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ReleaseNote 4.4-r4

Android-x86 4.4-r4 (KitKat-x86)   2016/01/23

The is glad to release the 4.4-r4 to the public. This is the fourth and probably the last stable release of Android-x86 4.4 (kitkat-x86). The prebuilt image is available in the following site as usual:

Key Features

The Android-x86 4.4-r4 is based on the 4.4-r3 release. It mainly addresses the hazi fonts issue of Mesa 10.5.9 found in some GPUs.

Besides, the EFI ISO support is back-ported to this release. That means the ISO is bootable from a UEFI device. Therefore we only provide one iso file in this release.

The kernel is updated to 4.0.9 with patches to support more peripherals like MS Surface series.

The obsolete 2GB limitation of data.img (created when installed to NTFS or VFAT) is also removed. Note VFAT still suffers from the 4GB limitation of the filesystem.

Released File

This release contains only one files. The file is bootable on devices with legacy BIOS as well as UEFI firmware.
  • ISO image: android-x86-4.4-r4.iso 

    sha1sum: 2a33c508a632dd228928816a30fe44eff0da4728

The file can be dumped into a usb drive to get a bootable usb stick, like

$ dd if=android-x86-4.4-r4.iso of=/dev/sdX

where /dev/sdX is the device name of your usb drive.

Please read this page for how to install it to the device.

Known issues

  • Suspend and resume may have problems on some systems.
  • The installer can't format ext3 filesystem.
Please report bugs to the android-x86 forum with detailed specs of your machine and error logs.

Source code

The source code is available in the main git server,

    $ repo init -u git:// -b android-x86-4.4-r4
    $ repo sync

Please read this page for how to get and compile the source code.