Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen quite a few flagship (and former flagship) devices get to enjoy multiboot goodness. And as can be expected, the vast majority of these come in the form of unofficial ports of XDA Recognized Developer Tasssadar‘s popular MultiROM multiboot solution. Now, we can add one more notch to MultiROM’s metaphorical belt, as the LG G2 has just been added to the list of (unofficially) compatible devices.
This unofficial MultiROM port comes courtesy of XDA Senior Member patrik.KT, who brought Tasssadar’s multiboot solution to the LG G2. This implementation works on both the D805/6 and D802 models, as well as LGD and JDI panels, but there are a few caveats noted within the thread for users of each variant. Installing the ROMs for use with MultiROM isn’t quite as simple as flashing a regular zip, but detailed instructions are also available in the thread.
MultiROM for the G2 is currently marked as alpha stage, so please make sure you have a solid understanding of device recovery procedures as well as a healthy and recent backup before getting started. You can get started by making your way over to the MultiROM for the LG G2 thread.
September 11, 2014 By: Tomek Kondrat
Android is a beautiful platform, full of surprising and interesting ideas. Without a doubt, one of the coolest projects that has been introduced to the community in recent memory is MultiROM by XDA Recognized Developer Tassadar. This project allows you to boot many various ROMs and even operating systems from the SD Card of your device.
Not so long ago, MultiROM was ported over to the Moto G and its wallet-friendly brother, the Moto E. Those two devices aren’t the only non-Nexus phones that have gotten a working port. There are two new members in the MultiROM family, the OnePlus One and the Sony Xperia Z.
The port for the Sony Xperia Z, which was recently updated to Android 4.4.4, has been made by XDA Recognized Contributor Olivier and is described as Beta. It’s based on OmniROM’s device tree. OnePlus One’s users have the opportunity to play with MultiROM thanks to XDA Recognized Developer KINGbabasula. Unlike the Xperia Z’s version, it’s considered as stable, so there should be no noticeable flaws present.
It’s nice to see ports for non-Nexus devices, since this requires a bit of a work during the adaptation process. Those devices are certainly popular, so if you are a happy owner of one or both of them, don’t hesitate to visit the threads for MultiROM on the Xperia Z (yuga) and MultiROM on the OnePlus One (bacon).
Just yesterday, we wrote about how XDA Recognized Developer Tasssadar‘s MultiROM technology had been ported to the Moto E. As it turns out, the Moto E isn’t the only budget-friendly and critically acclaimed Motorola device to receive a port. The popular Moto G has also received a port, and now it too can enjoy all of the multiboot fun.
This unofficial MultiROM port for the Moto G comes courtesy of XDA Forum Member montamer. And in the roughly half month since its official release, the port has made quite a bit of progress. It works both on standard and GPe devices, WiFi connectivity works in both ROMs, touch selection works, and of course the core multiboot functionality is fine as well. That said, there are a few issues that remain such as sporadic secondary ROM boot failures that require a reboot and occasional permission denied errors requiring a ROM reinstall.
As always, multiboot modifications like this one are not for the faint of heart. This is a large scale modification, so make sure you are comfortable with all of the available tools to recover in case something goes wrong. And of course, make sure you have a good backup. Head over to the MultiROM for the Moto G thread to begin.
Few categories of Android development are as intrinsically interesting as the ability to boot into multiple operating systems. Multiboot, as it’s most commonly known, allows one to do exactly this. The most popular implementation of multiboot that we’ve seen on the Android platform comes in the form of XDA Recognized Developer Tasssadar‘s MultiROM. MultiROM has been officially and unofficially ported to a wide variety of devices. Today, one more device has been added to the list, the popular and wallet-friendly Motorola Moto E.
The unofficial MultiROM for the Moto E port comes courtesy of XDA Senior Member percy_g2. As is the case with other implementations, users are able to boot into any Android ROM, as well as other OSes that may eventually be ported to the device.
There are unfortunately a few issues with the modification at present. For starters, touch support does not work yet, so users must use the volume keys to navigate and select OS choices. This, however, will be fixed in an upcoming release. In addition to the lack of touch support, it’s currently unknown if booting from SD card works. Internal has so far been tested successfully, but external may not work as planned.
As always, make sure you have a solid backup before messing with this experimental modification. But if you’re willing to take the risk, head over to the MultiROM for the Moto E thread to get started with your multiboot fun!
May 28, 2014 By: Samantha
One of the most popular methods of booting multiple ROMs on an Android device we’ve seen in the past few years is through MultiROM, a program originally developed by XDA Recognized Developer Tasssadar for the Nexus 7. With a number of unofficial ports to multiple other devices such as the Sony Xperia M and the HTC Droid DNA, it’s with no surprise that we see another device has followed suit.
This time, an unofficial port arrives to to the HTC One X courtesy of XDA Recognized Developer and Contributor Thunder07. This port allows owners of the One X to load multiple ROMs without with the need to backup, wipe, and restore previous ROMs. It also allows you to restore backups of individual ROMs you’ve made with TWRP without hassle.
Installation consists of flashing the provided ZIP files through a custom recovery, but before you do so, make sure you either set your device to S-Off or have an unlocked bootloader, and understand how KL Zeus works. Thunder07 provides some simple instructions for adding and removing ROMs, and switching kernels, as well as a simple ZIP package that you can flash if you want to remove MultiROM from your device.
So, if you’ve been waiting for a MultiROM port to come along to your HTC One X, be sure to head over to the original thread to get started.