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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 EVO 4G
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.

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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!

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  • http://twitter.com/vdefender Taylor A.

    Cool trying it now!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1682677240 Marcus Adams

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

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  • 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

  • http://twitter.com/droid1967 Droid 1967

    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.

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  • 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

  • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

    All I saw on that list was 

    Motorola HTC
    HTC
    HTC
    HTC
    HTC
    HTC
    Etc.

    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.

        • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

          yeah sammy has that weird thing you have to do

      • Anonymous

        LMAO!

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

        Classic McClane, gotta love it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ricky-Gutierrez/100000569308794 Ricky Gutierrez

    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.  :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Emaw-Kennedy/504157652 Michael Emaw Kennedy

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

    • http://twitter.com/havens1515 Randy

      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

    Cool!

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