Create An Android USB Drive

How to Make an Android USB Drive for Windows and Linux Based Computers

Do you want to create and Android USB Drive that can work on any computer?  You are exactly at the right page for we are going to teach you how to do one.  Note that this will not cause any harm or damage to your computer provided that you follow the simple instructions carefully.


Note: We are releasing the sets of instructions for users of Windows and Linux OS.


 Create An Android USB Drive
Create An Android USB Drive




Download Android x86

  1. Download Android x86 via this link but note that this page isn’t always updated. However, if you want to get the latest version visit, you can opt to click on this link   For further announcements, you click on their main site at .


  1. If you have older version computers, an ISO image will work for you. The filename will be of a similar format to android-x86-4.4-r3.iso.  Meanwhile, the IMG file will work on computers using UEFI like the Windows 8 and above versions.  The filename will be of the similar format as android-x86-4.4-r3.img.


For Windows Users

  1. Download and install Win32 Disk Imager on your computer. While installing, be sure to click on the default location before clicking the Next
  1. After the installation has been completed, insert the USB Drive into your computer. Now if your drive isn’t a blank one, Open the Windows Explorer the right click on the letter signifying your USB drive and select Format>>Start.
  1. To create a bootable USB drive, perform the following steps:
  • Double click on Win32 Disk Imager and click on the folder icon sitting next to the Image File box and navigate to the downloaded Android image.
  • Select the letter signifying your USB drive from the drop down menu list and click on Write.
  1. Windows XP, Vista and 7 users can reboot with the USB still inserted to your computer and select the first option given on the menu list that will appear soon after.
  1. Widows 8 and up users must do the following:
  • Right click the Start button and choose Power Options>>Choose What The Power ButtonDoes>> uncheck Turn on fast startup>>Save Changes
  • Hold the Shift key on your keyboard and restart your computer while holding the shift key down.
  • When the blue UEFI screen meets you, choose the first option to try out the Android in live mode to your device.


For Linux

  1. Insert USB Drive and open a terminal window.
  1. Head to your Downloads folder and run the command: if=android-x86-4.4-r3.img of=/dev/sdb.
  1. You should rename the image file after if= with the name of the file you just downloaded.
  1. Reboot your computer and a menu will appear with options to boot Android x86 or you can also try the first option.