Share this Story

Boot Manager Allows ‘Flashaholics’ To Run Up To 5 ROMs At Once

Back when the ‘OG’ DROID was the hugely developer supported device that it was, users were flashing multiple ROMs a day just to find which they liked best. Now that the developer community has become more diverse with so many new devices, times are different.

Many devices still have outstanding developer support and boast many different ROMs users can flash. The hardest part for some, is switching back and forth between them all. Boot Manager allows users to have up to five ROMs installed on your device at the same time, and with a single reboot, jump to the next ROM. Why wasn’t this around when we all couldn’t decide between CyanogenMod, Bugless Beast, or Simply Stunning.

Now you are going to ask yourself, “Oh my God, I need this, and is my device supported?” Not to worry. Here is the full supported device list.

Motorola Droid 1
HTC Incredible 1
HTC Thunderbolt
HTC Desire Z
HTC G2(aka Vision)
HTC Inspire4g
HTC Desire
HTC Desire HD
HTC MyTouch 4G
HTC Nexus One
Htc Evo 3D
Htc Sensation
Htc Incredible 2
Htc Incredible S
Htc Desire S

The process won’t take you less than a minute to complete, but if you have the urge to have some fun with your device, the developer has made a great instruction manual for all users. You can read that here.

Market Link ($2.99)

Flashing a new ROM and giving them a test run is such a great feeling. Just knowing we can change up our phones however we want is huge advantage rooted users can have. But as always, be safe, and make sure to read all the directions. Anyone in the need for having multiple ROMs running on their phone? Good luck!

  • I needed to post you this little word to help thank you as before for these amazing concepts you have documented here. It’s certainly incredibly open-handed with people like you to provide easily just what a lot of folks might have advertised for an electronic book to help with making some profit for their own end, and in particular considering the fact that you might well have done it in case you decided. The thoughts also served like the easy way to comprehend other people online have similar dreams much like mine to grasp significantly more with respect to this issue. I know there are a lot more pleasant occasions up front for those who look into your site.

  • Cool trying it now!

  • Will this work on a Dell Streak? Just wondering cause my device never gets listed but often times is compatible with most software

  • I have to convey my respect for your kind-heartedness giving support to individuals who should have guidance on the concern. Your very own commitment to getting the solution across came to be unbelievably informative and have really made many people much like me to reach their targets. Your interesting guide entails much to me and even more to my peers. Thank you; from all of us.

  • Anonymous

    Tim…when you said CM, Bugless Beast and Simply Stunning, a lump formed in my throat.  God, remember AdamZ’s Smoked Glass ROM with the Nexus One Boot Animation?  That was the first ROM I ever flashed.  Or back when Chevy was only Dev’n Kernels?  And the first time you paired Bugless and a Chevy Kernel.  

    What ever happened to Chevy?  I know Pete throws some hats into the Nexus S 4G ring from time to time…  

    • Nemosfate

      chevy is still developing for the dx , idk about anything else

  • whats funny is the co developer of this app was also co-developer of sourcery rom for the droid 1 and it still cant get mentioned on droidlife.
    oh well good job gflam and conap .

  • Anonymous

    I tried this a few weeks ago on my incredible and I couldn’t get it to work hopefully it works better now.

  • Thanks so much for giving everyone an extremely brilliant chance to read in detail from here. It is often so great and also packed with a good time for me and my office acquaintances to visit your web site no less than thrice a week to read the fresh items you have got. And lastly, we’re always motivated with the unbelievable information you serve. Selected 1 points on this page are completely the most suitable we have had.

  • Drew Galyen

    So…the D1 (one of the easiest phones to work with)…and any HTC phone. That’s not annoying, especially right after I gave up my D1 for a G2x…

  • Sporttster

    Bionic owners need not apply due to Moto’s locked bootloader…gotta love that….

  • Anonymous

    Sooooooo does your data transfer between without tit back?

  • Anonymous

    This is pretty sweet there is now a phone that also supports this type of feature were you can have 2 roms running at the same time.  The MI- ONE is a phone that was developed to be the next developer phone and if it does come to the US i would pay full retail in a heartbeat even if it doesn’t have LTE.  But since i don’t have one of these phones i will be getting this rom switching app, i dont know if i have 5 different roms i want to switch through, maybe 2 or even 3, but still the idea is great and i am glad some one came out with it.

  • Taylortide

    I sent you guys an article on that about 2 months ago. You’re welcome 🙂 

  • Anonymous

    Question: do you still have to make a back up??

  • Romma1

    I wonder how much faster this is compared to simply installing backups from Rom Manager?

    • Blood

      Restoring a back up takes longer than this. On this, like Kellex said, you just need a reboot. But some things I hate about this app, is that roms seem to perform less than they should.

  • Dude

    No nexus s support!?

  • Azilla

    the nook color has had this for awhile now..at least finally making it to phones

  • Guest

    Another reason to stick with HTC!!!

  • Anonymous

    That’s pretty solid

  • babadush

    The more days that go by the more android gains features of a real computer

  • All I saw on that list was 

    Motorola HTC

    Damn you motorola with your locked bootloaders!Also I would have loved this back when I had an OG droid 

    • Anonymous

      The developer of this app is an HTC fanboy, why else doesn’t he support any Samsung or Sony Ericson devices?

      • Anonymous

        The dev explained — it’s the way Sammy handles /boot.

        • yeah sammy has that weird thing you have to do

      • Anonymous


        “McClane, eats cigarettes, punches babies and will only rock a Droid branded product.  Go **** ya’self.”

        Classic McClane, gotta love it.

  • now if only it supported the droid x this would be even better….

    • Jmarcusen

      Thats what im saying. I want this on my X.

  • Anonymous

    i wish my fascinate was supported.  🙁

  • Amazing app but i would like it to work on more motorola devices

    • I think the locked bootloader is to blame 🙁

  • Porno

    This is old news but thanks for sharing.

    • Anonymous

      you were sure interested in it enough to click on the headline and read it…

  • Thatsjared87

    My name is Jared (Hii Jared)… and I’m a flashaholic. 

  • Anonymous


  • FIRST!! niiiiiiiiiiice!!!!!!