In this article, I am going to show you how to install android 7.0 Nougat on VirtualBox. As the Google team says about Android 7.0 Nougat “Android Nougat is our sweetest release yet, with more ways to make Android your own”. Many new and fresh features are included in this big update. Like, over 1500 emoji including 72 new ones, multi Locale language settings, multi-window view, quick switch between apps, quick custom settings, direct notification reply, bundled notifications, notification controls and much more stuff like that. If you want to get more information, what’s new then click here.
Anyway, the new Android 7.0 Nougat is the lasted operating system from Google. Now if you want to know how to do, I install it on VirtualBox then follow the steps below step by step, and also check our article about, how to install Android Nougat on PC.
Install Android 7.0 Nougat on VirtualBox
Step #1. Firstly you have to download the VirtualBox and Android 7.0 Nougat iso file. If you have VirtualBox already installed on your PC, then that’s okay then download Android 7.0 Nougat iso file.
Step #2. If you have installed VirtualBox already then open it and if you don’t have then install and open it that you have nearly downloaded from the link above.
Create Android 7.0 Nougat Virtual Machine
Step #3. When the VirtualBox is opened on the home page, click New to create a new virtual machine(VM).
Step #4. On the “Name and operating system” windows, type any name that you would like to name your Android 7.0 Nougat VM then Choose Linux for type. For Version choose Other Linux (64-bit) then click Next.
Step #5. Choose the Memory size to 2048 MB and click Next.
Step #6. After mentioning memory size, Select Create a virtual hard disk now on the Hard disk Windows and click Create.
Step #7. For hard disk file type, select VDI(VirtualBox Disk Image) and click Next.
Step #8. Select Dynamically allocated on the Storage on physical hard disk window and click Next.
Step #9. Now Select the size of the virtual hard disk in megabytes. This size is the limit on the amount of file data that a virtual machine will be able to store on the hard drive. Then Name the new virtual hard disk and click on the folder icon to save where you want. But I suggest you leave it by default and click Create.
Edit Android 7.0 Nougat Virtual Machine
Step #10. After the previous step, your virtual machine should be created. So now select the VM and click on the Settings button.
Step #11. From left-hand side panel select System and on the Processor tab change it from 1 CPU to 2 CPU and left the others by default.
Step #12. On Display panel, Change the video memory to 128 MB and leave the others by default.
Step #13. Now Select Storage panel and choose the Controller: IDE and click on the (-) minus button from the bottom of the window to remove it.
Step #14. Again on the same panel, click the (+) Plus icon and Select Add IDE Controller.
Step #15. On the Small Dialog box click Choose existing disk.
Step #16. Now in this Step go to This PC > Local Disk (C:) > Users > username > VirtualBox VMs > Android 7.0 Nougat VM Name that you named on step 4, Finally when you found the VDI file, select that and click Open.
Step #17. This time, click on the (+) plus with CD icon and select Leave empty.
Step #18. When you left the disk empty, then select Empty with CD icon and Select the Optical Drive to IDE Secondary Master then click on the small CD icon and select Choose Virtual Optical Disk File.
Step #19. Now, this time, Drive to The Android 7.0 Nougat iso file that you download from the link above then select that and click Open.
Step #20. When the file opened click OK and Save the Changes to that, you made to the Android 7.0 Nougat virtual machine. Finally, you must be ready to play the VM.
Play Android 7.0 Nougat Virtual Machine
Step #21. So after all the settings that are mentioned above completed, then you’re done to go on and play the virtual machine, to install it on your VirtualBox. So now select the Android 7.0 Nougat virtual machine and click on the Start button to turn it on.
Install Android 7.0 Nougat on Virtual Machine Hard Disk
Step #22. When the machine started, After some seconds it must be booted into Android boot menu. So now from here Select the last option Installation – Install Android-x86 to harddisk and hit enter from your keyboard. This options must drive you to the Installation windows of Android 7.0 Nougat.
Step #23. Now to install Android 7.0 Nougat on virtual machine hard disk you need a partition to install it on that. Select Create/Modify Partitions and hit enter from your keyboard.
Step #24. When you are asked to want to use GPT partition select No and hit enter from your keyboard.
Step #25. To create a new partition, on the partition page, select New and hit enter from your keyboard.
Step #26. Select Primary partition and hit enter from your keyboard.
Step #27. Type the size of the partition that you want to create and hit enter from your keyboard.
Step #28. A partition has been created, Now to make it bootable select Bootable and hit enter from your keyboard.
Note: To make sure that the partition has been bootable, then you must see the Boot label under flags.
Step #29. After making the drive bootable, now select Write and hit enter from your keyboard.
Step #30. In these steps to confirm it, you need to type YES and hit enter from your keyboard.
Step #31. After writing the disk, you are done from here, so select Quit and hit enter from your keyboard.
Step #32. On the choose partition window, select the partition that you nearly created and hit enter from your keyboard.
Step #33. For the partition file system format, select ext4 and hit enter from your keyboard.
Step #34. Select YES and hit enter from your keyboard to confirm it.
Step #35. When you are asked to install Grub Bootloader, select YES and hit enter from your keyboard.
Step #36. For the EFI GRUB 2, select Skip and hit enter from your keyboard.
Step #37. For system directory as read-write select Yes and hit enter from your keyboard.
Step #38. When the writes than on the screen below click on Devices > Optical Drivers > Remove disk from virtual drive.
Step #39. When you get the screen below, click Force Unmount.
Step #40. You should be done installing the Android 7.0 Nougat successfully. Now select Reboot and hit enter from your keyboard.
Step #41. Every time you boot the Android 7.0 Nougat, you will get this bootloader, leave it for some seconds or select Android-x86 2016-09-02 and hit enter from your keyboard.
Android 7.0 Nougat Installed on VirtualBox
Finally, that’s done, you have successfully installed Android 7.0 Nougat on VirtualBox. Here is the preview.
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