MoDaCo Switch for HTC One now in public beta; Switch for GS4 seeking funding on Indiegogo

July 26, 2013
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Paul O’Brien’s Switch has hit public beta status, meaning that you can install it on your HTC One and start benefiting from the best of two worlds – stock Android and HTC Sense. A similar project for the Galaxy S4 is coming.

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MoDaCo Switch is a unique application that lets HTC One users quickly jump from HTC Sense 5 to stock Android and back, all while retaining user data. In other words, all your apps and settings are preserved and shared between the two flavors of Android, making dual-booting a painless affair.

MoDaCo founder Paul O’Brien announced Switch a few weeks back, and since then he made surprisingly good headway in completing the project. Beta 8, the latest build of Switch, is a public beta available for download. Note that the app was developed for and tested on the European GSM version of the HTC One. O’Brien offers all the needed installation instructions and some support, but keep in mind that the process requires a fair amount of savvy with things like ROMs, custom recoveries, and backing up and wiping devices.

In addition to Switch, which is as simple as it gets in terms of user functionality, O’Brien also plans a companion app, that will let users select some of the features that will be available in the two operating systems.

As promised, Paul O’Brien will set his sights on the Samsung Galaxy S4 after he completes Switch for the HTC One. The British dev launched an Indiegogo campaign To gather funds for test devices and development time.

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