If for whatever reason you get the craving for some good old retro Windows action on your Android phone then look no further. aDOSBox is a handy little application that will enable you to run or install anything that requires the archaic DOS platform. One of our own forum members, drraccoon, was tinkering around with Doom and Heretic on his Droid when the idea of getting WIN 3.1 to run popped into his head. After a couple lines of commands (and pots of coffee), voila it worked! Even though doing this is virtually useless, you can bet it will impress even the geekiest Android fan boy. For detailed steps on getting 3.1 up and running, check out drraccoon’s blog.


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Archaic Windows 3.1 Installed on Android


I have not tried installing Windows 3.1 yet but did install Quake 2 which is kick ass. I love the android OS!

Edit: I have installed Windows 3.1 on my droid using the second method on the linked page. It installed without any problems and ran from dos. It's rather buggy on the droid but it does boot and works with the touch screen. Kudos to the member that figured all this out.