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By munjeni, Senior Member on 8th April 2014, 09:38 PM
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Multiboot for Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

How its look -> http://i58.tinypic.com/35346bt.png

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  • How to install boot menu
    • download bootmenu_amami.rar, extract folder "bootmenu" to the your internal storage
    • put boot.img or kernel.elf to the mainrom folder, make sure thats the same kernel like your primary rom (aka main rom)
    • download bootmenu.img from attachment, flash bootmenu.img using fastboot commnd: fastboot flash boot bootmenu.img

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  • Since your bootmenu folder no contain settings.ini (you runing bootmenu at a first time), settings.ini will be created easily. You need to complete main step aka main rom creation:
    • (mainrom creation)
      • reboot into bootmenu, chose "patch rom package", navigate to the bootmenu folder on your internal storage, navigate to the mainrom folder, select mainrom.zip package (make sure boot.img or kernel.elf is the same like your current main rom kernel, and make sure boot.img is in folder mainrom), select mainrom.zip and click "yes". Main rom will be added into boot menu entry. Now reboot again into boot menu and you will see new menuentry, chose these menu to boot into your primary rom!
    • (other roms creation - you can do only if you completed main rom step)
      • reboot into bootmenu, chose "patch rom package", principe is a bit diferent than main rom step (we have 3 steps):
        • (step 1): make sure seccond rom package is on your external storage ...see this post -> http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...1&postcount=45
        • (step 2): chose rom zip you want to patch, patch them
        • (step 3): reboot again into boot menu (new rom entry will be displayed), select these rom to boot, on led blinking press to boot into cwm, now you are in cwm of these rom, now navigate to the same folder where is your package, you will find zip with appended name "patched.zip", chose these patched zip to install trought these recovery, you are done!

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  • WARNING:
    there is possibility for your partitions of the main rom to get overwriten if multiboot.sh fail to patch these rom you going to patch, just to let you know! Two click solution is in testing stage so there is probably a lot of bugs! I am not responsible if you lost your private data! So guys if you willing to help, I am waiting. Things need to be improved in multiboot.sh !

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    You can Distribute my source without my Permissions. Distribution should include my XDA name 'munjeni' and Link to this 'BOOTMENU' thread in your Credits sections/About sections and Properly Visible to Human Eyes. If you use our source and have them modified, you need to make them public to everyone!!! If you not propertly use my source and you not give proper credit, and you not share your modified source code which is based on my source code, I will find you and I will report your post!

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8th April 2014, 09:41 PM |#2  
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No doubt, I'm really interested in multi boot,
I have tried it on my XU and it was awesome
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Hallo, just to reserve our thread for something that you will like for sure! I have plan to port my old project to our device, more info you can see here -> http://www.xda-developers.com/androi...-preview-form/

First thing - I will port them, thats for sure! Next thing - will try to integrate all things into boot menu (look into tutorial thread to see how it working) to make all things easy to all as possible, first of all I need to get more free time! Soon when I get one free day I will give you beta version! By now whant to see your opinions! Do you have interest in multiboot??? Let me know first!

I'm flashoholic,like to test everything, multiboot sounds nice

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Would this for example allow to have stock and cm11 both installed and easily switch between those 2? If yes then im totally up for it
9th April 2014, 07:03 AM |#5  
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Sounds definitely awesome!
11th April 2014, 12:29 PM |#6  
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Progress... Boot menu beta done, having problem with kexec, seems kexec not working. Will try with stock kernel since cm kernel probably have no working kexec.
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12th April 2014, 12:15 PM |#7  
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Beta 1 is out! By now I have included 2 multiboot things, cwm and stock kitkat, will give you more (cm11...etc) when I get more free time! Enjoy!
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12th April 2014, 10:22 PM |#8  
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Beta 1 is out! By now I have included 2 multiboot things, cwm and stock kitkat, will give you more (cm11...etc) when I get more free time! Enjoy!

Can you not disable CABL and enable taptowake as any and all searching shows them to be kernel related?
13th April 2014, 12:05 AM |#9  
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Can you not disable CABL and enable taptowake as any and all searching shows them to be kernel related?

I'm sorry but I do not know what you're talking about! Plese be more clear!
13th April 2014, 09:30 AM |#10  
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What? Plese be more clear

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CABL
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CABL

Sorry mate but our thread is related to the multiboot and not to the kernel things, you can open a new thread for your problem, sorry!
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