How to Install Android P on VirtualBox on Windows and MacOS Mojave?

Google has developed a new Android called Android Pie. After the Android Oreo on the market, it is another version of Android which contains tons of new features with it. According to Google, it was supposed to be released in 20 aug, but suddenly they published it on 6th August 2018. For now, only the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Phones can download this android and use it. The biggest changes which Google brought on Android P is Notification updates and smart reply, Data cost sensitivity in JobScheduler, Multi-camera APIs,
ImageDecoder for bitmaps and drawable, Display cutout APIs and many more. The very good news that you can test it on your computer too. If you are using Android Studio, then you can test it there, but if not then you have to use Virtual Machines such as VirtualBox and VMware. Today I will show you How to Install Android P on VirtualBox on Windows 10.

Required Files:

  • Download VirtualBox
  • Download Android P ISO- Coming up soon

Install Android P on VirtualBox on Windows 10

Step 1. Install VirtualBox on Your system

Once the required files are downloaded it is time for you Install VirtualBox on your system. Installing VirtualBox is much easy, that’s why no need for me to perform How to Install VirtualBox on Windows.

Step 2. Create a New Virtual Machine for Android P 

Launch the VirtualBox and Select New then give a name for the Virtual Machine. In this case, I will name the Virtual Machine Android Pie with below settings on the screenshot.

Name the Virtual Machine

Step 3. Specify the amount of memory and click next. However, I recommend you to add 2 GB of RAM for Android.

Memory size

Step 3. Now select the Create a Virtual Hard Disk Now and click next. This will create a New Virtual Hard Disk where the files of Android P will be stored, basically, its location is the Drive C on the Documents.

Create a Virtual Hard Disk Now

Step 4. Select a Hard Disk type and click next, but I recommend you to go with the Default settings.

Hard Disk File Type

Step 5. Select a Virtual Hard Disk type and click next. On the below screenshot you can see what is Dynamic and What is Fixed-size storage. Read them and decide which one you are going to use. However, I prefer to go with the Default settings.

Storage or Physical Hard Disk

Step 6. Go ahead and verify the location and size of storage for the Android P. I will go with the default settings.

File Location and Size

Step 7. Once the Virtual Machine is created, we need to add the Android P ISO in order to Install Android P on VirtualBox. To do that, Select settings > Storage, then select the empty drive. Now select the DVD icon and insert the Android P ISO.

Add Android P ISO to Virtual Machine

Steps to Install Android P on VirtualBox

Step 1. Once you inserted the Android P ISO, start the Virtual Machine.

Start the Android P Virtual Machine

Step 2. After running the Android P ISO, select the install Android-x86 to HardDisk using arrow keys on the keyboard. If you don’t want to install just go ahead and use the live test.

Install Android P on VirtualBox

Step 3. Now, create a new partition and install on it the Android P. To do that Select create/modify partitions and press enter on the keyboard.

Create a New Partition

Step 4. Once the drive is created, you have to decide its partition type GPT or MBR. In this case, I will go with the MBR version.

If your windows is running in GPT Partition, certainly you have to the GPT version, if not then use the MBR Version.

Do You want to use GPT or No

Step 5. This step is about configuring the created amount of storage. In this step, all you use is the arrow keys and enter button on the keyboard.

  • First You have to New select to Create a New Drive.
  • Then Partition must be primary for the Drive which you selected just now.
  • After That, You have to press enter on the keyboard to configure the amount of storage for the drive.
  • Once the Drive is created, you need to boot that by selecting Bootable. When the drive is bootable under the flags boot will be written.
  • Once the drive is bootable, you have to format that as Linux Partition. To do That Select write, then type yes and hit enter on the keyboard.
  • When the drive is formatted, select Quit to exit the partition process.

Configure Partition of the Android P

Step 6. Once the drive is created safe and sound, you have to that drive where you have to install Android P on it. You have to select sda1 and press enter. sda1 is the same drive which you created before on step 5.

Select a partition to Install Android P

Step 7. Now select ext4 to format the drive as a file system of Linux.

Format as Ext4

Step 8. Once you selected Ext4 in the previous step, in this once it will ask you to confirm that. So, select yes and move on.

Are You sure to Format the Sda1

Step 9. Here you have to Select Yes because without bootloader Android P won’t boot.

Install Bootloader GRUB

Step 10. When you reached the panel which asks you Do You want to Install/ system directory as read-write, you have to select No. 

System Drive as Read-Write

Step 11. After that, you have to select Reboot the Android to visit the display window of Android P.

Reboot Android P

Step 12. Once the Android P is rebooted, you will a list of menus in black background, simply select the first one and press enter.

Start Android P

 And Now Congratulations on Installing Android P on VirtualBox on Windows 10.

Install Android P on VirtualBox

Android Pie Running on VirtualBox on Windows 10

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That’s all with How to Install Android P on Virtualbox on Windows 10. I hope it helped you to set up things on your computer rather than your mobile.

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