Android 6.0 Marshmallow Download and Install on a Laptop or PC Running on Windows.The Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the operating system for mobile devices (smartphones and tablets), the latest release from Google. Windows is Microsoft’s operating system for computers and tablets, and many people wonder if they can install Marshmallow on their PCs. Yes, they can do it, but there are some steps they have to follow and we have to warn them that the approach is not going to be simple.
First, the user will need to install three programs, otherwise they will not be able to make their computer compatible with Android 6.0: Sourceforge for Android-x86, which will help users to source Android code onto their computer; UNetbootin is used to create and Format the hard disk drive partition; GParted is used to manage partitions.
With the help of these three programs, the user will create a separate section on the hard drive with 64GB of storage, and they will choose which system will run when the PC starts up. This means that the Windows partition on it will not be deleted, but another partition will be started in Windows.
Step-by-Step Guide Install Android 6.0 on a Windows PC
First, users will download Android-x86 programs from sourceforge.net/projects/android-x86, and they will use the following tutorial to format the USB drive as FAT32: wikihow.com/Format-a-Flash-Drive. They will then download UNetbootin from unetbootin.github.io and search for the partition on the Start menu, where they will open the “Create and format a hard drive partition”. They will then right-click the drive on which you want to install Android Marshmallow and they will click “Reduce Volume.”
The drive must have a size of 64GB, so it will appear as 64,000 MB. Next, the user clicks “Shrink” and creates the partition. Now, it’s time to download GParted from gparted.org/download.php and run UNetbootin. The user will then select the disk image and they will click on the three points and navigate to gparted-live-0.xx.x.x.i686.iso, which is a GParted-related file. Then, the user will select the USB drive, click OK, and when the pop-up will appear, they will click Yes.
The PC will enter the boot menu (when the computer restarts, the user presses the F12 key until they see the menu) and the user will use the arrow keys to navigate through the menu. They will select the flash drive and then they will press enter and a text will appear. When they see GParted Live, the user will select it, and if they see other windows pop up, they will press Enter. Therefore, GParted will pop up the window, the user will select the drive they want to install Android – the unassigned partition. Here, the user will right click and press New, they will make sure the file system is ext4 and they will press Add. Finally, they will press Apply to make the changes and remove the USB again, and then the computer will reboot.
The next step is to run UNetbootin, select the disk image, click the three points, and then go to the android-x86-6.0-20151202.iso file, previously downloaded. The user will now select the USB drive and click OK and Android will reboot immediately.
Now, the user will enter the boot menu again, select the flash drive (UEFI), and they will see the Android-x86 menu appear. Using the arrow keys, the user will choose to install and then they will press enter. The ext4 partition will be selected first, but the user should not be formatted without. The user will click three times consecutively on Yes, No, and Yes. After one minute, the user removes the USB drive and restarts.
Just! Windows PC will run on Marshmallow on Android 6.0!