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Disclaimer: According to Jide’s website, this OS is “for developers and early adopters who don’t mind a bug or two.” In our testing, there were considerably more than two bugs. While RemixOS is an awesome concept and it’s fun to play around with, don’t expect this to replace your current computer anytime soon. However, if you’re into being on the bleeding edge, tweaking your computer, and playing around with experimental software (which might explain why you’re reading TechRockerz), by all means, continue.
What You’ll Need
- RemixOS for PC package: You can download the installer package for RemixOS from here. The package is just shy of 700MB, so if you’re on a slower connection, start the download and then grab a snack or something.
- An 8GB+ USB stick with 20MB/s write speeds:RemixOS requires a minimum of 8GB of free storage to install and run. If you plan to use Resident mode to keep your desktop persistent, you’ll obviously want more. Also, Jide recommends a stick with 20MB/s write speeds (the previously recommended SanDisk Extremeshould work very well). In my testing, I found that a stick with less than 10MB/s write speeds worked, but it threw an error and took a while to load. Note: Creating the RemixOS drive will wipe your USB stick, so be sure to backup any files already on it.
- An x86-based computer: RemixOS is an x86 variant of Android and, as such, it only runs on computers with Intel and AMD processors. ARM-based computers (such as many Chromebooks) and older Macs will not work. You’ll also need a Windows PC in order to create the USB stick.
- Boot-from-USB enabled: Most computers these days have the ability to boot from USB, but check your BIOS or model to make sure. You can find more info on how to boot from USB in Lifehacker's guide here.
Create Your RemixOS USB Stick
- Plug in your blank USB stick.
- Extract the files in the RemixOS for PC .zip file.
- Launch the RemixOS USB Tool executable file.
- Next to “ISO” click the Browse button and choose the RemixOS .iso file.
- Next to “USB Disk” choose the drive letter associated with the USB stick you plugged in.
- Click OK.
- Guest Mode: This allows you to preview how RemixOS works. Any apps you install, settings you change, or files you download will be erased as soon as you turn off your computer.
- Resident Mode: This will treat your USB stick like a portable computer. Any settings you change will be remembered, no matter which computer you plug it into. Apps you install and files you download will be written to the USB stick. This means the bigger your USB stick is, the more space you’ll have to install things.
Install Some Applications (Like Google Apps and the Play Store)
- Search APK Mirror for the app you want to install.
- Ensure you have the correct version, where applicable. For reference, RemixOS runs Android 5.1.1. (To install Google Play Services, you’ll need versions ending in 270, per APK Mirror’s instructions here.)
- Open the Settings app, click Security, and enable installing from “Unknown sources.”
- Launch the Downloads app and click the APK you downloaded, then follow the prompts to install it.