Samantha · Aug 24, 2013 at 05:00 am

Dual Boot On the HTC Pico

Now that we’re in the latter half of 2013, it seems that the majority of the tech world has left older devices in the dust. With a plethora of new devices from various manufacturers, more devices are coming our way before the year’s close. Along with this, previous devices are being pushed further and further back into the archives. So it’s wonderful to see that this is certainly not the case for a few aged devices, as we have seen previously with the (almost) entire Xperia line of 2011.

Now we can add the HTC Pico to the list, as XDA Recognized Contributors -JohnCarter- and -NickHalden- have discovered a method to dual boot two ROMs on the 2011 device. The method largely consists of creating three SD-EXT partitions. This allows you to have two ROMS, a primary and a secondary, installed at the same time. Switching ROMs can be done with a simple custom app developed by Recognized Contributor galaxyfreak, and no data wipe or backup is required.

As of now, CyanogenMod Beta 6 is the only rom that can be installed as the primary ROM, while the secondary ROM can include any that does not use SD-EXT partitions, such as CM 9, CM 10, and stock firmware.

If you are interested in dual booting on your HTC Pico or are curious about the development, check out the original thread for more information.


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