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Sony Xperia X Dualboot ( Android & Sailfish OS)

asked 2017-08-29 11:23:54 +0200

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updated 2017-08-29 11:30:33 +0200

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Is it possible to set up a Xperia X in to a Multiboot environment for paralel original Android & Sailfish usage?

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I seem to recall that while possible it could create problems with updates. You won't get if from jolla thats for sure.

ApB ( 2017-08-29 11:59:32 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-02-11 23:08:54 +0200

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updated 2018-02-11 23:13:48 +0200


"MultiROM gives your device the ability to install and boot multiple Android ROMs, or even other Linux based operating systems alongside each other..."

-> https://github.com/Tasssadar/multirom/wiki


MultiROM optimized for Sony Xperia devices

-> https://forum.xda-developers.com/crossdevice-dev/sony/mod-xperiamultirom-multirom-sony-xperia-t3005718

-> https://github.com/XperiaMultiROM

Initial commit of suzu (Sony Xperia X)

-> https://github.com/XperiaMultiROM/android_device_sony_suzu

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half a year after this post, I am going to replace my 1year old f5121 with the Xperia X dual sim version f5122. since I don't want to use the google play services on my sailfish, I would like to know if someone successfully installed Sailfish while keeping the original android os. I would also highly appreciate if the camera quality at least stays somewhere close to the original OS, even though this sounds probably like a dream only.

Burcardo ( 2018-10-31 10:56:09 +0200 )edit

answered 2017-08-29 13:00:02 +0200

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updated 2017-08-29 13:01:05 +0200

It should technically be possible as there are already solutions like DualBootPatcher that allow you to multi-boot Android ROMs. The guy who was the first to crack the copy protection on DVDs made something like this for the early iPhones allowing them to boot into iOS and Android, so different OSs shouldn't be a showstopper. However I'm currently not aware of any dual boot solutions that at least officially support SailfishOS, but being Linux-based I wouldn't be too surprised if changes are minimal or unnecessary.

Don't think it should interfere with the updates or anything as with a dual ROM bootloader the ROMs should think they're running on the device proper and shouldn't be even be aware of the other ROM.

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https://www.kommersant.ru/doc/3350859 and https://www.vedomosti.ru/technology/articles/2017/07/10/717272-berezkina-dvumya-sistemami

In short, russian Open Mobile Platform (OMP) has demonstrated a phone with 2 OSes - Sailfish and Android - which are selectable on power-on.

velemas ( 2017-08-29 14:12:43 +0200 )edit

Dear @velemas,

the links you have posted are in Russian only. So its hard to read ... May I ask you to translate and paste us the necessary information or anything which might help.

Thank you.

Greetings, megalith

megalith ( 2017-10-11 19:33:36 +0200 )edit

I have an Xperia AX which runs Sailfish OS.

I'm looking at re-adding Android on it, but retaining Sailfish, so a dual boot.

Lots of people seem to think it is possible, but does anyone know?


nshiell ( 2019-09-15 02:10:33 +0200 )edit
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