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Multiboot Now Available for the Nexus 4 and 7 (2012 and 2013)

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A little under a year ago, we talked about a rather unique multiboot solution available for the Google Nexus 7 (2012). The tool, which was developed by XDA Recognized Developer Tasssadar, differed from most other multiboot solutions available on other devices because it streamlined the process and requires no modification of your device’s bootloader or existing /system partition. It did, however, require modification to the /data partition, but things were still more civilized than most other multiboot solutions due to the integrated installer app.

Now, Tasssadar’s MultiROM solution has been extended to also support the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 (2013). Just as before, the mai. . . READ ON »

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Dual Boot on the Samsung Galaxy S Plus

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The Samsung Galaxy S Plus GT-I9001 is the lesser known cousin of the original Galaxy S GT-I9000 smartphone.While virtually indistinguishable from the I9000 from the outside, the devices are vastly different on the inside: For starters, the I9001 swaps out the 1 GHz Hummingbird processor for a 1.4 GHz Snapdragon S2.

While the hardware received somewhat of an upgrade compared to the original Galaxy S, there is a bit less aftermarket development available for the S Plus. Now, however, a major gap has been crossed, thanks to XDA Recognized Developer educk and Senior Member h0rn3t. The developer was able to get dual boot functioning on the device.

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Dual Boot Achieved on the Samsung Galaxy S 4

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Dual booting on a device, be it a phone or tablet, brings forth some pretty substantial benefits. In addition to simultaneously and effortlessly switching between two ROMs, you also no longer have to wipe everything in order to try a new one. This, in and of itself, allows for more fun and experimentation to be had. After seeing dual boot on the Note 2, it was only a matter of time before something similar would pop up on the Galaxy S 4.

Thanks to the initiative of XDA Senior Member Grarak, a mod has been created that allows you to dual boot ROMs without having to wipe any data or make any backups. The primary ROM must be stock TouchWiz, while any AOSP-based ROM can fill in the second spot. By default, you should be runni. . . READ ON »

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Dual Boot On the HTC Pico

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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 c. . . READ ON »

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How To Dual Boot Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

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Got yourself a Galaxy Tab 2 7″ P31xx and not satisfied with running just one build of Android on it? Want to dabble into custom ROMs like CyanogenMod 10, but don’t want to lose the stock ROM at the same time? XDA Member Macadamia Daze has found a way to dual-boot two Android builds on this tablet.

This dual boot method runs one Android build from the internal memory and the other from the SD card.  Before you begin, you must have an 8GB or higher capacity SD card, though 16GB or more is recommended. Also note that the ROM you are running from the SD card has to be prepared to run that way. Fortunately, the developer has provided the latest CM10 nightly already prepped for the purpose, along with instructi. . . READ ON »

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Editorial: Development of Dual-Boot Technology Unfortunately at a Standstill

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Perhaps you remember the days of the very first Android ports to Windows Mobile phones such as the HTC Touch Diamond and HTC HD2. Beside the fact that this groundbreaking development was one of the factors that ultimately led to the end of Windows Mobile development on XDA, it did bring some innovative features to the table. Dual boot for example. It was revolutionary to be able to choose between Android and Windows Mobile. After a few months, when people started to move to newer phones, and this innovation ultimately got buried under the huge mess mass of development for Android phones.

It seems there is currently only limited active development for a dualboot system for native Android phones. There have been . . . READ ON »

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Create a Gingerbread/Ice Cream Sandwich Dual Boot SD Card for the Nook Color

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Every time we publish a story about the mods and developments on the Nook Color, it makes me seriously wonder if the Barnes and Noble people knew what was possible with the little ebook reader they were selling.

XDA Senior Member racks11479 has updated his multi-boot images for the Barnes and Noble Nook Color to include an SD image with both Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich. Since the ICS build is semi-unstable and he still needed access to Gingerbread, racks11479 created this dual boot image for use on an SD card rather than the internal eMMC.

Following the SD versions release he put together a flashable version for the adventurous. Building the SD card requires the use of a partition manager and an image burn. . . READ ON »

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