android on mac

How to install Android on VMware Fusion Mac OS X

It’s very interesting that you can actually boot Android on your machine just like any other OS. No kidding, as Android is kind of an another Linux Distro. Is it? No not really, it is based on Linux kernel but it cannot be called as a Linux distribution. Anyways, this is not our topic of blogpost right now, if you want more information on it, look at this Quora question and their answers.

Coming to our topic of interest, one need to have VMware Fusion or a Virtual Box installed on your Mac to install and run Android. We are not going to deal with the Virtual Box this time, it would be a good standalone post for future. So, if you don’t have VMware Fusion, download and install it by going here. It is paid, if you are a student, you can get it for free. If not, you have to purchase it or you can try the trial version or maybe you could torrent it, haha. No, please don’t do that. Who am I kidding, LOL.

Once you got it on your machine. I would like you to visit this amazing site called as, where you can download any version of Android iso images. Hats off for their amazing effort. Very recently, they even added the Android 5.1 too. I haven’t tested that one yet, but I tried playing around with the other latest versions.

Click on the Download page from the side menu, and you can download any of those images from the list. In this post, I am going to show the installation of android-x864.4-r2.iso. 

android-x864.4-r2.iso Download Link

Download the image from the highlighted link as shown in the above picture.

Now, fire up the VMware Fusion on your machine,

Step 1: Click on the “+” button and select New from the drop down menu.


Step 2: Select the Installation Method as “Install from disc or image” and hit continue

Installation Method

Step 3: Now, click on the “Use another disc or disc image button” and choose the downloaded android iso file.

File Chooser

Step 4: After choosing the image, it should show up in the screen like the following: Hit Continue.

File Image

Step 5: You should see the following screen:

Finish Screen

Step 6: Click on the “Customize Settings” button and Save the Virtual Machine image to any desired location on your machine:

Save VM Image

Step 7: Once you save it, there will be two screens which will pop up, a black screen with a play button, and the other with settings:

Play Screen


Step 8: On, the settings screen, select Hard Disk and set it to how much space you wanna allocate: [I chose the default 20 GB space]

Hard Disk Space

Step 9: Select the processors and memory. It will allow you to allocate the RAM for the OS. I gave something above 4 GB, you can set it to 1 or 2 or 3 based on your RAM.


Step 10: After setting the memory, close the window and click on the huge play button on the black screen. That should show you the following screen:

Main Screen

Step 11: Select the last option – “Installation – Install Android-x86 to harddisk” from the boot menu and hit enter.

Screen - boot menu

Step 12: Now, we have to create a partition. You might see only two options. Don’t worry about it. Choose the “Create/Modify Partition“.

Create/Modify Partition

Step 13: We don’t want any GUID Partition Table. So, select the default choice which is “NO” and move on.


Step 14: Now, choose the “New” from the bottom menu. You can navigate through those options by using right and left keyboard keys. Press Enter.

New Partition

Step 15: Select “Primary” and hit enter.


Step 16: Now, you will see the size of the primary partition as 21,467.68 as I have selected 20 GB at the start of our installation. If you have chosen different size, the value would be different. Just hit enter and proceed.


Step 17: Now, choose the “Bootable” which is the default option and hit Enter.


Step 18: Now, you should see “Boot” under the Flags  as shown in the below picture.

Boot Flag

Step 19: As we have made the disk bootable, we have to write these settings to the partition. So, choose Write by navigating with the keys and hit Enter.


Step 20: Now, last step is to confirm and to create a new partition. Type “yes” and hit Enter.


Step 21: Now, navigate to the Quit option in the menu and hit Enter.


Step 22: Its time to select our created partition from the menu and hit enter.

Partition select

Step 23: Now, select the filesystem for the created partition. Choose ext3 and hit Enter. You can even choose other options too if you need.


Step 24: Select “yes” from the menu and hit enter to confirm that you want to choose ext3 and format the partition. sda1 format

Step 25: Now, choose “Yes” to install GRUB boot loader and hit “Enter”.


Step 26: Choose “Yes” to install EFI GRUB2 and hit Enter.


Step 27: Select “Yes” and hit Enter to confirm the format of boot partition.

confirm boot

Step 28: Choose “Yes” to install the /system directory and hit Enter.

/system directory

Step 29: You should see the installation progress bar like the following:

Progress bar

Step 30: You should see the Congratulations screen. Choose “Run Android-X86“.

Run Android

Now, you should see the Android booting up and the “ANDROID” splash screen. Your mouse or trackpad can be used to navigate through the whole user interface. The following are the screens after the android has been booted up on the machine. You have to also, enter your google email id and go through the step by step process of setting up your device.

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Whatsapp on Mac? on PC ? I seriously think its a spam!

Okay fellow bloggers and awesome readers, here’s an another interesting post on social media technology. Now a days, most of the people are able to afford a smart phone [Thanks to the Indian and Chinese companies], an awesome gadget through which we can communicate with people round the clock.

Okay! But I don’t have a smart phone. Trust me. I don’t have one. I am still waiting for that day when I could afford to buy a latest iPhone. Though I have iPad’ssss I still didn’t buy an iPhone because I don’t think iPhone is suitable for this hot tropical climate . People do think that it’s a stupid reason, but yes its my own decision and my goddamn money. One thing was bothering me from many years “Whatsapp on iPad“!! I have a simple single question to the developers of Whatsapp, Why the hell you haven’t launched Whatsapp for Tablets?? There are many apps like Viber, BBM, Wechat, Line and so on which runs on  iPad and the other tablets. But this one app has been on my nerves from past many years! My friends, colleagues every damn person who owns even a symbian phone is on whatsapp,(thanks to the cross platform application support) except me. I am on every other damn app where people hardly respond, they keep on saying “ping me on whatsapp dude”! There was a whole new world out there within that application with hell lot of friends having awesome conversations and fun. I was missing out all that fun.damn it!

I used to encounter with several messages which says Whatsapp on Mac or PC! I was always like, Are you kidding me? It should be spam and some crap. But its not, it was for REAL. I got to know that there are some apps which are the Android simulators works both on windows & mac where we can install whatsapp and have fun. Though it is from a computer, it is fun. Okay, I downloaded this awesome software called “Blue Stacks” and boom I installed Whatsapp on it and see who’s there on Whatsapp now having fun with their pals- Its me!  HELL YEAH- I AM ON WHATSAPP NOW! 

Okay let me tell you, this application to run on your machine needs some good RAM or else it takes years to load.

1. Download the application from the link.

2. Install it by just clicking next next next. The conventional installation steps!

3. Run the application.

4. Be patient! On some machines, it may take several minutes to load. But generally this happens for the first load, but later it does start very quickly.

5. You will find some of the apps like Facebook, Twitter installed on the blue stacks.

6.  Click on the search icon and search for “whatsapp”. Just click on Install and there you go.

7. Follow the simple steps required by the whatsapp, and done, you have your app running on your mac or pc.

To add your contacts, you need to click on the menu button and add a new contact manually as you have no access to the contacts of your pc or mac. Need to add each contact manually – tedious process!


Startup Screen


App Screen with whatsapp

The buttons on the bottom footer are Back button, Menu button, Home button, Full Screen button and the Settings button [Left to right]

Lovely isn’t it?

PS: Initially, blue stacks was said to work only on Mac Lion OSX but its perfectly working on Mavericks on which I am using now. My experiment worked. Eureka!

I would like to really appreciate the awesome work of the developers at Blue stacks for releasing this amazing piece of software and giving it out for FREE! YOU PEOPLE ROCK! #HATSOFF

Have fun pals. Stay Awesome 🙂