Run Android JellyBean 4.2 on Windows

Have you ever wanted to play around with Google’s Android OS before you go down to buy one of the many Android tablets or smartphones?  Well here is a quick way to get the JellyBean 4.2 version running on your computer so you can evaluate it.  I created an Android Appliance that will run in VirtualBox.  You simply install VirtualBox and import my appliance file.  Simple and quick.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1:

Download VirtualBox and install it.

 

Step 2:

Download this Android Jellybean VirtualBox Appliance that I pre-built to make this super simple.

 

Step 3:

Open VirtualBox, click on [File] -> [Import Appliance]

VirtualBox Applicance Import

VirtualBox Applicance Import

 

Step4:

Click on “Open Appliance”…

VirtualBox Open Appliance

VirtualBox Open Appliance

 

Now select the Appliance file that you downloaded in Step 2, named “Android_JB_4.2.2.ova” .

VirtualBox Select Appliance

VirtualBox Select Appliance

 

Then click on [Import]…

Import Appliance

Import Appliance

Done!

 

 

Now its time to try it out.  Select “Android JB 4.2″ in the left pane and click the [Start] button on the toolbar…

Starting JellyBean

Starting JellyBean

 

If you did everything right, you will see the Android Boot loader start up.  Just wait and it will launch Android Jellybean in a few seconds…

Android Grub Menu

Android Grub Menu

 

You will soon see a splash screen that looks like this…

Android Splash Screen

Android Splash Screen

 

After a few seconds, you will finally see the Android Welcome screen…

Android Welcome Screen

Android Welcome Screen

 

Enjoy!

 

NOTE:

If you want to go a more manual route and build your own virtual machine to run JellyBean 4.2, I suggest checking here for an excellent article on how to do just that.


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2 Responses to “Run Android JellyBean 4.2 on Windows”

  1. doesn’t work
    kernel loading failed

    • Chris McClenny says:

      Strange.
      I tested it on several computers before posting it. Can you give me some specifics on your system? It will help me debug it.

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