MacOS Emulator for Android – How To Run MacOS On Android!

Have you ever wanted to run the MacOS on Android but didn’t know how? It seems almost impossible, but trust me it is very much possible and it is easier than you think. With the help of an easy-to-use MacOS emulator for Android, you can run MacOS and various computer operating systems on your Android device for free without rooting your phone. In this guide, we’ll learn how to run MacOS on Android but the process is the same for all other operating systems. 

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MacOS Emulator for Android

To run MacOS on your Android device, you need to download a Desktop emulator for Android called “Vectras VM”. It is not an exclusive MacOS emulator for Android, but it can emulate MacOS along with many other computer operating systems for free. The operating systems it can emulate on your Android device include a few old versions of Windows such as Windows XP, Windows 7, 8, 8.1, etc. You’ll soon be able to emulate Windows 11 too through this app. Also, it can emulate a few versions of Linux, Android as well as MacOS.

MacOS Emulator for Android

You can download the emulator for free from its official website or Git Hub. But before proceeding, note that this may not work on old Android devices. So, ensure your device has the minimum required specs, and then try it. If it works, it works. If it doesn’t, don’t worry, it won’t brick your phone.

Minimum System Requirement

  • Android 5.0 and up
  • 3GB RAM (1GB of free RAM)
  • A good processor (>Snapdragon 450)

How To Download The Emulator

Downloading the macOS emulator

If you are running Android 13 or lower, you need to download version 2.7. If your Android version is 14 or higher, download and install version 2.8. Mine is Android 14, so I have to download version 2.8. For version 2.8, along with the app’s apk, you also need to download the bootstrap file to run the OS. If you are using one of the latest devices, get the top one. If it’s an old device, then get the bottom one. 

Setting Up The Emulator

Loading the bootstrap file

After downloading the app’s apk and the bootstrap file, install the apk on your device. Then launch the app, tap on install from file, and then select the bootstrap file. Search for it if you can’t find it. It should be in your downloads folder. Then allow the required permission (file access), and dismiss all the other pop-ups.

Available operating systems on the vectras VM emulator

Now that you’ve installed the app successfully, tap on the icon at the bottom right corner to see the operating systems you can try on your device. You can try a few old versions of Windows, such as XP, Windows 7 and 8, etc. As of now, you can’t run Windows 11 through this app, but soon you will. Also, you can run Linux, MacOS, and other operating systems as well.

How To Run MacOS On Android

Downloading macOS ROM

For now, only a few old versions of macOS are available. To run MacOS from the available versions, select one of them, tap on import, and then click on download. As soon as you hit the download button, you’ll be redirected to the website from where you can download the ROM.

Downloading macOS ROM from website

To download it, you just need to tap on the ROM you need and get it. So, simply just tap on MacOS, note down the password you see on the screen, tap on the x86 button, choose your Google Drive account, and download it from the Google Drive app.

Extracting the ROM file of MacOS

After downloading it, relaunch the Vectras VM app, select the OS of which the ROM was downloaded, click import, import again, locate the .vbi file, and tap on it. The app will extract and import the file for you to run it. This may take a while depending on your phone, so be patient. After it’s done, you’ll be automatically returned to the main menu with a big icon of the OS that you’ve just extracted. 

Completing extracting macOS ROM file

Booting up the macOS on Android

Simply tap on it, allow notification permission, and let the app boot up the OS.

Entering the password to login to the macOS

Again, it takes about 2 to 5 minutes depending on your device. Meanwhile, keep an eye on the bootup process, because you need to enter the password that you saw at the time of downloading the ROM. The password is 1234. Enter it and click login.

Running macOS on Android

That’s pretty much it! After a while, it loads up the OS and you can run the MacOS on your Android phone just like that. You can move the cursor by swiping on the screen, perform single and double clicks, hold and drag, etc. The big buttons on the outer area let you see the boot log, launch the gamepad, open the keyboard, and also quit the OS. It’s that simple! 


With the help of a MacOS emulator for Android, the boundaries between operating systems continue to blur, offering users a glimpse into the world of computer operating systems. By following this simple guide, you can unlock the world of MacOS right on your Android device. Embrace the fusion of technology and innovation as you embark on this exciting journey of running macOS on Android.

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