Sunday, October 7, 2012

Run Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean on VirtualBox


Android Jelly Bean
The AndroVM (Previously known as Buildroid) is Daniel Fages' project which focus on Android Virtualization by building Android operating system for VirtualBox. After months since Jelly Bean officially released on July this year, Daniel has finally released the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean for VirtualBox. This release is based on AOSP 4.1.1_r4 branch and a new 3.4 Linux kernel (android-goldfish-3.4 branch). More details about this release are here. Daniel made AndroVM very easy to setup for everyone and here's how:

Download the androVM-4.1.1_r4-20121002 OVA file:

(t version is build for "tablet" 1024x768 resolution, tp version is build for "tablet with phone capabilities", and p version is build for "phone" screen resolution.)

Let's begin to setup Android Jelly Bean on the computer:

  1. Download and install VirtualBox. (Due to poor performance of Android on VirtualBox 4.2 at the moment, I use version 4.1.22 which works fine for me)
  2. Open Oracle VM VirtualBox.
  3. Click File, and then Import Appliance...
  4. Click Choose... and open the androVM OVA file you just downloaded.
  5. Click Next button.
  6. Click Import button.
  7. VirtualBox - AndroVM OVA Settings
  8. Select androVM and click Start (big green arrow) button.
  9. VirtualBox - Start AndroVM
  10. Done. It's just that easy. Enjoy the Jelly Bean Goodness.
  11. Android - Home Screen

Note:
-To regain control of your desktop cursor, press right Ctrl key

Screenshots:
Android - Lock Screen

Android Home Screen

Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean

52 comments:

  1. Merci pour le tuto :D

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  2. Dude, the google Now doesn't work and when ever i try to use google search, it says "Unfortunately, google search has stopped"


    Could you please fix the problem

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  3. Search doesnot work! :(

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  4. How can you get apps the need internal storage or an SD card to work within the Virtual Machine? Thanks!

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  5. The internal storage and SD card are already preconfigured in the OVA file. Both are working virtually.

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  6. I've downloaded many games (SD + HD) and live wallpapers.
    They don't work on my VM.
    It says "Unfortunately, xyz has stopped."

    Also, Google Search crashed very frequently.
    Solutions? :-/

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  7. Thanks man! Finally a fast and good working Android 4.1 for your PC.

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  8. Installed the ..._gapps.ova version in VBox 4.1.22. Boots up but can't get out of the loggin screen. Tried looking for shortcuts but nothing works.

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  9. Got everything started up and I can unlock it by dragging to the lock. But once it locks again then I can't unlock it. Any ideas on what's going on? I'm using the 'p' version you have listed above.

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  10. Hi Marc, press Home button on keyboard and you can drag to unlock again.

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  11. marc and sadiq hit esc on the lock screen then re drag the lock it should then open.

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  12. Mike downloading apps the easiest way is to find the developers website and find the app file download on forums, or use 4shared.com to down load the app file. once you have done this email your self the unzipped file if needed then open your email in the emulator. There may be other ways but this is the fastest way i have found as play store only issues a licence to major manufacturers so i don't think you can access play store in an emulator i may be wrong though.

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  13. me encantó, muchas gracias, thanks a lot.

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  14. It runs ok the first time but why cant I run it any other time ???

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  15. Anyone know if it's possible to install G+ Messenger on this AndroVM? That would be a prime use for this... I looked on the Play store in the VM and it says "not compatible" :(((

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  16. Great job gys ,thanks alot and keep helping ,
    Share people, cuz knowledge is power . Peace

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  17. Can you give me a URL to the ISO of Android v 4.1.1 for x86?

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  18. I've searched so long for any running "normal Virtual Android.... Great Job... :D Now I can test my apps before i install it on my phone.

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  19. how do i go to the home screen ?

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  20. Press the Home key on keyboard will take you back to the home screen.

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  21. Please how can i get my host files to the VM?

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  22. How to see that Red Jelly Bean (like your last photo)

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  23. Settings>About tablet, then rapidly click Android version.

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  24. Does the Installed android have "ROOT" access

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  25. Hmm, lock up one me. Grub works, then decompression of the kernel works then it just hangs at 'Booting the kernel'. I've tried with 4.1.14, 4.1.22 and the current 4.2.6 Virtual Box Debs. I dont get it.

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  26. Works great for me on my HP G62 laptop. Only questions I'm having are: How do I get it to rotate back to landscape mode in the Vbox? I zoomed it to full screen, and lost that little menu bar that was under the screen showing VBox menu.

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  27. Hi Jim,

    You can go back to windowed mode by pressing Host+F.
    The default Host key is should be Right Ctrl.

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  28. press esc, then unlock

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  29. its not working it says cannot access the kernel driver and the startup process is stopped

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  30. Tried with OSX Mountain Lion and Virtual Box 4.2.4
    It works perfectly: Play store, connection, browsing and so on work without problem

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  31. which's the back, home and menu button in the keyborad of notebook?
    thx!! work fine :)

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  32. is there anyway that i can download application in here?

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  33. Thank you very very much!!!
    I am enjoying it fairly well.

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  34. When I try to import it, it says..

    Failed to import appliance C:\Users\use\Downloads\androVM_vbox86tp_4.1.1_r6.1-20130222-gapps-houdini-flash.ova.

    Could not create the clone medium 'C:\Users\use\VirtualBox VMs\androVM_vbox86tp_4.1.1_r6.1-20130222-gapps-houdini-flash\androVM_vbox86tp_4.1.1_r6.1-20130222-gapps-houdini-flash-disk1.vmdk'.

    VMDK: Compressed image is corrupted 'C:\Users\use\Downloads\androVM_vbox86tp_4.1.1_r6.1-20130222-gapps-houdini-flash-disk1.vmdk' (VERR_ZIP_CORRUPTED).Result Code: VBOX_E_FILE_ERROR (0x80BB0004)Component: ApplianceInterface: IAppliance {3059cf9e-25c7-4f0b-9fa5-3c42e441670b}

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  35. Does this support bluetooth? Please reply

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  36. Or you could just use bluestacks and enjoy the google play store from your computer:..

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  37. Is there anyway to get a virtual sim card or fake a phone number in the phone version. We want to test out some apps. Thanks for your hard work in making this build work. One other question whats the best way to shut down the emulator? or how to power it off? Thanks In Advance.

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  38. Is there anyway to have a virtual keyboard like home back and and recent apps?

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  39. HOW DO OPEN RECENT APPS IN THIS?

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  40. Thanks..... I was looking for this from a long time..

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  41. when will the mouse control feature be added with out the need of capturing it from the host machine

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  42. how to install apps and how to add music, photos etc????

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  43. how do i download apps???
    i couldn't find a google play app so i went online
    i signed in with my google account and there is no option to download to anything but my 2 tablets
    so how would i either get the google play app, or download apps thru the browser??
    thx and pls reply

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  44. nvm i got it i used the wrong link
    the first one didnt have google apps so i used the one with google apps
    anyone know how to mimic the recent apps button?
    like be able to slideclose the apps

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  45. how to install android on pc [android jelly bean 4.1.1] video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXgOF-G9v48

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  46. how to install android on pc [android jelly bean 4.1.1] video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXgOF-G9v48
    try this may help you

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  47. try this may helps you

    how to install android on pc [android jelly bean 4.1.1] video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXgOF-G9v48

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  48. what is the keyboard shortcut while using android-virtualbox whatsapp?

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