Android Developments

Part I
Installation of Android x86 into a Virtual Machine using VMWare Player

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To change the Android-x86 screen resolution on VMware you need to:

1.Add custom screen resolution:

VBoxManage setextradata „VM_NAME_HERE“ „CustomVideoMode1“ „320x480x16″2.Figure out what is the ‘hex’-value for your VideoMode:
2.1. Start the VM
2.2. In GRUB menu enter a
2.3. In the next screen append vga=ask and press Enter
2.4. Find your resolution and write down/remember the ‚hex‘-value for Mode column

3.Translate the value to decimal notation (for example 360 hex is 864 in decimal).

4. Go to menu.lst and modify it:
4.1. From the GRUB menu select Debug Mode
4.2. Input the following:

mount -o remount,rw /mnt
cd /mnt/grub
vi menu.lst4.3. Add vga=864 (if your ‘hex’-value is 360). Now it should look like this:

kernel /android-2.3-RC1/kernel quiet root=/dev/ram0 androidboot_hardware=eeepc acpi_sleep=s3_bios,s3_mode DPI=160 UVESA_MODE=320×480 SRC=/android-2.3-RC1 SDCARD=/data/sdcard.img vga=864

4.4. Save it:

5.Unmount and reboot:

cd /
umount /mnt
reboot -f