Pheonix OS is based on Android and is designed to work on desktop/notebook computers. The latest version (at the time of writing this) was based on Android Nougat 7.1 and works flawlessly even on relatively older computers. We have already written about Pheonix OS and how you can install it on your computers in a previous post – Installing Android in your PC. But it is about installing Phoenix OS on a new hard disk or a formatted hard disk drive.
If you want to install Phoenix OS on your PC that already has Windows installed on it, then you can follow these instructions:
Note: Make sure you have a bootable Windows installation disk (DVD or USB pen-drive) handy in case of GRUB messup.
- Download Phoenix EXE installer from http://www.phoenixos.com/download_x86. Do not download ISO image.
- Double-click on the downloaded Phoenix EXE installer file and click on the Install button in the window that offers to choose installation type.
- You will have choose a partition, you can choose any partition from your hard disk drive. It should have enough free space for holding the data size that you will select later (4GB to 32 GB). Click Next to continue.
- Choose a data size for Phoenix OS. You can choose 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB data size. Larger data size means you can install more apps, but will take longer to install. Click on the Install button to continue.
- After the installation is finished, you will see a congratulations window in which you can click on the Reboot button to restart your PC. You can then choose Phoenix OS at the boot menu to enjoy Phoenix Android in your Windows PC.
- Download Phoenix OS ISO file and create a bootable USB pen drive using Rufus. You can also burn it on a blank CD/DVD if you want.
- Plug in this bootable USB drive into your PC and turn it on. You may have to press F12 key to bring up the boot menu. From the boot menu, choose your USB pen-drive and choose the option to Install Phoenix OS.
- You will be asked the partition on which you want to install Phoenix OS. During the installation, it just creates a folder PhoenixOS and copies all the files inside it, therefore you can choose any partition safely.
- Next you will be asked if you want to install GRUB and add the GRUB menu entry. This option will enable you to choose various operating systems to boot into at the PC boot.
- Once the files have been copied and GRUB has been configured, you can reboot your PC and choose Phoenix OS to start enjoying Android in your PC.
If the Grub entries do not allow you to boot into Windows after installing Phoenix OS, then you can use the bootable Windows media (DVD or USB pen drive) to boot and then perform startup repair.
Hello , I downloaded Phoenix OS to my pc as my pc also consist of windows 7 when I tried to boot Phoenix it always get stuck during booting period and it does not open to me for work with it. Actually I really need this os to work with android apps as i have to complete my school works on some android apps .Please I request you to send me a solution to repair this problem .
its easier iso installer for me, iam very familiar with text mode installer
I am running Phoenix OS successfully from a pen drive, but want to install it on my hard drive.
The drive, however, is too small to handle both Windows 10 and Phoenix, so I will have to delete the former. Do I have to re-format the hard drive, or merely delete all the files on it with erase *.* (I do have a recovery disk in case I fail.)
Which one gives better performance?
Both are same.
Hello,Thanks for the guide after installing os phoenix successfully my windows get corrupted every time I boot into os phoenix I am recovering widows with with bootable pen drive but I can’t boot os phoenix without corrupting windows any fix ???tried different drives .error code is 0xcoooof while booting windows.
How much data is the best for phoenix os
It depends on what you want to do. If you want to play games, then make it 32 GB otherwise 8 GB to 16 GB is enough.
I have downloaded it but it shows black screen when I restarted my pc after installation
Thanks in advance
after completing phoenix os installation
rebooted after it shows like detecting phoenix os ……
its till detecting only not opening
I have installed phoenix os 3.0.8 and my apps are crashing so much n is it supposed to be rooted already? and I wanted to know I didn’t download it from official site but it has same size .
No it is not rooted. You have to root it yourself. But if it is crashing too much then you have to download a stable version from official site.
I have installed phoenix os 3.0.8 but my are crashing so much. Plus I just wanted to ask you that is it supposed to be rooted already ? cuz it’s rooted n yea I didn’t download it from official site but it has same size. my main problem is that apps crashes a lot like file manager n browser shuts down right after if I click on download in any website. And I checked one older version it doesn’t crash apps like that but then again pubg doesn’t even load on it.
pubg mobile is supported in Phoenix OS version 2.6.2 and above.
I just installed it with a usb and all right, but when I rebooted it did not give me to choose phoenix OS, I went to see the disk where I installed it and there are the phoenix OS files, but I do not know how to open it, help
You have to use EasyBCD to add grub entry. Read post by “aman” here for details – http://bbs.phoenixstudio.org/en/archive/index.php?thread-10115-4.html
I followed instructions and installed properly but when I restarted the pc I couldn’t boot into windows. There is only Phoenix when selecting OS. Need help on how I can boot into windows again.
If the Grub entries do not allow you to boot into Windows after installing Phoenix OS, then you can use the bootable Windows media (DVD or USB pen drive) to boot and then perform startup repair. https://www.trishtech.com/2010/10/using-startup-repair-to-fix-boot-problems-in-windows-7/
i already install the Phoenix, when i want to use the OS, it doesnt do well. it giving an error saying bug firmware, any solution?
It asks to format or it wants me to change the partition type. What should i do…
Don’t format anything. Sometimes if partition type is GPT then Phoenix OS may not work. In that case, install it on portable external drive.
When I boot to my USB on my computer, all I see is the GNU GRUB command line.
Perhaps you have to change options in Rufus (like use MBR partition style and File system to FAT32). If it doesn’t work then you can create “U Disk” using Phoenix EXE installer but for this you need USB 3.0 high speed USB storage drive.
90% of the time. if you follow this instruction without proper knowledge then it is more likely that you’ll lose your windows 7 or windows 10. picking random option or not telling the exact procedure in what options to select will cause user issue.
No you won’t. Phoenix OS does not change the original OS.
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