Category Archives: Using Android on PC

Hard Reset Android on PC

Hard reset Android on PC

Hard reset Android on PCYou may want to hard reset your Android into its factory default. This will erase all your data, including messages, configurations, installed games and applications. The easiest way of performing a hard reset would be  to use the Hard reset option included inside Android itself. We will present you with some steps explaining the whole procedure:

howto: Android hard reset

  1. While your Android on PC is running, first go to its home screen.
  2. Once there, press the “SETTINGS” button. This will bring up the settings menu.
  3. Inside this menu you will find an option labeled “PRIVACY“, “SECURITY” or even “CONFIDENTIALITY” (it depends on the Android version, but the idea it conveys is clear enough).
  4. Press it and a new menu will appear. It will include the hard reset option (or it actually will be the ONLY option available in there, depending again of each Android version particulars). This option will be labeled “FACTORY RESTORE” (or similar, same idea).
  5. Yo tap over “FACTORY RESTORE” and a final screen will appear, asking you to confirm that you want to perform a Hard Reset. It may include the option to also format the available  sdcard -if there is one-.  If such option does not exists, never mind. If such option is there,  and you have no sdcard on your system, it may prove safe to click it off.

You will be able to perform a hard reset by following these simple steps, not only on your Android on PC, but on any Android based phone and tablet.

Android on Samsung Laptop

Android on Samsung Laptop SENS R60+

This clever guy, nicknamed ‘leemgs’ on youtube, uploaded a video about his ongoing personal project of getting a fully working Android on Samsung Laptop model SENS R60+.  The video seems legit, and according to the other videos that he already depicts on his youtube account, we can say that he is really into Android and general software coding. A true hacker, in the nicest possible definition, he definitely deserves our kudos. He managed to port the full Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 source code into Intel x86 structure, including several devices, like Wired and wireless LAN, Bluetooth, Sound, Camera,Graphics and USB 2.0. Continue reading

Install Android Market on PC

Android Market on PCWe are going to show you an automated way to install Android Market -or Google Play, as it has been recently rebranded by Google- inside your Android. This post might prove useful if you had just installed Android on your computer by means of an Android Emulator, Bluestacks Software or directly installing an x86 compiled version of Android OS.  Whatever solution you found to get Android on PC, if Android Market was not included, then you need to install it in order to open your newly Android reborn PC into the world.  In such case, this might be your lucky day: We just found a tool that you might want to try: An automated Android Market Installer. Continue reading

Install Android on PC

install android on PCYou may install Android on PC, provided that your computer, notebook or netbook  is compatible with the compiled version of Android for PC processors (x86). You will end up with Android as your computer’s operative system, totally replacing the Windows, Linux or even Mac operative system that -probably- came with it.

Current best source for Android operative system version compiled for x86 computers is the open source project called Android-x86. At the time of this writing, all their efforts of porting Android on PC are focused on the latest Android version 4.x (or “Ice Cream Sandwich” as it is called by Google). At the time of this writing, the latest downloadable version of Android on PC available is Android-x86 4.0 RC1 (Release Candidate 1), which is pretty much usable. Continue reading