Friday, December 23, 2011

Run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on VirtualBox includes Wireless Internet Access

UPDATE: I have posted a guide on how to install apps on Android VM. Click here to read more.

I have installed and successfully boot Android x86 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on VirtualBox not long ago but no luck with WiFi network. However with the same Android x86 image file, my WiFi works with Android Live boot which installed in my thumb drive. While looking for solution to get Internet works in Android on VirtualBox, I came across td2sk, a Japanese blog provides a pre-made Ice Cream Sandwich VirtualBox Disk Image with Internet supports on VirtualBox. So, I gave it try and yes, WiFi works perfectly on VirtualBox. If you want to test Android 4.0 ICS for x86 on VirtualBox, this is worth for a try.

  1. VirtualBox
  2. Android 4.0 ICS VirtualBox Disk Image (The image is not available anymore, we recommend use Buildroid image for VirtualBox)

Let's started:
  1. Open VirtualBox.
  2. Create new virtual machine, choose Linux as Operating System and Other Linux as Version.
  3. Choose Use existing hard disk, click Choose a virtual hard disk file icon and open ICSimage.vdi.
  4. The parameters are already set as below. Click Create.
  5. And you are set to run Android 4.0.1 on VirtualBox. Click Start.
  6. You arrive GRUB loader screen. Hit Android Startup from /dev/sda
  7. Enjoy Android 4.0 ICS with Internet capability on VirtualBox.

Here are some Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich screenshots:


  1. Hi, unfortunately it doesn't come with market. I have recently made a post of how to install apps on Android VM. This is the link:

  2. my asus f2je doesnt support all version of android 4.0,how? "Unknown Vendor"

  3. Just installed this Eeepc ver one on an Acer AOD Atom 255E netbook (as Android it came with failed to boot and kept resetting).

    Some issues with this ver 4 - you tube app fails even when updated and can't see videos in website either, text to speech - google one fails and can't seem to change it to any other and default browser and dolphin HD shows black screen on site pages.

    I hope these can be resolved as maybe happening on other brand machines too. 

    Also would be great if someone can make an Android latest ver and updates for my netbook mentioned above.

  4. Hi, first of all thanks =) secondly, i don't have any internet access, and t says, turn wifi on... but well...

  5. You're right. I didn't keep the disk image as backup unfortunately. You may try Andriod v4 build by VMLite. Setup details are <a href=">here</a>.

  6. it says "Kernel Panic - Not syncing: Attempted to kill init"

  7. doesnt work, stuck at booing kernel! on my AMD Atholon X2

  8. I believe it don't work on AMD processors.

  9. Hi, this new Android VM has better supports for hardware. It works well on my computer. Worth a try.

  10. Dolphin work fine on the Android 4.0.4 VM (20120530 update). However, still have issues on youtube app and mic supports.

  11. Hi...
    i cant run android on Intel T4300 CPU... Something like : " cpu should have a pea!!! technology... but didnt ... Any help?? ((sorry 4 my poor English))