1. slim6y's Avatar
    I have a Toshiba Encore with the following components:

    Processor: Intel Atom Z3740 @1.33GHz
    32 bit operating system, x64-based processor

    Currently running Windows 10 successfully.

    The downside is that Windows 10 is so poorly supported for suitable apps for a tablet and my phone is an Android, so I am looking to upgrade the tablet to Android.

    Has anyone had experience with this? Does anyone have a guide for this to occur? I do not want to "brick" the tablet, so it is still important to me. But is it possible?

    Thoughts? Concerns? Positive reinforcements?
    07-15-2017 04:39 PM
  2. anon(238680)'s Avatar
    Might look here. 8 but should be similar for 10:

    How to Install Android on Your Windows 8 Tablet
    07-15-2017 04:44 PM
  3. slim6y's Avatar
    I saw that, but they're using Android x86. "When everything is installed, and Android booted up, it works pretty much as you might expect. Not all features are available as the x86 version is unofficial. As such you’ll need to install gApps to get things like Google Play and Gmail. This is true of any unofficial Android build and we’ll take a look at it in a future guide."

    Why can I not go the official route and get Nougat?
    07-15-2017 04:49 PM
  4. slim6y's Avatar
    I also think the F12 key may not work in Windows 10 (for some strange reason this haunts me on my Lenovo, there is some other strange way to access the boot order).
    07-15-2017 04:52 PM
  5. slim6y's Avatar
    Ok... so, in all my searches I can only find the Android x86 program. But I have an x64 processor. I am guessing this will not work? Someone must have had success with this?
    07-16-2017 06:35 AM
  6. slim6y's Avatar
    Has anyone tried this?

    I am treating my tablet as a PC as essentially it is the same. Not quite as powerful maybe and a slightly different motherboard with an eMMC instead of a hard-drive. But essentially the same.... right?
    07-16-2017 06:46 AM
  7. slim6y's Avatar
    Ok, I tried the above method as per the YouTube video and was successful to the boot up (needed to turn off the boot security, but got that sorted). Unfortunately, screen went blank. Possibly no driver for the screen?
    07-16-2017 11:19 AM
  8. slim6y's Avatar
    Right.... latest is:

    I have used an image file of this ReleaseNote 7.1-rc1 - Android-x86 - Porting Android to x86 and have got as far as the Android screen, but it doesn't seem to go any further when running from the USB. Not willing to risk installing it.

    I used three different programs, in this case, Win32DiskImager to put the image on the USB.

    The Android screen is the furthest I have got now (better than the blank screen earlier).
    07-16-2017 02:45 PM
  9. slim6y's Avatar
    Latest update:

    Downloaded Download Android-x86 ISO file - 677.00 MB | version: 6.0-r3 64-bit | File Signatures from: https://www.fosshub.com/Android-x86.html

    I have managed to boot from USB and to fully operate. Now my next step is to fully install this on the hard drive of the Toshiba. This may be interesting... But the good news is, it worked!

    I used unetbootin-windows-654 to image the USB this time.
    07-16-2017 05:03 PM
  10. slim6y's Avatar
    Well, my last point, I can get as far as ready for the set up, but need a USB hub and keyboard. Up and Down volume keys did not move when asking which partition was needed.
    07-16-2017 05:14 PM
  11. anon(238680)'s Avatar
    Well, I will say you stick with something I didn't think you'd do it actually.
    07-16-2017 05:19 PM
  12. slim6y's Avatar
    So is it possible to boot from USB to Android Live and then install on the hard drive from Android Live? In other words, I am trying to avoid getting a USB hub and keyboard.
    07-16-2017 11:40 PM
  13. slim6y's Avatar
    Turning this into a running diary:

    I have a USB keyboard and a USB hub. I installed Android. But once I shut down the tablet the original boot loader is looking for Windows. Even though I installed the GRUB(?) with Android. I can not seem to skip the first sequence.
    07-17-2017 05:00 PM
  14. anon(238680)'s Avatar
    That would be in CMOS on the motherboard, no idea if you could bypass, but wouldn't think it would boot at all without it.
    07-17-2017 05:04 PM
  15. slim6y's Avatar
    Ok, latest update (especially to all the naysayers out there):

    A full install of Nougat from Android x86 worked perfectly (a few minor glitches, but enough functionality for the requirements).

    I removed the Windows boot platform by running gparted, creating two partitions, one 1080 MiB for the boot (flagging for boot) and another partition for the install.

    I installed Nougat and it did reboot into Nougat the first two or three times. But then it stopped.

    Here is the boot loading commands, I can not see what is wrong with these. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5...3lseFZEVDlnajg

    So something there needs to change and remain changed. Just not quite sure what (yet).
    07-24-2017 03:05 AM
  16. Samirshil's Avatar
    I have a Toshiba Encore with the following components:

    Processor: Intel Atom Z3740 @1.33GHz
    32 bit operating system, x64-based processor

    Currently running Windows 10 successfully.

    The downside is that Windows 10 is so poorly supported for suitable apps for a tablet and my phone is an Android, so I am looking to upgrade the tablet to Android.

    Has anyone had experience with this? Does anyone have a guide for this to occur? I do not want to "brick" the tablet, so it is still important to me. But is it possible?

    Thoughts? Concerns? Positive reinforcements?
    Sir i have a iball slide wq32 windows 8.1 now it running Windows 10 pretty good .. but i love android so i need complete run it android just single boot android clean installation os . So please tell me how to done it. And i want to work android by screen touch .
    02-15-2018 11:10 PM

Similar Threads

  1. How to get to my files on my Motorola G4 play
    By AC Question in forum Moto G
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-15-2017, 08:00 AM
  2. if there are lines on the screen on my phone what does that mean
    By AC Question in forum Samsung Galaxy J Series
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-26-2017, 06:56 PM
  3. Root failed, stuck on twrp load up
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-15-2017, 08:08 PM
  4. Can i make specific apps run on Wi-Fi only?
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-15-2017, 04:47 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD