How to Change Android Version in NOX Player - Explanation

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What is NOX Player and what does it offer us?

Nox Player is a popular Android emulator for Windows ability to manage Android applications from our desktop computer as if it were a mobile phone. It is smooth and easy to use, this emulator runs a version of Android 4.4.2 Kitkat which is still compatible with a wide variety of applications and has the Google Play Store installed.

How to easily install the latest version of NOX Player

If you don't have the NoxPlayer emulator installed, all you need to do is go to the NoxPlayer official website. In this place you will find the option to download it, it will work for Windows, but if you want to download the emulator for Mac, you can also do it.

To start the download, just click on the “Download” button, which will allow you to download the complete emulator package in its latest version. The program weighs around 400MB, so the download process should be relatively quick.

Natively the emulator will work in a stable version, then we could install the more modern one. Even so, if for some reason the classic version appears, you can use the guide shown above to make the change easily. On the other hand, during the installation, you have to be very vigilant, because in some versions you can specifically choose the Android you want to use.

By performing the above process, you will have successfully installed the application NoxPlayer, undoubtedly an excellent emulator. In fact, many rate NoxPlayer as the best Android video game emulator around. For this reason, if you are a gamer you should give it a try.

Update the Android version from NOX Player

If you want to update the Android that Nox Player is able to use in order to use more applications that are no longer compatible with version 4.4.2, what you should do is follow the following steps: 

First you need to go to the folder where Nox.exe is installed, that is, the program files. In this section you will see another application called "MultiPlayerManager.exe" that you need to run, here we can see a Nox multi-task manager, where you will find the option “Add emulator”, we select and a beta version of Android 7.1 will appear.2 that we are going to run.

From here a download process will start, once finished we can go to 'system settings' located at the top of the Nox Player and enter the general settings, where we can choose the Android update to perform . After this process we can now enjoy our updated emulator.

What are the best alternatives to NOX Player?

Although NoxPlayer is one of the best app to play android games and run your apps, it is not the only option. For this reason, you should consider other options if NoxPlayer isn't working properly.


Memu is a great option in case you have an old one computer, as it is one of the lightest emulators. With this application you can play the best titles available on the Android platform without major problems. To start downloading Memu, just go to the official Memu website, where you can download and install it.


Maybe the more famous emulator Android, undoubtedly an excellent option for playing a large number of video games and running applications of this operating system. Remember, we also have a guide where we teach you how to download the latest version of Bluestacks. Therefore, if NoxPlayer doesn't work on your computer, you can try Bluestacks, a great alternative.

At the same time, remember that it is possible to install Android apps on a Mac PC with BlueStacks, being one of the most recommended options if you have an Apple computer.

How to change the Android version in the latest version of NOX Player - step by step

If you have already installed the NoxPlayer application, the process of using the latest version of Android is very simple. It will be necessary make only some configurations to make the program work with a more modern version of the system.

Therefore, if you have installed NoxPlayer, all you need to do is go to the folder where you installed the software. For this, just right-click on the direct shortcut from the desktop to the application. There, look for the Properties option and then click on “Open Location”.

The explorer will direct you to the folder where the software is installed, just search for the programma “MultiPlayerManager”. Right click on it and select "Run as administrator". This will bring up options for adding a new version of the emulator.

Click on the option "Add formulator", when you do the above, NoxPlayer will show you various options. We introduce you from the old Android versions to the newest ones. This will depend on your computer, but if you want the latest version, it's best if you have a good team.

Once you have selected the desired version, the download process will begin, please wait until it is finished. Now, select the small arrow icon, which will allow you to create a shortcut to boot from this version of Android.

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