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Developer makes a proof of concept multi-boot solution for Android devices

Multi-booting on Android devices has always been a bit tricky. On regular x86 PCs and Macs, it’s fairly easy to get another OS booting. On smartphones, however, the story is different. Luckily, the brilliant aftermarket developer community, as well as individual modders, frequently came up with different ways to get your Android device to run...

Google drops “Alt OS” code that hinted at Windows 10 dual booting for the Pixelbook

Pixelbooks are truly amazing pieces of hardware. In fact, when it comes to Chrome OS devices, you'd hardly do better, as the Pixelbook is among the very few Chromebooks competing in the premium laptop ecosystem. Yes, it is powerful, and yes, it is expensive. So what's the problem with it? Well, the software. Chrome OS...

Google Pixelbook may be the only current Chromebook to support Windows 10

There was a time when you needed a computer with Windows if you wanted to play any popular game, use popular services and programs, or have support for the widest range of hardware. This has been changing over time for a number of reasons. Chromebooks have surged in popularity, but they still fail when it...

Chromebooks may get Apple Boot Camp-like Windows 10 dual boot with “Campfire”

Everything we know about Campfire, Google’s secretive project to get Windows 10 running on Chromebooks. Since first reporting on Windows 10 capabilities on the Google Pixelbook, we’ve been closely tracking development to understand what’s going on behind Google’s doors. We've since found evidence that "Campfire" may be the Chromebook equivalent of Apple's Boot Camp. Earlier this...

EXCLUSIVE: Pixel Software Updates, Partition Changes, Dual Booting & Seamless Custom ROM Updates

During this year's Google I/O, Google officially introduced Android Nougat which has brought several much-needed usability enhancements to those of us lucky enough to own a modern Nexus device. There were some features Google outlined during Google I/O that didn't find their way into final Nougat production builds for current Nexus devices, most notably seamless...

Dual Boot on Android: A Power User’s Holy Grail?

Many of you probably dual-boot your personal computers, be it to run Linux alongside Windows or because you have a Mac and hate OS X. On a computer platform, the process can be a life-saver for a variety of reasons, particularly software compatibility/integration. It’s not rare to see computer programmers with Linux partitions or Mac...

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

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,...

Dual Boot on the Samsung Galaxy S Plus

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...

Dual Boot Achieved on the Samsung Galaxy S 4

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...

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...

How To Dual Boot Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

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...

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

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...