Android Marshmallow Installation Guide for PC
Here’s how you can run Android Marshmallow on your system to enjoy its new features
Fans of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow can now install the OS on their system thanks to an Android enthusiast. A number of steps have been highlighted on Reddit online source that help through the installation process.
Before proceeding to the installation process, we recommend users to first download a list of programs that are prerequisites for the installation, and others that aid the process of installation. To begin with, Android x86 is the main installer file that will run the installation. The other file required is UNetbootin, which functions as a disk image to start the installation process.
It’s important to note that some of the features of Android 6.0 may not work as expected on smart touch devices. Do remember to create a back-up of the files on the system before starting the installation process and preferably run it with a more advanced Windows users in order to ensure correct installation.
How to install Android 6.0 on laptop/pc
Download the required files mentioned in the list provided above. Insert a USB and Format the USB drive according to FAT32 format to commence the installation process. The USB will be required in the booting process of Android 6.0.
Run the downloaded Android –x86 file and click Create and Format hard drive partitions.Next Right-clickand select the designated location where the Android Marshmallow will be moved and click Shrink Volume. Once the location has been selected, set the size as 64000 MB and click Shrink.
Now that a hard drive partition has been created, run UNetbootin (both the files available in the list mentioned above). Run UNebtbootin disk image in order to start the installation process of the downloaded GParted file. Using the Disk Image, install gparted-live-0.xx.x.x.i686.iso and start the installation.
A pop-up window will appear regarding overwriting a menu.c32 file. Click on Yes and continue with the installation process until it finishes successfully. Now restartyour system and press F12 repeatedly until a menu appears.
Using the arrow keys, navigate to the device to boot the system in and press the enter key. A new menu will appear which will start the GParted software. Click on GParted > devices > /dev/sdb selecting the appropriate disk space.
Right-click on the unallocated partition and select new in the small menu that appears. Ensure that the file system selected in the menu is ext4 and click on Add. Apply the changes and reboot the system by removing the USB.
Run UNetbootin once again and choose to run android-x86-6.0-20151202.iso., which will be available within the menu. Run the file on the USB and click OK and reboot the system. Boot the system this time in UEFI mode preferably.
The Android x86 menu will appear, select installation using the arrow keys and start the installation in ext4 mode. Once the installation reaches its final stage, the user will be prompted to format the file system. It’s important to not format the system as this will cause incorrect installation.
Continue with the installation process and click on yes when prompted to create a boot item for Windows. Select No when prompted to boot partition /dev/sda1 and then select yeswhen prompted to install/system directory as read-write format. Once that installation is completed, remove theUSBdrive and reboot the system.
Once the system reboots, select the Android system to boot and Android Marshmallow will appear right before your screen. Congratulations, the OS is completely set up and ready to run.