitKat, on the official forum of XDA where this guide was presented.

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