How to Install Yota on Lenovo Yoga Tablet

Using this instruction, you can install an Android tablet on your Windows 8 as a second operating system.

Today we will tell you about how to install Android on a Windows 8 tablet as a second operating system.

We remind you that these actions can lead to disastrous consequences and void the warranty on the device..

If you don’t feel like taking risks, but you still want to play with Android applications on WIndows, then the best way out is to use the popular BlueStacks, which allows you to run Android applications on both Windows and OS X.

What tablets does it work on

In this case, we will focus on tablets running on Intel x86 processors. In particular, in this guide, the Acer Iconia W700 acts as an experimental.

How to Install Yota on Lenovo Yoga Tablet

The XDA-Developers have an identical guide for the Samsung XE700T, and the comments on it confirm the relevance of the following instructions for the corresponding Microsoft Surface models (not RT, there is an ARM processor there).

What you need to install

  • A flash drive with a minimum memory capacity of 512 MB, formatted in FAT32.
  • USB keyboard and USB hub. It is recommended that you use a hub that does not use a separate power source, since it is detected faster by the system. This is important for a successful installation.
  • To record the image of the Android installer on a USB flash drive, download the Win32 Disk Imager from Sourceforge.
  • The Android distribution is swinging from the Intel Open Source Technology Center. We choose the version of Android to our liking, but it will be preferable to install the latest package.

Cooking a flash drive

We need to create a bootable USB flash drive with Android. First, unpack the zip archive with Android.

We start Win32 Disk Imager, specify the path to the img-file of the Android distribution and click Save.

Do not forget to specify the correct disk name as the device for recording the image. There should be our flash drive.

When everything is ready, we start the process of recording the image to the USB flash drive using the Write button.

Cooking Windows 8 tablet

You can’t just take and install Android on such a tablet. First you’ll have to do a little magic with the settings of your native system.

First, make sure that Secure Boot is disabled on the tablet. Go to Settings. Change PC Settings. Update and recovery. Recovery. Then select Restart Now.

In the menu that appears, use the arrows to select Troubleshoot. Advanced Options UEFI Firmware Settings. The BIOS will open.

We find the Security item in the left part of the menu and set the Supervisor Password.

Next, go to Boot. Secure Boot and set the option to Disabled.

Now hold down the power button to restart the tablet. Next, hold down the Windows buttons until the image appears on the screen. This manipulation is a quick way to go to the BIOS screen. You can use it to make sure that UEFI is selected as the boot mode.

We put Android

Turn off the tablet. In the off state, connect the USB hub to the tablet’s USB port. We stick a keyboard and a flash drive into the hub.

Now turn on the tablet with the F12 key pressed on the keyboard.

In the menu that appears, using the arrows, select our USB flash drive and then follow the instructions. The installation process may vary slightly from version to version of Android. In this case, the package android-4.2.2_r1-ia3 was installed, and the process looked like this:

  • Do you want to preserve Windows and dual boot? Y
  • Do you want to resize Windows to make more space? Y
  • Enter new size in MiB for Windows: Enter for default option.
  • Install GummiBoot bootloader? Y
  • Enter boot menu timeout (0 = no menu) (min = 0, max = 60, enter = 5) 15

After successful installation, a message should appear:

Installation now configured. Press enter to continue

Now, if everything went according to plan, the next time you turn on the tablet, you will see a menu with the choice of the operating system that you want to download.

It happens that the menu for selecting the operating system does not appear, and, in this case, the only way to launch Android as the OS is to hold F12 on the keyboard when you turn on the tablet.

You may also find that Bluetooth no longer works on Windows. To eliminate this sad fact, you need to boot into Android and enable Bluetooth in its settings. A subsequent reboot on Windows should fix the problem.

You need to understand that in addition to the risk of turning the tablet into a brick, we are dealing with an unofficial x86 version of Android. This means that in addition to the need to install basic applications for further work (Google Play, GMail), there will be a restriction on the ability to install only those applications that run on the x86 system. Fortunately, the list of such applications is constantly growing.