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  1. pakman5391's Avatar
    I am using a surface pro 3 with the the pro 4 type cover.
    01-29-2016 05:53 PM
  2. derekeh's Avatar
    I can't get it to boot from the USB. I formatted as fat32 and still no luck. Anyone with a surface 3 get it working?
    02-05-2016 08:40 AM
  3. tgp's Avatar
    I can't get it to boot from the USB. I formatted as fat32 and still no luck. Anyone with a surface 3 get it working?
    I had to format my USB drive using HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool, available here. I found the tip from a thread on Reddit. For some reason, my laptop wouldn't recognize the drive as a boot drive otherwise, even when formatted as Fat32.

    Note: I was not booting Remix OS on my Surface 3, but on my laptop. I don't know if using this format tool will help in your case, but it might be worth a try.
    02-05-2016 09:06 AM
  4. seremify's Avatar
    I ended up giving up after reading enough comments about how alpha the alpha version is... and to keep my gadget-hunger satisfied, I bought an SP4 lol.
    02-06-2016 01:26 AM
  5. Steve Adams's Avatar
    yeah, running android on surface'sssssssss is marginal at best. its a horrifying experience.
    02-06-2016 11:26 AM
  6. Gregoire Jeanneau's Avatar
    Same problem as you buddy ! I also got a SP 3 with TC4. Have you found any solution ???
    02-09-2016 02:04 PM
  7. CallistoJag's Avatar
    Ok to run remixos on a Surface 3 there are 2 options, direct from USB (follow simple remixos instructions to create). Then you need to switch your surface on holding down volume up button. When in EFI bios, disable secure boot. Save and restart. Once win10 has loaded up sign in and open up start>settings>update&security>recovery>advancedrecovery(restart now)
    Select boot from USB when it restarts. Follow the standard RemixOS install routine. Once RemixOS has booted everything apart from touch screen should run fine and dandy (even the keyboard and touchpad). I have installed google play store and amazon underground and all apps appear to work fine.
    The second option is to dual boot. To do this you again need to turn off the secure boot mode of your surface 3. This time when back in Windows 10, you need to use the RemixOS tool (downloaded with the OS) using this (as of 1st March 2016) you can choose to install to an internal HDD. In order to do this you need to partition your internal HDD with at least 5GB second partition formated in fat32. (to do this in "computer management" tool, you need to first schrink the primary partion a little inorder to "free up" some room. Create the new partion and format as fat32 you might also want to lable it "Android".) Once you have installed RemixOS on this partition using the RemixOS tool, you are prompted to reboot. Once your surface is rebooted you are given 2 boot choices, the default windows and the second RemixOS (note you have 26 seconds to decide before it boots to windows). If you choose RemixOS it starts its installation boot sequence. Once this is completed further boots are very much quicker. The only issue I have had with this second partition install is that sometimes the first install has problems opening some apps. If this happens, reinstall RemixOS within windows using the RemixOS app again. Once working, it stays working. Important last note, write down your bitlocker code before starting either of the above, as you will need to enter this code the first time you boot windows after turning off secure boot. Enjoy :)
    Last edited by CallistoJag; 03-11-2016 at 04:32 AM. Reason: I was cut off entering the txt first time
    03-11-2016 04:00 AM
  8. CallistoJag's Avatar
    ... Enjoy RemixOS on the Surface 3, it is lots of fun and appart from the touch support (which I guess will come) an almost perfect experiance!!
    Last edited by CallistoJag; 03-11-2016 at 05:53 AM. Reason: Remove duplication
    03-11-2016 04:18 AM
  9. derekeh's Avatar
    Glad to hear it works for the surface 3. Ill be trying this tomorrow. Touchscreen does not work?
    03-13-2016 09:10 PM
  10. hoangduy's Avatar
    I have install remix os on my surface 3.
    And I have problem with screen brightness (can not adjust) and touchscreen (not working).
    Anyone run remix os on SF3? Do you face these problem?
    03-26-2016 12:06 PM
  11. badMojo69's Avatar
    I tried it and screwed up my S3 so I had to reset it.
    04-02-2016 09:00 AM
  12. DALEcz's Avatar
    Did you install it on the SSD?
    04-02-2016 10:47 AM
  13. ctwhome's Avatar
    thank you very much for the installation steps, I can 't wait to see the os running fully. I'll keep an eye on the updates
    04-09-2016 04:47 PM
  14. patstar5's Avatar
    So touchscreen doesn't work on regular surface 3?
    04-22-2016 02:18 PM
  15. z4ck2010's Avatar
    I tried to install Remix OS beside Win10 on my S3 according to this tutorial (https://hitricks.com/guide-how-to-du...ws-uefi-legacy). It works. Only thing I miss is the Boot-Manager at the startup. Maybe I'll fix this in the future, but atm I dont know how.

    The touchscreen is not working on my device neither. But I got good news. It seems after 05/31 there are linux-drivers for the touchscreen (https://wiki.gnome.org/BastienNocera/Surface%203). So maybe the touchscreen incl. stylus will work in the future.

    Best regards,

    Alex
    06-03-2016 04:09 PM
  16. derekeh's Avatar
    Awesome news. Hoping for touchscreen soon :)
    06-08-2016 09:51 AM
  17. Carlos Santana Sanchez's Avatar
    Hi there! I want to install Remix OS too I know there is a problem with the touchscreen driver, but i dont know if it isfixed or not right now. I created a telegram group for chat there about surface 3, problems, remix os, windows, etc. You are invited:

    https://telegram.me/joinchat/BS7SRQgsd-PlNGDWsYrKlQ
    07-07-2016 08:06 AM
  18. derekeh's Avatar
    How is this coming alone?
    08-29-2016 08:53 AM
  19. derekeh's Avatar
    Any updates to this?
    10-13-2016 02:28 PM
  20. ratsttam's Avatar
    I recently tried this on my Surface 3 (4gb/128gb). Android x86. ALMOST everything worked perfectly. In fact it took me nearly a half hour to realize that there wasn't any sound. Touch screen, keyboard cover/trackpad (didn't test the pen), all worked perfectly, and was just as swift as my Galaxy Tab S 10.5.
    Come to think of it, the sound is the only thing that didn't work in ChromeOS too. Something proprietary with the Cherry Trail audio??
    06-09-2018 07:53 PM
  21. boborrow's Avatar
    I recently tried this on my Surface 3 (4gb/128gb). Android x86. ALMOST everything worked perfectly. In fact it took me nearly a half hour to realize that there wasn't any sound. Touch screen, keyboard cover/trackpad (didn't test the pen), all worked perfectly, and was just as swift as my Galaxy Tab S 10.5.
    Come to think of it, the sound is the only thing that didn't work in ChromeOS too. Something proprietary with the Cherry Trail audio??
    Hello,

    So the touch can work on surface 3 ?

    Any news for the drivers on surface 3. Thanks
    10-18-2018 12:06 AM
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