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[NO-KEXEC] MultiROM v33 [Nov-18][Mi3/Mi4/Mi4lte]

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vasishath

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Introduction

MultiROM is one-of-a-kind multi-boot mod for Nexus 7. It can boot any Android ROM as well as other systems like Ubuntu Touch, Plasma Active, Bohdi Linux or WebOS port.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, daily prebuilt image files to install Ubuntu Touch 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
* Use for example Ubuntu Touch or Desktop alongside with Android, without the need of device formatting

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 messing with boot sector and data partition. 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.​


Installation

Manual installation
Firstly, there are videos on youtube. If you want, just search for "MultiROM installation" on youtube and watch those, big thanks to all who made them. There is also an awesome article on Linux Journal.


MultiROM has 2 parts you need to install:

  • MultiROM (multirom.zip) - download the ZIP file from second post and flash it in recovery.
  • Modified recovery (recovery.img) - download the IMG file from second post and use fastboot or Flashify app to flash it.
You current rom will not be erased by the installation.
Download links are in the second post.



Adding ROMs

1. Android
Go to recovery, select Advanced -> MultiROM -> Add ROM. Select the ROM's zip file and confirm.​



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 Advanced -> MultiROM in recovery and do Inject curr. boot sector.
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 Advanced -> MultiROM -> List ROMs and select the ROM you want to update.
  • Select "Flash ZIP" and flash ROM's ZIP file.
  • In some cases, you might need to flash patched kernel - get coresponding patched kernel version from second post and flash it to the secondary ROM sama way you flashed ROM's ZIP file.



Explanation of recovery menus

Main menu
- Add ROM - add ROM to boot
- List ROMs - list installed ROMs and manage them
- Inject boot.img file - When you download for example kernel, which is distrubuted as whole boot.img (eg. franco kernel), you have to use this option on it, otherwise you would lose MultiROM.
- Inject curr. boot sector - Use this option if MultiROM does not show up on boot, for example after kernel installation.
- Settings - well, settings.

Manage ROM
- Rename, delete - I believe these are obvious
- Flash ZIP (only Android ROMs) - flash ZIP to the ROM, for example gapps
- Add/replace boot.img - replaces boot.img used by this ROM, this is more like developer option.
- Re-patch init - this is available only for ubuntu. Use it when ubuntu cannot find root partition, ie. after apt-get upgrade which changed the init script.​


Source code

XDA:DevDB Information
MultiROM, ROM for the Xiaomi Mi 3

Contributors
vasishath
Source Code: https://github.com/nkk71/multirom

ROM OS Version: 7.x Nougat
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.4.x

Version Information
Status: Beta
Beta Release Date: 2017-03-27

Created 2017-03-16
Last Updated 2017-11-18
 
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SnajperKRS

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Supports MIUIv5 on the old partitions?
Where are saved the new systems?
The application from Google Play doesn't work.
 

Tr0NiX123

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Jan 9, 2013
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I have Mi4 (cancro) with MIUI 8 (rooted) and app says : This is unsupported device (cancro)!..
 

Tomi_Ohl

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Feb 12, 2013
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ubuntu touch os support mi3?
No, it's not ported (yet), and noone seems to be interested in porting it.
does it work with otg?
No, it doesn't. It was mentioned in the old thread, and for some reasons they forgot to add it here.
my device os cyanogenmod 13 .working 6.0.1 system?
Yes
Supports MIUIv5 on the old partitions?
Where are saved the new systems?
The application from Google Play doesn't work.
It should afaik.
The new systems are saved at /data/media/0/multirom.
The app is not supported, just flash the TWRP from here and flash the multirom zip, it's not complicated ;)
 

ydd0ras

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Dec 28, 2014
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Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Can this all be installed via twrp? Without using fastboot or anything?
I have flashed the latest TWRP from my PC via fastboot, but you can flash it directly from TWRP or using flashify. The MultiROM you can also flash from TWRP like any other zip file. The single ROMs must be flashed from TWRP. Read post #1. Everything is described there.

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I have flashed the latest TWRP from my PC via fastboot, but you can flash it directly from TWRP or using flashify. The MultiROM you can also flash from TWRP like any other zip file. The single ROMs must be flashed from TWRP. Read post #1. Everything is described there.
Where can I get the patched kernel? It says in the first post that list of patched kernel is mentioned in the second post but the kernels arent mentioned
 

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    Introduction

    MultiROM is one-of-a-kind multi-boot mod for Nexus 7. It can boot any Android ROM as well as other systems like Ubuntu Touch, Plasma Active, Bohdi Linux or WebOS port.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, daily prebuilt image files to install Ubuntu Touch 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
    * Use for example Ubuntu Touch or Desktop alongside with Android, without the need of device formatting

    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 messing with boot sector and data partition. 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.​


    Installation

    Manual installation
    Firstly, there are videos on youtube. If you want, just search for "MultiROM installation" on youtube and watch those, big thanks to all who made them. There is also an awesome article on Linux Journal.


    MultiROM has 2 parts you need to install:

    • MultiROM (multirom.zip) - download the ZIP file from second post and flash it in recovery.
    • Modified recovery (recovery.img) - download the IMG file from second post and use fastboot or Flashify app to flash it.
    You current rom will not be erased by the installation.
    Download links are in the second post.



    Adding ROMs

    1. Android
    Go to recovery, select Advanced -> MultiROM -> Add ROM. Select the ROM's zip file and confirm.​



    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 Advanced -> MultiROM in recovery and do Inject curr. boot sector.
    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 Advanced -> MultiROM -> List ROMs and select the ROM you want to update.
    • Select "Flash ZIP" and flash ROM's ZIP file.
    • In some cases, you might need to flash patched kernel - get coresponding patched kernel version from second post and flash it to the secondary ROM sama way you flashed ROM's ZIP file.



    Explanation of recovery menus

    Main menu
    - Add ROM - add ROM to boot
    - List ROMs - list installed ROMs and manage them
    - Inject boot.img file - When you download for example kernel, which is distrubuted as whole boot.img (eg. franco kernel), you have to use this option on it, otherwise you would lose MultiROM.
    - Inject curr. boot sector - Use this option if MultiROM does not show up on boot, for example after kernel installation.
    - Settings - well, settings.

    Manage ROM
    - Rename, delete - I believe these are obvious
    - Flash ZIP (only Android ROMs) - flash ZIP to the ROM, for example gapps
    - Add/replace boot.img - replaces boot.img used by this ROM, this is more like developer option.
    - Re-patch init - this is available only for ubuntu. Use it when ubuntu cannot find root partition, ie. after apt-get upgrade which changed the init script.​


    Source code

    XDA:DevDB Information
    MultiROM, ROM for the Xiaomi Mi 3

    Contributors
    vasishath
    Source Code: https://github.com/nkk71/multirom

    ROM OS Version: 7.x Nougat
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.4.x

    Version Information
    Status: Beta
    Beta Release Date: 2017-03-27

    Created 2017-03-16
    Last Updated 2017-11-18
    11
    New fixed build:

    Changelog from previous build
    • Long time for wiping has been fixed
    • Nothing else

    Download:
    https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=746010030569962739
    10
    Multirom updated. See second post for links.
    Changelog:-
    * Merge upstream multirom commits.

    PS: Recovery is the same. Only multirom.zip and uninstaller is updated.
    10
    Recovery updated.

    Link :- https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=745425885120734242

    Changes :-

    1. Update to TWRP 3.1.1
    2. Update recovery kernel

    Rest of the zips stay the same. No need to flash again.