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[MOD][Z2] MultiROM v33d

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Jan 4, 2018
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hi, please guys i want to install multirom and i searched everywhere but couldn't do anything. my kernel hasn't kexec hardboot any help? i want links or detailed tutorial please. i have a rooted xperia z2 running existenz MM 6.0.1 unlocked bootloader.
 

Diewi

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hi, please guys i want to install multirom and i searched everywhere but couldn't do anything. my kernel hasn't kexec hardboot any help? i want links or detailed tutorial please. i have a rooted xperia z2 running existenz MM 6.0.1 unlocked bootloader.

It's written in the installation instructions (probably not included in "everywhere" ;P ).

And once again, xda didn't notify me of the new post :rolleyes:


Also, for your information: Recent 8.1 based roms (released since the new year) will not work: Android Oreo introduced a changed such that the "/system" partition mount is now described in the kernel, not the fstab file any more. I am about to fix this, but it make some time since this problem setup is a bit orthogonal to the mechanism used previously in MRom.
Besides the aforementioned change, 8.1 introduced some more changes that may lead to FC and may cause stock roms that are installed in parallel may not boot anymore. This is only menat for 8.1 roms from last year.

In general: Don't use 8.1 roms with MultiROM until further notice. I am on it.
 
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sorry but

It's written in the installation instructions (probably not included in "everywhere" ;P ).

And once again, xda didn't notify me of the new post :rolleyes:


Also, for your information: Recent 8.1 based roms (released since the new year) will not work: Android Oreo introduced a changed such that the "/system" partition mount is now described in the kernel, not the fstab file any more. I am about to fix this, but it make some time since this problem setup is a bit orthogonal to the mechanism used previously in MRom.
Besides the aforementioned change, 8.1 introduced some more changes that may lead to FC and may cause stock roms that are installed in parallel may not boot anymore. This is only menat for 8.1 roms from last year.

In general: Don't use 8.1 roms with MultiROM until further notice. I am on it.
i read the instructions but i already flashed stock lollipop 3 times in one day. i know it's not from instructions but i always make something wrong and finish up with a bootloop or a phone that can't boot.
i just don't know how to properly start.
currently i'm running stock lollipop 5.0.2 rooted and with unlocked bootloader.
without any other mods. i just want to know what should i do now. i don't have any important data to care about, i also have twrp recovery on my phone. Thanks :)
 

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i read the instructions but i already flashed stock lollipop 3 times in one day. i know it's not from instructions but i always make something wrong and finish up with a bootloop or a phone that can't boot.
i just don't know how to properly start.
currently i'm running stock lollipop 5.0.2 rooted and with unlocked bootloader.
without any other mods. i just want to know what should i do now. i don't have any important data to care about, i also have twrp recovery on my phone. Thanks :)

Hmmm, LP... I've tested stock only with MM version: That's something you could try. Before doing so, please wipe the apps_log partition (with FlashTool) to exclude any problems resulting from there. These have been resolved in the last version, but just to be on the safe side :)
 
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Hmmm, LP... I've tested stock only with MM version: That's something you could try. Before doing so, please wipe the apps_log partition (with FlashTool) to exclude any problems resulting from there. These have been resolved in the last version, but just to be on the safe side :)
Can i start from nougat rom? I'm using Carbon mrom now

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Hmmm, LP... I've tested stock only with MM version: That's something you could try. Before doing so, please wipe the apps_log partition (with FlashTool) to exclude any problems resulting from there. These have been resolved in the last version, but just to be on the safe side :)

i tried it on existenz MM also but its not stock so i can't make sure if its the problem or not anyways,
Thanks for help but i can't try it right now because i flashed Resurrection Remix N 7.1.2 and its working fine and multirom is working but it say i don't have kexec_hardboot patch . i see the recovery working fine and everytime i start my Z2 i see the option to boot another rom but i can't flash another rom right now because i don't have enough free space anyways i tried to flash existenz MM on my external sd but it failed. i have 12gb free on my external sd but it just said after i started flashing that it requires 14gb maybe its the problem now. i don't know if kexec hardboot patch does anything here and if its required or not.
thanks for your help.:)
 

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I don't know if this information helps you (and you might know this already) but Oreo 8.1 (Resurrection Remix 6 14-02-2018) works with Multirom as primary partition. So you could install/flash Oreo as usual ("normal") and Nougat as secondary partition/bootoption

All recent 8.1 distributions function properly as primaries, not as secondaries. The limitation mentioned earlier applies ONLY to secondaries.
 

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Ahh okay. Thank you for the information. So I can drop creating logfiles etc ^_^
Sorry I didn't read many of the precedent posts, I've just seen the post above and threw spontaneously my two cents :)
 

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    MultiROM is a one-of-a-kind multi-boot mod. It can boot any Android ROM as well as other systems like Ubuntu Touch, once they are ported to that device. Besides booting from device's internal memory, MultiROM can boot from USB drive connected to the device via OTG cable. The main part of MultiROM is a boot manager, which appears every time your device starts and lets you choose ROM to boot. You can see how it looks on the left image below and in gallery. ROMs are installed and managed via modified TWRP recovery. You can use standard ZIP files to install secondary Android ROMs and MultiROM even has its own installer system, which can be used to ship other Linux-based systems.

    Features:
    * Multiboot any number of Android ROMs
    * Restore nandroid backup as secondary ROM
    * Boot from USB drive attached via OTG cable

    You can also watch a video which shows it in action.


    WARNING
    It is dangerous. This whole thing is basically one giant hack - none of these systems are made with multibooting in mind. It is no longer messing with data partition or boot sector, but it is possible that something goes wrong and you will have to flash factory images again. Make backups. Always.​



    IMPORTANT
    1. I'm not responsible for anything, you do all this on your own risk.
    2. Once you have flashed and set up MultiROM, don't flash another boot.img using fastboot.
    3. If you want to uninstall MultiROM, just flash the MultiROM uninstaller.
    4. Your device must not be encrypted.
    5. To all devs maintaing Stock-based ROMs: Feel free to use my patched stock kernels to add MultiROM support to your ROMs.
    6. When booting another ROM, you'll notice that in some cases, you can enter the recovery of the boot.img of the ROM. Please don't use it, flash everything using MultiROM TWRP.



    INSTALLATION
    1. Install the MultiRom Manager app from the store and install the recovery and multirom.
    2. Reboot into MultiROM TWRP and flash the MultiROM installer --> Sould be done automatically.
    3. Make sure you are on a Rom compatible with one of these kernels and flash it
    4. In order to boot a secondary rom you MUST enable the "kexec workaround" option in the MultiRom settings found in the recovery.
    5. That's it. You can now go to "MultiROM menu" (Top right corner in the recovery) to start flashing other ROMs.

    Alternative installation method (if installation via the above method fails)
    1. Download the files named multirom-<date>.zip and recovery-<date>.img from here.
    2. You should use md5sum to validate the downloaded files using the provided xyz.md5 files in the same download location.
    3. Copy the files to the sdcard of your device.
    4. Use "adb shell" to open a shell on the device and use "su" to obtain root rights (adb must be set up on your computer, instructions are found on xda).
    5. Adjust the following command and enter it in the shell: "dd if=/sdcard/recovery-<date>.img of=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/FOTAKernel"
    6. Reboot into recovery (shutdown, then VolDown + Power).
    7. Flash the multirom zip from the sdcard.
    8. Enjoy.



    Adding ROMs
    Go to recovery, select "MultiROM menu" (Top right corner in the recovery) -> Add ROM. Select the ROM's zip file and confirm.​



    Using USB drive
    During installation, recovery lets you select install location. Plug in the USB drive, wait a while and press "refresh" so that it shows partitions on the USB drive. You just select the location (extX, NTFS and FAT32 partitions are supported) and proceed with the installation.
    If you wanna use other than default FAT32 partition, just format it in PC. If you don't know how/don't know where to find out how, you probably should not try installing MultiROM.
    If you are installing to NTFS or FAT32 partition, recovery asks you to set image size for all the partitions - this cannot be easilly changed afterward, so choose carefully. FAT32 is limited to maximum of 4095MB per image - it is limitation of the filesystem, I can do nothing about that.
    Installation to USB drives takes a bit longer, because the flash drive is (usually) slower and it needs to create the images, so installation of Ubuntu to 4Gb image on my pretty fast USB drive takes about 20 minutes.
    Enumerating USB drive can take a while in MultiROM menu, so when you press the "USB" button in MultiROM, wait a while (max. 30-45s) until it searches the USB drive. It does it by itself, no need to press something, just wait.​



    Updating/changing ROMs

    1. Primary ROM (Internal)
    • Flash ROM's ZIP file as usual, do factory reset if needed (it won't erase secondary ROMs)
    • Go to "MultiROM menu" (Top right corner in the recovery) in recovery and do Inject curr. boot sector. if it is not done directly during installation of the Rom.
    2. Secondary Android ROMs
    If you want to change the ROM, delete it and add new one. To update ROM, follow these steps:
    • Go to "MultiROM menu" (Top right corner in the recovery) -> List ROMs and select the ROM you want to update.
    • Select "Flash ZIP" and flash ROM's ZIP file.

    Install a stock rom as secondary

    This only works if you are using MultiRom version 33c or larger (excluding 33x-z).

    1. Existing primary stock rom
    Use these instructions if you plan to move an existing stock rom installed as primary. This guide assumes that multirom recovery is properly installed.
    • Shutdown the device.
    • Start the device into multirom recovery (VolDown + Power).
    • MAKE A BACKUP!
    • Go to "MultiROM menu" (Top right corner in the recovery) in recovery and tap "Swap roms".
    • Select the option "Copy primary rom to secondary/internal" and start the operation.
    • Wait until the operation finishes and flash your desired rom. (Alternatively you can also use any secondary rom to be the primary rom using the "Swap option" mentioned above.
    • Reboot.

    2. Fresh stock installation
    Use these instructions if you do not have a stock rom installed as primary. This guide assumes that multirom recovery is properly installed.
    • Shutdown the device.
    • Start the device into multirom recovery (VolDown + Power).
    • MAKE A BACKUP!
    • Install the stock rom via an install zip of via an FTF. NOTE: For the FTF method you need to shutdown the device and boot into download mode (VolDown pressed while connecting the USB cable; cable connected to the PC). Use for instance flashtool to flash ONLY the kernel, system, and cache image. In addition, you MUST select "Wipe apps_log"!
    • When the device reboots, let it boot up and finish the first time setup procedure.
    • Shutdown the device.
    • Start the device into multirom recovery (VolDown + Power).
    • Go to "MultiROM menu" (Top right corner in the recovery) in recovery and tap "Swap roms".
    • Select the option "Copy primary rom to secondary/internal" and start the operation.
    • Wait until the operation finishes and flash your desired rom. (Alternatively you can also use any secondary rom to be the primary rom using the "Swap option" mentioned above.
    • Reboot.

    CHANGELOG
    Code:
    === Version 33d (Bugfix release) ===
    - Fix the apps_log issue for good (FINALLY).
    - Support for LOS in combination with stock.
    
    === Version 33c ===
    - Sync with XperiaMultiRom repository: cleaner implementation of some patches & extends the rom support w.r.t. old builds.
    - Improved compatibility of custom N roms (AOSP init system) with stock roms: Allows to use stock roms as secondary rom.
    - Bug fix: Set the version number in the Mrom binaries (for automatic updates).
    
    === Version 33b ===
    - Small maintenance update to support "embedded/combined ramdisks" of secondary roms.
    
    === Version 33a ===
    - Fixed booting Stock after starting secondary N rom.
    
    === Version 33z ===
    - Fixed boot image injection of stock roms.
    
    === Version 33y ===
    - New nokexec version 4 (previous: version 2).
    - Support for AOSP 1.3.3 kernels (1.2.2 based kernels are also supported).
    - Support for Android N (>= 7.0).
    - Support for Sony Z2 stock roms as primary rom (I am investigating the installation as a secondary rom: it's installing, but not yet booting).
    
    === Version 33x ===
    - Update Multirom from version 32 to 33.
    - Update Multirom TWRP from version 2.8.7.0 to 3.0.2.

    Detailed Xperia-Multirom Changelog
    MultiRom
    MultiRom Recovery

    General Multirom Changelog
    To be found here.


    SOURCEs
    MultiROM - https://github.com/XperiaMultiROM/multirom/ (branch master)
    Modified TWRP - https://github.com/XperiaMultiROM/android_bootable_recovery (branch master)
    Kernel w/ kexec-hardboot patch - https://github.com/Myself5/android_kernel_sony_msm8974/ (M5-Kernel)


    FAQs can be found here.



    CREDITs
    • Tasssadar
    • Myself5
    • AdrainDC
    • Olivier
    • Garcia98
    • Thunder07
    • skin1980
    • Envious_Data
    • [NUT]
    • AndroPlus
    • Panic Brothers

    I do not accept donations. But you may consider donation to Myself5 who did the original port, or to Tassadar who envisioned Multirom and did most of the implementation. We just jumped on the rolling train ;)

    Myself5:



    Tassadar:



    Thanks a lot to those who have donated!


    XDA:DevDB Information
    MultiROM for Sony Xperia Z2, Tool/Utility for the Sony Xperia Z2

    Contributors
    Myself5, Diewi
    Source Code: https://github.com/XperiaMultiROM/multirom/tree/master


    Version Information
    Status: Testing

    Created 2015-01-13
    Last Updated 2018-01-23
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    DOWNLOAD

    I still need to fix touch inside the MultiROM menu, for now you need to use the volume buttons to navigate.
    https://diewald-net.com/files/public/MultiRom/sirius
    The recovery.img is Tassadars modified TWRP to flash secondary Roms. It is needed to flash the secondary Roms.
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    Reserved

    General Informations about Kexec are coming here soon.
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    I just started a build on my finally completed jenkins setup. Be prepared for TWRP 2.8.5 and MultiROM v31x. Build should be up in ~15 min, and MultiROMMgr should be updated automatically too.
    Edit: It's up :p

    Regards
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    It appears like I fixed MultiROM (at least on the Z3 Compact) yesterday (both, graphics and booting secondary Roms with a different boot.img) . Going to do some more tests with it today and then publish it for Z3C followed by pushing an updated Version for Z2 and Z3. Sorry for letting you guys wait that long.

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