Android-x86, Computer Science
By Christopher, August 15, 2012
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can this rom work in my netbook aspir one happy 2
i have in it android 2.3.1
how can update
Hi there no update possible you need to have a fresh install. And yes its possible that it is working. Take a look into the comments from old releases I remember somebody with that device.
I have the beta3 moded by Christopher in my acer happy2. Yes, Christopher did a marvelous job. It works very well in Happy2 and the nice thing about it is you can scroll with 2 fingers on the trackpad. You can also do zooming of webpages by pinching gesture.
BTW, just curious to know if the Android 2.3.1 on Happy2 Acer allows you to mount and see files kept in other partitions of the hard disk?
This is the only problem that makes me run back to puppy linux. When i am using the Android on my happy2, I can only see files on plug in pendrives. I cannot see files on my other partitions of the hard disk.
BTW, my build in sd card reader doesn’t work also with beta3.
Really appreciate if christopher can help to solve these 2 issues in later updates.
Thanks for the feedback. Did you see my answer in comments of beta 3?
Thanks Christopher for the reply about how to mount other hard disk partitions.
After reading guides from the android x86 wiki about how to mount other partitions, I’m still unable to do it. That’s how much a beginner I’m with Linux system.
It says that I should add a command line in kernel.
Sdcard = /dev/sda1 (assuming sda1 is partition I want to mount)
Problem is how to add lines in kernel?
Then in Linux Ubuntu forums,
sudo fdisk -l (to get identifier of all my partitions)
then create a folder to mount chosen partition to it.
Problem is android doesn’t work with such command as fdisk.
So, I’m wondering if I should just create a directory and mount the dev/sda_ to it or what?
Then, there is the more permanent method of adding lines in /etc/fstab
Problem is in android x86, I don’t see that ‘fstab’ file.
Since this is android x86, I would think that the first option following the guide for android x86 wiki is preferred. But just no idea what it means when it says add a command line in ‘kernel’ ???
kernel command line means boot parameters in grub. You can edit this line and add mentined parameters but this will replace your sdcard mountpoint.
The best option ins mentioned classic way of creating a folder somewhere and mount a partition on it. You can check the partition order/naming with another (live) distro. If you want to keep this mount point, you should be able to add to a init script in android, but I need to have a look which one is right, but you can also just search. Naming must be something with ending init.rc. Have a look for similar commands, there should be already some placed.
Hello! Very good update! Many thanks to the developer for support! I encourage all to share in any of the games turned out to play? I have no problems, run angry birds and cut the rope. in the market was GTA 3, but I have not had time to try to install it. What progress do you have?
using this command line
mount -t vfat dev/block/sda5 mnt/MicroSD
I managed to manually mount into my sda5 partition and watch videos i saved there as well as did some text editing. This means it is mounted with read write permission.
Hope to find better solutions.
BTW, my android beta 4 reboot on me a few times all of a sudden.
The reason i used the folder /mnt/MicroSD to mount my sda5 partition (FAT32) is because the folder /mnt/sdcard is already in use by the fakesd (sdcard.img). Also, I can never get my real sd card reader slot to work. When I slot in sd card in the built in card reader, nothing happens. Could be because driver for the card reader is un available or maybe the command line in /etc/vold.fstab folder is not suitable for acer happy2 netbook. Anyway, my usb slot for pendrivies is working ok.
And the system also doesn’t allow me to create another new folder under /mnt/ so i might as well use make use of /mnt/MicroSD folder to mount my sda5 FAT32 partition and enjoy all goodies stored there when i am inside Android x86.
Just concern about the sudden rebooting symtoms. 🙁
You can mount your sda5 as sd card, if you abandon the fake sd. You have to change your menu.lst file.
Look for the lines and add the bold marked.
title Android-x86 your-android-date
kernel /android-your-android-date/kernel quiet root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=gen_x86 acpi_sleep=s3_bios,s3_mode SRC=/android-your-android-date SDCARD=sda5
With this you can use your sda5 as sd card in Android and to share files with your other OS.
Good news is adobe pdf reader worked!
But if the reboot problems continues i may have to go back to beta 3 until further updates.
Really nice to have a stable working Android 4 on netbook. cheers!
I just want to thank you for all the time you spend on this. I use it on a 1825PTZ and even if all is not perfect, i’m pretty happy with the result. It’s very hard to use win7 with a touch screen but with android it work like a charm.
A french fan 😉
Have tested the firmware found that it is great! Besides the angry birds and chop the ropes got to play GTA 3 in maximum graphics! it is amazing! Many thanks to Christopher!
Hi, can you share your source for this? Can I recompile this with my configuration? My laptop touchscreen is not working and I would like to make a build with my specs. Thanks in advance.
Thanks. It is a great android x86 ics.
I am using happy2 (ze6 model) close to D257 i think.
I am however having random reboot when I connect to internet.
I am not sure why. My router is set with wep instead of wpa password because for nds game machine and wii to connect, I need to use wep.
The beta 3 is ok but I prefer the beta 4 because it has support for more arm based apps such as adobe pdf reader.
Hopefully, you can look into this random reboot problem and create an update.
I have running the beta4 for a week now and wanted to help getting this build further…I dont know if u could also share the sorce so we can add hardware to our android….Seen the posts u have made on various sites getting to this point…
My input which i was also fighting and still working on your image will stay sleep but wake is interupted before gui and sleep again…Work arond is push power button twice after wake command gui responsive and can unlock screen again….
I also thought if u would share the source i would like to add usb gps support which works great if installed….Or if u could just spare a minute and make pl2303.ko ?Been trying to compile one but cant get past the vermagic issue…
Thank for all your hard work!
Year have a look on my answer on your other post. I try my best. I did not have much time last months.
For I have only little experience concerning emulating I would be very grateful for someone explaining me how to use the arm-emulator.
I’m really happy using this build. But I need to use firefox & was not able to get it running until.
Thx in adv!
Its done automatically, if it is not working for your app, then emulation does not work with this app.
Sad to hear that, but thx for your quick answer!
Are you planning to do further development on the emulator, so that one can hope to get more ARM-apps workin in a following build? Or can you recommend any alternate solution to run fennec on my device?
Sorry never tried fennec, you can ask in the official newsgroup. The emulator is closed source from Intel. I am not able to improve it.
Ok i am going to attempt to use the source from beta 3 for creating usb gps support….Also i was looking for the kernel config.gz on our device no luck…Any idea what i should use?
Thanks Chris in advance….
I try to publish everything as fast as possible. But it is a time consuming task. So it will take a while! You can have a look on the old source, it is not so different.
Congratulations, this is the most stable ICS I ever run on my old hp 550!
2 Issues are not working here:, also (besides beta3)
1. wlan scan shows no network (I have bcm4312)
2. can not install apps (ghostcomm, wifiadb, su…) from google. It does not recognize my device (aspire1000s not compatible).
THX, great job!!!!
I try to have a clother look on broadcom wifi chips for next release!
Great! we will realy apreciate that! thanks in advanc.
+1 for broadcom 43xx driver
Perfect for me.
I just leave a message for those who ask if it worth .
I am very surprised of how a beta version is so usable.
very good job
I dont want to blame but just inform the things I have seen
– Some trouble with the touchscreen when coming back from lock screen
I manage to solve it most often by locking again but also by going in the pointer location settings.
– Wifi is not automatically connecting at starting. (wifi on but not connected)
– Youtube Video in HD as mentionned in FAQ
– Flash player (by installing apk from xda) work but just for Ads or simple animation not for video on dailymotion for exemple (i suppose link to the trouble of youtube HD) but anyway flash player is not officialy supported on every ICS versions.
– the only program tested until now wich don’t work is the emulator of nintendo SuperNes “SGNES”
it start but cannot load a game’s rom (but it’s an emulator of SuperNes probably coded in arm wich run on a x86 with an emulator of arm !
thank you very much for the job !
once libreoffice or something like that is ok on android I think I can giveup Windows 7 because every need of my 1825Ptz is available in this beta 4
tested it on a horrific old Dell Vostro 1710, seems ok, wifi card isn’t recognised though. I’ll try it again later tonight on the Asus 1025CE.
Which wifi card does your dell use?
The Dell uses “Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-card” in the devman. Still not got round to testing it on the Asus. Much like yourself Chris, there’s never enough hours in the day!
Will post back later.
Wow Chris, this new ROM is amazing. I can’t believe everything is working so well! Thank you so much!! You’ve made a lot of us very happy!
I hope your studies are going well.
I Reece thanks for your feedback. So my time-schedule gets less tighter, I will search and answer your old email. I am totally sorry for missing that!!
Best wishes Chris
Great update, thats what i was waiting for!
Many many more apps are working now also ScummVM.
I dont know how you can do you master thesis and in parallel do such great programming. Enjoy your trip to asia.
I have two issues (maybe they are related to each other):
– The Wifi is most of the time working very slow (several kB/s)
– The system is sometimes reacting very slow
New installation on Acer 1825PTZ
Hi thanks for feedback. I never run in your described problems. Did you try another router? Some seem to make problems.
First, many thanks for this marvelous piece of software!
I just tried the live version from a USB stick on an Aspire 1825 PTZ:
– for unknown reasons, the touchscreen doesn’t work after boot, not before a “modprobe hid-multitouch” from a root shell.
– Books “unfortunately stops” when trying to finally read one.
– suspend works, but resume just makes the screen flicker and then it suspends again. Looks like a console switch problem.
– Found no clue that there is an accelerometer, it just never works.
– found no way of activating HDMI output, also tried Fn+F5
But, the main things work:
– Websurfing, Google Maps, Notes, News & Weather, Clock, Defender, YouTube…
– I also tried some games from Google Play, no problem.
So, many thanks again for sharing all this great work, but please keep concentrating on your thesis right now! 🙂
did you ensure to have the right and latest bios version? It sound like you have not! Please see FAQ!
I was able to get it to work on an Acer Aspire 1810T. The grub menu entry that works for it is:
The UVESA_MODE was needed for the video, otherwise I got a black screen.
It is looking very promising. The one thing I found missing is a tun module for OpenVPN to use. Would it be possible to get a tun module added to the kernel in the next update? The config option is
Thanks for the great work.
I will add, no problem! Hopefully find some time soon. The problem is, that I do not have a real develoment machine. I have only the Acer 1825. Never tried building android on it.
i have one acer aspire one d250. i was used the live usb and i try to conect to the internet with the wifi and i cant see any SSID.
Which wifi chipset? Broadcom?
I’ve a D522 and I’ve the same problem, no wifi networks found.
The cipset is a Broadcom 802.11n with this driver version 188.8.131.52
mee to. on aspire one aod-250 everything is just perfect, you made amazing work. but my broadcom chipset cannot connect. turns on and no ssid’s, no manual connect possible.
thanks for your work. It runs great on my Acer Aspire 1825 PTZ.
How can I save all the settings? At every restart will be lost namely. Should I install Android prefer to disk?
yes, you have to install on a device. Could be harddisk or something else.
Yes, it works! I created a new partition. Now I have two operating systems
Windows 7 and android.
Now my next question. Is it possible to mount my Windows “data partition” to android? E.g. for listening my music, watching my pictures….
A few questions:
Can it work on a AOA A110L using a 16gb usb drive?
I notice with the standard eeepc build on the official Android x86 when I install RC2 I don’t see the full 16gb of space just the 2047mb under storage in the settings section. Can I utilise the whole 16gb or is this not possible?
Will a usb drive/pendrive mount when I plug it in that is fat or ntfs?
Acutally, I got another question that might solve my problems:
Can I code in for 16gb drive to have a separated partition in addition to the 2047mb virtual sdcard? So basically, I have one partition for the 350mb+ android installation, 2047mb v-sdcard and the remaining space on my 16gb as storage for movies, music, pictures etc?
If the download link on the page is not working try the link below:
Took quite a while to figure this one out :).
Congrats on the great rom. I’m running it on my Acer aspire one zg5 with 8gb ssd drive with 1.5gb ram. My only concern is the speed it’s running at and microphone is a bit of a hassle. I’ve tried the eeepc version which a faster but lack the sd card mounting of the machine. After starting up I noticed the hdd light flashes forever which in turn makes the netbook very sluggish. Wifi drops constantly also and coming out of sleep mode just gives me a flickering screen and needs restarting after that. I know this is still a beta version and I’m sure that it will be sorted out. The machine runs smoothly otherwise with no other hassles.
Keep up the good work.
Tried today the Live version on a Dell Mini 9 (classic Atom netbook), it doesn’t get correctly the screen resolution and it stretches horizontally (seems to be a 800×600 resolution on a 1024×600 screen). Hints on setting it correctly?
Wifi Atheros 5007 does works, same issue as above for the resume (flickering and corrupted screen).
Please look through the other comments, I have already answered to another guy, how you can specify the resolution with kernel boot parameters. Please run the scripts from my FAQ, so I can may add your correct resolution to next build.
hi , i have the same problem . i serched to the FAQ section , but i cant find the comments with the solution . did you resolve il ??
please carefully read my answer. The resolution problem is discussed in another comment. In the FAQ section are scripts for generating me your hardware details, so I will be able to add special to support in next release.
Good Job and I will make some donation to you if you can issue a version that could run my Acer AO756 wlike a tablet pc.
im about to test it for you on acer apire one 532h
I have installed on the Acer Aspire One (ZG5) and almost everything appears to be quite functional. 2 concerns I hope that you can help with:
1. The battery level shows negative MAXINT, assuming that it is not detecting the battery…
2. The screen resolution is not correct and the aspect ration is wrong.
I’m hoping that you might be able to help me fix one or both problems..
Other than that, EXCELLENT release and I am loving it!
Please have a look on my other answers regarding screen resolution.
hi… can someone guide me on how to install this rom into my acer aspire 1825 ptz pls? if can i want to make it dual boot with windows 7 or windows 8… tq 🙂
my email : email@example.com
Please read the FAQ
when i try to test the rom to see if it works on my laptop it says unknown laptop does this mean it wont be able to install in this current version and possibly later with updates?
No, that is not a problem, this only means, that I have not added any special treatment for your device and don’t know if it will work or not.
Hi, I am using a Fujitsu A6210, and its running an intel Centrino 2 chip, will beta 4 work on my computer?
Possible, I have enabled most INTEL Drivers in the kernel. Just try…. I can not know every device…
Could you add support for AAO 521 with AMD V105 and ATI HD 4225 (M880G)?
Good job so far!
I will try my best
This is a great build. Most of it is absolutely perfect, however there is on glaring problem that simply makes it impossible to use for a lot of things :'(
I’m on an Acer AspireOne A150. The resolution defaults to 800×600 rather than the native 1024×600. This isn’t an Android-x86 issue as I can get that resolution using other builds but obviously I have problems with other parts of the device. If you could get this working this would be the perfect build!
Also Christopher before you tell me to look at the other posts, I’ve already tried them. No luck 🙁 even if I force 1024×600 VESA mode
I also have this problem. This is the only build that actually works properly on an Aspire One but I too have the issue of it defaulting to 800×600. I’ve set numerous boot parameters and GRUB flags etc, but none of them seem to work. All other builds seem to set the resolution correctly but they have problems with the WiFi :'( usually I get “wifi is turning on” and nothing else :'(
Christopher, can you help? I really hope this is a fixable issue 🙁
Which grub version are you using? Legacy or grub 2? The parameter aree different. The differences to the other ICS releases are probably because I am using an older but much better working kernel release.
May you want to have a look here:
Are you sure you tried the right parameters for your grub version? Please seee my answer to Mark.
thanks for the reply. Didn’t expect to see someone else having the same issue, although his may be unrelated. Actually, I am struggling with either. I use GRUB2 from my hard disk as I use Ubuntu as the host and basically add Android to the boot menu, however if I use a Live disk which is obviously Grub Legacy, this doesn’t work either.
Let me try your tips however and I will get back to you!
Hi Christopher, sorry for the delay. I spent a couple of days trying all those above to avail. I’ve even got GRUB2 to use 1024×600 as it’s mode, however I simply cannot get Android to run at the correct mode. It seems there are only two modes I can select, 640×480 and 800×600, nothing above that. I still think your Android port is the best as it supports my WiFi without any glitches or drops.
hmm ok, sounds not good. Can you run the mentioned scripts in the faq section and send the results to me by mail. I try to adjust your resoultion (whats your native resolution) for the next build. And I am sorry, did not find time yet to continue my work.
Hi Christopher. Well, I’m a big Android fan and a few days ago I was wondering if it would be possible to install it on my Acer Aspire Ethos 5951G… After some googling I found android x86, but the default Versions of their page wouldn’t work for me… A little bit later i found your page and gave your Beta a try. I know its built for 1000 series, but it works incredibly good! Its amazing how smooth android can be :))
But well… like I said. its not meant to be working on 5k series, so I’m having some issues (like not working WiFi, and i cant open any app except Settings etc…)
Well, I mainly wanted to thank you for your work. I appreciate it a lot 🙂
But since there is no other Version of android x86 running that good on my laptop i wanted to ask you if it could be possible to make it running… but i can imagine how hard it must be to make it running, so i would appreciate any hint you could give me to make it running by myself 🙂
I really dont know how i should start… Well, okay, I could download the Linux Drivers of my Laptop, but i dont know how to embed them into Linux/Android and make a working .iso with it…
Well, anyway… You’re doing a great job!
Thank you for your time.
Best regards, Christian
BIG Thanks work me ..Acer Aspire ONE D257 🙂
still no wifi on acer aspire one d270…pls help
hi there im new at this, Christopher tx for a great buid so far I have a Asus Aspire One Zg5 work 99% most of the apps everything but the scree resolution is a major prob, I have read the other links regarding the grub2 and Legacy but dont know how to do it is there perhaps a youtube video for it??? another question when are you going to upload the build to android x86.org?
found a easy way to sort using the follwoing link
Tx again for all your hard work
ive tried this most recent build and everything works just fine for me, except like most people wifi issue, running a acer aspire one d250-1428, which does have broadcom wifi .. lucky me eh? lol im sure u heard this before but light turns on wifi says on but no connections even attempted manual for kicks to see .. nothing .. any reply to this would be great thanks.
i gave up and changed the network card outta my netbook with a atheros and working just fine so discard my msgs
Good solution! XD. Sorry I still did not find time to continue my development.
Hi Christopher, wandering if you can help as i have a Acer travelmate 2410 and was wandering/hoping that it will work as the most common problem with android x86 is no wifi working as needs the driver/module installed and hoped you may be able to tell me if this will work or can you advise me on how to add the correct drivers,
Thanks and look forward to possible good news lol.
Hi, I am using a Iru Pad Master (11.6″/Atom N450/RAM:1GB/32GBSSD). Eveything works fine (even ethernet !) but the touch screen 🙁
Do you think you can fix this ?
Just to add that the g-sensor doesn’t work too
Why wireless connection doesn’t work on AO751H ? I can see Mac address but I can’t see no networks. Network adapter can turn on and turn off. Help
aspire1000s_ics_beta4.iso installed inspiron N4010
2.0 dual core 4GB ram 500GB drive
windows PARTITON 50GB
THINGS that dont Work
please any with a patch or driver !!! the rest of the system is seamless
complete control of the system is nice would like to see an AOKP varient ROM control
willing to donate,
looking for a build x86 android
dell inspiron N4010
this rom functions well on here ethernet in all
VIDEO playback doesnt function and WIFI, I could be completely satisfied if the power button went to sleep properly and had higher function for rebooting ive had to make do with apps from the market to acomplish these tasks….wouldnt mind being a personal testor tho…I have many devices to test bed
Hi Christopeher. Great work! I am using a Samsung N220 UK version netbook. It has Atom N450 CPU, Intel GMA 3150 and (mine) has an Intel wifi Link 5100 because I swapped out the Realtek due to lack of support. This netbook is very similar (maybe identical other than HDD size) to the N150. I am booting into Android using a USB stick.
I can tell you that almost everything is working:-)
Keyboard – working but with some minor layout issues
wifi – working with Intel 5100AGN card
touchpad – working. Multitouch flakey but basically working
Google Play Store – working
Graphics – smooth animations
I am very pleased with this so thank you very much.
i want ask, may be u can solve my problem, i have installed android-x86 ICS eeepc patch arm emulator and etherner card on my lapotop, but my wifi and ethernet not working, my wifi is broadcom, can you help to solve this problem, please reply in this or in my email on firstname.lastname@example.org , thanks chrish, 😀
Otimo no aspire one D260, mais o wifi da erro… nao encontra rede nenhuma quando ligado.
Hi, thanks for the best build i’ve seen, but i have some issues, does it have drivers for amd c-60 apu ? because i try to run it on my acer aspire one and it doesn’t go as smooth as i expected, so i would be very thankfull for support for amd or any info how to add and where to find any drivers. And the second one is that, the wifi doesn’t see anything. i have broadcom 4313 wireless card, and if i would have wifi i could leave that crappy 7 for android. Thanks in advance 🙂
Sorry I have stopped development because my device was stolen.
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Hello (from France),
This build work very fine on my Pacard-Bell ButterFly (4 years old), only one freeze need a hard reset (perhaps less time waitting).
Most of app work. But some app are not compatible (all best flipper and some great car game…etc), i suppose its because of hardware or/and big screen…
I want to know if you look for 4.4 (Kitkat) ?
Thanks a lot for this very good job and hope for an upgrade 😉
Sorry, if you look and my latest post, you will see that I have stopped the development.
I am over whelmed. This new update comes with huge application compatibility. Many games are working now, and this Root access is also working. If will be a great help if you also add external vga monitor and hdmi support. One more request: Hotspot Sheild is not working, plz make it work in next update.
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