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Monday, October 12, 2020, 17:15 GMT
I don’t know whether you still recall, the world leader posted the UTM virtual machine app that allows other systems to run iPhone and iPad without jailbreaking.
At the time, Shichao relied on this program to render Windows and macOS systems run the iPad successfully. By the way, he has earned the awesomeness of a lot of editorial employees
I have to admit that while virtual machines are very popular on computers, there is still a very strange feeling about using them on cell phones and tablets.
At the same moment, it sounds like DC and Marvel heroes emerging in a video, the operating system is shattered on the dimension wall of multiple platforms, giving people the feeling that with only one gadget you can do something.
For example, with a virtual machine, you can open iPhone files that were originally required to open on macOS, or play iPad games that were originally required to play on Windows.
If you reinstall an Android device on a virtual machine, it is possible to import apps that is not in the App Store from Android ‘s main third-party app stores. Nothing will save the computer from being created for you.
Then again, since iPhone and iPad can run desktop-level operating systems with the help of virtual machines, is there any similar software for Android phones that can achieve this kind of operation?
The answer is yes.
Next, the Limbo emulator that Shichao will introduce to you is such a magical software that allows Android phones to run Windows, Linux and macOS systems smoothly.
Before you install other systems on your Android phones, you have to prepare a system image file in addition to downloading Limbo.
The image file can be a system installation package that is downloaded from the official website and ends with “.ISO” suffix, or it can be a simplified system image that is shared on the Internet and ends with “.img” suffix
The difference between these two system files is that the former often requires you to go through the entire process of system installation; the latter has been packaged for us by others, and you can run it directly.
So for the sake of convenience, Shichao recommends that you can go to the Limbo emulator or in the Kuan comment area to find the simplified version of the mirror that others have shared, and then download them to your phone.
Then open Limbo and click None in the upper right corner to create a new virtual machine.
Then, friends need to customize the virtual machine according to the device they choose to use in the CPU hardware setup options.
The number of machine bits is the first one. A 32-bit operating system represents x86, and a 64-bit operating system represents x64.
Next is the machine type and CPU. You can select the default configuration for these two options; the CPU core remains unchanged (Limbo multi-core does not improve the performance of the virtual machine), and the RAM memory does not exceed the phone memory.
Import the previously downloaded system file path to the disk, and set the virtual machine to boot from the Hard Disk during the boot, and the virtual machine’s settings are even initially completed.
If the author of this system mirror does not specify otherwise, the graphics card model, audio and network options in the configuration can remain unchanged.
Next, click to run the virtual machine, and friends will see that their Android phone has successfully run the Windows system:
In this software, the mobile phone screen is equivalent to the computer’s trackpad. We can control the direction of the cursor by sliding our fingers up and down, left and right, and press the volume button on the side to simulate the right-click operation of the mouse.
Bring up the virtual keyboard that comes with the phone, and you can type in the dialog box.
After the world super test, all programs can be opened smoothly in the system running on the mobile phone virtual machine, the browser can be connected to the Internet smoothly, and the sound card and everything are running normally.
The operating experience is almost the same as the system we installed on the computer.
But its performance is really a bit weak.
Friends can only play minesweeping, heart wars or drawing games in this system.
If you want to download software such as QQ, WeChat, or other software from the web, not to mention that the downloaded software is not compatible with Schao’s XP system. The opening speed of the window alone is enough for me to drink a pot. . .
The reason for this phenomenon is still because Windows and macOS are x86 architectures, while mobile phone processors are ARM architectures. They are two different architectures and use different instruction sets.
When the virtual machine is running, it will first convert the current system’s instruction set into instructions that the mobile phone can understand. This process will take up a lot of computing resources and cause the mobile phone’s performance to not be fully utilized.
Fortunately, both Microsoft and Apple have already launched or are planning to launch computers with ARM processors. After all, we can directly install the desktop version of the operating system on our mobile phones.