Running Google LiveAndroid in VMWare Workstation

When I checked my Twitter messages today, I came across a message about LiveAndroid. LiveAndroid allows you to run Google’s Android operating system that is used on mobile phones on a x86 platform.

First you need to download the LiveAndroid ISO files. liveandroidv0.2.iso.002 and liveandroidv0.2.iso.001 The ISO file has been splitted due to maximum upload size restrictions. Once you have downloaded both files, run HJ-Split to merge the two files into one ISO file.

Now you can continue setting up a Virtual Machine. Android is based on the Linux kernel 2.6 so that is what I selected during the Virtual Machine Setup. As a hard disk type i used IDE and assigned 256 MB RAM. I tried with less memory before, but got strange results like not having a mouse pointer etc.

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Once you have completed the virtual machine configuration, you simply boot the guest OS from the liveandroidv0.2.iso file.

image Boot Screen

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Desktop (or whatever it’s called)

image Menu

image Anything about IT mobile page (launched in Android embedded browser)

You can always return to the main desktop by pressing the ESC key.

LiveAndroid Project http://code.google.com/p/live-android/
LiveAndroid readme http://code.google.com/p/live-android/wiki/readme
LiveAndroid Howto http://code.google.com/p/live-android/wiki/howtouse
LiveAndroid download http://code.google.com/p/live-android/downloads/list

2 thoughts on “Running Google LiveAndroid in VMWare Workstation

  1. Hi!
    How do You configured the network connection? Or what’s Your configuration attributes?
    I set the ip address, gateway, dns. (ifconfig, route add, setprop) I can ping the virtual network, the host PC,
    The rooter ip, and dns doesn’ answering.

    Regards

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