MoDaCo.SWITCH IndieGoGo project for Samsung Galaxy S 4 set for release

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If you are the kind of person who enjoys loading custom ROMs on your device, the MoDaCo.SWITCH IndieGoGo project is something you may want to pay attention to, especially if you own a Samsung Galaxy S 4 or HTC One. The SWITCH program is designed to enable users to quickly switch between custom ROMs without having to reflash the device every time you want to make a change. Besides being able to switch ROMs with a few button taps, SWITCH promises to preserve all apps and the settings for the apps.

The project’s founder, Paul O’Brien took to Twitter earlier today to announce the pending release of the first beta for Galaxy S 4 i9505 owners who got in on the IndieGoGo project. They should expect to be able to install it some time on Thursday and commence the ROM switching merriment. The release for the Galaxy S 4 follows on the heels of SWITCH for the HTC One.


source: @PaulOBrien
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MoDaCo.Switch for Galaxy S 4 passes original funding goal

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The MoDaCo.Switch for the HTC One is awesome, there’s no denying that. Seamlessly switching between a carrier skinned ROM and vanilla Android on the fly is a feature that most people would love to have on their phones. Considering it was done on the HTC One, though, it would only be fair to extend that to the Google Play Edition of Samsung’s Galaxy S 4, right? If you’re an S 4 owner, your wait is (almost) over. The MoDaCo.Switch developers started an Indiegogo campaign to raise funding to bring the switch to the S 4, and in less than five days, they hit their £1,000 goal.

There’s still a few days left to go in the campaign, so if you want to chip in a bit extra to get early access to betas as they come available (or a cool T-shirt) you can hit the link below to throw some money at your computer monitor. Who’s excited to get this running on their S 4?

source: Indiegogo

MoDaCo.SWITCH ROM beta available to public, allows for effortless switch from HTC Sense to stock on HTC One

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Just last week we reported that MoDaCo.SWITCH had opened their ROM for those who signed up to receive the beta, but now it looks as though the beta has gone public.

The MoDaCo.SWITCH ROM allows HTC One users to effortlessly switch between stock Android and HTC Sense with the touch of a button. The best part is that the ROM uses a single set of user data so all of your apps/information/etc. are available on both UI’s.

Now that “beta 8″ is available to the public (only on the GSM HTC One) you can go and grab it below if you’re familiar with the flashing process.

MoDaCo is also working on a project to bring their ROM to the Galaxy S 4 using an Indiegogo project to raise $1500.

Download, installation, and set up instructions below.

Source: MoDaCo

MoDaCo.SWITCH ROM allowing for switch between HTC Sense and stock Android opens up beta-testing signup page

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Last week we showed you developer Paul O’Brien’s MoDaCo.SWITCH ROM which allows HTC One users to quickly switch between HTC Sense 5 UI and stock Android (as seen on the Google Play Edition of the HTC One). All you have to do is tap on one of two options— it’s that easy.

Now it looks as though they’ve opened up a signup page allowing users to try out the beta version of their app. Hit the link below to join in on all the fun.

Source: MoDaCo

Video showcases MoDaCo.SWITCH’s ability to easily switch between Sense and Stock

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modacoswitchNews of the MoDaCo.SWITCH caused a lot of excitement last week. The tool will essentially allow HTC One users to switch between their carrier’s operating system and stock Android, creating a best of both words experience.Developer Paul O’Brien has released a video to show exactly how it will work – and it’s pretty cool. The video explains that both ROMs will use the same data directory, meaning all of your files, apps, and settings will be usable on both operating systems.

Currently, to switch operating systems, it’s necessary to reboot the device, but O’Brien wants the switch to be possible without a reboot. Also, after finishing the functionality for the HTC One, he says that he might work on a Samsung Galaxy S 4 version.

TMoDaCo.SWITCH is currently in beta, but O’Brien believes it will be stable pretty soon. You can view the video yourself after the break.

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MoDaCo Switch will offer both stock and Sense on your HTC One

by Aditya Thawardas on
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htc_one_switchDo you have an HTC One and want to try out stock Android, but aren’t willing to take the plunge and lose Sense? Well, popular modder Paul O’Brien is at your service, as he is developing a new feature called MoDaCo Switch, which will allow users to seamlessly switch between HTC Sense and stock Android. Via the image above, you can see just how easy it will be to switch.

The feature is a work in progress, understandably  as it must be difficult to load two full operating systems and the ability to switch into a ROM. You’ll need to be rooted, and run the MoDaCo ROM on your One for this to work.

Source: @PaulOBrien
Via: Android Community

Modaco Toolkit enables easy multi-user access for rooted 4.2 phones

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One of the coolest new features in Android 4.2 was multi-user supports. The feature is only available for tablets, although a bit of modding will enable it for phones as well. The new easiest way to get multiple user accounts enabled is the Modaco Toolkit, at least on rooted phones running Android 4.2.

First, you’ll need to download and install the Xposed Framework, which is a fairly new tool for Android developers to add tweaks to system framework. The Modaco Toolkit is a module for the Xposed Framework. Installing the Toolkit will enable all of the multi-user options after a reboot. This mod definitely works on AOSP 4.2 ROMs,but no word on if it’ll work on skinned versions of Android. Hit the links below to test it out on your rooted device, after making a backup, of course.

source: XDA



HTC One S Gets Root With MoDaCo’s Superboot

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First, the HTC One X gets root before launch, and now the HTC One S follows suit using MoDaCo’s Superboot. Superboot is a script that you run on your computer when the device is connected via the USB cable that pushes all the necessary files to your phone to attain root.

The one caveat is that for this method to work, the phone needs to have S-OFF (which means the NAND portion of the device is writable) or needs an unlocked bootloader. As of this moment, none of the HTC One series of phones are available in the HTC bootloader unlock tool, but we’re hoping for that to change soon after launch. Once the phone’s bootloader is unlocked, just run Superboot and you’ll be riding the root train!

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MoDaCo Does it Again: HTC One X Gets Root Thanks to Superboot

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Like the Galaxy Nexus before it, the One X by HTC is already seeing root thanks to superboot files released before well, the phone even sees a release thanks to MoDaCo. Basically it’s a script that you run on your Linux, PC or Mac computer when the device is connected via the USB cable. What the script does is push the necessary root files to your device without the need for all those fancy ADB commands. It’s not as easy as a one-click root method but it isn’t as much of a process as using ADB.

Given that Android 4.0 is running on the One X with an ICS kernel it shouldn’t be too difficult to get custom ROMs and recoveries onto the device. Even though the bootloader is still locked my guess is that it will be added to the HTCDev site sometime shortly after it gets released. So while we will have to wait for the phone to release here in April for the UK and Europe and on AT&T this summer for the U.S. it’s nice to know that you’ll be able to root the device right out of the box. Hit the break below to find the instructions to do so as well as the file to download. Enjoy! » Read the rest

Galaxy Nexus Gets Perma-Root [Courtesy of MoDaCo]

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There is good news for you folks that are holding out for the Galaxy Nexus when it comes out in the US. The folks over at MoDaCo have created a way to permanently root your Galaxy Nexus. What this means is that when it is released, and you are able to pick up your Galaxy Nexus with Ice Cream Sandwich, you will have a way to root the phone. Of course you will have to wait until that moment. For those of you that have the Galaxy Nexus, and are wanting to unleash the full potential of your phone, there is a quick,  albeit painless way to root your phone. Paul from MoDaCo writes:

“Superboot is a boot.img that when booted, will root your device the first time you boot (installing su and the superuser APK). No need to flash any partitions, no need to mess around with ADB, no messing with the contents of your data partition, no overwriting the shipped ROM on your device, just boot the boot image using the instructions below and you’re done!”

So as you can see this method seems quick and a relatively painless way to root your phone so those worried about breaking their shiny new ICS phone can worry a little less. Just remember, as with all rooting, your warranty becomes void and you take sole responsibility if you botch your device. However, if you are feeling up to it, hit the break below to get the download and read the instructions on how to root your phone courtesy of and MoDaCo.

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