Dell Venue 8 Pro 5830 Dual Boot with Android x86 (Instructions and Video Proof)

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  1. James W

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    Could you post updated download links in this thread?
     
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    Pretty decent, 11% drop after 10.12 hours.
     
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    Latest files from google drive are not working for me, just a blank screen instead of "android". I tried the whole thing two times. Debug mode shows nothing : (
     
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    Please PM me the download links
    thx
     
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    Hi,

    could you pm me the links too?

    I wanna try it on a Dell Venue 8 pro 3845.

    Thanks

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    lvlrdka22, I am also interested in getting the instructions to do this. Thanks for all your work doing this, and as far as I can tell you are the only person that has really gotten this working to this extent. really wanting to do this, but am unable to because of the takedown of instructions. If you have the time, let me know what I can do get these instructions and go ahead with the process. Thanks!
     
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    Hi everybody, I just thought I'd update you all and share my experiences with @lvlrdka22's work.
    For those who don't know, he's moved his work over here. He's also updated everything to Marshmallow!
    The system is working almost flawlessly, with rare crashes and strange slowdowns in Chrome. I've found that Firefox or the default browser work quite quickly, however!
    It's a bit hard to navigate, but you can follow this tutorial to easily fix that. On that note, the system is rooted by default.

    Here's a few screenshots I took on my system: http://imgur.com/a/4AGQR
     
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    you are a saint! thank you!
     
  9. Aesopus

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    For anybody curious, I used 'android-x86-5.1-rc1.iso' and a specialized GRUB.cfg, which I've included below.
    You'll need to find the UUID of the partition you plan to install Android on, and define the drive root.
    Code:
    menuentry 'Android-x86' --class android-x86 {
         set root='(hd0,2)'
         search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root PARTITION_UUID_HERE
         linuxefi /kernel root=UUID=PARTITION_UUID_HERE quiet androidboot.hardware=android_x86_64 SRC=/
         initrdefi /initrd.img
    }
    Also, if anybody deleted the contents of their physical drive, let me know! I did the same thing.
    All you need to do to restart is create a new EFI partition, as well as a basic Linux Filesystem for Android.
    I don't think GParted works with Fedlet, but gdisk is almost as simple (do NOT use fdisk/MBR!).

    You can do this without a keyboard or mouse, but it'll be a MASSIVE pain in the ass. I had to keep a copy of TeamViewer on my SD card and extract it to my desktop for use, which involved logging into WiFi every time I booted into Fedlet (after the constant freezing you'll inevitably to deal with it too). Seriously, the only reason I'm mentioning it so that people don't HAVE to get a USB hub.

    Video:
     
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    I downloaded android-x86-5.1-rc1.iso, but there are no grub32.efi file...
    I tried file bootia32.efi from android-x86-6.0_20160129.iso, but it is not reading grub.cfg - when booting I'm stuck on "grub minimal BASH-mode"...

    Could you please provide your grub32.efi file from EFI partition?
     
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