In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to install Android7.1 on your Raspberry Pi board.
The Android operating system is not recommended by the Raspberry Pi company. However, many users are looking to use this operating system on the Raspberry Pi board.
What You Will Learn
What is Android?
Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google. It is based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software and is designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. In addition, Google has further developed Android TV for televisions, Android Auto for cars, and Wear OS for wrist watches.
Installing Android on Raspberry Pi
How to Install Android on RPi
Follow these steps to install the Android on Raspberry Pi
Step 1: Download Android from here.
Step 2: Connect micro SD card to your PC and format it. (we recommend you to use SDFormatter)
Step 3: Extract the downloaded OP file and copy the contents to the micro SD card using Etcher.
- choose the OS file.
Initial Operating System Test
To ensure successful installation of the operating system, you follow these steps:
- Put your SD card into the Raspberry Pi
- Connect your Raspberry Pi to the monitor using HDMI cable.
- Connect the mouse to the Raspberry Pi
- Connect your Raspberry Pi’s power supply
- After the operating system boots, you should see something similar to the following image on your screen.
Can I use Google play and download normal apps or no?
Yes, it should be okay.
سلام وقت بخیر
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ممکنه راهنمایی کنید چجوری اندروید رو دانلود کنم از کجا ؟
You can see the link for downloading the Android file in the “How to Install Android on RPi” section, Step 1. You can also visit the Persian version of this tutorial here:
I followed the procedure as above
But nothing happens when I put the se card and power up the unit.
Anything I am doing wrong
Noobs works perfect on the same unit
Hi Ravjeet Bomrah.
I don’t have Raspberry Pi2 here to test that. Try this tutorial.
have followed the above procedure , but once i insert sd in pi and power it up nothing happens . android installation does not start (waited 30 min).
any thing i am doing wrong . pl suggest
using 32GB sd
I have the same problem. I think it is because I have a composite display (not HDMI).
What kind of screen do you have?
No! That probably cannot be the problem! The screen has nothing to do with the installation of Android.
There doesn’t seem to be any problem in the steps explained in our article! Also follow the procedure of the following link to see if it makes any difference.
i tried lineage 17 . It started but i ended it with Power off and then
i could not use it anymore because it crashes anytime. (PI4).
Where is the Power-Button for Switch Off? F5?
Who can send me a Windows – img for installing on RPI4?
I did buy exagear for RPI1 but now i have RPI4. Who does have a code?
Toni (at) Singles.ms
So you mean that the installation worked for the first time, right? And the first time you turned off the PI, it didn’t work any more?
If so, there could be something wrong with the version of android you’re using. Try lineage 16 from the following link and see if it makes any difference. “https://raspberrytips.com/android-raspberry-pi-4/”
You can follow the same procedure explained in this article to install it.
I just wanted to say that the link for the android image is not working and its displaying an error 404 page. Is it possible for someone to update a fresh workinging link? Thanks.
Unfortunately, there seems to be something wrong with the rasbperry-pi website itself and some download links have stopped working. You can use the following download link for a newer version. “https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=8889791610682891697”
The initial installation worked fine, but my TV on the HDMI interface with 1920x1080p does not match the display i.e. the dispaly is too big and I can’t read all. Is there a way to adjust this in config.txt ?
The link is not working properly. it showing 404 to me