In this article, I am going to show you how to install android marshmallow on VMware workstation. Android 6.0 “marshmallow” is a version of the Android mobile operating system developed by Google, spanning versions between 6.0 in October 2015. Android Marshmallow is visually similar to its predecessor, Lollipop, in many ways. Google’s Material Design language is now more pervasive than ever before, and the main areas of the UI – settings, notifications shade, and navigation – remain the same. But Marshmallow does have some differences in appearance and new features.
Whenever your computer feels slow, or it is not working well, you have only two options for it, recovery or installing windows. Windows and Android OS are almost the same. VMware workstation or VirtualBox is also the same, both of them are for virtualisation.
Install Android Marshmallow on VMware
Firstly, Download the materials below:
Create Virtual Machine for Marshmallow
Step #1. When you have downloaded the source files, first install VMware. After installing, open VMware and click on Create a new Virtual Machine.
Step #2. Now select Typical (Recommended) and click next. Then select Installer disc image file (ISO) and click Browse to choose marshmallow android ISO file that you download from the link above. Finally, click Next.
Step #3. Give a name to your virtual Machine and browser the location of the virtual machine, where you want to save your VM. On next step, you need to specify the size for your disk. By Maximum its size is 20 GB. After specifying click next.
Play Marshmallow Virtual Machine
Step #4. If you have done all the above steps, after the specifying size of your disk, click Finish. The automatically virtual machine will power on, and you will face this window like the screenshot. In this window you have four options of the boot, you have to select the 4th which is Installation- Install Android-x86 to hard disk.
Step #5. After reaching from boot options, you will be direct to partition window, in this window select Create/Modify Partitions and hit enter. In further steps, you will modify every step.
Step #6. When it asks for GPT Partition, select No and hit enter.
Step #7. From here, you are going to modify your partition. The first one is to create a new partition. Select New and hit enter on the keyboard.
Step #8. Now you need to verify type partition, select Primary and hit Enter. By Pressing Enter, you will be direct to the size of your disk, leave it as default and press enter again. And it will delete all the things on the drive which you had created.
Step #9. For the next four steps, follow the instructions in the image. With Arrows key move right and left select the option which is mentioned in the picture.
Step #10. After selecting Quit, It will ask you again to verify the partition to install Android 86, what you need is to choose the first one which is sda1.
Step #11. This time for the filesystem to format the sad1 Disk, select ext4 and hit enter. Learn more about these types of format.
Step #12. After selecting ext4 format style, it will ask you to confirm, select Yes and hit enter like the screenshot. Under that, you can see the format Process.
Step #13. When formatting the disk was completed you need to install a Loader, for boot loader click, Yes but for EFI select skip, like the screenshot. Learn more about GRUBs and why I selected Grub.
- GRUB2 is a bootloader with support for modern-day computer systems. It is meant to replace the older GRUB boot loader (now referred to as “GRUB Legacy”). GRUB2 has an entirely separate code base from GRUB Legacy and boasts features such as a new shell-like syntax which permits advanced scripting capabilities. Current GRUB Legacy users are encouraged to migrate their systems to GRUB2.
Step #14. For the system, directory select Yes and the Process will move on like the screenshot. Learn more about System Directory.
Step #15. Congratulations, you have installed Android Marshmallow on VMware. For the last step, select Reboot to restart the Guest OS in VMware.
Step #16. After rebooting you will need to confirm your name, Gmail account and some other essential things, then you are done.
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