If you are using more than one OS simultaneously on your computer or laptop then you might be familiar with the name of Multi-Boot. In which you can select any OS of your choice while booting.
Have you ever wondered Dual boot in Android?
If Yes, then this is the perfect place you just landed. I will guide you the way to install multiple ROMs on your Android device. While in PC we use GRUB Loader for Multi-Boot but in Android-powered devices we have to use MultiROM Manager app for Dual Boot or Multiple ROMs.
Which Android Devices Support MultiROM?
For now, very few devices are supported. Some website says that Nexus, OnePlus One and other devices with some good development and hardware configuration are supported.
To know if your device supports MultiROM or not, You need to contact the developer. If your device does not support MultiROM then it might show you an ERROR.
How MultiROM Manager Works?
MultiROM Manager works only if you have a patched kernel. There are two ways to install MultiROM Manager in your device.
If you are geeky and have knowledge about ADB commands, Flashing, then you can flash using ADB commands.
If you are not a geeky person? No issue, there is another way to simply install MultiROM Manager in your device. In this article, I will guide you with the simple and automatic way to help you understand better.
How Many ROM Can Be Flashed with MultiROM?
This depends on your device type. If you are having a device with 32GB or 64GB of internal Storage then you can flash more than one or two ROMs in your device. I have installed 4 ROM’s on my phone.
Make sure that your phone do not have too much of data and you follow up the steps very carefully.
How can Multi-ROM be Useful?
I have seen many people afraid of flashing new Custom ROM on their smartphone. They don’t flash it because they are afraid of bugs which they might encounter or else they might lose their important data.
As we know recently Android N (Nougat) has been released by Google. If you want to try the latest Nougat feature on your phone then you can experiment it using Multi-ROM manager.
You won’t be losing any of your important data while getting the best features of Android N in your phone in just some clicks.
I’m sure you are Excited! So, Let’s get started with the tutorial to install Multi-ROM on your Android phone.
- Custom ROM that supports Multi-ROM
- Rooted Android Device
- Multi-ROM Manager App
- Multi-ROM Supported Device: XDA Forums
- NAndroid Backup
How to Dual Boot Multiple ROMs on Your Android Phone
- Download and Install Multi-ROM Manager app from Play Store
- Now, allow root permission to the app
- Check all the options such as Multi-ROM, Recovery, Kernel as shown in the image below.
- In the kernel, you will see a drop-down list in which you need to select the kernel of your stock ROM. Select the kernel of your choice. In my case, I am choosing CM 13.
- Then, click on Install Button and wait till the process is done.
- After installation, it will ask for Reboot. You need to Reboot your device. Then, it will boot into a grub-like manager application.
- Simply click on anywhere on the screen when it shows 5 seconds boot time.
- Swipe right in MISC and there you will see an option to reboot your phone into recovery.
- Now, your phone will boot into recovery mode and this is totally customized recovery.
If you have reached till here then you are doing really a great job. Then, you need to add another custom ROM on your device.
How to Add Another ROM in Your Phone
- You are in the Multi-ROM customized recovery. Click on Multi-ROM.
- Here, you can manage here all the ROMs. Click on Add ROM.
- Select ROM Type as Android and location as Internal Memory.
- In your SD Card navigate to your ROM which you want to install, make sure that you don’t wipe your phone data.
- Select the ROM and Swipe the slider Right. Now, the installation process will be started.
- The installation will take some time because this recovery is customized and it takes little more time for normal installation.
- Now, if it is done successfully. Reboot your phone and it will ask you to select your favorite ROM.
- Here, if you click on Internal it will boot your old ROM and if you click on another ROM of your choice then it will boot into your new ROM.
- Suppose you click on Internal, but your old ROM is not booting up then there is a problem. Your ROM may not support for Multi-ROM. If it happens then you might end up loosing your data.
- That’s all you have successfully installed multiple ROMs in your device. It’s time your time to see the amazing feature working on your smartphone.
Note: We are not Responsible If you brick your smartphone. Please try this at your own risk.
How to Uninstall Multi-ROM App From Your Device
- Download the Uninstall Multi-ROM.zip from here: Download
- Place it in your internal or SD Card of your device.
- Now, switch off your device
- Switch on your device again and you will be asked to choose between 2 ROMS.
- Click on the screen and then click on Misc and reboot to recovery.
- Now, click on Install Button and find the Multi-ROM.zip file in your SD Card and flash that file and reboot your system.
- You are Done! You have uninstalled the Multi-ROM Manager from your device.
- You can also flash Stock ROM. This will delete all your user data but you can enjoy the device in your previous state.
Now, you can now flash Multiple ROMs on your Android device. Share this article with your friends and do let them know the experience you had during the complete process. You can share your feedback in the comment below.