Phoenix OS is an Android Operating System made for computers. Yes, you heard it right. You can now run Stock Android 5.1.1 on your PC.
Phoenix OS is made keeping the Productivity of PC in mind and merging it with the user-friendly interface of Android.
You can get both the taste of running your favorite Android Apps and Games on it and also get your Professional Work Done with the lag free performance of your computer.
Another Android OS for Computer was released on 12th January, known as Remix OS. It also has a stunning UI, and if you love to taste it, you can Install Remix OS from here.
Features of Phoenix OS:
Phoenix OS is powerful and flexible. It has a user-friendly interface merged between Android and Windows to make you quickly familiar with it. You will get a classic PC experience over there.
It runs on you computer, making its performance much better than a regular Android Device. You will never experience lags on it.
Windows Features Imported: Some classic Windows Features are imported inside Phoenix OS to help you out. It includes the task bar, the start button, the multi-window feature, the Title Bar for each Window with minimize, resize and close button, the keyboard shortcut keys, the right click feature and much more.
It has got one of the most advanced file managers in the history of Android, mainly due to an extremely professional file explorer with lots of useful functionality integrated. And of course, you get the advantage of remaining on a pc there 🙂
It runs on Stardust Browser and not on the Default Android Browser. Stardust Browser is based on the Chromium Project (the same Google Chrome is made on). Hence, you can expect a fully functional Windows browser inside.
There is a notification bar with the quick settings so that you can access it from the home screen itself. The notification bar location is at the right bottom side, where the Windows 10 Notification Bar was located. But inside that you get notifications like any other Android Device.
Whenever you get a New Message, a small red light indicator will appear at the notification button by which you can get to know that you have pending notifications.
Free Word, Excel, and Powerpoint Software: Yes, Phoenix did not forget these three most used productivity tools, you can fully run these apps inside Phoenix and enjoy editing on Android the same way you do on Windows.
There are many more surprises, just jump into the world of Phoenix OS.
How to Install Phoenix OS on your PC?
Here we will install Phoenix OS on an external USB Flash Drive. So all your windows files will stay intact and untouched. None of your softwares and media on your Hard Disk and Windows OS will get deleted.
Each time you connect the USB Flash Drive and Boot, you will get to start on Phoenix OS, and after you are done, you can disconnect the Flash Drive and boot back to Windows.
So it is portable too, and after you had burned the Phoenix OS Image on your Flash Drive, you can just use it on any computer.
Well, the installation steps described here for Phoenix OS is made for both UEFI and Legacy Devices, you don’t have to worry about that. (If you don’t know these two terms, just skip it.)
Lastly, this version is currently made for 32-bit devices only. For the 64 bit devices, it isn’t supporting yet. But don’t yell, there is another Operating System for 64-bit device owners you can try out: Remix OS, yet another stunning Android OS for computers. Check out How to Dual Boot Remix OS with Windows.
Let’s begin with the installation procedure of this Operating System.
First of all, Download the Phoenix OS from here. It will be a zip file of around 370MB.
You need to download a USB Tool that will burn Phoenix OS on your USB Flash Drive to make it a bootable media. It can be downloaded from here. It is an exe file of less than 1MB.
Lastly, you need to have a USB Flash Drive. I will recommend at least 4GB of USB 3.0 Flash Drive with a writing speed of 20MBPS. If you don’t have one, you can easily grab one from here.
So make sure you have all three of these before we proceed any further.
First Insert the USB Flash Drive into your computer.
After your computer detects it, Go to My Computer and Right Click on that Removable Storage and Click Format.
The Format Dialog Box will appear.
Choose Format type as extFAT or FAT32 and keep allocation unit size as it is, and click on Start.
It will throw an error that all your media will be deleted, Click OK.
Wait for it to format it in FAT. It will show Format Complete Dialog Box after it completes Formatting.
Now, double-click on the USB Maker Burning Tool Exe file that you downloaded to run it.
It will be on Chinese. But Don’t worry. I will help you out understanding it.
I have translated it in English, check out the picture below:
Refer to the image as you follow the steps below:
On the Choose Zip Option, Click on Browse and Choose the Phoenix Operating System you downloaded.
On the Choose Drive to Install Button, choose the External USB Drive.
Finally, click on Start Button. You will get this warning Message.
I am translating it for you. It says,
Are you sure?
- Make sure you take backup of the media.
- Ensure that you have chosen the correct drive.
Click Yes to start burning the Phoenix OS on your USB Flash Drive.
After it finishes Burning Phoenix OS on your Computer, you are done and all set to Boot to the new Android on Computer.
Close all Windows and Click Restart Button. While clicking Restart Button Press the Shift Button too along with it.
This will open up the Boot from Device Recovery Menu. Click the Choose Other Operating System in the bottom.
This will load the Options Menu. Click Choose Other Options.
This will load Choose the other Options Menu. Click Use a Device.
Now, Choose Boot from USB Drive Option. This will help you boot from USB Drive.
Note: My computer is UEFI hence it is showing UEFI, if you have legacy, you can try for legacy too.
Make sure your USB Drive is connected correctly. Now, wait till it boots from USB Drive.
First it boots up it will show up the Phoenix OS Logo.
Finally, you can boot to Phoenix OS successfully. Congrats!
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