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Sony Xperia X Dualboot ( Android & Sailfish OS)

asked 2017-08-29 11:23:54 +0300

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updated 2017-08-29 11:30:33 +0300

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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 +0300 )edit

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answered 2017-08-29 13:00:02 +0300

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updated 2017-08-29 13:01:05 +0300

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 +0300 )edit
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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 +0300 )edit
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