Remix OS on Chromebook

It seems like everyone has been talking about Remix OS lately. If you aren’t up to date, Remix OS is another implementation of the Android x86 poject. The goal of the project is to get Android running on desktops.

In the video above, I took a brief look at the state of Remix OS. The tl;dr is that it’s well designed and offers a nice stylish edge over the normal stock Android UI. It tries really hard to mimic many of the archetypes we have come to expect from a typical Windows desktop. However, I can’t say that I fully realize the potential of Android on desktop computers. In any case, you can get this to run on any x86 Chromebook. I will warn you, the performance seemed to be a little disappointing on my Chromebook, but ymmv. Let’s take a look at how to install Remix OS on Chromebook.

What You Will Need:

  • x86 Chromebook
  • Remix OS (Legacy)
  • USB Flash drive


Before we begin, first make sure that your Chromebook has developer mode enabled along with USB booting. Then download Remix OS from the link provided, make sure that you download the Legacy package and not the one for UEFI bios. After it’s done downloading, run the installer in the zip; it should be very self-explanatory.  It will wipe all the contents from your flash drive and install Remix OS to it.

Finally, power on your Chromebook and hit CRTL + L when you get to the developer screen; this will bring up the legacy bios. Hit ESC to bring up the bootmenu and choose your USB. From there, you can either choose resident mode or guest mode (Resident mode will only put the changes on your flash drive and will not have any affect on Chrome OS).