RaspAnd 6.0.1 for Raspberry Pi 3 and Pi 2 Build 170521 - faster and more responsive than ever!
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NEWS ABOUT RaspAnd Marsmallow 170521
I've added a new extra updated version of RaspAnd Marshmallow. In this version I've included Kodi 17.1 (latest version which allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the Internet. YouTube is enabled and working very well!), Aptoide 18.104.22.168, Aptoide TV 3.2.1 (for installing new apps) and SnapTube 22.214.171.12439. (Using SnapTube you can download videos/movies from YouTube and replay them in Windows or Linux with perfect sound and video quality). Google Play Store is of course also pre-installed.
RaspAnd Marshmallow Build 170521/160915 is an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow system which can run on Raspberry Pi 3 and Pi 2. Google Play Store and other GAPPS are included.
NEWS 170521 about RaspAnd and Win32 Disk Imager
It is possible to install RaspAnd Marshmallow Build 170521 and 160915 to a Micro SD card (preferable a class 10 card) in Windows 10. I have finally (after many months) "discovered" how to make an image file of all four (4) partitions needed to run RaspAnd. I.e. system, boot, cache and data. Just download the ZIP-file raspand-marshmallow-6.0.1-gapps-aptoide-kodi-snaptube-664mb-170521.zip and unzip it with 7-Zip. Then download Win32 Disk Imager (for free) and install the IMG-file raspand-marshmallow-6.0.1-gapps-aptoide-kodi-snaptube-7400mb-170521 to a SD card of at least 8GB. It will look like this during the installation. Be sure to install to the right place so you don't erase important data! You can alternatively (of course) use the dd-command in a Linux system. Unzip raspand-marshmallow-6.0.1-gapps-aptoide-kodi-snaptube-664mb-170521.zip. Then open a terminal and run the command dd if=raspand-marshmallow-6.0.1-gapps-aptoide-kodi-snaptube-7400mb-170521.img of=/dev/sdX bs=1M
(Change X to b, d or...)
What’s the point with Win32 Disk Imager?
Well, until now you had to have some basic knowledge about Linux to be able to install RaspAnd. Now you don’t need any special knowledge at all! (Just some basic computer knowledge).
MORE ABOUT RaspAnd Marshmallow Build 170521/160915
The new versions has about the same pre-installed apps and features as in RaspAnd Marshmallow Build 160717, but it looks better, runs faster and is more responsive. Watch this slideshow. You can also run RaspAnd Marshmallow using a Raspberry Pi 2 computer, but for best performance you really should use a Raspberry Pi 3. Be sure also to use a class 10 Micro SD Card. NOTE: Build 170521 has Kodi and Aptoide pre-installed, but not Clash of Clans.
About Aptoide App Manager and Google Play Store
I have removed Aptoide in build 160915. I could not get Aptoide to work properly in that RaspAnd build. In RaspAnd Marshmallow 170521 Aptoide works very well. Google Play Store works very well in both versions. I.e.: A lot of apps can be found and installed.
Google Play Services
When you start up RaspAnd Marshmallow for the first time you will get an error message saying that “Google Play Services has stopped”. (As in my previous builds of RaspAnd). This is easily fixed by going to Settings – Apps – Google Play Services. Give Google Play Services ALL permissions. After that you won’t see any error messages.
About the need to upgrade from RaspAnd Build 160915 to RaspAnd Build 170521
If you have RaspAnd Build 160915 “up and running” and everything works alright there is no real need to upgrade. I mean both versions are based on Marshmallow 6.0.1 and all included apps (GAPPS and others) gets updated all the time. RaspAnd Build 170521 runs slightly faster and looks better than Build 160915. That’s all! Note: Aptoide App Manager is installed in Build 170521. Aptoide can be used to install apps not found on Google Play Store.
Screenshot 1 – Google Play Store running
Screenshot 2 – RaspAnd’s new Desktop
Screenshot 3 - Kodi up and running