Samsung Wave and Wave 2 Receive Multi-Boot Functionality

Samsung Wave and Wave 2 Receive Multi-Boot Functionality

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Devices that originally shipped with Bada OS are a rare sight to behold nowadays. Running exclusively on the Wave line of Samsung devices, its legacy continues on in the form of Tizen OS, as well as the development community here in the XDA forums. And it’s in the latter where multi-boot functionality has been developed for these devices, namely the Samsung Wave and Wave 2.

Developed by XDA Senior Member BenzoX, the multi-boot functionality is based on a custom Fota (Badadroid’s counterpart of a bootloader) that is able to load two different kernels, which in turn allows for users to load two different ROMs. Due to limits of this Fota, the two ROMs which can be loaded must be located on NAND and SD, or a Loop and an SD. In other words, it is not capable of booting two Nand or SD ROMs. With that said, this multi-boot functionality is compatible with all ROMs and versions. As of now, the only known bug is Bada not booting in interactive mode.

This multi-boot functionality goes to show that although a device may have been ‘forgotten,’ it is still very much alive here in the XDA forums. So if you own a Samsung Wave or Wave 2 and are interested in multi-boot functionality, head over to the Wave Multi-Boot thread for more information.