Remix OS "PC" - Installation, ROOTing & more!

Hello fellow Droidstas,

In this post I will be showing you how to install on PC with Google Play Services as well as Rooting the newly released Alpha Build of Remix-OS on PC.

First of all, let me give credit to the original poster DroidTwe4kz over at XDA-Developers Forum. I am just porting his guide here, just in case you were not already a member over there... I take no credit for any of this.

Obligatory Caution : Note that I will not be held responsible for bricking your Remix-OS installation, and keep in mind that this is still in early Alpha stages... Do this at your own risk...

Without further a-do, find the guide after the break...

Hi there. As you may already know, Remix OS has already been released for PC. Remix OS is "re-designed" Android which works on PC and has many good features such as multitasking, Windows shortcuts, etc. In this thread, I want to teach how to install Remix OS, ROOT it and many more. So, let's get started.

1. Install Remix OS on HDD [Using Ubuntu]:

So, to install Remix OS on HDD, you will need Remix OS iso or img file and Ubuntu installed on PC.

First of all, create folder called "remix" (without quotes) on / directory on Ubuntu.

From the Remix ISO/IMG, put the following files in /remix: initrd.img, kernel, ramdisk.img, system.img.

Make a directory /remix/data.

There you go, Remix OS is now on HDD... But how to boot it? You have to add it into GRUB menu. To do this:

Open terminal in ubuntu and type in:

gksudo gedit /etc/grub.d/40_custom

You'll be prompted for root password, type it in. Then you'll get gedit window with some texts in it. Add this code at the end of the text:

menuentry 'Remix OS' --class android-x86 {        insmod part_gpt        search --file --no-floppy --set=root /remix/system.img        linux /remix/kernel root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=remix_x86_64 androidboot.selinux=permissive CMDLINE        initrd /remix/initrd.img}

Then, in terminal, run this command to update GRUB configuration:

sudo update-grub

Again, type in root password and voila, now you have Remix OS installed on HDD and it is available in GRUB menu. Just boot it up and follow setup guide.

2. Install Google Play Services:

After booting into Remix OS, you'll notice that there is not any Google Play Services/apps like Play Store, etc. To install them, you have to:

    A. Download GMSInstaller.apk from here.
    B. Install APK file and run it.
    C. Click on "One-click to install Google Services" (this will automatically download google play              services).

There you go, now you have Google Play Services installed.

After installation, you may be unable to install apps from Play Store. To fix this, you have to clear data for Google Play Services, Google Services Framework and Google Play Store and then restart PC/notebook. After restart, try cleaning data again for Google Play Store again.

3. Root Remix OS [Using Ubuntu]:

Now I'll teach you how to ROOT Remix OS. You can learn more about root access here, if you don't already know it.

A. Download and Extract to desktop
B. Copy system.img from your pendrive or hdd wherever you have installed Remix Os to this folder (ie RemixRoot folder it should be alongside Readme.txt)
C. Open Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T)
D. Type:
sudo -i
E. Enter your password (If you are running in live cd then no password)
F. Change directory to RemixRoot folder.
cd /home/user_name/Desktop
G. If you did it right next line of terminal will end with RemixRoot# followed by blinking cursor
H. Now run script by typing
I. sh
J. If everything goes right there wont be any error message and you will get a root.img in your RemixRoot folder
K. Rename it to system.img and copy to your pendrive/hdd replacing previous system.img
L. Reboot and go to RemixOS and update SuperSU binaries
M. That's it! you are now rooted


Cannot enter to the OS. Just stuck on the Remix OS.
Any suggestion?
My netbook Lenovo S10-3

April 2, 2016 at 1:39 PM comment-delete

I have problem,
That when i entered the command of gksudo it won't show up the geddit menu.

May 12, 2016 at 1:20 PM comment-delete

I installed Remix OS on kubuntu and when I reboot system, no option for Remix OS.

Please guide me.....

October 1, 2016 at 8:51 AM comment-delete

Those who cannot see Remix OS or no Grub menu upon reboot, try installing the Grub Customizer, this worked for my installation and I was able to choose the display Grub for 10 seconds and after rebooting, Grub appeared with the Remix OS option available, and it worked, it loaded Remix OS that I had installed under my Ubuntu 16.04 UEFI boot.

December 15, 2016 at 9:08 AM comment-delete

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