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Release Note 6.0-r2


The Android-x86 project is glad to announce the 6.0-r2 release to public. This is the second stable release of Android-x86 6.0 (marshmallow-x86). The prebuilt images are available in the following site:

Key Features

The updates since 6.0-r1 include

Released Files

This release contains four file :

Except the traditional ISO files, this is the first release we tried to package android-x86 files into a Linux package rpm. It allows Linux users to easily install the release into an existing Linux device with a standalone ext4 root partition. On an rpm based device (Fedora/Red Hat/CentOS/...), just install it like a normal rpm package:

sudo rpm -ivh android-x86-6.0-r2.x86_64.rpm

All files will be installed to the /android-6.0-r2/ subdirectory and a boot entry will be added to grub2 menu. Reboot and choose android-x86 item from the menu to enter the system.

To uninstall it :
sudo rpm -e android-x86

On a deb based device (Debian/Ubuntu/LinuxMint/...), please use the alien tool to install it:

sudo apt install alien
sudo alien -ci android-x86-6.0-r2.x86_64.rpm

To use an ISO file, Linux users could just dump the it into a usb drive to create a bootable usb stick like

dd if=android-x86-6.0-r2.iso of=/dev/sdX

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

Windows's users can use the tool Win32 Disk Imager to create a bootable usb stick.

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

Known Issues

Source code

The source code is available in the main git server.
repo init -u git:// -b android-x86-6.0-r2
repo sync --no-tags --no-clone-bundle

Read this page for how to compile source code.