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Run Android 10 on your PC :: AndEX 10 (Android-x86_64) with GAPPS (Google Play Store etc.), Aurora Store, Mint Browser, Google Maps, Google Earth, Mac OS Style Launcher and Spotify :: Build 210402

NEWS 210402 – A new version of AndEX 10 is ready!
I’ve uploaded a new version of AndEX 10 – andex-10-x86_64-gapps-aurora-spotify-1150mb-210402.iso. All included apps have been updated to the latest version. Also Google Play Services and Google Play Store.

Upgrade from previous versions of AndEX 10?

If you already have AndEX 10 version 201027, 200108, 200218, 200225 or 200604 up and running there is no need to acquire the newest version from 210402. Just upgrade all apps to the latest version of today and you’re done! Use Google Play Store for that. You can of course also install for example Google Maps, Google Earth, YouTube, Gmail, Aurora Store, Spotify, Mint Browser and Google Play Games yourself (if you are running the AndEX 10 mini version of 200225).

NEWS 210402 about AndEX 10 with GAPPS
My sixth build of AndEX 10 is ready. It has GAPPS (Google Play Store etc), Google Maps, Google Earth, YouTube, Gmail, Aurora Store, Spotify, Mint Browser. Launcher for Mac OS Style and many other apps pre-installed. This build of Android x86_64 10 – andex-10-x86_64-gapps-aurora-spotify-1150mb-210402.iso – can be installed to hard drive or on a USB stick. You can also run the system live. I.e. from a DVD or a USB stick. On some computers you’ll have to start up AndEX 10 in compatibility mode (VESA) though. The sound and video performance is generally very very good. Google Play Store works very well in this build of AndEX 10. So does the YouTube and Spotify app. I’ve also included one extra app store – Aurora Store. Use it if you can’t find the app you’re looking for using Google Play Store.

MORE ABOUT AndEX 10
My new compiled Android-x86_64 system (10) can run and be installed on almost all newer laptops (and some Desktop computers). For example Acer (Aspire), HP, Samsung, Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo, Thinkpad, Fujitsu, Panasonic and Asus laptops. You can also run AndEX 10 in VirtualBox and/or VMware. I can also mention that I could run my new 10 version on a HP All-in-One PC (with a touch screen), HP Pavilion 500-317no Desktop Computer and on a Lenovo ThinkStation C30. You can very easy do a “normal” or manual installation to hard drive. A manual installation can also be done to a drive where you already have another Linux system (for example Ubuntu 20.04.2) installed. Read more about how to install AndEX 10 below.

Android 10 was released 190903.

About the Android-x86 project – my sources

AndEX 10 is compiled by me with sources from the Android-x86 Project. All AndEX versions are also dependent of the Android-x86 Project’s activity and development. Following Android-x86 Project’s instructions you can build your own Android-x86_64 system.

You will see this boot screen (when booting from a DVD or a USB stick).

When booting up AndEX 10 you shall see this boot animation.

Clash of Clans and Angry Birds (not pre-installed) and other popular games
Clash of Clans (a very popular epic strategy game) and Asphalt 9 (not pre-installed) work very very well. Perfect video quality and audio. If you have a touchscreen you can also run some hunting, shooting and (other) racing games. 3D Chess Game is pre-installed. Unfortunately some very big games won’t run. They can be installed via Google Play, but they won’t run (at least not on my computers). One example of such big games is PUBG Mobile.

Kernel
Kernel 4.19.175-exton is used in AndEX 10 Build 210402.

HOW TO do a simple manual installation (FRUGAL) of AndEX 10 to hard drive
The system’s install function work very well in AndEX 10 Build 210402. You can, however, also do a very simple manually installation to hard drive. To be able to do that you must have at least one Linux system installed on your hard drive. You must also use Grub as boot loader. Follow these steps.
1. Download andex-10-x86_64-gapps-aurora-spotify-1150mb-210402.iso
2. Start up a Linux system (Ubuntu or…) on the computer where you want to have AndEX 10 installed.
3. Create a special partition for AndEX 10 or use the partition where you already have one Linux system installed. The one you just booted up or…
4. Create a folder called (for example) ANDEX10-210402
5. Extract andex-10-x86_64-gapps-aurora-spotify-1150mb-210402.iso to the root (/ANDEX10-210402) of your new partition (formatted as ext4) or to the root of (for example) your Ubuntu system.
6. Create a folder called data in the folder ANDEX10-210402.
7. You will then have a folder called ANDEX10-210402 with four important files – the folder data, initrd.img, system.sfs and kernel – see the picture below. The folder /ANDEX10-210402/data is very important! All your system changes will be saved to the folder data. You can’t even run the system without it. All other files which is in the ISO file can be deleted.

When you have the folder ANDEX10-210402 in the right place it is time to configure Grub so you will be able to boot up AndEX 10 – see the examples below.

About Grub and “dual-boot/multi-boot”
If you already have have one or more Linux systems installed on your hard drive (which you must have to be able to install AndEX 10 Build 210402 manually) you can see below how to use Grub2 (which Ubuntu and most other Linux systems use as boot loader). You should add these lines to /boot/grub/grub.cfg or /etc/grub.d/40_custom – for example:
menuentry ‘AndEX 10 210402 (sda8-FRUGAL)’ {
recordfail
load_video
insmod gzio
if [ x$grub_platform = xxen ]; then insmod xzio; insmod lzopio; fi
insmod part_gpt
insmod ext2
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
search –no-floppy –fs-uuid –set=root 35527b5d-4652-4bcf-97b5-27ff3b1f267a
else
search –no-floppy –fs-uuid –set=root 35527b5d-4652-4bcf-97b5-27ff3b1f267a
fi
linux /ANDEX10-210402/kernel root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.selinux=permissive androidboot.hardware=android_x86_64 DPI=160 UVESA_MODE=1366×768 SRC=/ANDEX10-210402
initrd /ANDEX10-210402/initrd.img
}

NOTE 1: On some computers you may have to add nomodeset to the linux boot line. If so you may also have to remove DPI=160 and UVESA_MODE=1366×768 from the linux boot line. AndEX won’t start otherwise or you won’t have sound.

NOTE 1 B: On my HP Pavilion 500-317no Desktop Computer I had to use the boot lines below to make everything work.
linux /ANDEX10-210402/kernel root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.selinux=permissive androidboot.hardware=android_x86_64 nomodeset SRC=/ANDEX10-210402
I could also run AndEX 10 from hard drive on my Lenovo ThinkStation C30 using the same boot line. I.e. with nomodeset.

NOTE 2
: The DPI=160 entry provides a hint about the display’s pixel density in dots per inch. This is an important setting – if the Android display’s icons and text look too small and crowded, increase this number. If things seem too big, make it smaller.

NOTE 3: The UVESA_MODE=1366×768 entry describes the display size. This is also an important setting. If you know your display’s actual dimensions, enter them here. But not all dimensions work – it sometimes happens that a display specification that’s possible in principle isn’t feasible in practice.

NOTE 4 (Very important): On some computers you may have to skip adding DPI and UVESA_MODE to be able to connect to Google Play Store. Otherwise you will get an error message saying There was a problem communicating with google servers. Once you have logged in to Google Play Store and/or Gmail you can change your Grub configuration. I.e. add for example DPI=160 and UVESA_MODE=1366×768 (if you need to).

If you use Grub Legacy (which is very unusual today) you should add these lines to /boot/grub/menu.lst
title AndEX 10 – 210402 (sda8)
root (hd0,7)

kernel /ANDEX10-210402/kernel quiet root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.selinux=permissive androidboot.hardware=android_x86_64 SRC=/ANDEX10-210402
initrd /ANDEX10-210402/initrd.img

NOTE: Doing a manual installation is not necessary. The system’s install function works very well. On the other hand I wouldn’t mess with my UEFI partition if I have other Linux systems and Windows installed and everything works alright. Anyway for testing purposes I did a normal installation of AndEX 10 Build 200108. I.e. I let the installation program reinstall Grub. After a reboot I saw this Grub menu.

I could still start my other Linux systems and Windows, but nevertheless I wanted my old/normal boot menu back. To achieve that I booted up the Linux system (Ubuntu 19.10) where I had Grub installed in the first place. Then I ran the command sudo boot-repair. After that I got my old/normal Grub boot menu back. It looked like this.

Watch a movie showing the “normal” install process (in VirtualBox)…

Language settings
You can (of course) run AndEX 10 in any language. Just go to Settings and change to your preferred language. The changes will take immediate effect.

Wireless connections
WiFi works alright in AndEX 10. Just go to Settings and turn WiFi on. Connect to your Network. Sometimes your WiFi connection will be “Saved”. I.e no Internet. Just keep on trying. Eventually you will get connected to Internet. Or move yourself (and the computer) next to your router. You will be connected immediately – screenshot. NOTE: In VirtualBox you must also turn WiFi on even if you don’t have a WiFi card. Then connect to Virtual WiFi (VirtWifi) – screenshot.

Running AndEX 10 live from a USB stick
When running AndEX 10 from a USB stick you can install new apps or download new wallpapers or… Nothing will be left after a reboot (of course). When installing to a USB stick using Rufus it will look like this.



Power off the system

Just press gently on Ctrl Alt Delete keys simultaneously and you will get two alternatives. Power off or Restart. Or use the app Simple Rebootscreenshot.

Using Spotify
Just start the Spotify app and log in. You must be a premium subscriber to be able to use the app.

Cloud connections
From AndEX 10 you can connect to your account at Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box and Yandex. Watch this screenshot.

Samba connections
From AndEX 10 running File Manager+ you can connect to your shared folders on Windows computers in your Network. Watch this screenshot and this one.

Running AndEX 10 in VirtualBox and/or VMware

You can run AndEX 10 Build 210402 (from the ISO file) live in VirtualBox and VMware. You can also install AndEX 10 to a virtual hard drive in VirtualBox and VMware. The install function works very well. The desktop will look like this.

It is not possible to setup a wallpaper when running AndEX 10 Build 210402 in VirtualBox/VMware. NOTE: AndEX 10 Build 200604 works very well in VirtualBox. I.e. you can use the nice launcher 3D Live Launcher and you can change wallpaper. Watch this screenshot. As regards AndEX 10 Build 200604 you can also change the screen resolution by editing grub/menu.lst. Then you have to start up VirtualBox from a ISO file (Ubuntu or…) and mount the partition where you have AndEX installed. Run the commands sudo mkdir /dev/sda1 and sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1. Then open up a file manager with (for example) sudo pcmanfm and go to /mnt/sda1/grub. Edit menu.lst as this screenshot shows. I.e. you shall add UVESA_MODE=1366×768 to the kernel line. You can try with other resolutions, but not all will work.

About YouTube
The YouTube app works very well – screenshot. You can also run YouTube in Google Chrome – screenshot. Or in the Mint Browser. The video performance is excellent.

About Facebook
The Facebook app works very well in AndEX 10. Just go get it via Google Play Store.

What’s the point?
Well, if you like your Android phone and all the apps you have installed on it I’m sure you will also like to run apps from your laptop. Bigger screen and better sound etc. Also: In AndEX 10 many new apps and games can be installed via Google Play Store and Aurora Store. You can even install some very big games (of 1GB or so), but unfortunately almost all such games need a touchscreen. Still not convinced? Then read my article about “How useful an Androx-x86 system can be for the average computer user“.

NOTE1/WARNING1
You must use a fairly new/modern computer. Android-x86_64 10 won’t run (even start) on older computers. My other Android remaster KitKat 4.4.4 Build 180108 will run also on older computers.

NOTE2/WARNING2
Before you buy and download AndEX 10 you must be aware of that not all apps downloaded via Google Play Store or Aurora Store can run in an Android-x86_64 system. Some very big (around 1GB) games for example won’t run. You must also be aware of that some (many) games need a touchscreen. Clash of Clans (not pre-installed) and Asphalt 9 (not pre-installed) work very well though.

NOTE3/WARNING3
1. Bluetooth doesn’t work. (You may be able to enable Bluetooth and see units/devices on some computers though). You can, however, use the installed File Manager to connect to other computers in your Home network – screenshot1 and screenshot2. You can also connect to Google Drive and OneDrivescreenshot.
2. You can’t run Netflix. The Netflix app works in my AndEX 9 Pie Build 190912, AndEX Oreo Build 181028 and AndEX Marshmallow Build 170923 though. AndEX 10 is rooted, which prevents Netflix from running.
3. AndEX 10 Build 210402 can run live (from the ISO file) with very good video and sound quality. AndEX 10 Build 210402 can also run live and be installed in VirtualBox/VMware, but unfortunately the video performance (in YouTube) is bad. NOTE: Not as regards AndEX 10 Build 200604 though. As you can see from this screenshot you can even set a wallpaper when running AndEX 10 Build 200604 in VirtualBox.

And once again please note this
PREREQUISITE for manual installations
The system can be installed the “normal way” or manually to hard drive – see above. That’s sort of a FRUGAL installation used by Puppy Linux. To be able to do a frugal installation you must have at least one Linux system installed on your hard drive. You must also use Grub as boot loader. Running AndEX 10 live: Use preferably Rufus 3.13 (see above) to create a bootable USB stick from the different ISO files. Or burn the ISO file to a DVD and run the system from it.

Screenshots
Screenshot 1 – AndEX 10 Desktop 210402 with GAPPS + extra apps
Screenshot 2 – AndEX 10 first Desktop after boot
Screenshot 3 – AndEX 10 showing some pre-installed apps
Screenshot 4 – AndEX 10 – Desktop after boot in VirtualBox
Screenshot 5AndEX 10 – Running Google Play Store
Screenshot 6 – AndEX 10 – Running Aurora Store
Screenshot 7 – AndEX 10 – AIDA64 running


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md5sum for AndEX 10 Build 200108 ISO
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Android-x86_64 Nougat 7.1.1 – Build 170426/170423/170422 – with GAPPS and kernel 4.11-rc7/4.10.11-exton-android-x86_64

NEWS 170426 about AndEX Nougat 7.1.1
I’ve added a new ISO – android-x86_64-7.1.1-nougat-kernel-4.4.62-exton-vmware-1050mb-170426.iso – which can run very well live in VMware Workstation 12.5.5. You can of course also install the system in VMware. Kernel 4.4.62 is used. GAPPS and all other apps mentioned below are installed. NOTE: You can run AndEX Nougat Build 170426 also on newer laptops and Desktop computers. Sound won’t work on all though. The video performance is generally very good.

Screenshot – AndEX Build 170426 running in VMware

NEWS 170423: AndEX – Nougat 7.1.1 with kernel 4.11-rc7-exton-android-x86_64 respectively kernel 4.10-11-exton-android-x86_64 and GAPPS

My new builds of Android-x86_64 Nougat 7.1.1 have GAPPS pre-installed. I.e. Google Play Services, Google Play Store 7.6.08.N-all, Gmail and YouTube 12.09.58. Also many other apps. For example: Spotify 8.4.0.539, Clash of Clans 8.709.23, File Manager 2.0.0.355, Google Earth, Google Maps 9.48.2, SnapTube 4.3.0, Firefox 53.0 and Google Chrome 58.0. The two systems are called android_x86_64-7.1.1-nougat-gapps-kernel-4.11.rc7-exton-1160mb-170423 respectively android_x86_64-7.1.1-nougat-gapps-kernel-4.10.11-exton-1160mb-170422.

PREREQUISITE
Both systems have to be installed manually to hard drive. To be able to do that you must have at least one Linux system installed on your hard drive. You must also use Grub as bootloader.

ABOUT Andex Nougat 7.1.1

My compiled Android-x86_64 systems (Nougat 7.1.1) can run from hard drive on certain computers. They must be installed to hard drive and run from there. The systems can be installed on almost all newer laptops (and some Desktop computers). For example Acer (Aspire), HP, Samsung, Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo, Thinkpad, Fujitsu, Panasonic and Asus laptops. I can also mention that I could run my new Nougat versions without problems on a HP Pavilion 500-317no Desktop Computer. The Android-AndEX systems are distributed in the form of a Zip files. I.e. not as ISO files as the rest of my Linux distributions. You must do a manual installation to hard drive. That can even be done to a drive where you already have another Linux system (for example Ubuntu 17.04) installed. That’s sort of a Frugal Installation (normally used by Puppy Linux).

Android Nougat 7.1.1 was released 170106.

About the Android-x86 project – my sources
All AndEX versions are dependent of the Android-x86 Project’s activity and development.

More about AndEX Nougat
Nougat 7.1.1 is the latest version of the Android mobile operating system developed by Google. I call my remaster of it AndEX Nougat. It uses “my” special kernel 4.11-rc7-exton-android-x86_64 with some extra features. I.e. extra drivers. My Android-x86 KitKat 4.4.4 build from 2016-02-14 will also cost you 9 $. It has one advantages over the Nougat and Marshmallow versions: The system can be used also on older laptops. Read more about the KitKat 4.4.4 version 160214 or DOWNLOAD it instantly.

KERNELS
AndEX Nougat Build 170423 uses kernel 4.11-rc7. (Latest kernel by 170423). AndEX Nougat Build 170422 uses kernel 4.10.11. (The second latest stable kernel by 170423).

Installing new apps in AndEX Nougat
Use Google Play Store, which is pre-installed. Just make your choices.

Install the system to hard drive
Say for example that you have a laptop with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 17.04 installed as the only operating systems. If you just create one extra partition of about 5 GB you can install Android Nougat on this extra partition and then “dual-boot”. I.e. you can turn on your computer (called “booting it up”) and decide whether you want to start Windows, Ubuntu or Android Nougat. Please note that you’ll have to do the installation manually – see about that below. On the download site you can also download android_x86_64-7.1.1-nougat-gapps-kernel-4.11.rc7-exton-1030mb-170421.iso, but that’s only for testing purposes. You can install AndEX Nougat Build 170421 in VirtualBox and VMware directly from the ISO file, but the performance is poor. The system runs best in VMware Workstation Pro 12.5.5. You’ll have to start AndEX from the virtual hard drive in compatibility mode (nomodeset). Watch this screenshot showing the boot start process. And this screenshot when AndEX Build 170421 is up and running in VMware (installed from the ISO file).

About Grub and “dual-boot/multi-boot”

If you already have have one or more Linux systems installed on your hard drive (which you must have to be able to install/use AndEX Build 170423/170422) you can see below how to use Grub2 (which Ubuntu and most other Linux systems use as boot loader). You should add these lines to /boot/grub/grub.cfg or /etc/grub.d/40_custom – for example:
menuentry ‘Android-x86_64 7.1.1 Nougat 170423 (sda8)’ {
insmod gzio
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root=’hd0,msdos8′
linux /NOUGAT-170423/kernel quiet root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=android_x86_64 \
androidboot.selinux=permissive SRC=/NOUGAT-170423 DPI=140 \
UVESA_MODE=1920×1080

initrd /NOUGAT-170423/initrd.img
}

NOTE 1: On some computers you may have to add nomodeset to the linux boot line. If so you may also have to remove DPI=140 and UVESA_MODE=1920×1080 from the linux boot line. AndEX won’t start otherwise or you won’t have sound.

NOTE 2: The DPI=140 entry provides a hint about the display’s pixel density in dots per inch. This is an important setting — if the Android display’s icons and text look too small and crowded, increase this number. If things seem too big, make it smaller.

NOTE 3: The UVESA_MODE=1920×1080 entry describes the display size. This is also an important setting. If you know your display’s actual dimensions, enter them here. But not all dimensions work – it sometimes happens that a display specification that’s possible in principle isn’t feasible in practice.

If you use Grub Legacy (which is very unusual today even though Android-x86_64 Nougat uses it) you should add these lines to /boot/grub/menu.lst
title Android-x86_64 7.1.1 Nougat 17423 (sda8)
root (hd0,7)

kernel /NOUGAT-170423/kernel quiet root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=android_x86_64 \
androidboot.selinux=permissive SRC=/NOUGAT-170423

initrd /NOUGAT-170423/initrd.img

HOW to do the manual installation using ANDEX-NOUGAT-kernel-4.11-rc7-1160mb-170423.zip or ANDEX-NOUGAT-kernel-4.10.11-1160mb-170422.zip
When you unzip ANDEX-NOUGAT-kernel-4.11-rc7-1160mb-170423.zip you will have a folder called NOUGAT-170423. It has five files, namely data (folder), system (folder), initrd.img, kernel and ramdisk.img. You can choose to place the folder NOUGAT-170423 on an empty ext4-formatted partition and/or in the root of another installed Linux system on your computer. If you have (for example) Ubuntu 17.04 installed on /dev/sda5 the Grub2 boot lines would look like this.

menuentry ‘Android-x86_64 7.1.1 Nougat 170423 (sda5)’ {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root=’hd0,msdos5′
linux /NOUGAT-170423/kernel quiet root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=android_x86_64 \
androidboot.selinux=permissive SRC=/NOUGAT-170423

initrd /NOUGAT-170423/initrd.img
}

Bluethooth
Bluetooth is not working.

Language settings
You can (of course) run AndEX Nougat in any language. Just go to Settings and change to your preferred language. The changes will take immediate effect.

Mounting devices
You can’t mount (reach) your internal hard drive. You can however mount a “normal” USB stick. Just go to Settings >> Storage & USB. It will look like this. (I have mounted a USB stick 3.72 GB with CRUX/CruxEX on it).
andex-6.0-usbstick-mount-20151209

Wireless connections
Wifi works alright in AndEX Nougat. Just go to Settings and turn Wifi on. Unfortunately the support for Broadcom Wireless cards is not complete (in the Android-x86 project). I have experience from two different cards – BCM4311 and BCM43142. The first mentioned one works.

USB installation
Read my instruction. Learn how you can run AndEX from a USB stick with persistence. Read under A). NOTE: You can’t run AndEX Build 170423/170422 live from a USB stick. You can, however, use the ISO file android_x86_64-7.1.1-nougat-gapps-kernel-4.11.rc7-exton-1030mb-170421.iso and install to a USB stick the way I describe in my instruction.

Running AndEX Nougat in VirtualBox and/or VMware
You can’t run AndEX Nougat Build 170421 (from the ISO file) live in VirtualBox or VMware.  I have therefore kept my previous Build AndEX Nougat 7.0 161107 since you can run Build 161107 in VirtualBox and VMware very well. AndEX 7.1.1 Build 170421 (delivered as an ISO file) can be installed in VMware though. Everything works for a while, but then suddenly the the installed AndEX Nougat system freezes. You can then be forced to re-install AndEX. AndEX 7.0 Build 161107 works very well in VMware (and VirtualBox) as I said before. Watch a slideshow, which shows all installation steps in VMware.

What’s the point?
Well, if you like your Android phone and all the apps you have installed on it I’m sure you will also like to run apps from your laptop. Bigger screen and better sound etc. Also: In AndEX Nougat Build 170423/170422 almost all apps and games can be installed via Google Play Store. You can even install very big games (of 1GB or so), but unfortunately almost all such games need a touchscreen. Still not convinced? Then read my article about “How useful an Androx-x86 system can be for the average computer user“.

NOTE1/WARNING1
You must use a fairly new/modern computer. Android-x86_64 Nougat won’t run (even start) on older computers. My other Android remaster KitKat 4.4.4 Build 160214 will run also on older computers.

NOTE2/WARNING2
Before you buy and download this version of AndEX Nougat you must be aware of that not all apps downloaded from Google Play Store can run in an Android-x86_64 system. Some very big (around 1GB) games for example won’t run. On the other hand I could run Pes Club Manager, which is of 866 MB and Traffic Rider of about the same size. You must also be aware of that some (many) games need a touchscreen.

KNOWN ISSUES
1. You can’t run AndEX Nougat 7.1.1 Build 170423/170422 in VirtualBox and VMware. Note that my other two Android Nougat systems from 170201 respectively 161107 can run in VirtualBox and VMware.
2. Bluetooth won’t work.

And once again please note this
PREREQUISITE
Both systems have to be installed manually to hard drive. To be able to do that you must have at least one Linux system installed on your hard drive. You must also use Grub as bootloader.

Screenshots
Screenshot 1 – AndEX Nougat (ZIP) Desktop – kernel 4.11-rc7
Screenshot 2 – AndEX Nougat (ZIP) Desktop – kernel 4.10.11
Screenshot 3 – About
Screenshot 4 – AndEX Build 170426 running in VMware

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NOTE3: I have kept my previous builds of AndEX on the servers. AndEX 7.1.1 Build 170201 runs very well live. I.e. from a DVD or a USB stick. I have also kept my other Android Nougat Build AndEX Nougat 7.0 161107 since you can run Build 161107 in VirtualBox and VMware with sound working.

Note4: Android-x86 KitKat 4.4.4 Exton Build 9 160214 can run on many more laptops/computers than AndEX Nougat 7.1.1 and/or AndEX (Android-x86) Marshmallow 6.0.1.

Note5: The AndEX Lollipop ISO has been out on SourceForge.net and the Swedish Linux Society for free from 150307 until 150402. The ISO file was downloaded about 50000 times during that period. More than any of my other Linux distributions (ever).

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Android-x86_64 Nougat 7.0 – Build 161107 – with GAPPS and kernel 4.4.27-exton-android-x86_64

andex-nougat-screenshot-20161107-4-smallNEWS 161107: AndEX – Nougat 7.0 with kernel 4.4.27-exton-android-x86_64 and GAPPS
My new build of Android-x86_64 Nougat 7.0 has GAPPS pre-installed. I.e. Google Play Services, Google Play Store 7.1.16.1-all, Gmail and YouTube. Also many other apps. For example: Spotify 6.30.882, Clash of Clans 8.551.24, File Manager 1.01, Google Earth 8.0.4.2346, Google Now Launcher 1.4 and Aptoide App Manager. The ISO is called android_x86_64-nougat-7.0-gapps-exton-build-870mb-161107.iso.

ABOUT Andex Nougat
My compiled Android-x86_64 system (Nougat 7.0) can run live (from CD) on certain computers. It is best installed to a USB stick or to hard drive and running from there. The system can, however, be installed on almost all newer laptops (and some Desktop computers). For example Acer (Aspire), HP, Samsung, Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo, Thinkpad, Fujitsu, Panasonic and Asus laptops. I can also mention that I could run this Nougat version without problems on a HP Pavilion 500-317no Desktop Computer. I could also run it very well live on the HP Desktop computer. The Android system is distributed in the form of an ISO file as the rest of my Linux distributions. I.e. you must (as usual) burn the ISO file to a CD before you can install AndEX Nougat to hard drive. Read about how to burn ISO files. Or skip that. Just use ImgBurn. Nothing can go wrong. You can also download my Android Nougat system in the form of a zip-file (android_x86_64-nougat-7.0-gapps-exton-build-1110mb-161107.zip) and do a manual installation to hard drive. That can even be done to a drive where you already have another Linux system (for example Ubuntu 16.10) installed. That’s sort of a Frugal Installation (normally used by Puppy Linux). Read more about different installations of AndEX Nougat below.

Android Nougat 7.0 was released 160822.

About the Android-x86 project – my sources
All AndEX versions are dependent of the Android-x86 Project’s activity and development.

More about AndEX Nougat
Nougat 7.0 is the second latest version of the Android mobile operating system developed by Google. I call my remaster of it AndEX Nougat. It uses “my” special kernel 4.4.27-exton-android-x86_64 with some extra features. I.e. extra drivers. My Android-x86 KitKat 4.4.4 build from 2016-02-14 will also cost you 9 $. It has one advantages over the Nougat and Marshmallow versions: The system can be used also on older laptops. Read more about the KitKat 4.4.4 version 160214 or DOWNLOAD it instantly.

Installing new apps in AndEX Nougat
Use Google Play Store or Aptoide App Manager, which are pre-installed. Just make your choices. You can install new apps even while running AndEX Nougat live. I.e. from DVD or a USB stick.

Install the system to hard drive
Say for example that you have a laptop with Windows 10 installed as the only operating system. If you just create one extra partition of about 5 GB you can install Android Nougat on this extra partition and then “dual-boot”. I.e. you can turn on your computer (called “booting it up”) and decide whether you want to start Windows or Android Nogat. Grub will be installed as boot handler/loader during the installation of Android Nougat. Note: The installation will take only about one minute. And the installation to hard drive is so simple that a 10 year old child can do it.

More about Grub and “dual-boot/multi-boot”

If you already have have one or more Linux systems installed on your computer you should skip installing Grub during the installation of AndEX. If you use Grub2 (which Ubuntu and most other Linux systems use as boot loader) you should instead add these lines to /boot/grub/grub.cfg or /etc/grub.d/40_custom – for example:
menuentry ‘Android-x86_64 7.0 Nougat 161107 (sda8)’ {
insmod gzio
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root=’hd0,msdos8′
linux /android-2016-11-07/kernel quiet root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=android_x86_64 \
acpi_sleep=s3_bios,s3_mode androidboot.selinux=permissive SRC=/android-2016-11-07 DPI=140 \
UVESA_MODE=1920×1080

initrd /android-2016-11-07/initrd.img
}

NOTE 1: On some computers you may have to add nomodeset to the linux boot line. If so you may also have to remove DPI=140 and UVESA_MODE=1920×1080 from the linux boot line. AndEX won’t start otherwise or you won’t have sound.

NOTE 2: The DPI=140 entry provides a hint about the display’s pixel density in dots per inch. This is an important setting — if the Android display’s icons and text look too small and crowded, increase this number. If things seem too big, make it smaller.

NOTE 3: The UVESA_MODE=1920×1080 entry describes the display size. This is also an important setting. If you know your display’s actual dimensions, enter them here. But not all dimensions work – it sometimes happens that a display specification that’s possible in principle isn’t feasible in practice.

If you use Grub Legacy (which is very unusual today even though Android-x86 Nougat uses it) you should add these lines to /boot/grub/menu.lst
title Android-x86_64 7.0 Nougat 161107 (sda8)
root (hd0,7)

kernel /android-2016-11-07/kernel quiet root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=android_x86_64 \
androidboot.selinux=permissive SRC=/android-2016-11-07

initrd /android-2016-11-07/initrd.img

Alternative manual installation using android_x86_64-nougat-7.0-gapps-exton-build-1110mb-161107.zip
When you unzip android_x86_64-nougat-7.0-gapps-exton-build-1110mb-161107.zip you will have a folder called NOUGAT-161107. It has five files, namely data (folder), system (folder), initrd.img, kernel and ramdisk.img. Please note that this Nougat system has more apps pre-installed than what is in the system on the ISO file. If you have installed AndEX Nougat from CD you can simply replace the system folder in the folder android-2016-11-07 with the one in the folder NOUGAT-161107. You can also choose to place the folder NOUGAT-161107 on an empty ext4-formatted partition and/or in the root of another installed Linux system on your computer. If you have (for example) Ubuntu 16.10 installed on /dev/sda5 the Grub2 boot lines would look like this.

menuentry ‘Android-x86_64 7.0 Nougat 161107 (sda5)’ {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root=’hd0,msdos5′
linux /NOUGAT-161107/kernel quiet root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=android_x86_64 \
androidboot.selinux=permissive SRC=/NOUGAT-161107

initrd /NOUGAT-161107/initrd.img
}

Error message re. Google Play Services
When you start up AndEX Nougat for the first time from hard drive (or from a USB stick) you will see a error message saying that Google Play Services has stopped. You must then go to Settings >> Apps >> Google Play Services and give Google Play Services all permissions. After that you won’t see this error message again. Note: Google Play Services is needed for all GAPPS to work, for example Google Play Store.

Bluethooth
Bluetooth is not working.

Language settings
You can (of course) run AndEX Nougat in any language. Just go to Settings and change to your preferred language. The changes will take immediate effect.

Mounting devices
You can’t mount (reach) your internal hard drive. You can however mount a “normal” USB stick. Just go to Settings >> Storage & USB. It will look like this. (I have mounted a USB stick 3.72 GB with CRUX/CruxEX on it).
andex-6.0-usbstick-mount-20151209

Wireless connections
Wifi works alright in AndEX Nougat. Just go to Settings and turn Wifi on. Unfortunately the support for Broadcom Wireless cards is not complete (in the Android-x86 project). I have experience from two different cards – BCM4311 and BCM43142. The first mentioned one works.

USB installation
Read my instruction. Learn how you can run AndEX from a USB stick with persistence. Read under A).

VirtualBox and AndEX Nougat
You can run AndEX Nougat Build 161107 very well live in VirtualBox. You can even install new apps. You can of course also install the system. Watch this screenshot.

VMware and AndEX Nougat
You can run AndEX Nougat Build 161107 very well live in VMware. You can even install new apps. You can of course also install the system. Watch this screenshot. And/or watch the slideshow below showing all installation steps in VMware.

What’s the point?
Well, if you like your Android phone and all the apps you have installed on it I’m sure you will also like to run apps from your laptop. Bigger screen and better sound etc. Also: In AndEX Nougat Build 161107 almost all apps and games can be installed via Google Play Store. You can even install very big games (of 1GB or so), but unfortunately almost all such games need a touchscreen. Still not convinced? Then read my article about “How useful an Androx-x86 system can be for the average computer user“.

NOTE1/WARNING1
You must use a fairly new/modern computer. Android-x86_64 Nougat won’t run (even start) on older computers. My other Android remaster KitKat 4.4.4 Build 160214 will run also on older computers.

NOTE2/WARNING2
Before you buy and download this version of AndEX Nougat you must be aware of that not all apps downloaded from Google Play Store can run in an Android-x86_64 system. Some very big (around 1GB) games for example won’t run. On the other hand I could run Pes Club Manager, which is of 866 MB and Traffic Rider of about the same size. You must also be aware of that some (many) games need a touchscreen.

Screenshots
Screenshot 1 – AndEX Nougat (ISO) Desktop
Screenshot 1b – AndEX Nougat (ZIP) Desktop
Screenshot 2 – AndEX Nougat – The Desktop at first boot
Screenshot 3 – AndEX Nougat – The beginning of your configuration – Give Google Play Services all permissions and you won’t see any error messages
Screenshot 4 – AndEX Nougat – Google Play Store running
Screenshot 5 – AndEX Nougat – Adding a Gmail account – must be done for Google Play Store to work
Screenshot 6 – AndEX Nougat – Aptoide App Manager running
Screenshot 7 – AndEX Nougat running in VMware
Screenshot 8 – AndEX Nougat running in VirtualBox

DOWNLOAD android_x86_64-nougat-7.0-gapps-exton-build-870mb-161107.iso for 9 $

There is a newer version of AndEX Nougat, namely AndEX Nougat 7.1.1 Build 170201. I have kept Build 161107 though since you can’t run Build 170201 in VirtualBox or VMware with sound working.

Note3: Android-x86 KitKat 4.4.4 Exton Build 9 160214 can run on many more laptops/computers than AndEX Nougat 7.0 and/or AndEX (Android-x86) Marshmallow 6.0.1.

Note4: The AndEX Lollipop ISO has been out on SourceForge.net and the Swedish Linux Society for free from 150307 until 150402. The ISO file was downloaded about 50000 times during that period. More than any of my other Linux distributions (ever).

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