Tuesday, May 24, 2016

How to Boot Multiple ROMs on the 7

While it was possible for anybasedPC to have two different OSes installed on it, the same wasn’t possible for Android Devices like the 7, until a thrd over at XDA came out. According to the developer on XDA, you can now have multiple ROMs running on your 7, side-by-side. With the primary ROM being on the internal memory and the custom ROM on the secondary memory, you’ll be able to enjoy two different tastes by just booting into the ROM of your choice. To make such things sier to do, here we’ve crted a guide for the folks who own a 7 and like to modify it, just like we do. Follow our guide and have fun!By EditAndroidI. Before You Begin:1. You must have done ourHow to Root the 7procedure first. Do it first and then continue with this.2. You must have ClockworkMod Recovery installed on your device. If you followed our root procedure, you alrdy have it.II. Downloading Required Files:1.MultiROM2.Modified Recovery3.FastbootIII. Installing MultiROM on the 7:1. Download and placllthefilesyou downloaded to your Desktop.2. Extract files from theFastbootarchive to your Desktop, lve rest of the archives unextracted.3. Connect your 7 toyourPCusing the USB cable.4. Copy the MultiROM ZIP over to the root of your SD card.5. Once done, disconnct the device from your PC.6. Enable the USBdebuggingoption on your device by going toMenu>>Settings>>Developer options>>USB debugging.7. Connect the device to your PC once again.8. Open aCommandPromptWindow on your Desktop. To do so, press and hold theShiftbutton on your board and right-click on any empty ar on the screen, then selectOpen command window here.9. Type in following command into the Command Prompt Window:adb reboot recovery10. The device should reboot into the ClockworkMod Recovery.11. From the Recovery Menu, chooseinstall zip fromsdcardfollowed bychoose zip from sdcard.12. Select theMultiROMZIP you copied rlier for flashing. Wait till it finishes flashing the file.13. After it’s done, choosereboot system nowfrom the Recovery menu.14. Once your devicebootsupinto normal mode, issue following command using the Command Prompt Window:adb rebootbootloader15. The device should reboot in bootloader mode. Select theFastbootoption that apprs on the screen.16. Now, type in following command into the Command Prompt Window:fastboot flash recovery recovery.img17. It should flash the modified recovery on your device.18. Once it’s done, issue following command:fastboot reboot19. The device should reboot in normal mode.Grt! The MultiROM fture has successfully been installed on your 7, let’s lrn how you can load a ROM using it.IV. Adding a ROM on the 7 with MultiROM:1. Download any custom ROM of your choice from our 7 ROMsHereSource Unlockr2. Place the ROMZIPfileon the Desktop of your PC. Do NOT extract the archive.3. Connect your 7 to your PC using the USB cable.4. Copy the ROM ZIP over to the root of your SD card.5. Disconnect the device from your PC after the file’s been copied.6. Turn OFF the device.7. Reboot it into theRecoverymode. To do so, press and hold theVolume UP+Volume DOWN+Powerbuttons together.8. SelectRecoveryoption from the list.9. Once inside the recovery, go toAdvanced>>MultiROM>>Add ROM.10. Select the ROM ZIP file you copied rlier to your device.11. Follow any instructions you see on the screen.12. Reboot the device.13. You’re all set!Awesome! You have successfully added a ROM on your 7 that has been put along with the original ROM you have on the device. To set which ROM to be booted by default, follow the following steps.V. Setting up a Default ROM for the boot:1. Turn OFF your 7.2. Reboot it into the Recovery Mode. To do so, simply press and hold theVolume UP+Volume DOWN+Powerbuttons together.3. SelectRecoveryoption from the list.4. In the Recovery, go toAdvanced>>MultiROM>>Settings.5. Select the ROM you want to boot-up automatically when you turn ON the device.6. Reboot the device.7. You’re done!Brilliant! You’ve successfully set up a default ROM on your 7, which should boot-up automatically ch time you turn ON your device.Your 7 is now rdy to accommodate more than one ROM at a time and switching fro and to a ROM is quite sy, everything’s explained above!

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