Multiboot refers to an Android device’s capability housing multiple operating systems and being able to boot to whichever you choose or that one that fits your current fancy. This is a very cool capability – although not featured in most devices for practical and business reasons – and one of the tools you can use for this is MultiROM, made by XDA developer “Tassadar”. This cool capability has now been tested on Motorola’s budget device the Moto E, as well as the older version of the Moto G (not the one recently announced at IFA 2014).
Just recently, MultiROM was ported for the Moto E by another XDA senior member “percy_g2”. This is, by technical definition, an unofficial port, but it works just the same. The day after the Moto E port was released, XDA forum member “montamer” also came up with a working port for the hugely popular Moto G device. When the port is done, users of the Moto E will be able to boot into any Android OS.
Caveat number 1 is that touch functions are not yet supported by the MultiROM interface, so you get to use your volume rocker to scroll and select – but most of you who tweak via CWM custom recovery will already be used to that. Caveat number 2 is that achieving this process so that this capability can be used is not for the faint of heart. Users have to make sure that they are protected from data crashes and bugs by having a solid working backup that they are able to return to when all the wrong stuff hits the proverbial fan.
If you remain interested despite our best efforts to dissuade you (you’re still interested, of course), then head on over to the official XDA threads – the Moto E port here, and the Moto G port here. Once you get MultiROM running, be nice and come back over and leave us your thoughts about it.