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  1. seremify's Avatar
    Has anyone had any success getting the Remix OS by Jide to boot on the Surface 3? I've downloaded and created the boot drive off a USB but despite getting the boot menu to boot from USB (network > usb > ssd) and disabling secure boot, it still won't load. Any ideas?

    Remix OS > http://www.jide.com/en/remixos-for-pc

    I followed the MS guidance here to boot from USB: https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=TPxCyGKR

    All that happens is my Surface 3 goes into Bitlocker recovery and I try clicking use USB but nothing happens :(
    01-12-2016 08:29 AM
  2. AboAbdulaziz S's Avatar
    Same problem with me.. I have Surface Pro 3, I Can't boot from USB I
    tried everything!
    01-12-2016 03:43 PM
  3. seremify's Avatar
    What size USB are you using? And filesystem?

    I was trying exFat on a 64gb usb. I think some people said you need to use FAT32 but the Windows tool won't format FAT32 for >32gb drives, and I tried some freeware tool which despite selecting quick format, takes forever and ultimately fails.

    I'll try some other tools tonight to see if that might work; or maybe try a 32gb USB.
    01-12-2016 08:20 PM
  4. doubleatheman's Avatar
    I get the same issue... bitlocker stuff I couldn't give two hoots about keeps taking over the process MS outlined.
    01-13-2016 02:12 AM
  5. klcow's Avatar
    AFAIK, surface 3 devices natively boot using UEFI, not the older BIOS standard. For Remix OS to run, it requires you to boot from the USB drive in BIOS mode not UEFI mode. Unless there is a way to change settings on the surface 3 to boot the USB using BIOS mode, you're out of luck until Remix creates a UEFI bootable version
    taymur, xandros9 and Laura Knotek like this.
    01-13-2016 02:44 AM
  6. seremify's Avatar
    AFAIK, surface 3 devices natively boot using UEFI, not the older BIOS standard. For Remix OS to run, it requires you to boot from the USB drive in BIOS mode not UEFI mode. Unless there is a way to change settings on the surface 3 to boot the USB using BIOS mode, you're out of luck until Remix creates a UEFI bootable version
    dang... is that something unlikely to happen or can we do ourselves?

    The Surface 3 seems like it would be a perfect device to try Remix OS on!
    taymur likes this.
    01-13-2016 05:13 AM
  7. Krystianpants's Avatar
    Download rufus and create boot for uefi. Maybe that will work.

    You are being redirected...
    xandros9 and Laura Knotek like this.
    01-13-2016 10:29 AM
  8. taymur's Avatar
    AFAIK, surface 3 devices natively boot using UEFI, not the older BIOS standard. For Remix OS to run, it requires you to boot from the USB drive in BIOS mode not UEFI mode. Unless there is a way to change settings on the surface 3 to boot the USB using BIOS mode, you're out of luck until Remix creates a UEFI bootable version
    Remix OS website was just updated, there is an new EFI version now.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-14-2016 07:56 AM
  9. taymur's Avatar
    is this the windows killer? or not yet?
    01-14-2016 07:58 AM
  10. Because Racecar's Avatar
    Remix OS website was just updated, there is an new EFI version now.
    There we go!
    01-14-2016 08:33 AM
  11. indospot's Avatar
    Can you boot this on a birtual machine yet? I tried it and it didn't work.

    Sent from mTalk
    01-14-2016 08:34 AM
  12. Because Racecar's Avatar
    is this the windows killer? or not yet?
    Considering that it's android OS, why would it be a windows killer? I think it's just a way for people to use android app, like Clash of Clans, on a windows machine, right? Still not going to get the capability of Windows programs in Android, despite what Google wants you to believe.
    01-14-2016 08:34 AM
  13. seremify's Avatar
    Remix OS website was just updated, there is an new EFI version now.
    I still couldn't get it to boot despite turning off the secure boot function in the Surface 3. Anyone else had any luck with the EFI version? Or is it because I'm trying to do this on an exFAT 64gb USB?
    01-14-2016 11:41 AM
  14. Because Racecar's Avatar
    I still couldn't get it to boot despite turning off the secure boot function in the Surface 3. Anyone else had any luck with the EFI version? Or is it because I'm trying to do this on an exFAT 64gb USB?
    I have a feeling the exFAT is not helping. Can you partition it and try for FAT32? I think you can now make it FAT32, but the file size is limited to 4 GB.
    01-14-2016 12:09 PM
  15. Housetone's Avatar
    I am able to boot to the USB drive when it was formatted as FAT32, however after the selection of guest or resident on the boot screen i get the error: "no such device: /system.sfs" it then gets stuck on a black screen.
    01-14-2016 01:10 PM
  16. Mr.Gadget's Avatar
    I have a Surface Pro 3 and just downloaded the EFI version of RemixOS. I re-made the thumb drive (8GB USB 3) and it still will not boot to USB drive. I see the drive flashing like it might be trying but then it boots into Windows 10 anyway. Anyone have any luck at all yet with the Surface Pro 3??
    01-15-2016 10:16 PM
  17. Steve Adams's Avatar
    is this the windows killer? or not yet?
    Too funny, there is nothing windows killer about anything android. After having to use it for the past couple of weeks I am ready to flip the F out at the shipping company shipping my screen to me for my 1020. Android is HORRIBLE. Windows/Microsoft is WAY ahead of android in every department besides apps...and that is going to be changing this year. Its actually already started. Microsoft is already pushing islandwood to IOS developers. They did not want to use android apps as they are mostly worse than IOS apps in quality.
    01-16-2016 06:30 AM
  18. TejasMehta's Avatar
    I am able to boot to the USB drive when it was formatted as FAT32, however after the selection of guest or resident on the boot screen i get the error: "no such device: /system.sfs" it then gets stuck on a black screen.
    Same exact error on my lenovo yoga 2 pro. Anyone successfully boot using efi version?
    01-16-2016 08:31 PM
  19. pakman5391's Avatar
    I got it to work with the EFI bios version. I can't make the keyboard work though =/
    01-19-2016 12:37 AM
  20. chipin01's Avatar
    how did you make it to work?
    01-19-2016 08:30 PM
  21. Firipu's Avatar
    I got it working pretty much flawlessly on my Surface Pro 3 (core i5, 128gb model)

    First download the RemixOS EFI version

    Unpack it. Plug in your USB3.0 stick. Run the Exe file and choose the ISO from the package in the little program.

    Reboot your Surface in the BIOS (-> Shut it down -> Press and hold volume-up -> Press power)

    Then turn off secure boot.
    And change the bootorder to USB >> SSD.

    Then just boot with the USB stick plugged in. Works like a charm. It recognizes the SP3 typecover, but not the touchpad. Touchscreen works. Wifi works. Just have to install google apps.
    The resolution is really really tiny though. Haven't found a simple way to change it yet.
    Last edited by Firipu; 01-21-2016 at 03:09 AM.
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    01-20-2016 01:19 AM
  22. derekeh's Avatar
    Has anyone got this to work on a surface 3 yet? I'm hoping it can eventually boot from an SD card.
    01-27-2016 08:16 AM
  23. belenluna's Avatar
    Do you have rear camera access?? i don't have rear camera access. i've also have installed other camera apps and have no results. I've installed efi system on hard drive and Remix Os seems to work perfectly. (i only have access to front camera)
    01-29-2016 07:58 AM
  24. pakman5391's Avatar
    My Surface pro 4 type cover does not work. It's incredibly frustrating, because the type cover for the pro 3 has a bad trackpad. Any idea why this might be?
    01-29-2016 01:45 PM
  25. belenluna's Avatar
    Do you have rear camera access on surface pro 4?
    01-29-2016 03:38 PM
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