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Release Note 6.0-r3


The Android-x86 project is glad to announce the 6.0-r3 release to public. This is the third 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-r2 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-r3.x86_64.rpm

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-r3.x86_64.rpm

All files will be installed to the /android-6.0-r3/ subdirectory and a boot entry will be added to grub2 menu. Reboot and choose android-x86 item from the menu to enter the system. Alternatively, you can launch Android-x86 in a QEMU virtual machine by the qemu-android script:

sudo qemu-android

Note Android-x86 running in QEMU and the real machine (after rebooting) shares the same data sub=folder.

To uninstall it :
sudo rpm -e android-x86

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-r3.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.

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

Known Issues

Source code

The source code is available in the main git server.
repo init -u git:// -b android-x86-6.0-r3
repo sync --no-tags --no-clone-bundle

Read this page for how to compile source code.