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Guest Additions for Android 8 VM

Postby Wysneus » 4. Aug 2022, 15:53

Does anyone know if there exist a .apk Guest Additions specifically for Android 8 guest? I found apk's (see link below), but it does not seem to work with Android 8. Or alternatively, is there anyone who can convert this .apk to work with Android 8 for me. The source code is also available on this link, but I don't have a clue how to use it.

(It seems I am not allowed to add a link to my post before one day has passed, so I will post the link tomorrow in a comment.)
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Re: Guest Additions for Android 8 VM

Postby mpack » 4. Aug 2022, 17:22

No VirtualBox Guest Additions exist for Android. Basically no market exists for Android x86.

I would be very wary about installing anything that claims to be VirtualBox related that wasn't shipped with VirtualBox. I'm guessing that at best someone maybe converted the Linux GAs into an apk for some mysterious reason, but AFAIK those will not work in any version of Android. At worst it's just malware.
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Re: Guest Additions for Android 8 VM

Postby Wysneus » 6. Aug 2022, 08:31

mpack wrote:No VirtualBox Guest Additions exist for Android. Basically no market exists for Android x86.

I would be very wary about installing anything that claims to be VirtualBox related that wasn't shipped with VirtualBox. I'm guessing that at best someone maybe converted the Linux GAs into an apk for some mysterious reason, but AFAIK those will not work in any version of Android. At worst it's just malware.


Thanks for the reply. Would it really be that difficult to adapt this apk for Android? Here is the link to the page where I found the apk.

https://alpine.pkgs.org/3.16/alpine-com ... 0.apk.html
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Re: Guest Additions for Android 8 VM

Postby mpack » 6. Aug 2022, 10:13

As I said, there are no Guest Additions for Android. Also the linked APK doesn't seem to be an APK, I have no idea what it actually is. That said I don't claim to be an Android expert.
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Re: Guest Additions for Android 8 VM

Postby Wysneus » 6. Aug 2022, 10:18

mpack wrote:As I said, there are no Guest Additions for Android. Also the linked APK doesn't seem to be an APK, I have no idea what it actually is. That said I don't claim to be an Android expert.


Thanks, I appreciate. I hope I can find someone somewhere that can help me. An APK Guest Additions for Android would really be nice.
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