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[MOD] MultiROM

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Rxpert83, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood
    Thread Starter

    This is a nice little feature that many of us have used in some form or another in the past. Go give tassadar a big thanks!

    MultiROM allows you to boot different ROMS or kernels from your internal memory, or even a USB flash stick!

    The dev explains it better than i do :)
    He even uploaded a youtube video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDnDNxqfSaw

    For more information & warnings, check out the first few posts of the thread here:
    [MOD][DEC 15] MultiROM v19 - xda-developers


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  2. Hook

    Hook Ever since DU... ;-)

    This is great stuff. He is thanked and will receive a donation when I get paid later this week. ;)
     
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  3. Brian706

    Brian706 I like turtles!
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    I used to use boot manager. Glad to see there's an alternative.
     
  4. morgankslade

    morgankslade Android Expert

    Do you have to use a OTG cable?
    I just ordered a Meenova Mini MicroSD card reader for Android.
    Can I boot from it?
     
  5. Hook

    Hook Ever since DU... ;-)

    No, the Meenova has a microUSB connector. No cable needed. You will need something like stickmount to mount it (that's what I use). I haven't yet tried booting a ROM from it, but it should be no problem. With 32GB, my internal memory is not that crowded (at least once I offloaded all my nandroid backups;) ).
     
  6. Karmandk

    Karmandk Android Enthusiast

    Thanks to multirom no more backups needed for me. If there is a problem I just reflash cataclysm to my old one, updating the rom and returning me back to the state before the problem such as bootloop. No more need to restore backups, unbrick, factory reset, etc.
     
  7. morgankslade

    morgankslade Android Expert

  8. Hook

    Hook Ever since DU... ;-)

    I'm getting one odd behavior. Twice now, the boot menu countdown thingy has disappeared for when I reboot and it only loads the internal ROM. It is easily fixed by simply reflashing MultiRom, but it sort of would be nice if I knew why it was happening and could stop it from happening.

    I did post at XDA and will let you know if I get an answer there.
     
  9. Hook

    Hook Ever since DU... ;-)

    Figured it out on my own, I think. Looks like, for whatever reason, updating Franco (at least using the auto-flash method provided by Franco Updater) seems to lose the boot menu. Reinstalling MultiROM using the MultiROM Manager returns the menu with the pointer to the second ROM still there.
     
  10. Karmandk

    Karmandk Android Enthusiast

    There is another way. You can move your stock rom to a secondary rom so that there is no os installed in the primary rom this would force multirom to always show a menu as it wouldn't be able to boot into the internal rom and I recommend to change the default rom to whichever rom you want to use.
     
  11. OhSeven

    OhSeven Android Enthusiast

    I can only hold out on rooting for so long. This changes things
     

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