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Android-x86_64 Nougat 7.1.1 – Build 170423/170422 – with GAPPS and kernel 4.11-rc7/4.10.11-exton-android-x86_64

NEWS 170423: AndEX Nougat 7.1.1 with kernel 4.11-rc7-exton-android-x86_64 respectively kernel 4.10-11-exton-android-x86_64 and GAPPS

My new builds of Android-x86_64 Nougat 7.1.1 have GAPPS pre-installed. I.e. Google Play Services, Google Play Store 7.6.08.N-all, Gmail and YouTube 12.09.58. Also many other apps. For example: Spotify, Clash of Clans 8.709.23, File Manager, Google Earth, Google Maps 9.48.2, SnapTube 4.3.0, Firefox 53.0 and Google Chrome 58.0. The two systems are called android_x86_64-7.1.1-nougat-gapps-kernel-4.11.rc7-exton-1160mb-170423 respectively android_x86_64-7.1.1-nougat-gapps-kernel-4.10.11-exton-1160mb-170422.

Both systems have to be installed manually to hard drive. To be able to do that you must have at least one Linux system installed on your hard drive. You must also use Grub as bootloader.

ABOUT Andex Nougat 7.1.1
My compiled Android-x86_64 systems (Nougat 7.1.1) can run from hard drive on certain computers. They must be installed to hard drive and run from there. The systems can be installed on almost all newer laptops (and some Desktop computers). For example Acer (Aspire), HP, Samsung, Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo, Thinkpad, Fujitsu, Panasonic and Asus laptops. I can also mention that I could run my new Nougat versions without problems on a HP Pavilion 500-317no Desktop Computer. The Android-AndEX systems are distributed in the form of a Zip files. I.e. not as ISO files as the rest of my Linux distributions. You must do a manual installation to hard drive. That can even be done to a drive where you already have another Linux system (for example Ubuntu 17.04) installed. That’s sort of a Frugal Installation (normally used by Puppy Linux).

Android Nougat 7.1.1 was released 170106.

AndEX Nougat Build 170423 uses kernel 4.11-rc7. (Latest kernel by 170423). AndEX Nougat Build 170422 uses kernel 4.10.11. (The second latest stable kernel by 170423).

1. You can’t run AndEX Nougat 7.1.1 Build 170423/170422 in VirtualBox and VMware. Note that my other two Android Nougat systems from 170201 respectively 161107 can run in VirtualBox and VMware.
2. Bluetooth won’t work.

And once again please note this
Both systems have to be installed manually to hard drive. To be able to do that you must have at least one Linux system installed on your hard drive. You must also use Grub as bootloader.

Screenshot 1 – AndEX Nougat (ZIP) Desktop – kernel 4.11-rc7:
Screenshot 2 – AndEX Nougat (ZIP) Desktop – kernel 4.10.11:
Screenshot 3 – About:


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  1. Hello

    Can u send me he link for my order, because crash of computer, i have lost all my hard disk.

    Paypal transaction : (Nº de transaction unique 1LK91983YJ257782J)

    Can you send me how to install android with dual boot on my computer with the file i have buy.



  2. Hi, I tried to install EXTIX15 on my pc, but when a screen comes up with Linux mint and asks for a user name and password I get stuck. I have tried “root” as the user name and password but it don’t work. can you please help.

      1. Exton, I have downloaded a 2nd copy from the Distrowatch site. I put the DVD in the PC and selected live, the next window to show up on the screen is a “Linux Mint” login screen asking for a user-name and password. “root” does not work for user-name or password. Can you please send me a link to a reliable download.

  3. Exton,

    This is Arsal, I have recently been looking at your works and I am impressed.

    I am recently starting a Mini-retail of works on a Rasberry Pi 2. I was searching for a software that could run Android on the Pi 2 with default settings.

    I found your ‘RasbAnd’ program and it seems to be great for my project.

    I was wondering if you will be able to give me the rights to use your program.

    Please contact me at for further inquiries or details.

    Your response will be appreciated,


    1. Thanks for your kind words.

      It’s not “my program” so you are free to use it (and/or change it) the way you want. Good luck with your project!

  4. hello,rather a question than a comment .The login screen of exton os is rather strange for non-smart users like myself. PLEASE explain how to login. regards,ulrich

    1. Log in to Openbox (Exton|OS Light)
      When the system has booted up you will end up in X (Openbox) as the ordinary user live. You can log out from Openbox and back again as root (“Other”) if you want. The password for root is root. When logged in as live you can become root with sudo su. There is no password for live when running the system live. (I.e. from CD or USB).

      Log in to Mate (Exton|OS)
      When you start up your computer from the dvd you will end up in X at LightDM‘s login screen. Log in as root (superuser) with password root. (During a hard drive install you can create your own ordinary user).

      1. usual login screens have 1 field for username and1 field for password and 1 login button. this login screen has just 1 field

    2. I’m not sure exactly why but this site is loading inlridebcy slow for me. Is anyone else having this issue or is it a issue on my end? I’ll check back later and see if the problem still exists.

  5. Hi Exton,

    sorry to inform you that your latest kernel ubuntu-kernel-64bit-4.3.0-4-exton is faulty with nvidia 340.93 or 340.96 drivers, just like other ubuntu kernel with versions greater than 4.2.
    Any recent kernel gives the following errors:

    Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 4.3.0-4-exton (x86_64)
    Consult /var/lib/dkms/virtualbox-guest/4.3.34/build/make.log for more information.
    Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 4.3.0-4-exton (x86_64)
    Consult /var/lib/dkms/vboxhost/5.0.10/build/make.log for more information.
    Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 4.3.0-4-exton (x86_64)
    Consult /var/lib/dkms/nvidia-340/340.96/build/make.log for more information.

    Have you got any idea how to solve this?
    Thanks in advance and have a nice day.

      1. No I can’t because I have a GT 9800 and drivers for it are those aforementioned. It seems I’m not the only one to have that problem. Nvidia seems to pay much more attention to drivers for recent products than for old ones. Three months ago there was a similar bug regarding GPL rights, now DKMS. Nvidia is no more careful to long time customers and linux kernel developers seem not to see all continuous bug reports…

  6. That’s what I am doing. I reported the problem to Nvidia developer forum and I am going to report it to kernel bugs again.
    Thanks for you help and your distros.

      1. Started with Extix 2 days ago. Wonderful distro, love that enter key. As with Ulrich’s comment, sound is also a problem for me with Extix–both my hard drive installation and my bootable Extix usb drive. I successfully performed all the steps suggested by the ubuntu link but the last step directions did not match the file suppled–no deb file. I was not able to handle the two files given.

        Ubuntu, Mint, Linux Lite, and Manjaro all give me sound out of the box. But I cannot seem to do anything with Extix sound. Any other suggestions.

        My Extix usb drive runs much faster than I even hoped.

        Thanks for all your work,

        1. Maybe you could try this:
          sudo apt-get autoremove pulseaudio
          sudo apt-get install gnome-alsamixer
          Restart your computer.
          Then start gnome-alsamixer.

          1. Found my problem, I think, headphone plug was partially inserted. Now have sound with both hard drive install and bootable usb drive. I will copy and save your suggestion for another time. The usb drive works so well and so rapidly the hard drive installation is generally not necessary. Next up is to try making a usb drive with persistance. Interested to see what functions are possible with persistance and what are the limitations.

            Thanks again for this fine diistro,

  7. Good Morning. I am French and my English is poor. I use Google Traduction for my message. I try to install 64-bit OS Exton ( Mate and Cairo ) with boot on a usb key (unetbootin). The installation stops each time on ” Localizing programs” and do not go away ! Can you help me ? Thanks.

    1. That’s strange. I’ll see if I can reproduce this error. I’ll be back soon.

      A little later
      I did a test installation in VirtualBox. No errors.
      You’ll have to format your install partition (with ext4) in advance. Have you done that? You’ll have to set your install partition to /
      Have you done that?

      Have you checked your downloaded ISO with md5sum?

      You also have to be a little patient when it is time for “localizing programs”.

  8. My new partition is ext4 and attached to / . But at the beginning of the installation I get a message “The kernel virtual box service is not running !” Is it important ? I will control the iso file with the md5sum .

  9. I download the file ” ExtonOS – 64bit – 15.10 -mate – ISOH – persistent- 1370mb – 151022.iso ” in order to check its md5sum . But the download is very long as it lasts eight hours . Very bad luck !

  10. Hi there,

    I love CRUXEX (3.2) on a pendrive. Runs very well
    on a TOSHIBA laptop with 6 GB of RAM.

    Funny that it needs a second pendrive for the *.sb
    packs: it doesn’t look for them on the pendrive it was
    started from but will inevitably find them on a second one.

    Apart from that: mycket bra – well done,

    Tom Butz, New Zealand.

  11. Hello,
    I install raspand-lollipop-5.1-160314 to a Raspberry pi 3. How I can enable ble and wifi connections?
    Raspand-lollipop-5.1-160314 support bluetooth module Raspberry Pi 3?
    Raspand-lollipop-5.1-160314 support wifi module Raspberry Pi 3?
    Wait your answer about it, please.
    Thank in advance.

  12. I hope that I’m not asking this question through the wrong method, but I have an issue with trying to run just your latest kernel (4.8.1) on my Slackware 64-bit 14.2 system using Refind as my boot manager.
    For some reason that I just don’t understand, when I try to get your kernel going, it doesn’t get any further than the initial Refind splash screen with the text mode showing the error “Invalid loader file!” where it would ordinarily show the kernel’s initial bootup process.
    I know that my system is set up properly because I have not a hint of problem booting my stock Slackware Linux kernels, so I have no idea why this is happening.
    Do you or anyone else here have the first idea what’s wrong?
    Thanks in advance!

      1. It’s just another boot manager, and it shouldn’t treat he kernel any differently than it does the stock Slackware kernel.
        I’m trying to sort out why it never gets into the initialization stage at all, but I have no clue why.

  13. I managed to create a Pixel Desktop ISO of my own – thanks to you! Alsio send you email concerning Pixel. My question is: now that I have ISO which boot into Live mode on an old mini laptop is it possible to install ISO on hard disk?

    1. Installation: Just create a partition of about 20 GB (if you want to create a new ISO). Then use Refracta Installer. Should work since you can run the system live.

      Please let me know how it went.

  14. I tried installing exGENT(current 030917) to usb with etcher but got an error; using rufus, no bootable medium found when booting.

    1. Yes, that is for versions before the latest version 170309. The latest version can be installed with Etcher and/or Rufus.

      If you really tried to install version 170309, please try to use another USB stick.

  15. Arne,
    Sir, there may be a slight bug ExTix 17.2, LXQt, 64bit. When you download a document in Google Chrome and go to Downloads tab. When you click on the “Show in Folder” link, it opens the Audacious application.
    By the way, this is the best running LXQt distro I have found so far.

  16. Hi Exton.
    I just found an article about your new custom kernel for Slackware and Slackware-based distributions (SLAX 7, for example), based on the recently released Linux 4.10.2 kernel: But SLAX don’t start with this kernel. I think, SLAX 7 kernel is in /mnt/live/memory/data/slax/boot/vmlinuz, not in /boot/vmlinuz. So, is it possible to install your custom kernel in SLAX?

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