Install Android 2.2 (Froyo) on your PC [How to]

android-22-froyo-logoThe new Google Mobile operating system Android 2.2 (Froyo) comes with many cool features and performance enhancements like a faster browser with support for flash 10.1, Wi-Fi-Tethering, etc.

If you like to try out this new mobile operating system on your Windows computer, here is a brief and precise tutorial with screenshots.

1. Download and unzip the Android SDK. Run the SDK Setup exe file, then select Available Packages option shown on the left column (see screenshot).


2. Now expand ‘Sties, Packages and Archives’ from the right column and select SDK Platform Android 2.2, API 8, revision 1. Then click Install Selected button.


3. After finishing the download, select Virtual Devices option from the left column and click on the New button. Enter a name for your virtual device and choose the Android 2.2 package from the Target drop-down list and click on the Create AVD button.


4. Now you can see your new Android device, running 2.2 in the main Virtual Devices panel (see screen-shot above). Select it, and click on Start to launch the new OS.


In my system, it takes few times to fully load. However, it was a good experience to try out this new Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS on my Windows.

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.


  1. Eric

    Jun 16, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Google quit using M$ desktops, has no M$ servers, then expects me to have M$ to install Android? I do not & will not have any M$.
    Still only versions of Linux-GNU here.

  2. Steve

    May 28, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Thanks for this brief tutorial. Very cool……..!

  3. Ankit

    May 28, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    I have seen many tutorials to install Mac, and many other OS on desktop pc, but never thought that Android could be installed too.. Great!

    • Kannan

      May 29, 2010 at 1:19 am

      Hi Ankit,
      Thanks for reading…..!

  4. Prajith

    May 25, 2010 at 8:16 am

    Very informative and thanks for your effort.

    • Kannan

      May 25, 2010 at 11:24 am

      Prajith, thanks!

  5. JanD

    May 25, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Thanks dude, I will try it soon!

  6. Prajune

    May 25, 2010 at 2:16 am

    Thanks for this brief tutorial. Very cool……..!

    • Kannan

      May 25, 2010 at 11:23 am

      Hope this will helpful to you. Thanks for reading

  7. Lee

    May 25, 2010 at 2:15 am

    Thanks, very interesting subject and I really enjoyed it.

  8. blinkky

    May 24, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    I’m gonna try it. Thanks =)

    • Kannan

      May 25, 2010 at 11:22 am

      Thanks for reading and most welcome to my blog

      • anjum

        Dec 13, 2010 at 1:27 pm

        is it possible to load android 2.2 on muy touch tablet lenovo as dual boot option either windows or android, pls explain how to do it

        • Kannan

          Dec 14, 2010 at 7:52 am

          That’s beyond the scope of this subject. However, if I managed to do so I’ll inform you. Thanks for reading.

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