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ReleaseNote 6.0-r1

Android-x86 6.0-r1 (Marshmallow-x86) (2016/09/13)

The Android-x86 project is glad to announce the 6.0-r1 release to public. This is the first stable release of Android-x86 6.0 (marshmallow-x86). The prebuilt images are available in the following site:

Key Features

The 6.0-r1 release is based on the the Android Marshmallow-MR2 release (6.0.1_r66) with latest AOSP security updates. In addition to all key features since 6.0-rc2 it includes:
  • Update kernel to 4.4.20 with more patches from AOSP.
  • Update Mesa to 12.0.2.
  • Preliminary HDMI audio support.
  • Add F2FS support.
  • Change trackpad cursor from circle to normal mouse pointer (back-ported from Android N).
  • Improve suspend/resume issues caused by wifi drivers.

Released Files

We created universal images for most x86 platforms. This release contains two files. One is the 32-bit x86 ISO and the other is the 64-bit x86_64 ISO. Both can be boot from legacy BIOS and newer UEFI firmware. You can choose one of them depends on your devices. In doubt, try the 32-bit ISO for legacy BIOS devices and 64-bit ISO for UEFI devices.

  • 32-bit:  android-x86-6.0-r1.iso

    sha1sum: d9ea607524afa842234ea5bcaa42e8e0ecc38f31

  • 64-bit:  android-x86_64-6.0-r1.iso

    sha1sum: 4e65b707acb97e62a9835b4688cac242a83136e7

For Linux users, just dump the iso into a usb drive to create a bootable usb stick like

$ dd if=android-x86-6.0-r1.iso of=/dev/sdX

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

Windows's users can use the tool UNetbootin to create a bootable usb stick.

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

Known issues

  • The display of built-in browser messes up sometimes on Skylake GPU.
  • Suspend and resume doesn't work on some devices.

Source code

The source code is available in the main git server,

    $ repo init -u git:// -b android-x86-6.0-r1
    $ repo sync --no-tags --no-clone-bundle

Read this page for how to compile the source code.