How to experience multiple ROMs on your Android device with BootManager
You can now run multiple ROMs on your rooted Android phone with BootManager. Not only that but also pick which one to use when you start it up.
Having multiple ROMs to choose from is great,
But it’s pretty annoying flashing and re-flashing new ROMs just to try them out.
If you want to try one out but don’t want to fully flash it over your current ROM, BootManager will let you flash it (and up to three others) to your SD card. So now, you can try multiple ROMs at once. The ROMs you run from your SD card won’t be quite as fast, and not every ROM out there will work. However, it should give you a chance to try out most other ROMs without fully flashing them.
Here are Steps to be followed:
Before you do anything, make an android backup of your current ROM with ROM Manager or through your recovery module. If anything goes wrong, you can always restore from this backup to get things back to the way they were.
To set up BootManager, just download and install it from the Market, and start it up. You’ll also want to grab a ROM of your choice and save the zip file on your SD card.
When you first start up BootManager, it’ll prompt you to back up your boot.img. It is better to do so before installing any ROMs.
Once you’ve done that, head to “Install ROMs”. Pick the zip file from your SD card containing the ROM you want to flash, and check all three boxes: Wipe System, Wipe Data and Wipe Cache. Let it do its thing (which will take awhile). When you’re done, it will give you the option of booting into your new ROM. Hit Done; the work is still left not ready to boot yet.
Most ROMs don’t come with Google’s copyrighted apps, like Gmail, the Market, and others. This is a problem, since when you boot into your new ROM you need BootManager to function if you ever want to boot out of it, and it won’t work unless you’re signed into the Android Market. Luckily, there’s an easy fix and if you know or your ROM comes with google apps then you can skip the step.
Now, Download the Google Apps zip file for the ROM you just installed and go back to BootManager. Hit Install ROMs. This time, pick Google Apps’ zip file and use the same slot that you used in step one. Leave all three “wipe” boxes unchecked this time.
When it’s done, booting into that slot will take you to the original ROM, but with the Google apps installed.
If you want to install a theme or other zip-based mod in the future, you can do that using this method too. Just remember: if you’re flashing a new ROM, check all three “wipe” boxes, but if you’re just installing an add-on to a ROM, don’t check any of them.
This for switching between ROMs.
To boot into one of your other ROMs, just head into BootManager and choose “Boot Installed ROM”. It’ll show you a list of ROMs you have installed on your device, and after choosing one of them it will reboot into that ROM. BootManager will come installed on each of your other ROMs as well, and as long as you’re signed into the Android Market on that ROM, you can boot into it from there as well and switch back to your main ROM.
That got your work done, You can flash up to five ROMs at a time, so you’ll never be bored by one measly operating system. Hit the link to download BootManager.